SAXONBURG — Mister Rogers' Neighborhood apparently included Saxonburg.
With the recent release of the movie “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” starring Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers, there has been a renewed interest in the gentle children's TV show host from Pittsburgh.
One of the facts coming to light is that the soft-spoken Fred Rogers made it a habit to stop at the Hotel Saxonburg during his show's heyday.
Former hotel owner Carolyn Gentile of Adams Township said, “He was a very good customer of ours. He and his wife came up for dinner all the time.”
This is an excerpt from a story that appears in Sunday's Butler Eagle.