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Lions spring auction being held at ICV Community Center

| Thursday, April 25, 2013, 8:55 p.m.

The annual Lions Club Spring Auction will be held 6 p.m. Friday at the ICV Community Center, 628 Indian Creek Valley Road. For more information, call 724-455-3826.

The Mountain Laurel Chamber of Commerce will host the 2013 summer job fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Donegal Community Center, 113 Community Center Lane, Donegal. It is the chamber's goal to bring regional employers together with local students (high school and college), as well as any and all other residents who are seeking employment. Representatives from many of the region's employers will be available to answer questions and discuss current job opportunities, including part-time and summer job openings. The public is welcome to attend this event. There is no charge for admission. For more information, including a list of participating companies and organizations, call Kris Enberg, executive director, at 724-593-8900 or email

The Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Company's second annual yard sale will be held 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $10 for your first table and $5 for each additional table. It is just in time for spring cleaning. Earn extra cash while cleaning out your house. This is also junk day for Cook Township. For more information or to reserve your table, call 724-989-0262 or 724-640-7830.

There will be a Bluegrass Gospel Concert to benefit The ICV Food Pantry from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Indian Head Church of God, 691 Indian Creek Valley Road, Indian Head. Victory Express will perform and admission is free. Please bring a canned good and a freewill offering to benefit the food pantry. Refreshments will be served immediately following. For more information, call 724-455-2626.

Normalville Area Volunteer Fire Department will sell hoagies May 4 at the intersection in Normalville.

The Bullskin Senior Center, 52 Medsger Road, Connellsville, will hold a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4. There will be something for everyone.

You are invited to a carnival to be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 4 at the ICV Community Center, 628 Indian Creek Valley Road, Indian Head. There will be games with prizes and food available to purchase. Admission is free. All proceeds will benefit the Nicholson Cancer Fund.

The Kecksburg Volunteer Fire Department will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 5 at its social hall, 5128 Water St., Mt. Pleasant. The cost is $6.50 for adults, $3 for children, and there is no charge for children under age 4. The breakfast is sponsored by the Kecksburg firemen. If you have any questions or need more information, call 724-423-9540.

There will be a meeting of the Eutsey Cemetery Association at 7 p.m. May 9 at the Ridge Community Center, 853 Buchanan Road, White. Property owners and everyone associated with the cemetery are urged to attend. Grave sites are available at $250 per grave. For more information, call the treasurer at 724-455-3503.

The annual Normalville Area Volunteer Fire Department Golf Outing will be held May 11 at Glengarry Golf Course in Unity. Registration is 7 a.m. with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The cost is $75 per player which includes 18 holes of golf, cart, giveaways, hot dogs on the turn, hole prizes, and a steak dinner. For more information, call 724-455-3509 or 724-880-0726.

There will be a Mother's Day Buffet held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12 at the Normalville Area Volunteer Fire Department fire hall, 3387 Springfield Pike, Normalville. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. The buffet benefits the Ladies' Auxiliary.

There will be a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18 at the Saltlick Township Volunteer Fire Department's fire hall, 2009 Indian Head Road, Indian Head. Vendor cost is $8 for an inside table and $5 for an outside spot. Bring your own table for outside. There will be a bake sale and other delicious food available to purchase. The event benefits the ladies' auxiliary. For more information, call 724-455-7858 or 724-455-1109.

The Kecksburg Volunteer Fire Department ladies' auxiliary is hosting an all-you-can-eat pasta bar from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 19 at its social hall, 5128 Water St., Mt. Pleasant. The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children, and there is no charge for children younger than 4. You will have a choice of two different pastas and three different sauces. Also included are a pasta salad, rolls, salad, dessert, and drink.

The Chestnut Ridge Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting 7 p.m. May 21 in the Cook Township Community Center, 1698 Route 711 North, Stahlstown. This month's speaker will be Charles Martin, who will discuss the Civil War. Charles graduated from Dartmouth College with honors and pursued free lance photography. He put his slides to classical music with his last project being dedicated to the historic Civil War re-enactors. The pictures for the Civil War presentation were taken at reenactments at Gettysburg, Antietam, Bedford Village and Cedar Creek. The sound track is from the movie “Gettysburg.” The presentation captures the mood of the Civil War with old friends by a campfire, the thunder of guns during battle, and a young solider praying before his first battle. The public is welcome to come and join them to hear Charles discuss these moving moments and the heartfelt experiences of the people in our past.

The Mountain Laurel Chamber of Commerce wishes to congratulate Bodee Stonebraker, a sixth-grade student at Springfield Elementary School, for being the recipient of the March 2013 Student of the Month Award sponsored by Boone's Farm Tire Service.

Last week's trivia question was: What country gave us the Statue of Liberty? John and Kathy Kacala, William Nicklow, Peggy Magyor, John Nudo, Bill Shepler, Roy Taylor, Doris Geary, John Steindl, Elsie Adams, Dink Critchfield, Jim Shawley and Betty Bando all called or emailed to answer. The correct answer is France.

This week's question is asked by Peggy Magyor: Who were J. Fred Muggs and girlfriend Phoebe B. Beebe and what TV show were they on between 1953 to 1957?

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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