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Saltlick firemen plan Pie Social Bingo

| Thursday, June 20, 2013, 8:55 p.m.

There will be a Pie Social Bingo at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Saltlick Township Volunteer Fire Department's fire hall, 2009 Indian Head Road, Indian Head. Tickets are $4 for 20 regular games. Extra cards will be $1 each and there will be four specials at 25 cents each. There will also be 50/50 tickets sold. The bingo is sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary.

The first annual Bullskin Opry Bluegrass Festival will be held June 28, 29 and 30 at the Wooddale Fairgrounds in Bullskin Township, 938 Pleasant Valley Road, Mt. Pleasant. Admission is by donation only. Local and regional bluegrass bands will be performing on stage throughout the weekend. There will be crafters and food and drink will be for sale by Aumers. Camping is available without hook-ups. There will be a Christian service on stage Sunday morning along with Gospel and Bluegrass music following. For more information, call Bill Springer at 724-455-3919.

The Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Department's Firemen's Fair will be held July 8 to 13 at the Flax Scutching Grounds in Stahlstown, 1703 Route 711, Stahlstown.

The ninth annual Buchanan School Picnic will be held 5 p.m. July 14 at the Ridge Community Center, 853 Buchanan Road, White. The picnic is for anyone who ever attended the Buchanan School, their families and friends. Please bring a covered dish. Plates, napkins, cups, silverware and drinks will be provided. For more information, call 724-455-3503.

The Breakneck Church of God will celebrate its 125th anniversary Sunday. The celebration begins with worship at 10:30 a.m., then at noon there will be a picnic on the grounds and the dedication of the Nicholson / Richter pavilion. The day will be filled with remembrances with former pastors, including Pastor Tim Beatty and Pastor Barry Witt. The new regional director, Phil Scott, will also be present. You are invited to come join them. It will be a great opportunity to renew old friendships and make some new ones. There will be games for all ages throughout the day for all who wish to participate. The Christian rock band Stars Burning Down will perform from 3 to 5 p.m. After the concert, hot dogs and cookies will be served at the pavilion. The church looks forward to seeing old friends as well as meeting new friends on this very special occasion. If you would like more information, call 724-628-9738 or 724-626-1067.

There will be a Christmas in July event held from 1 to 5 p.m. July 14 at the Indian Creek Valley Community Center, 628 Indian Creek Valley Road. Doors open at noon. Tickets are $5. The event benefits the Normalville Area Volunteer Fire Department and the Saltlick Township Volunteer Fire Department. For tickets see any firemen or call 724-455-6510, 724-455-3509 or 724-455-3411. No children under age 16 permitted.

Christian Family & Children's Center will again host Alloutpraise July 20 at the North Campus, 1076 King's Way, Donegal. This year's headliner is Chris Augus; “Starry Night,” “Center Of It,” “7x70,” and his new hit, “Restore.” Love & The Outcome, a brand new Word Record duo, will open for Chris. They are currently a featured artist on the K-LOVE website and their new single “He Is With Us” is now being played on both K-LOVE and WORD FM. There will be bands performing all day, concessions, information booths, artists merchandise, a climbing wall, pony rides, mascot appearances, and other kid's activities. Tickets are $25 at the gate. Group and advanced sale discounts can be found online at On July 19, there will be a youth night where others can share their God-given talents. There will be youth groups performing skits and songs, bands, and a time of worship to close the evening. There will be camping available, free dinner for ages 18 and under, and a free breakfast Saturday morning for all campers. Visit for more information or call 724-455-2122, ext. 101 if you have questions or wish to purchase tickets. For updates “Like” Alloutpraise on Facebook.

There will be a Salad Smorgasbord Bingo held July 25 at the Saltlick Township Volunteer Fire Department's fire hall, 2009 Indian Head Road, Indian Head. The smorgasbord will begin at 6 p.m. Bingo will follow. The cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12; children age 4 and younger eat free. The bingo benefits the Ladies Auxiliary.

Saltlick Township Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is accepting new members. Anyone interested in helping the fire department can join. Call 724-455-3503 for more information.

Local band, Dirt Roads Sunset, recently cut its first release, “All Roads Lead Home” and the second CD titled “Waiting for the Sunrise” will be out the second week of July. The band is now with Sandman Records and Sunset Publishing. Proceeds from these CDs go to benefit Disabled Veterans and the Wounded Warrior Project. The band will be featured on the Country Music Television website at on July 4, and will be at the Mt. Pleasant VFW July 27 as part of a program for the Wounded Warriors and Disabled Veterans. The band would like to especially thank G & D Market of Melcroft and friends for all of their support of their charitable efforts. For more information, call George Estochin at 724-455-3369.

Last week's trivia question was: A widower who singly raised six children inspired his daughter to lobby for a day to honor fathers. What was her name? Peggy Magyor, Jim Shawley, Betty Bando and Don Chearney knew that her name was Sonora Smart Dodd.

This week's question is asked by Peggy Magyor: What was Redd Foxx's real name?

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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