The Zelienople community is pulling together for one of its own.
Last week, Frank Kohler, a native of the borough, was among the 12 people killed during a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.
A married father of two college-age daughters, Kohler, 50, was a Slippery Rock University graduate and the youngest of five children.
Kohler had been living in Lexington Park, Maryland before the shooting and only occasionally worked in the Navy Yard. His brother, Harvey Kohler, is the electric department superintendent for Zelienople.
The Zelienople Friends of the Park is coordinating food and beverage donations for a memorial service that will be held for Kohler at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 at English Lutheran Church on Grandview Avenue in Zelienople.
Family and friends also are invited to gather at Seneca Valley Intermediate High School immediately after the service for food and beverages, as well as to pay respects to the Kohler family.
Local chefs Max Hase and Brian Fisher are preparing and donating many meal items and paper products for the gathering.
The community also is asked to donate the following items: iced tea, lemonade, bottled water, cold salads (Jell-O salad, fruit salad, macaroni salad, potato salad, coleslaw) or dessert items (cookies, cakes, pies, brownies).
Donations may be dropped off between 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 at the intermediate high school.
For more information, or to volunteer, visit the FOTP website by clicking here.