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| Thursday, June 7, 2018, 11:45 p.m.
John Fort of Penn Township looks at a 1967 Cadillac in downtown Irwin at the Main Street Car Cruise in April 2016.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
John Fort of Penn Township looks at a 1967 Cadillac in downtown Irwin at the Main Street Car Cruise in April 2016.

More than 400 vintage, custom and restored cars, trucks and motorcycles will be featured at the annual Norwin Elks Father's Day Charity Car Cruise at 135 Elks Lane, Manor Borough, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 17.

Dash plaques will be presented to the first 400 participants. Trophies for the three top cars, top truck and top bike will be presented at 3:30 p.m.

Coffee and breakfast rolls will be available for the early participants and guests who typically begin to arrive about 8 a.m. Food and refreshments prepared by the Norwin Elks kitchen staff and volunteers will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A raffle and Chinese auction will be available. Bingo will start at noon.

All proceeds will be donated to local and national groups, including the Westmoreland County Food Bank, local veterans organizations, the Pennsylvania Elks Home Service and the Elks National Foundation.

For more information, call Don Rohac at 412-260-8064 or the Norwin Elks at 724-863-3000.

Heritage Trail group to recognize volunteers

Those who have volunteered their time on the Westmoreland Heritage Trail are invited to an appreciation night at 7 p.m. June 14.

The event will begin with a bike ride at 5 p.m. from the Pavlovich Pavilion in Slickville, followed by the recognition of the volunteers with a picnic at 6 p.m. at the Slickville Firemans' Fairgrounds.

The monthly board meeting will be at 7 p.m.

Information is available on the trail group's website, westmorelandheritagetrail.com, or on Facebook. For questions, email the group at whtpr2017@gmail.com.

Church set to host Safety Town program

Fire safety, school bus safety, poison awareness, stranger danger and bike/scooter/skateboard safety are among the topics that will be discussed at the Safety Town program from 9-11:30 a.m. June 18-22 at the Level Green Presbyterian Church, 105 Olive Drive.

Children who are entering kindergarten for the 2018-19 school year are eligible to attend.

The Safety Town program is designed to teach basic safety measures, tips and awareness lessons that promote the importance of personal and community safety. Children will learn about street safety by having an opportunity to drive a big wheel or bike, with training wheels, through Safety Town. Personal bike helmets are required.

The Penn Township Police, Penn Township Ambulance, Level Green Volunteer Fire Department, First Student Inc. and local hospital personnel will provide information and demonstrations.

Registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis, and space is limited. The cost is $50 for the weeklong program, with discounts for families with more than one child participating.

A form is available at www.levelgreenwomensclub.org under the “events” section.

For more information, call Meghan Lenart at 412-646-1088 or 770-328-8865.

The Community Women's Club of Level Green is program sponsor.

Penn Township seniors group plans trips

Penn Township Senior Citizens are sponsoring the following bus trips:

• July 26: Sugarcreek, Ohio, to see “Half-Stitched, the Musical.” The cost is $102 per person. Payment is due June 14.

• Oct. 2-3: Lancaster to see “Jesus.” The cost is $325 per person based on double occupancy. Payment is due Aug. 27.

The bus leaves from the Giant Eagle parking lot at Penn's Crossing and Harrison City Road.

Call Virginia Rubright at 724-744-3167 for more information.

Level Green church to hold Story Hour

Level Green Presbyterian Church, 105 Olive Drive, will hold its Summer Story Hour each Tuesday through Aug. 14 for children ages 3 through those entering third grade.

The Story Hour will not meet on July 3.

Children entering first, second and third grades will meet from 9 to 10 a.m. Children ages 3 through kindergarten will meet from 10 to 11 a.m.

Each week the children will be read to by a different storyteller. A craft, song or game will accompany that week's story.

Children will be able to check out library books and videos each week.

To register, contact the church office at 412-372-5370.

Bushy Run Lions plan summer fundraiser

The Bushy Run Lions will hold a Summer Nite at the Races fundraiser at 5 p.m. June 23 at the Bushy Run Lions Community Building, Church Street, Claridge.

Those attending can pick a horse in each race. People can own and name their own horse.

Dinner at 6 p.m. will be hot dogs and ham barbecue sandwiches with salads and desserts, soft drinks and beer on tap.

The race post time is at 7 p.m. A raffle and auction will be held.

The donation is $10 at door.

For more information or to buy a horse, call Buddy at 724-744-4288.

Grandview VFD plans 2 events in June

The Grandview Volunteer Fire Department on Ridge Road is holding two events this month.

• June 16: Night at the Races, 7 p.m. Admission of $5 includes food and beverages. A $10 purchase gives the buyer a horse and includes food and beverage. For information, call the hall at 724-523-8251 or contact any member.

• June 24: Touch-a-Truck, noon to 4 p.m. The fee is $5 per person, or $15 for a family of up to six people. Refreshments will be available.

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