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Dawson VFC to hold gun bash

| Sunday, May 12, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

The Dawson Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a gun bash from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15 each. Contact any firefighter for tickets or stop by Tuesday night bingo.

Leisenring Presbyterian Church will hold its monthly food distribution from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Primary elections will be held on May 21. Please vote and help select the people that you think would best serve our area's needs to run in the November election.

The Tri-Town Area Historical Society met to further plan the annual homecoming celebration. A lot of folks know that the event actually begins on May 30 with a giant auction under the big tent. This event sends folks home with some great deals and helps with the cost of the weekend.

If you have some usable items that are no longer wanted, why not donate them to the historical society for the auction. Any usable items in good or fair shape will be accepted. If you want to contribute items that need picked up, the society will send a truck for them; call 724-529-7298 and leave a message.

This year's homecoming promises to be bigger and better than ever! Tri-Town area residents are encouraged to have yard sales on Saturday. We are also planning for a larger parade. If you have antique autos or trucks, motorcycles, horses or anything of special interest, why not register for the parade and show them off. The society would like to see floats from local churches, organizations, Scout troops, clubs and businesses. The parade is a great way to advertise. People love a parade! And parades love people! There will also be a queen contest, a first-time exhibition of the wonderful collection of Indian artifacts donated to the society by Donald Keffer and old standbys like the Tri-Town Trot, (5-K), continuous musical entertainment, Sunday car show, food, lots of games, basket auction and the world-famous Yough duck race. So mark your calendar for May 30, June 1 and 2.

While you're at it, why not join the Tri-Town Area Historical Society and get in on the fun. With greater membership numbers, the society can only do greater things.

The veterans honor roll construction has begun with the pouring of the foundation. Many thanks to Don Herbert & Co., which dug the footer; Bob Keffer and Todd Johnson for building the forms and reinforcement table; and Universal Concrete Products for furnishing the concrete. The concrete was finished by Johnson and Keffer.

A very nice DVD was produced by Ron Enos with old pictures from the Dawson, Hulltown and Lower Tyrone areas. The DVD was then copied and donated to the honor roll project by the Lower Tyrone Men's Group for sale. Copies of the DVD are available for $5 each from any committee member or by calling 724-529-7298. Thank you to Ron and the Lower Tyrone Men's Group.

The Honor Roll Committee is also selling space in a dedication program book to accompany the dedication scheduled for Aug. 31. You may sponsor a memorial line for $10 or place a block ad starting at $25. Materials, samples and order forms are available.

The memorial plaques and the monument have been ordered and the committee should expect to see construction in six to eight weeks.

The Morrell Volunteer Fire Department is currently selling tickets for a gun bash to be held on June 8. Tickets are $20. See any Morrell firefighter for tickets.

Mark your calendars: The Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Agency has released its schedule for the distribution of Farmers Market Vouchers for summer. In order to be eligible, you must be a resident age 60 or older. Income guidelines are $$21,257 for a one-member household, $28,694 for two in a household, and $34,281 for three. Vouchers can be redeemed from June 1 through Nov. 30 at participating area fruit and vegetable markets. Clients are only permitted to receive one set of four $5 vouchers per year. Registration for these vouchers will be held from 9 until 11 a.m. June 12 at the Brownfield Community Center, 291 Banning Road, Dawson, and from 9 a.m. until noon June 24 at the Perryopolis Senior Citizens Center, 403 Liberty St., Perryopolis. Photo ID is required for registration.

Congratulations to Robert Dill and Heather Mickey who were joined in marriage on April 20 at Lion's Square in Connellsville. The ceremony was performed by former Dawson Mayor Barbara Wilhelm. Parents of the bride are Mike Lint and Wanda Mickey of Connellsville. Parents of the groom are Bill and Diane Cochenour of Dawson.

If you have an item for this column, give me a call at 724-529-7927, email at or drop me a line at 276 Banning Road, Dawson, PA 15428 by 7 p.m. Tuesday so I may prepare my column for the following week.

Until next time, friends, have a fantastic week.

Beth Lynn is a Lower Tyrone Township resident.

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