Picnic Luau Schedule

SEAD PICNIC & LUAU Line Up Sunday 8-21-22

1 pm to 5 pm

I pm Picnic Begins

Special Guests including Lt. Governor Nominee Austin Davis

1 pm to 5 pm DJ Bob Scullion plays the hits

1 pm ro 3 pm Face Painting by Debra

1 pm to 4 pm UPMC Info & Giveaways

1:30 pm to 4:30 pm Weird Eric Magic and Balloon Art

2:15 pm to 3 pm 2nd Annual Corn Hole Tournament with prizes

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm Message from the Spirit with Mediumonthego Sara Sachs

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm Wide World of Animals

3:pm Dinner

4:pm Politically Correct Basket Auction/Door Prizes

4:45 pm 50/50 Drawing

5 pm Picnic endsFor details om how to donate and a listing of sponsors go to


34th Annual SEAD Picnic & LUAU

Thank You to the 2022 SEAD Picnic Sponsors

Beer Sponsor-State Senator Wayne Fontana

(42nd Senatorial District)

Thanks to Trisha Hatfield 29th Ward Chair for getting the eco friendly plats, utensils and cups donated.

Hawaii 2-5-0 Sponsor ($250)

Rick & Bonnie Booth

Jeanne Clark

City Controller Michael Lamb

County Controller Corey O’Connor

Tony Griffith & the City of Pittsburgh 19th Ward Democrats

Shadyside Democratic Committee

Nancy Snider

District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr

Get Out the Vote Sponsor ($100)

Arkvind Venkat for State ( New State House District 30)

David & Joan Buchewicz

Pittsburgh City Council Member Anthony Coghill (District 4)

Union Attorney Anthony DeLuca

County Councl Member Tom Duerr (District 5 )

State Committee Member Barbara Ernsberger

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald

SEAD President Robert Vincent Frank

County Council Member Bethany Hallam (At Large)

Steve Irwin

Attorney Bryan Neft

County Councilman Bob Palmosina (12th District)

State Representative Nick Pisciottano (38th District)

Ben Woods

Tiki Sponsor ($50)

Suzanne & Richard Schultz

County Council Member Michelle Naccarati-Chapkis (District 8)

Larry Dunn Associates

Attorney Richard Ernsberger

Wilkins Township Democratic Chair Angie Gialloreto

Terri Greenberg

County Sheriff Kevin Kraus

State Rep. Dan Miller (42nd State House District)

SEAD Vice President Anthony Mosesso

Shirley Novak Attorney at Law

Sal Sirabella

George Stewart

Lilas Soukup

Friend Sponsor ($25)

Jonathan Alexander

Alex Criego 19th Ward Committee Treasurer

Char Valley Democratic Chairs

Joe Kleppick

Rich Luczko

Jefferson Hills Committee Members Judy and Ed Manfredi

Jefferson Hills Democratic Vice Chair Manzoor Mohideen

Jonathan & Lori Nadle- 19th Ward Committee Members

State Committee Member Michelle Zmijanac (42nd Stare Sen, Dist.)

Fun Things for everyone at the


Many statewide candidates have called the SEAD Picnic as a must This year;s picnic will feature some picnic favorites like the “Wild World of Animals Show”, Medium Sara Sachs, a basket and ticket auction, face painting, DJ Bob Scullion will be playing your requests and Weird Eric will be entertaining everyone with his magic and his nationally recognized balloon.creations and UPMC will be passing out information and give-a-ways for all. We will also have the second annual corn hole tournament with prizes.
The picnic is free- Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish, salad or dessert item. SEAD provides chicken, salad, plates and utensils, water, pop and Beer. Judging from the excitement levels and the crucial issues of today, this is looking to be one of our best a picnics. Many of us would love to travel to far away places, so this year’s theme is a LUAU!

How to be a 2022 Picnic Sponsor

t’s not too late to be a sponsor.The SEAD Picnic is free thanks to the support of our sponsors. (Attendees are only asked to bring a covered dish (enough for 8 people.) Sponsorship are available at a variety of different levels to fit any budget. Once again the SEAD Picnic will be working to reduce our carbon foot print by using eco-friendly utensils, plates and cups.
Last year many of you suggest that SEAD uses Venmo for picnic sponsorship and donations No matter. I know your inbox if filled with emails asking for money.But your donation to SEAD gets your name out in front of hundreds of active voters or if your are not a candidate or elected official and you just want to support this fun tradition. Just take a moment and Venmo @Sead-Democrats Below are the sponsorship levels.

SEAD LUAU Sponsorship Levels

Hawaii 2-5-0 Level – $250-Mention in all social media and promotional materials and name on table tents designed by SEAD. Mention at event and sponsor board and social media.

Get Out the Vote Level – $100-Mention in newsletter, at event and in our social media.

Tiki Level – $50-Mention in SEAD newsletter, sponsor board and at event.

Friend Level – $25-Mention at event and in the SEAD newsletter. Name will appear on sponsor board and in the SEAD newsletter.

To Donate or Volunteer

For details on how you can volunteer or donate contact SEAD President Rob Frank at 412 583-5973 or Email: Make checks payable to SEAD: and send to SEAD, P.O. Box 99311 Pittsburgh, PA 15233.

Deadline to be included in signage and promotional materials is August 16th. So Act Fast.

Now You can VENMO your Picnic Sponsorship

Last year many of you suggest that SEAD uses Venmo for picnic sponsorship and donations No matter. I know your inbox if filled with emails asking for money.But your donation to SEAD gets your name out in front of hundreds of active voters or if your are not a candidate or elected official and you just want to support this fun tradition. Just take a moment and Venmo @Sead-Democrats Below are the sponsorship levels.

Donate a Basket or Item for the “Politically Correct Auction

Every year one of the most popular things is the :Politically Correct”Auction. Picnic goers can purchase tickets and the tickets in a container next to the donated item they want to win- This year we are looking for Democratic Committees, families, unions to pitch together and make a basket. Sylvia Wilson and Carolyn Klug will be arranging the auction on picnic day.

Smiling Faces needed to help in the Kitchen & Bar!

Every year SEAD depends on our volunteers to help out in the Kitchen. It is a great way to guarantee that you meet everyone and meet some new friends. It is also an opportunity for future candidates and those who just want to get involved. The look on the happy picnickers is reward in itself. For many of us, it will be the first time we have seen each other since last year’s picnic.



Be an informed voter!
Meet the Candidates seeking the Democratic Endorsement for the Primary Election and sign their petition to get on the ballot. (Which all candidates need to run for office.) Deadline to reserve candidates to reserve their spot is Wednesday, 3-23-22. This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
WIN A BIG SCREEN TELEVISION & OTHER PRIZES!!FREE FOOD & BEVERAGES and SURPRISES. If you are a candidate seeking the Democratic Endorsement and would like to have a table to collect signatures contact SEAD President Rob Frank. 


33rd Annual SEAD Picnic Democratic Reunion

August 22nd from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm


The SEAD Picnic is FREE! Just bring, an entree, salad or dessert (enough for 8) in a disposable and recyclable container–aluminium pans are recommended. No utensils needed. This is our first GREEN Picnic–all of the utensils, cups, paper products, and cleaning products are eco-friendly. Please recycle at the picnic!

Get there early to get a good parking spot and enjoy a day jam-packed with fun for everyone!

Meet Democratic candidates and elected officials-including the next Mayor of Pittsburgh, Ed Gainey!

Don’t miss these great activities!

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm “Pittsburgh-A City of Renaissance and Transformation” Exhibit featuring the photographs of the late Edward A. Frank (father to SEAD President Rob Frank).  He was an award-winning Pittsburgh Press photographer whose work appeared everywhere from the cover of Life Magazine to Pravda (really!). His body of work documented more than 50 years of history, including all three Pittsburgh Renaissances. He was a three time winner of the prestigious “Golden Quill Award” for News Photography and was a contemporary and friend of Pittsburgh Courier photographer Teenie Harris. 

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Petting Zoo

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Pony Rides for the kids

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm DJ Steve Oberst playing the hits

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Free caricatures by Local Comic Book Artist Loran Skinkis

1:45 pm to 2:15 pm– Corn Hole Tournament with Prizes. Register your team at 1:30 pm. You team can win a $100, $50 or $25 GetGo Gas or Grocery Gift card courtesy of Jessel Costa for Allegheny County Cort of Common Pleas Judge.

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Wide World of Animals Show

2:15 pm to 3:15 pm Messages from Spirit by Sara Sachs Mediumonthego

3:00 pm Dinner Buffet

4:45 pm Drawing of the Politically Correct Basket and Ticket Auction, Door Prizes and the Big 50/50.

5:00 pm If you enjoyed the picnic, stick around and help us clean up!

Covid-19 Protocol

We will be asking picnickers to follow any health orders that might be in place at the time of the event and CDC Guidelines. We will have free masks and hand sanitizer. SEAD rented Fairgrounds Building #4 for shows and events, so there will be plenty of room for social distancing. Please feel free to bring a camping chair so you can have the best seat in the house for the shows.

Please leave your dogs and other pets at home for their safety and the safety of our guests.

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