Record sales benefit Pop Music Hall of Fame

February 25, 2013
An artist’s rendering of records that will be sold to supporters of the Pop Music Hall of Fame in Canonsburg.

Area residents now have the opportunity to help fundraising efforts for a permanent site for America’s Pop Music Hall of Fame get started on the right note.

Records are being sold for as little as $5 each for a 45 rpm and $25 for an album. The records will have the purchaser’s names inscribed on them and will be displayed in the window of the temporary home of the Hall of Fame on West Pike Street in Canonsburg.

The records are available at Mayor David Rhome’s office, The Gyro Place, Malone Flower Shop and Canonsburg Chamber of Commerce.

Plans for the Hall of Fame were announced last year. It is scheduled to open July 4 in conjunction with the borough’s annual holiday parade.

The first 14 inductees are to be announced within the next few weeks, said Terry Hazlett, borough manager and member of the Hall of Fame coordinating committee. To be eligible for the Hall of Fame, an artist must have placed a song on the national charts between 1946 and 1975.

Formal induction ceremonies will be held July 3 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Southpointe.

“Things are moving right along,” said Hazlett. “The community is working together.”

As an example, Hazlett said students from Western Area Career and Technology Center are doing construction work inside the temporary building to prepare it for opening day.

In the meantime, committee members are continuing to look for a permanent site for the Hall of Fame.

Linda Metz has been with the Observer-Reporter since 2000, covering Washington County courts and politics, as well as the city of Washington. She previously was employed by the Tribune Review. She is a graduate of Point Park College, now a university, in Pittsburgh.

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