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Children invited to attend King's Kids Club

| Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, 9:02 p.m.

If your children are in kindergarten through sixth grade, they are invited to attend the King's Kids Club at the Indian Creek Baptist Church in Mill Run each Friday from 3:45 to 5:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 11 through Feb. 22. Parents need to pick up children at 5:30 p.m. If there is no school or an early dismissal, there will be no King's Kids Club. For more information, call Kathy Davis at 724-455-2608.

Mountain Laurel Chamber of Commerce Stocking Stuffer tickets are on sale now. Many MLCC members supported the ticket by combining their resources to produce an intriguing ticket. Top prizes include: Vera Bradley Hipster bag, tandem load of cut and split firewood, overnight stay and sporting clays for two at Seven Springs Mountain Resort and overnight stay and breakfast at Holiday Inn Express and Suites. The winning number will be taken from the Pennsylvania 3-digit Daily Lottery Number drawn at 7 p.m. Jan. 10. You get two numbers for $5; the proceeds will benefit the chamber. Tickets are available at the following locations: Donegal Pharmacy, Mountain Laurel Chamber Office, Collections by Marty, Donegal Dairy Queen, The Country Pie Shoppe, Sarnelli's Market, Shari Bukovac and Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park. For more information, call the chamber office at 724-593-8900 or email at

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. Jan. 12 at the Mill Run firehouse, 755 Mill Run Road. All the cakes you care to eat. The cost is $8 per person; benefits the Springfield Township Volunteer Hose Co.

Champion Christian School will hold a Community Visit Day from 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at both North and South campuses. The North Campus is located at 1076 King's Way, Donegal. The South Campus is at 2166 Indian Head Road, Champion. A Kindergarten Readiness Workshop will be held at the South Campus from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 724-455-2122.

There will be a bluegrass open stage and jam session from 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Wooddale Grange in Bullskin Township, Route 982, between Laurelville and Connellsville, 938 Pleasant Valley Road. Doors open at 6 p.m. Food and drink will be for sale. Jam session will be downstairs and the stage upstairs. Bands can call Bill Springer at 724-455-3919 to schedule stage time. Springtime Hill Barn Band will be hosting this event and providing the sound. Friends and volunteers will be helping. For more information, call Springer at above phone number.

The Christian Family & Children's Center will take a bus to see Chris Tomlin and Kari Jobe on Feb. 23 at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. The cost and departure time will be announced soon. If interested, call 724-455-2122, ext. 100.

The Mountain Watershed Association's 2013 Lottery calendars are now available for purchase. The calendars feature full-color photos of the Indian Creek Watershed by professional photographer Stephen Simpson of the Highlands Art Gallery. They are $30 and feature 365 chances to win your money back. The calendars make excellent gifts. Stop by the office, 1414 Indian Creek Valley Road, visit the online store at or call Charlotte Shetler at 724-455-4200, ext. 0, to purchase the Lottery calendar.

Last week's trivia question was: What Scottish song is commonly sung to welcome the New Year? Peggy Magyor, Jim Shawley, Betty Bando, Henry Nicholson, Kathy Turek, Dorothy Beck, Doris Geary, Elsie Adams, Bill Shepler, Doris Randall, Ron Anderson, and Dink Critchfield all called or emailed to answer “Auld Lang Syne.”

This week's question is asked by Jim Shawley: What was the name of the actor who played a former gas station attendant from Mayberry who joined the Marines and had his own TV show?

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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