May 2020

May 2020 Newsletter

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The last month has been a roller coaster ride to say the least. I personally wanted to believe that this would only last a couple of weeks but I have come to terms to not knowing when this will “end”. There will be a new normal and I am not sure what that will look like but one thing that I do know is that we will get through this together. The Slippery Rock Community has stepped up by working together through volunteering and collecting donations. Lives have certainly changed but I am confident in the belief that this will make us stronger if only we can continue to work together.

May’s General Membership meeting will be cancelled and we will be going month by month on whether or not the meetings will be conducted. 

Please send over information to myself or Lara Wozniak, President, if you would like an email blast sent out to the membership or included in the next newsletter. We can also share information and posts on the SRBA Facebook page.  

We will continue forwarding information from the Chamber on initiatives happening in Butler County.  

Please feel free to reach out for any support or questions that you may have. 

Audrianna Bly


May General Membership Meeting
Since we had to cancel our General Membership meeting, we will be spotlighting our host for the month which would have been Tri-River’s Musculoskeletal Centers.

On behalf of Tri Rivers Musculoskeletal Centers, we are pleased to announce that William Saar, DO, Tri Rivers orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon, has been named a Pittsburgh Magazine “Best Doc” for the fourth straight year. A valued member of the Tri Rivers team since 2011, Dr. Saar treats patients at our Butler-Clearview and Slippery Rock offices. Dr. Saar provides the following services: foot- and ankle-related trauma care; reconstructive foot and ankle surgery; and treatment of degenerative conditions.


William E. Saar, DO, Tri Rivers orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon, was recognized as a “Best Doctor” for the fourth straight year by Pittsburgh Magazine.

The annual “Best Doctors” list “includes the most respected specialists and outstanding primary care physicians in the nation,” according to Pittsburgh Magazine’s website.

“These are doctors that other doctors recognize as the best in their fields. It is a list which is truly unbiased and respected by the medical profession and patients alike as the source of top quality medical information.”

According to Dr. Saar, receiving the award represents more than just a personal milestone.

“I am very honored again this year to be listed in Pittsburgh Magazine’s ‘Best Doctors’ issue,” Dr. Saar said. “In all honesty, I view this distinction not as a personal achievement, but rather a reflection of the foot and ankle team and the entire Tri Rivers organization.”

Patient outcomes and satisfaction, as well as fulfillment of referral source expectations, depend on many variables. Dr. Saar credits many teams at Tri Rivers for making the patient experience a positive one. This includes the clinical team for treating all patients in a kind and professional manner, the front desk staff for managing the flow of patients in a courteous and efficient process, the phone team for effectively handling the countless calls to ensure patients are seen in a timely fashion, and the management team for making it all run smoothly behind the scenes. 

“All of the providers at Tri Rivers provide the highest quality of care to our patients,” Dr. Saar said, “and this label of ‘Best Docs’ in my case is an error, and should really be renamed to ‘Best Orthopedic Group’ – a list that Tri Rivers Musculoskeletal Centers would certainly be on top of.”

Dr. Saar joined the Tri Rivers team in 2011. He treats conditions such as plantar fasciitis and bunions, progressive flatfoot deformity and Achilles tendinitis, and foot and ankle arthritis. Additionally, he provides clinical services such as ankle arthroscopy, reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, and ankle replacements. Dr. Saar treats patients at the Butler-Clearview and Slippery Rock offices. 

To make an appointment with Dr. Saar, or any Tri Rivers physician, please call 1-866-874-7483 or visit

Slippery Rock Community Library

We are asking the community for help! As you may or may not know, for the past several weeks we have been putting together activities once or twice a week to be included in the lunches picked up at the middle school. We make 150 every time we go. Some of the ones we have sent are Make Your Own Superhero, Earth Day Mascot and a Mother’s Day craft to name a few. Making all of these have really depleted our craft supplies (not to mention all of the fundraisers we didn’t get to do). Some of the supplies we could use are paper bags, zip lock bags and popsicle sticks. Or we could use gift cards for Dollar Tree or Dollar General to use for whatever else we may need. If you are able to donate, you can put it in the book return. Thank you so much for your support. We have the best community out there!!! 

Below is a picture of a lunch that was provided at the Slippery Rock Middle School. Thank you to the Slippery Rock Area School District and all of their support to the children of our community. They have additional resources on their website:

Thank You To Our Slippery Rock Volunteer Fire Company.
Slippery Rock Feed My Sheep Food Cupboard.

IMPORANT NOTE: Because of the generosity of the community, we are ABLE TO SERVE ANYONE who needs food. If you have lost your job and need food, please come to the cupboard. We are not doing the paperwork to register new clients during this time, but will provide food for anyone who needs it!

Our address is 324 North Main Street (we are located on the Slippery Rock Community Parks & Recreation grounds) and our telephone number is 724-421-5274. Please do not hesitate to call us!

Monetary donations are always welcome & encouraged. Checks can be made out to: “SR Feed My Sheep Food Cupboard” and mailed directly.
The Slippery Rock Rotary Club has been recognized as the 2020 Slippery Rock University recipient of the President's Community Partner Award.
This award is for a community-based organization that has enhanced the quality of life in the community by enriching learning and community outcomes through reciprocal partnerships with Slippery Rock University.

Slippery Rock Is In Bloom.

It’s TULIP TIME and between the rains we were able to get these photos for you! Tulips, tulips in town and all around! Enjoy. Happy May! And lots of distant air hugs to all our volunteers who help make Slippery Rock bloom!

SRU provides surplus health care and safety supplies to local hospitals and first responders.
Slippery Rock Development has announced that Bands on the Bricks and VillageFest are canceled for 2020.

Bands on the Bricks and VillageFest are canceled for 2020. Please stay healthy, stay hopeful, and stay home! We will get through this!

Member Spotlight

Not speaking but would like to highlight your business? Send us a short description of your company or event, as well as photos you would like to add and you could be our next business spotlight! Please send submissions to Audrianna Bly by emailing it to -

Playthings Etc. General Store is officially open!
We have groceries, tools, hygiene, cleaning supplies, camping, survival items, household goods and more. We, of course, still have toys too. We will be open Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm. We are following all CDC recommended precautions. See you soon!

The Endowment for Butler County Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation and NexTier Bank Partner to Deliver Funds to Local Food Banks
“This is a challenging time for many families in Butler County and NexTier Bank felt that partnering with the Endowment for Butler County was a great way to strengthen and sustain our community as we try to navigate the new normal,” stated Maria Amoruso, chief marketing officer at NexTier Bank.

Serafine Hauling LLC

Butler County Young Professionals

Members of the Butler County Young Professional's board, an affiliate of the Butler County Chamber, cut fabric for 120 masks for The Community Health Protection Initiative. The Community Health Protection initiative (CHP) has been creating homemade masks to provide protection for our local front-line healthcare workers from the spread of COVID-19. If you are a front-line worker or organization that is in need of masks please contact the CHP initiative organizer, Dr. Stuart Surkosky at

BCYP Board members volunteered at the Big Butler Fairgrounds food drive and the food bank at The Lighthouse Foundation. If you are interested in joining our volunteer efforts or have volunteer opportunities, please contact Audrianna Bly, board chair at


The Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau gift certificates make great appreciation gifts


Butler County Gift Certificates are awesome not only because they support local businesses, but because they can be used at multiple locations. Send a certificate in the mail to someone you aren’t able to meet in person during this time, a neighbor or friend who is out of work or a thank you gift to a front line worker.

The Butler Eagle has kicked off their #WeGotThisButlerCounty campaign.
This campaign is aimed at sharing the story of Butler County's proud people as we persevere through this global pandemic, while showing support for our front line workers.
It is all about coming together, while staying apart, and celebrating our communities, our people, our pride, our resilience, and our love for the place we all call home.


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