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Mt. Zion Christian Academy to host school yard sale

| Thursday, May 16, 2013, 8:11 p.m.

Mt. Zion Christian Academy, 159 Kreinbrook Hill Road, Acme, once again is hosting its school yard sale. Public shopping hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. All items are in the school gym, so come rain or snow. All proceeds benefit the school. For directions, visit or call 724-547-3028 during business hours.

Stop by the Clinton Church of God's Family Spring Rummage and Bake Sale between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Clinton Church of God Fellowship Building, 640 Buchanan Road. A large variety of delicious homemade baked goods will be available for purchase. Refreshments will also be available: sandwiches, baked beans, potato salad and soft drinks.

The Indian Creek United Methodist Men invite you to an all-you-can-eat strawberry festival from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. On the menu will be strawberries, cake, ice cream and drink. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4.50 for children ages 4 to 12; age 3 and younger eat free. Sandwiches will also be available to purchase. The festival will be held at the Calvary United Methodist Church, 328 Calvary Church Road, Champion. For more information, call 724-593-7875.

You are invited to a Missions Festival on Saturday and Sunday at the Critchfield Alliance Church, 471 Jim Mountain Road, Route 653, two miles from Normalville. The festival will feature Bob Fugate, a Christian Missionary Alliance international worker to Chile. The festival will begin Saturday with a 6 p.m. dinner and 7 p.m. service and continue Sunday at 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. and 7 p.m. For further details, call 724-455-2284.

There will be a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Saltlick Township Volunteer Fire Department's fire hall, 2009 Indian Head Road, Indian Head. Vendor cost is $8 for an inside table, $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.

Kecksburg Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is hosting an all-you-can-eat pasta bar from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the social hall, 5128 Water St., Mt. Pleasant. The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children; there is no charge for children younger than age 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.

There will be a spaghetti dinner on Election Day, Tuesday at Bullskin Senior Center, 52 Medsger Road, Connellsville, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cost in advance is $6.50 for adults and $3 for children. Tickets at the door are $7 for adults and $3.50 for children. Children age 4 and younger eat free.

Chestnut Ridge Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday 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. He graduated from Dartmouth College with honors and pursued freelance 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 re-enactments at Gettysburg, Antietam, Bedford Village and Cedar Creek. The soundtrack 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 Martin discuss these moving moments and the heartfelt experiences of the people in our past.

There will be a soup and bake sale from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Ridge Community Center, 853 Buchanan Road, White. Proceeds will benefit the center.

Normalville Area Volunteer Fire Department, 3387 Springfield Pike, will hold its fourth annual Poker Run on June 8. Registration is at 9 a.m., start time is 10 a.m. Cost to participate is $20 per bike and $10 for an additional rider. Both bikes and cars are welcome. For more information, call 724-455-3509 or 724-455-6510. The event benefits the fire department.

There will be a Father's Day Buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 16 at the Normalville Area Volunteer Fire Department fire hall. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. The event benefits the Ladies Auxiliary.

Last week's trivia question was: What soap opera is celebrating its 50-year anniversary this year? Peggy Magyor, Henry Nicholson, Betty Bando and William Shepler all called to answer. The correct answer is “General Hospital.”

This week's question is asked by Peggy Magyor: What did pharmacist John Pemberton invent in 1886?

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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