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Scottdale's Lunch in the Park canceled for May and June

| Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Lunch in the Park for May and June has been canceled because of construction at the gazebo.

The Heart and Hands Quilt Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 600 Mulberry St., Scottdale. New members are welcome. For more information, call 724-887-4682.

A spaghetti dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Scottdale Firemen's Club, 405 Porter Ave., to help defray costs of a lung transplant for former Scottdale Fire Chief Jerry Younkin. Cost is $8 per plate. A basket raffle will be held.

This weekend, the Everson volunteer firefighters will sell hoagies on Pittsburgh Street in Scottdale. Please support your firefighters.

A spaghetti dinner benefit will be held from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday for Sydney Hawk, 3, daughter of Joe and Karin Hawk, and granddaughter of Joe and Marty Hawk of Scottdale, who is battling leukemia. This will be held at Mt. Pleasant Banquet Hall, 622 Smithfield St., Mt. Pleasant. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children age 12 and younger, and includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, beverage and dessert. Tickets are available at: Scottdale Bank and Trust Co., Court Yard Pizzeria, Roots Hair & Nail Salon, Fox's Pizza Den (Scottdale), Brilhart Ace Hardware, JJ's Pizza (Scottdale and Mt. Pleasant), Alexander's Pizza or by calling 724-887-4765.

Cub Scout Pack 160 will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Everson fire hall. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12 and children age 3 and younger eat free. Takeout will be available.

The West Overton Garden Society will hold the annual May Mart plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the basement Overholt room, West Overton Museum, 109 W. Overton Road, Scottdale. Featured will be heirloom and hybrid tomatoes, vegetable plants, houseplants, hanging baskets, Oglevee's geraniums and flowers for Mother's Day. For more information, call 734-640-4180 or visit

Thursday through Saturday is “Schoolhouse Rock Live” to be presented at the Geyer Performing Arts Center, 111 Pittsburgh St. For tickets or more information, call 724-887-0887 or visit

The Scottdale Borough Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the borough building, 10 Mt. Pleasant Road. If you would like to put an item on the agenda, call the borough secretary at 724-887-8220 and make the request.

The Everson Senior Citizens group will meet Wednesday at the VFW on Graff Street, Everson. Doors open at 11 a.m. If you plan to attend, call the group's president Joseph Eckman at 724-887-9745.

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Christ United Methodist Church, 203 Market St., Scottdale.

The 2013 Westmoreland County Senior Games are taking place through May 17 at Mammoth Park and several other central Westmoreland area locations. Any person 50 years of age or older is eligible to participate in any of the 32 events. Westmoreland County residency is not required to participate in the events.

A few of the events include: bicycling, Bocce, bowling, golf, horseshoes, shuffleboard, swimming and track and field. The slogan for the games has been “Bring a Friend for Fun and Fitness.” These events are more about staying active and having fun.

The Scottdale Business and Professional Women's Club will meet May 16 at Miss Martha Tea Room, Pittsburgh Street, Scottdale. If you would like to come as the club's guest, call club president Angie Marhefka at 724-887-3530.

Golfers, this is a friendly reminder that on May 25, the annual St. John the Baptist Golf Classic will be held at Timber Ridge Golf Course with an afternoon/evening of refreshments, lunch, buffet dinner and silent auction. This benefits St. John the Baptist Church, Scottdale. For more information, call 724-887-0906 and ask for Wayne.

For your information, in 1967, the Big Mac was created by Jim Delligatti, a local McDonald's owner.

Thanks to the Westmoreland County program, Scottdale has received beneficial tourism grants. They are as follows: Carson's Premier Restaurant and Catering for a billboard campaign, Geyer Performing Arts Center for television commercials, the Scottdale Historical Society for online banner advertising and marketing campaign and West Overton Village for Big Barn structural repairs. The grants will be put to good use.

The local community choral group is looking for a director. For more information, call 724-547-6082.

The Southmoreland School District school picnic will be held May 20 at Kennywood.

A great, big thank you to all the supporters and fans of Ole ‘97 Johnny Cash/June Carter Tribune Band who helped to make the Jacobs Creek Area Faith in Action's recent fundraising event such a success. To all the volunteers who put the program together, it was appreciated; call the office at 724-542-4117 if you would be interested in volunteering for this great organization.

Sunday is Mother's Day. If you have not made plans to take your mother, grandmother or a wonderful lady who took care of you when you couldn't, a Mother's Day brunch will be held at Miss Martha's Tearoom, 165 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. For a reservation or more information, call 724-887-6574.

Everyday should be labeled as Mother's Day for all the wonderful thinks mothers do for their children from birth and beyond.

Make your mother's day with a phone call, gifts, cards or flower to show your appreciation for everything they have done for you to get to this place in your life.

Young and older mothers, this is your day. Enjoy!

Patricia Walker is a Scottdale resident.

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