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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Canonsburg Welcomes Bobby Vinton Home


 Bobby Vinton Returns To Canonsburg video

CANONSBURG (KDKA) ― Canonsburg native and entertainer Bobby Bobby Vinton was back in his hometown today as he helps the community celebrate this Fourth ofJuly weekend.
He received the key to the city from Canonsburg Mayor David Rhome
"He helped put Canonsburg on the map as a small town music capital," Mayor Rhome said of the 75-year-old Vinton.
Today's ceremony was held at the local McDonald's restaurant, located appropriately enough on Bobby Vinton Drive.

On Saturday, Vinton will serve as Grand Marshal in Canonsburg's July 4thparade, which officials say could attract anywhere from 20,000 to 70,000 people.
When asked about his success in the music business, Vinton told KDKA-TV: "I was just lucky. I picked the right material. I had a good background, and growing up in Canonsburg, you get some smarts."
He added jokingly, "You'd be surprised how stupid the rest of the country could be. We [Canonsburg residents] had values, morals and times were tough."
Vinton and three of his daughters will appear on stage Sunday night at the Meadows Racetrack and Casino.
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