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'Christmas Cash' tickets available

| Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, 8:57 p.m.

The Tri-Town Historical Society is currently selling “Christmas Cash” tickets to benefit the construction of the new Korean / Vietnam Honor Roll. Tickets are $2 each and you have a chance to win two prizes on each ticket. The first prize is $1,000 cash and will be awarded on Saturday on numbers drawn during the 7 p.m. 3-Digit Pennsylvania Lottery Daily Number. The second prize of $10,000 will be awarded based on the 7 p.m. drawing of the Pa. Daily Lottery number on Christmas Day, Dec. 25. Tickets can be purchased at the Dairy Store in Dawson, Tri-Town Market in Vanderbilt or from any committee member.

Leisenring Presbyterian Church, Leisenring, will host its regular monthly food pantry from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Please remember to bring a box, crate or other vessel to carry your items home. Keep in mind that donations and volunteers are always welcome and appreciated.

U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program's annual toy distribution for those who have registered will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday (today) and Tuesday at the Uniontown Mall, across from Dunham's. Those with last names beginning with A to K will pick up today; those with last names beginning L to Z will pick up Tuesday. Those who did not register will not receive toys. Please remember to bring with you the yellow receipt that you were given during registration, proof of address, child's birth certificate or other proof of age, proof of residency, children's medical cards, PA Access card for the adult that registered, and photo ID.

Santa Claus will be making various stops throughout the Tri-Town area during the coming weeks to check up on all of the boys and girls living here. In fact, word was just received that the jolly old elf will be making a stop at the Dawson Volunteer Fire Hall at 7 p.m. Sunday to check up on area children and to verify just what it is they want for Christmas. Moms and dads, you are welcome to bring your children out for an evening of holiday fun with Mr. Claus.

The members of the Dawson / Perryopolis Salvation Army Service Units Christmas Drive would like to thank everyone who helped it to achieve its goal for this Christmas season. A special thanks to the Morrell Volunteer Fire Department and to the Tri-Town Market and its owners Tiffany Gray and Rick Adobato for helping make Christmas a little brighter for children in our hometown.

The Brownfield Community Center is planning a BYOB New Year's Eve party to be held from 8 p.m. until after midnight Dec. 31. Tickets are $10 per person or $15 per couple; only 100 tickets will be sold. Music for the event will be provided by local karaoke team of BoPat Productions. Hot dogs, pork and sauerkraut will be available at midnight. For more information, call the Brownfield Community Center at 724-529-2930.

The last presentation of the Living Christmas Tree at Faith Bible Church, 425 S. Arch St., Connellsville, in 2012 will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. If you have never seen this magnificent portrayal of the Christmas story set to music, you owe it to yourself to stop. Admission is free. All are welcome. This is a beautiful way to celebrate the Christmas season and the birth of Jesus Christ.

A very happy birthday wish is in order for Matthew Price who will celebrate his third birthday on Wednesday. Happy birthday Mattie, we love you. Mommy, Daddy, Billy and Jasmine.

Happy birthday to Mac Leasure who celebrates his big day on Wednesday.

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

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

Beth Lynn is a Lower Tyrone Township resident.

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