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Church to hold food distribution Wednesday

| Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, 8:56 p.m.

The Leisenring Presbyterian Church will hold its monthly food distribution from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesday. Please remember to bring a box or basket to carry your items home in. Also, please keep in mind that volunteers and donations are always welcome.

Fall cleanup for Lower Tyrone Township will take place Thursday.

Dawson Grange No. 419 will hold a steak dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Brownfield Community Center. Cost is $14 per meal and tickets are by advance purchase only. Only 250 tickets will be sold. No tickets will be sold at the door. For more information or to purchase a ticket, call Janet Smith at 724-736-2943 or Doug Gardener at 724-529-2213.

Trick-or-treat for Dawson is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 27. The Halloween parade will begin at 1 p.m. at the Tiny Bubbles Laundromat, River Road. Vanderbilt Borough will hold trick-or-treat from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 27,

There will be a rummage sale, flea market and bake sale held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27 in the social auditorium of the Dawson Methodist Church. Lunch items will also be available for purchase. For more information, please call 724-529-0482 or 724-529-2369.

The honor roll committee of the Tri-Town Historical Society is sponsoring a “gasoline” ticket and they are available from any committee member or at most Tri-Town area businesses, including T. Keffer's Pizza, Buck's Dairy Store and Hall's Market. Tickets are $2 each and go off on the evening drawing of the Pennsylvania Lottery Daily number on Veterans Day.

The winner will receive a $1,000 gas gift card or $1,000 cash.

The Ladies Auxiliary of the DL&V Volunteer Fire Department will hold a cash bash from 5 to 10 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Vanderbilt fire station. Tickets are $15 each and there are two, three-digit numbers per ticket. The ticket gives the bearer a chance to win one of 21 cash prizes. Food and beverages are included in the price of the ticket. See any DL&V firefighter for tickets.

There will be a Veterans Day Gala to benefit the construction of the new Korea/Vietnam War Era Memorial in Dawson. The event, a smorgasbord, will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Vanderbilt Fire Hall. A music festival will follow at 2 p.m. featuring four great area bands. They include Mountain Laurel Bluegrass, High Ryder, The Del Sols and the original Abilene. Smorgasbord tickets are $8.50 for adults, $4 for children ages 6 to 12 and children age 5 and younger are served free. Admission to the music festival part of the day requires a donation to the Dawson Honor Roll Fund. Come spend the day and enjoy the day filed with great food, fantastic music, games, prizes, and Chinese auction. Food will be available for purchase all day. All proceeds benefit the “Mile of Pennies” Honor Roll Fund Drive. For more information, call 724-529-7298.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please make sure that all of the ladies in your life are aware of the symptoms and that they practice self examination on a monthly basis. Have you ladies had your Mammogram? If not, make an appointment to have it done soon. Breast cancer is curable if caught in the early stages. Be proactive, and do what you can to prevent or stop this deadly disease, and remember, although this disease affects women most often, men are not immune. Guys, if you find any abnormality, get it checked. It may save your life.

That's it for this week friends. If you have a submission for this column, please email your information to You can also give me a call at 724-529-7927 or drop me a line at 276 Banning Road, Dawson, PA 15428-1175. Please have your information to me before 8 p.m. Tuesday so that I can prepare my column for the following week.

Until next time, friends, enjoy each day that God gives you and have a fantastic week.

Beth Lynn is a Lower Tyrone Township resident.

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