Park Security Cameras

In the July 11th council meeting, Borough Council decided to take action to install a security camera system in our Community Park in response to recent vandalism.  Council is seeking donations from community and business members that are willing to give to the cause.  Any amount, no matter how small or large, is greatly appreciated and go towards protecting our park from future vandalism.  We thank those individuals that already came forward to make donations towards the cause.  

Please contact Councilman Tony Arduini (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Borough Secretary / Treasurer Lillian Bartosiewicz (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to make donations or send your donation to:

Shannock Valley Recreation Commission
Camera Donations
PO Box 512
Rural Valley, PA 16249.

Dedicate a Brick in our War Memorial

Did you know that you can still dedicate a brick in the War Memorial in our Park?

  • Veterans Bricks: Veterans from anywhere, any time period, alive or dead.
  • Personal Bricks: Businesses, persons, honoring a loved one, churches, anyone, anywhere.
  • Give the gift of a brick, we will provide them with a gift certificate.
  • Bricks are installed by Memorial Day each year and again by Veteran's day.
  • Bricks cost $125 and can contain 3 lines of text with 13 characters on each line.
  • Call Mike Koma at 724-783-6191 or pick up a form on the side of the Shannock Valley Lodge facing the War Memorial.

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Thank You Volunteers and Doners

Volunteer Clean-Up Days at the Shannock Valley Park were extremely successful, even through the rain.  One planned day turned into more because of weather, but ‘It all got done!’ with all supplies being paid for by donors. Trees and shrubs were removed; shrubs and perennials planted and mulched; areas of river rock cleaned and moved; rain spouting and motion lights repaired; benches, bridges, gazebo, sign, picnic tables, and concession stand painted.









Thank you, Volunteers:

Steph Barnett

Lil Bartosiewicz

Lou Bartosiewicz

Rhonda Bayuk

Dick Brewer

Valerie Brewer

Jim Carson

Sue Carson

Isaac Crawford

Linda Emery

Kathy Fusaro

Tiffany Harkleroad

Kayla Henderson

Pam Kirkpatrick

Candace Kreutzer

Steve Kreutzer

Anna Lasslo

Chris Lasslo

Ed Long

Cookie McCoy

Gary McCoy

Deanna Mitchell

Jon Mitchell

Lindsay Nichols

Evan Punchard

Bonnie Reefer

Sara Rocco

Tom Rocco

Be Rosencrance

Doug Serbin

Nancy Serbin

Dianna Troutman

Joe Weister

Renee Weister

Tony Arduini

RV Fire Department


Thank you, Donors:

Bartosiewicz, Lou & Lil

Carson/Boyer Funeral Home

Carson, Jim & Sue

Caves, Thomas & Stacy

Charleys Place

Fox’s Pizza

Fusaro, Kathy

Helping Hand Center

Kattie, the Nail Lady

Kimpel, Betty

Mitchell, Jon & Deanna

NuMine Pipe Supply

Shannock Beer

Shannock Hardware

Tammy’s Nest

Urban Quality Water

85 Building Center




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25th Shannock Valley Community Festival

Come help our community celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Community Festival.  Enjoy food, crafts, games, live entertainment, fireworks and more.  The festival starts this Thursday, July 24th and goes through Saturday, July 26th. 

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for photos and more.

We encourage you to view the festival's website for more event details and times.

Road Closures for Community Festival

Please be advised.  At the last Council meeting the Rural Valley Borough Council approved the following road closures for the Shannock Valley Community Festival:

  • Main Street from Washington Ave. to Line St. and Line St. From Main to 85 By Pass on Friday, July 25, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for parade.
  • Line Street to Main Street and Main Street to Washington Avenue from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2014.

Volunteers spiffing up Shannock Valley park Saturday

The following article was written by Brigid Beatty for the Leader Times.
The original article may be viewed on the Leader Times website by clicking here.

Shannock Valley Community Park along Route 85 in Rural Valley is about to get a face-lift this weekend, and organizers are hoping volunteers and businesses step up to show support.

Residents Deanna Mitchell and Lillian Bartosiewicz are planning a community volunteer day on Saturday — with a rain day set for Sunday — to spruce up the park before next week's annual Shannock Valley Festival.

Next week will be the town's 25th year hosting the festival, drawing visitors and community members together for a parade and three days filled with food vendors, craft booths, contests, fireworks and other events.

That's one of the reason's Mitchell and Bartosiewicz think the timing is perfect for planning a cleanup day at the site where the festival will be held.

“There are weeds growing up through the river rock and there's graffiti on the concession stands and gazebo,” Mitchell said.

She owns a beauty shop in town and has heard complaints from residents about the park's shabby appearance. So on one of her daily walks in the park with her goldendoodle dog, Vita, she hit upon the idea for a volunteer-run cleanup day.

Rural Valley Councilman Tony Arduini said his board appreciates the initiative.

“They plan to remove graffiti, paint benches and plant flowers,” he said.

But the amount of work that can be done depends on volunteer turnout, Bartosiewicz said.

It also depends on the flow of donations coming in from individuals and businesses to help pay for the cost of materials like mulch, river rock, plants and paint.

“I hope it comes together,” Mitchell said.

There are already 22 who have signed up to volunteer and the Rural Valley Volunteer Fire Department has pitched in by power washing benches in preparation for Saturday's event.

Cleanup begins at 9 a.m. Volunteers should wear appropriate shoes and bring paint brushes and gloves. Mitchell said she hopes this is the first of many community volunteer days.

“I would love to see more organizations get involved in the future,” she said.

Brigid Beatty is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-543-1303 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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New Website

We are pleased to release the second version of the Rural Valley Borough Website.  We hope the new design makes it easier to deliver borough news to you and makes it easier for you to find information on the website.

We will be uploaded content over the next several days.  Please check back for updates in the near future.

FAQ Page

We just added a FAQ page to our site and would like your input.  Please contact us with suggested questions for the page.  Thank you.

Neighborhood Watch

The RVNW Program is in the process of being organized.  We are searching for volunteers and Block Captains.  Please click the Join button below if you are interested in joining.




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