Youngsters invited to attend King's Kids Club

| Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, 8:59 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 from 3:45 to 5:30 p.m. Fridays, beginning tonight 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. If you have any questions or need more information, call Kathy Davis at 724-455-2608.

Come have some old-fashioned buckwheat cakes or pancakes, sausage, home fries, eggs, cold beverage and coffee from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday 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 the North and South campuses. The North Campus is located at 1076 King's Way, Donegal, and 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.

The Christian Family & Children's Center will again make the trip, along with hundreds of thousands of others, to the National March for Life in Washington, D.C. This march is a rally against legalized abortion, which began in 1973. You can find out more information about the trip at or by calling the center's informational hotline at 724-455-2122, ext 340. Cost is $25 a person for the cost of the trip. Bring a packed lunch, money for the Metro, and money for a fast-food stop on the way home. Busses usually leave at 6 a.m. from North Campus in Donegal and return around midnight. Please register in advance.

Ohiopyle State Park will celebrate Winterfest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 2 at the park. Come enjoy Ohiopyle at its frozen best. Try snowshoeing, cross-country skiing or go on a horse-drawn sleigh ride. The Friends Of Ohiopyle partner with the park to put on this event. For more information, call Barbara Wallace at 724-329-0986.

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 may 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 out. For more information, call Bill at 724-455-3919.

The Christian Family & Children's Center will hold an Ice Mine Community Youth/Family Night from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 19. Bring your friends, family, and your youth group for a night of fun, roller skating, ice skating and fellowship. Admission is $5; skate rentals are $2. The Ice Mine is located at 5001 W. Crawford Ave., Connellsville.

The Christian Family & Children's Center will be taking a bus to see Chris Tomlin & Kari Jobe on Feb. 23 at the Consol Energy Center. The cost and departure time will be announced soon. If you are 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 only $30 and feature 365 chances to win your money back. The calendars make excellent gifts. Stop by their office, 1414 Indian Creek Valley Road, visit their online store at or call Charlotte Shetler at 724-455-4200, ext. 0 to purchase yours today.

Last week's trivia question was: 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? Ron Anderson, Dink Critchfield, Debbie Wiltrout, John and Kathy Kacala, Ardis Smith, Peggy Maygor, Henry Nicholson, Jake and Mary Brinker, Kathy Turek, Dorothy Beck, and Bill Shepler all called or emailed to answer Jim Neighbors played Gomer Pyle.

This week's question is asked by Jim Shawley: Every January there is a big agriculture event in Pennsylvania. What is it?

If you have news for this column, give me a call at 724-455-7746 or e-mail 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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