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ICV VFW ladies to hold bake sale

| Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, 9:02 p.m.

The ICV VFW Post 12019 Ladies' Auxiliary will hold a bake sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Resh's Store in Indian Head.

There will be a benefit for Christina Jones, a local mother who was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer, at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Morrell Fire Hall, 144 Morrell Road, Dunbar Township. There will be bands, raffles and prize baskets. Food and refreshments will be available. Also any donation will be accepted to help with medicines and travel.

Anyone who would like to make a donation can do so by check or money order to the FNB Bank, 2066 Indian Head Road, P.O. Box 245, Indian Head, PA 15446, in care of the Christina Jones Benefit Fund. For more information, call 724-455-3406.

There will be an Elvis Dinner Show Benefit for Autism on Saturday at the Rusty Putter Pavilion at Donegal Highlands Golf Course in Donegal. Doors will open at 4 p.m. A $100 prize will be given away based on the Pennsylvania Lottery's three-digit lottery drawing with the first number drawn at 7 p.m. that day. There will also be a basket raffle. Tickets are $20 in advance and can be purchased by calling 724-972-9682 or 724-984-2599.

The Chestnut Ridge Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Cook Township Community Center. Stahlstown. This month's speaker will be Adam Shaffer, a field ranger with the National Park Service who has been involved with Flight 93 since 2005. He will speak about the plane crash, how he helped with the investigation, what he experienced as a ranger and the progress of the memorial site construction. He has a master of arts degree in public history from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor of arts degree in museum education from Juniata College.

Prior to his service at Flight 93, Shaffer worked for the Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission and volunteered with Currents of the Juniata and Gettysburg National Military Park. Aside from working at the memorial, he serves as lieutenant for the Somerset Volunteer Fire Department. In 2001, Shaffer assisted with the recovery and investigation of Flight 93 as a member of the Shanksville Volunteer Fire Department. The public is always welcome.

There will be a soup, salad and pie supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at the County Line Church of the Brethren, corner of County Line Road and Route 711 in Champion. There will be a large variety of salads, homemade soups, beverages and pies. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 4 to 12, and children 3 and younger eat free. The event is sponsored by the County Line Ladies Aid. For more information, call 724-593-2680.

Come have some old-fashioned buckwheat cakes or pancakes, sausage, home fries, eggs, cold drink and coffee from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Mill Run firehouse, 755 Mill Run Road. It's all the cakes you care to eat. The cost is $8 per person. Benefits will go to the Springfield Township Volunteer Hose Co.

The Saltlick Township Fire Department will hold a hunter's banquet from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Donegal Community Center, 113 Community Center Lane. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. See any firefighter to purchase tickets.

A basket bingo will be held Oct. 21 at the Normalville Area Volunteer Fire Department fire hall, 3387 Springfield Pike, Normalville. Doors will open at 1 p.m.; bingo starts at 2 p.m. Cost is $5; extra cards are $1 each. Proceeds will benefit the Normalville Area VFD Ladies Auxiliary. For more information, call 724-455-6510 or 724-455-2477.

Proclaiming the gospel in word and music, Tom Smith will be at Mt. Nebo Church of God at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21-24. The church is along Back Creek Road in Champion.

Mt. Zion Christian Academy, behind Bear Rocks Community in Acme, is once again hosting a school yard sale on Oct. 26 and 27. The items will be in the gym, so come rain or snow. Shopping times are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 26 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 27. Everyone is invited. All proceeds will benefit the school. For directions, visit or call 724-547-3028 during business hours.

There will be a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Election Day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Bullskin Senior Center, 52 Medsger Road, Connellsville. It's all the spaghetti that you can eat. Advance tickets are: adults $6.50 and children $3, and at the door, adults $7 and children $3.50. Children younger than 5 eat free. Call the center for more information at 724-887-0655.

The Chestnut Ridge Historical Society and the Donegal Community Center will sponsor a spaghetti dinner on Election Day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Donegal Community Center, 113 Community Center Lane. The cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12, and children younger than 5 are free. Takeouts are available.

Happy birthday to Katelyn Ritenour, who turned 17 on Oct. 9.

Last week's trivia question was: How can onion skins tell you what kind of winter we will have? Carol Thomas, Dink Critchfield, Clara M. Miller, Jim Shawley, Betty Bando, Jake and Mary Brinker, George Miller, Bill Shepler, and Doris Randall all called or emailed to answer. It is believed that the thicker the skins on the onion, the harsher the winter. This week's question is asked by Jim Shawley: What is the name of a current national magazine that began in 1882 in Pennsylvania as a weekly newspaper?

If you have news for this column, give me a call at 724-455-7746 or email me at by 6 p.m. Monday to have your news appear that Friday.

Pam Porterfield is a resident of Normalville.

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