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By Bethlynn
Saturday, July 6, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Layton Bridge will be closed today through Wednesday for repair. It is estimated the bridge will reopen on Thursday. Please allow some extra time when traveling in the area and follow the posted detours. The bridge will remain closed during this stretch.

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 age 18. 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 age 11 and younger 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.

Don't let this summer's biggest adventure pass you by. The 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 to 26 for ages 3 to 18. Registration will be at Church of Christ starting at 5:30 p.m. July 22. Everyone is welcome. Call Rose at 724-398-3138 for more information.

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

Food bank distributions for this month are scheduled as follows:

• East Liberty Presbyterian Church of Vanderbilt from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday

• Produce for the People at the Fayette County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

• Leisenring Presbyterian Church 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 as always, volunteers and donations are always welcome and appreciated.

East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Vanderbilt will celebrate its 175th anniversary Saturday and Sunday with events for the whole community. On Saturday, there will be an anniversary dinner at the DL&V Fire Hall starting at 5 p.m. Dinner cost for adults is $13.50, for children ages 6-12, $10, and children age 5 and younger eat free. Mail reservation to Carolyn Mosser, 754 Buena Vista Road, Vanderbilt, PA 15486. You can also call Carolyn at 724-529-2425 to make reservations.

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

On Sunday, there will be a special church service at 10:30 a.m. with membership recognition and communion with a luncheon in fellowship hall after the service. Church members with 50 years and more of membership will be honored. A luncheon will then follow in the Fellowship Hall. Commemorative pence holders are being sold for $10. Everyone is welcome to come celebrate.

Dawson Volunteer Fire Co. is currently selling tickets for its Bingo Bash to be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 4. Tickets are $30 each for 12 faces. There will be 20 games paying $75 each, three specials paying $100 each, and the jackpot is $1,000. There will also be a total of six drawings worth $50 each. Food and refreshments are included in the price of the ticket. See any firefighter for tickets or call/text 724-415-6102 for more information.

Congratulations to area residents Michael Hennessey and Savanna Murdock, who were joined in Holy Matrimony on July 6 at the Sproat Family Farm. The wedding ceremony was officiated by Dawson Borough Mayor Carol Newell Capella. We wish you all of the best that life has to offer as you embark on your life's journey together.

If you have an item for this column, give me a call at 724-529-7927 or email at 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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