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Fayette County food banks distribution for July set

| Sunday, June 30, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Food banks distribution for the month of July are as follows:

• East Liberty Presbyterian Church, Vanderbilt, from 10 a.m. to noon July 11.

• Produce for the People, Fayette County Fairgrounds, Dunbar Township, from 10 a.m. to noon July 11; registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

• Leisenring Presbyterian Church, Leisenring, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. July 17.

Please remember to bring a box, crate or cart with you to carry your items home in, and keep in mind that volunteers and donations are always welcome and appreciated.

The Dawson Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. today. All members are urged to attend.

Don't let this summer's biggest adventure pass you by. East Liberty Presbyterian Church, Church of the Nazarene and Vanderbilt Church of Christ will sponsor a community-wide Vacation Bible School from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. July 22-26 for children ages 3 to 18. Registration will be held at Church of Christ starting at 5:30 p.m. July 22. Everyone is welcome; call 724-398-3138 for more information.

East Liberty Presbyterian Church will celebrate its 175th anniversary July 13 and 14 with events for the whole community. On July 13, there will be an anniversary dinner at 5 p.m. at the DL&V fire hall, Vanderbilt. Tickets for adults are $13.50, $10 for children ages 6 to 12; children under age 6 eat free. Mail your reservation to Carolyn Mosser, 754 Buena Vista Road, Vanderbilt, PA 15486.

Also on July 13, there will be a free evening celebration of songs, music and prayer with live entertainment at 7 p.m. in the church. Everyone is invited.

On July 14, there will be a special church service at 10:30 a.m. with membership recognition and communion. A luncheon in the fellowship hall will follow the service.

Everyone is welcome to come celebrate.

Brownfield Community Public Library, located in the Brownfield Community Center, Dawson, is now taking registrations for its Summer Reading Program titled “Dig Into Reading,” scheduled to be held July 22-26. If you would like to enroll your child in this exciting program, please pre-register by July 15. Call the library at 724-529-7680 or stop in during regular library hours. Hours of operation are: Tuesdays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Thursdays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The library is currently seeking volunteers. If you are able to give a few hours a week to help, please call the library.

Brownfield Community Center and its library, Banning Road, Dawson, will offer a free summer lunch sponsored by Champion Christian School as part of the National School Lunch Program. It will be available to all children up to 18 years of age. Adults may also be served at the cost of $3 per person. It will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekdays, starting July 22.

All children under 12 years of age must be supervised throughout the lunch time by an adult/parent.

Register by calling the library at 724-529-7680 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays or call the center at 724-529-2930 or Bill Keffer at 724-529-2413. Register now until July 15.

In Connellsville, the Independence Day Fireworks Display will be held July 3 at dusk. The display will be conducted near City Hall. All are welcome.

Independence Day is July 4. Please remember to celebrate this special holiday with safety in mind. If hosting a cookout, make sure that all safety measures are followed. Keep all children and flammable items away from grills. Make sure that the grill is not located near any buildings. Make sure to practice food safety. Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold. Never use the same platter to hold both uncooked and cooked foods. If you are serving alcohol, please keep it out of the reach of youngsters, and if any guest has a little too much to drink, don't let them drive. Arrange for someone else to drive them home or have them stay until they are sober. If you are planning a fireworks display, be extremely careful. Even a sparkler can be dangerous. When setting off your display, do it a safe distance from people and buildings. Keep a fire extinguisher and a pail of water nearby. We want everyone to have a safe and happy Independence Day.

That's all for this week, folks.

If you have an item for this column, give me a call at 724-529-7927 or email or drop me a line at 276 Banning Road, Dawson, PA 15428 by 6 p.m. Tuesday so I may prepare my column for the following week.

Until next time, friends, take time to enjoy the summer weather and have a great week.

Beth Lynn is a Lower Tyrone Township resident.

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