Indian Head church plans community yard sale
The Indian Head Church of God, 687 Indian Creek Valley Road, will hold a community yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. There will be a bake sale, puppet show, refreshments and a large selection of clothing. Call 724-455-2626 to rent a space for $10 if you have a few extra things you'd like to sell.
Spend a summer's day in the mountains at the 21st annual Acme Community Days to be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on the grounds of the Acme United Methodist Church along Route 31, Acme. The event features homemade food and baked goods, crafts, individual vendors and more. Vendors are invited to set up tables in exchange for a $10 donation. No prepared food vendors, please, although produce vendors are welcome. There will be a pancake and sausage breakfast starting at 6 a.m. Make plans now to enjoy the fresh mountain air and the company of friendly people. For more information, call 724-423-2078.
The Rev. Jimmy Talton and Millertown Community Church would like to invite the public to celebrate the church's 50th anniversary on Saturday and Sunday. There will be food, fellowship and lots of memories. Come hear former pastors Kerry Johnson and Dick Overcash along with musical guest Nathan Kistler. The church is located at 224 Millertown Road, Normalville. For more information, call 724-455-2939 or 724-455-3420 or 724-455-2536. The schedule of events follows:
• Saturday — 3 to 4 p.m., appetizers and fellowship in the multipurpose building; 4 to 5 p.m., history presentation and missionary speaker; 5 to 6 p.m., dinner and a Powerpoint presentation in the multipurpose building; 6 to 8 p.m., Mission committee presentation; special music with Nathan Kistler and message by Johnson.
• Sunday — 9 to 9:30 a.m., light breakfast and fellowship in the multipurpose building; 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., time of worship with message by Overcash and all Sunday school classes to meet in sanctuary; 11 a.m. to noon, time of worship with message by Johnson; noon to 2 p.m., lunch and fellowship in the multipurpose building; 2 to 3 p.m., time of worship with message by Talton.
The church is located at 224 Millertown Road, Normalville. For more information, call 724-455-2939.
Vacation Bible school with the theme "PandaMania" will begin with a kick-off picnic at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Indian Head Church of God, 687 Indian Creek Valley Road. Everyone is invited and all food will be provided. Children ages 3 to sixth grade are invited to participate from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 8 to 12. Also, Mondays through Thursdays from 5:30 to 6 p.m., Champion Christian School will provide a free meal to children under age 18. Adults may purchase a meal for $2.50. If you would like more information, call 724-455-2626.
Kecksburg VFD Ladies Auxiliary will hold its soup and salad bar Thursday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and will begin serving at 6 p.m. The cost will be $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 4 to 10 and children under 4 eat free. Tickets are available in advance; call 724-423-7787 for information.
It's not too late to see Hillsong United Aftermath world tour in Pittsburgh on Aug. 12, at the Consol Energy Center. It is $40 for a ticket and transportation from Champion Christian School's north campus in Donegal; call 724-455-2122 ext. 100 right away to purchase a ticket.
Bring your friends and come enjoy all you can eat cake, ice cream and peaches at the Calvary United Methodist Church's annual Peach Festival to be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 13. The church is located at 328 Calvary Church Road, Champion. Tickets are $5.50 for adults, $4 for ages 4 to 12 and ages 3 and younger eat free. Sandwiches will also be available. For more information, call 724-593-7875.
The Chestnut Ridge Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Cook Township Community Center 1698 Route 711, Stahlstown. This month's speaker will be Denise Snyder Thiel, attorney and District Judge of Court 10-0-39. Her office is located in Ligonier. She will be speaking about the functions of the district court with the power to administer the law. The public is always welcome to come and join them for the meeting.
It's time to register for the 23rd annual golf benefit for the Christian Family & Children's Center coming up Oct. 8 at the Donegal Highlands Golf Course. Registration begins at the center's north campus at 10:30 a.m. Lunch, prizes, 18 holes of golf with a cart and the blessing of being able to help provide Christian programs for the family are all included. Check out the website for more information at www.champion.org/development/fundraisers/golf .
Happy belated birthday wishes to Jim Burkholder, who celebrated his birthday on July 25.
Last week's trivia question : What was Ohiopyle first called• Betty Bando, Jim Shawley, Shirley Gallentine, Archie Williams, Dorothy Dull, Carol Thomas and Dink Critchfield all called or e-mailed an answer. The name given to Ohiopyle by Andrew Stewart was Falls City. The native Americans called it ohiopehhla which means white frothy water.
This week's question : How did the area of the mountain called Turkeyfoot get its name?
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