Christianpalooza is an annual event held in memory of wish kid Christian Connelly to benefit Make-A-Wish®. Guests enjoyed great food and fun at the 5th Annual Christianpalooza, held on Saturday, September 27, 2014,
at Father Quinn Hall at Resurrection Church in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. The fundraiser raised $6,903. Kids enjoyed dancing with the Make-A-Wish mascot Stella! the Star, guests purchased Chinese auction tickets for the many items given away and a wonderful meal of spaghetti was served with lots of desserts to try. Other activities included performances by the Brookline Youth Dance Studio, Logan Smith and John Mollick (local performers), balloon art and massages. DJ entertainment was provided by Steve Maffei Company. A special thanks to Avalotis and the George Mervosh Family for their sponsorships.
Maria Vondas, Christian's mom, in Dormont-Brookline Patch article