Flatwoods auxiliary to host lunch
The Ladies Auxiliary to the Flatwoods Fire Department will host a soup and sandwich lunch from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Franklin Township Community Center.
The Brownfield Community Center will hold a spaghetti lunch / dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and again from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $7 for the meal.
Dawson Volunteer Fire Co. will hold its regular monthly meeting 7 p.m. Monday (today) in the station. All members are urged to attend.
Tuesday is Election Day. Please exercise your right to vote. Remember, we the people, are the ones who decide who will run our country for four more years. The polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m., so you have plenty of time.
There will be a flea market and bake sale at the Layton Civic Center from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday. A light lunch will also be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Layton Civic Center. For more information, call Beryl Morgan at 724-736-2558.
East Liberty Presbyterian Church of Vanderbilt will hold its monthly food pantry from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday. Leisenring Presbyterian Church will hold its monthly food distribution from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Nov. 14. Produce for the People will be held at the Fayette County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. until noon Thursday. Leisenring Presbyterian Church will host its monthly food distribution from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Nov. 14. Please remember to bring a container to carry your items home.
Members of the Dawson Volunteer Fire Co. will hold their annual fund drive on Saturday and on Nov. 17. These two days members of the fire company will be canvassing door to door in the Dawson Borough and Lower Tyrone Township areas asking for your support. Please be as generous as you can. Dawson VFC is also selling tickets for a Christmas Bash to be held Dec. 1. Tickets are $10. See any firefighter for tickets or information.
The honor roll committee of the Tri-Town Historical Society is sponsoring a “gasoline” ticket. They are available from any committee member or at most Tri-Town area businesses, including T. Keffer's Pizza, Buck's Dairy Store and the Tri-Town Market. Tickets are $2 each and go off on the evening drawing of the Pennsylvania Daily Lottery number on Veterans Day. The winner will receive a $1,000 gas gift card or $1,000 cash.
Hungry for some really good chicken and biscuits? Then stop by the Brownfield Community Center from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday for some of the finest chicken and biscuits you will ever eat. Cost is $7. Not hungry? Not a problem, the Eric Harvey band will be in the center Saturday night playing some great country music for area folks. Admission to the show is $2. The entertainment begins at 7 p.m.
The deadline for submitting veteran's names for the Korea / Vietnam Memorial in Dawson is approaching. As of this date, the Dawson honor roll committee has 124 names that will tentatively will be placed on the memorial plaque. The committee needs family members or friends to help verify dates, spelling and eligibility for the memorial, and also needs to find all of the names that should be there. The committee is sure that it does not have all of the names, and after the plaque is cast, each name added will cost an additional $300. There is no cost to veterans whose name is placed on the original plaque. The granite monument has been ordered, and ground will be broken soon for the concrete foundation. A current list of veterans is in the Dawson post office, or for lists or information, call 724-529-7298. Please help us find all of the names of these proud and heroic soldiers so our community can honor them in a way they have deserved for many years.
Why not join the Dawson Honor Roll Committee in a celebration of area veterans at the Vanderbilt Fire Hall on Sunday. Enjoy a great smorgasbord buffet from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. for $8.50 and $4 for children; then hear four topnotch area bands from 2 p.m. until the cows come home. Buffet tickets (300 only) are available in advance at 724-529-7298. Admission to the concert is a free-will donation to the honor roll fund. The bands will feature bluegrass with the Mountain Laurel Band, classic country with High Ryder, retro-rock with Gene McFadden & The Del Sols, and the reunion of Abilene, one of the area's best ever progressive country bands. All of the musicians in Abilene have ties to the national music scene. The band has been to Nashville and won “Nashville Star” and has recorded several successful discs, including “You Don't Have to Need Me Now,” and the Carole King hit “Will You Love Me Tomorrow.” Fans can enjoy the buffet and stay for the music, or attend the music only. There will be food sold all day, non-alcoholic refreshments, chinese auction, door prizes and fun for everyone. So come out, have a great day, and help out the honor roll campaign. P.S., the Steelers don't play until Monday night.
The Lower Tyrone Township Board of Supervisors will meet 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Brownfield Community Center.
Sign up for the annual Toys for Tots program for 2012 will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 13 and 14 at the Uniontown Mall. Please remember to take the following with you when you register: Photo ID for yourself, Social Security numbers for yourself and children, proof of address and income, medical cards for children, proof of age for children (birth certificate, current school ID, etc.) Please do not call the Uniontown Mall for information.
Sunday is Veterans Day. Please take a moment out of your day to thank the brave men and women who gave so much to keep our great nation “The Land of the Free, and the Home of the Brave.”
On Nov. 12, government offices, banks, liquor stores, schools, etc, will be closed in observance of the Veterans Day holiday.
A very happy belated birthday is wished for Eldo DiVirgilio, who celebrated his birthday on Nov. 1 and Dave Dombroski who celebrated on Nov. 4. Happy birthday greetings go out to John Boone, who celebrates Monday (today), Scott Novobilsky, who celebrates on Saturday, and John Cernuska who celebrates on Veterans Day.
That's it for this week friends. If you have a submission for this column, please email your information to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.