Clinton Church of God holds fish fry
The Clinton Church of God, 640 Buchanan Road, will hold a fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. The dinner includes a fish sandwich and choice of two sides. The sides are cole slaw, macaroni and cheese, pierogies, cabbage and noodles, and green beans. Tickets are $8 each. Extra sides will be available for $1.50. Buy an extra fish sandwich for $4.50. You can eat in or take out. For tickets, call Charlie Hall at 724-455-1073, Ken Layman at 724-455-3280 or Keith Richter at 724-455-3485. All are welcome.
The Breakneck Church of God will hold its annual chili cook-off from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at its fellowship hall, 816 Breakneck Road, Connellsville. The menu will include a variety of all-you-can-eat chili (also vegetarian and without beans), Italian bread and crackers, apple pie, ice cream and hot and cold beverages. Toppings available will be shredded cheese, sour cream and onions. You get all this for $7 for adults and $4 for children ages 4 to 10. Takeout will also be available. So come on out to enjoy a good meal and fellowship. If you would like to enter a pot of chili, call 724-628-8314 for more information.
The Millertown Community Church, 224 Millertown Road, Indian Head, will hold a Word of Life Fascar Rally on Saturday. Register your favorite matchbox car at noon. A free lunch will be held at 12:30 p.m. and racing begins at 1:30 p.m. There will be prizes and lots of fun. Everyone is welcome.
Youth movie nights will be held at the Indian Creek Baptist Church Gym, 311 Baptist Church Road, Mill Run, from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and April 20. All youth in seventh to 12th grades are welcome. Bring a friend and enjoy pizza, snacks and fellowship. Admission is free. For more information, call 724-455-7265.
Critchfield Alliance Church will hold its annual wildlife banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday at the ICV Community Center, 628 Indian Creek Valley Road, Route 711, Indian Head. There is no admission; just bring a prepared covered dish. There will be a special guest speaker, Randy Hay, who has been an avid hunter for 48 years and has harvested a Pennsylvania coyote, bobcat and fisher to name a few. He has completed three times the Pennsylvania Grand Slam and the Pennsylvania Wild Turkey Grand Slam. For more information, call 724-455-2284 or visit www.critchfieldcma.weebly.com.
The Chestnut Ridge Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Cook Township Community Center, 1698 Route 711 North. This month's speaker will be Kevin Krepps an Eagle Scout candidate and a Life Scout. He is working on his “Extreme Cemetery Makeover” project. It is all about cleaning up a cemetery. It is Ritter's Cemetery located in Donegal Township. After much discussion and countless hours, he has found out that the cemetery was abandoned and so the Ritter's Cemetery has been left to the Chestnut Ridge Historical Society. This cemetery has been severely neglected. Krepps is working to complete his proposal and is looking for donations and volunteers. He plans on beginning work as soon as the weather breaks. He will need supplies such as a flag pole, flag, mulch, flowers, paint, lumber, grass seed, etc. He will also need trucks, shovels, and rakes. Everyone is invited to come to the meeting.
Bullskin Township Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Mt. Vernon Stone Cabin, 494 Park Road, Mt. Pleasant. The guest speaker will be Russell Love, who will speak about the South Penn Railroad. There will be refreshments after the meeting. For more information, visit www.bullskintownshiphistoricalsociety.org. Everyone is welcome.
The Millertown Community Church, 224 Millertown Road, Indian Head, will hold an egg hunt for all ages at 11 a.m. March 23 and a free lunch will be offered.
Normalville United Methodist Church invites all children age 12 and younger to its annual Easter egg hunt at the Springfield Elementary School playground. The fun and festivities begin at 4 p.m. March 24, Palm Sunday.
The Normalville Volunteer Fire Department Ladies' Auxiliary will hold the following events at the fire hall at 3387 Springfield Pike, Normalville. For more information, call 724-455-6510 or 724-455-2477.
• A Basket Bingo will be held Sunday. Doors open at 1 p.m. and bingo starts at 2 p.m. Admission is $5 and extra cards are $1 each. A light lunch will be served.
• The Ladies' Auxiliary will hold a fish dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. March 22 at the fire hall. The cost will be adults $8 and children $4. You have the choice of fish or chicken planks. Eat-in or take-out.
• Bring your dogs and cats to a rabies clinic to be held 1:30 to 3 p.m. March 30. The cost is $8 per animal. Parvo shots are available for dogs for $10.
• Try your luck at a cash bash April 13 at the fire hall in Normalville; doors open at 5 p.m. and the bash will be held 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $20; see any firefighter for tickets or call 724-455-6510 or 724-455-3509. The bash benefits Normalville and Saltlick Township Volunteer Fire departments.
Breakneck Church of God is once again selling peanut butter chocolate eggs for Easter. The eggs are handmade with love at the church's fellowship hall. They come covered in milk or white chocolate. Place your order soon before they are all gone. Call the Breakneck fellowship hall at 724-626-0993 or Doris Sparks at 724-628-9738.
Last week's trivia question was: What local resident was known as Mr. Rainbow and authored a book called, “From the Nut House to the White House”? Kathy Kacala, Jim Shawley, Kathy Turek, Henry Nicholson, Regis Kraisinger, Bill Shepler, Dink Critchfield and Debbie Wiltrout had the answer: John Borchin.
This week's question is asked by Peggy Maygor: Which president was the first one to have his dog photographed while he was in the White House?
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Pam Porterfield is a resident of Normalville.