Fun in the Sun at County Line church
Parents, your children are invited to Fun in the Sun to be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the County Line Church of the Brethren, 1411 County Line Road, Champion. There will be a slip-n slide so have children wear a swim suit, bring a towel and bring a friend. There will be crafts, ice cream and hot dogs. If you have any questions, call the church at 724-593-2680 and leave a message. See you there.
Christian Family & Children's Center will again host Alloutpraise Saturday at the North Campus, 1076 King's Way, Donegal. This year's headliner is Chris August, who recorded “Starry Night,” “Center Of It,” “7x70” and his new hit, “Restore.” Love & The Outcome, a brand new Word Record duo, will be opening for Chris. The duo is currently a featured artist on the K-LOVE website and the new single titled “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, artist's 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 alloutpraise.com. Tonight, 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. You can purchase tickets from your favorite band to support them or by calling 724-455-2122, ext. 101.
There will be a salad smorgasbord bingo to be held Thursday at the Saltlick Township Volunteer Fire Department's fire hall, 2009 Indian Head Road, Indian Head. The smorgasbord will begin at 6 p.m. and bingo will follow. The cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12, and children age 4 and younger eat free. The bingo benefits the ladies auxiliary.
The sixth annual Gospel Sing will be held from to 7 p.m. July 27 at the Calvary United Methodist Church, 328 Calvary Church Road, Champion. The following groups will perform: Crimson Stream, The Gaithers, Lordsman, Songsters and The Richters. Correction from last week's column: you can bring your own lawn chair. Food will be provided. For more information, call 724-593-7875.
The Pritts family reunion will be held on July 27 at the Indian Creek Valley Community Center lower picnic area. Bring a covered dish for a 1 p.m. meal. Family and friends are invited.
The 50th James and Emma Wiltrout family reunion will be held at Mammoth Park, Pavilion No. 1 July 28. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. A family picture is scheduled immediately after lunch. Next will be a short business meeting then games, prizes, raffle table drawings and the winner of the 50/50 drawing will be announced. Ice cream for the children at 3:15 p.m. and cake for adults will conclude the day's activities. They hope to have a really good turnout for the 50th reunion.
The Levi and Amanda Stillwagon family reunion will be held 3 p.m. Aug. 3 at the ICV Community Center lower picnic pavilion. Bring a basket and a covered dish.
The Ben Porterfield family reunion will be held Aug. 4 at the ICV Community Center lower picnic pavilion. Lunch will be at noon. Bring place settings and a covered dish.
The 40th annual McClain reunion will be held Aug. 10 at C.W. Resh Park in Indian Head. Lunch will be at 1 p.m. Bring a covered dish and a wrapped auction item.
Last week's trivia question was: When did Samuel Nicholas start the U.S. Marine Corp? Peggy Magyor, John Steindl and Dink Critchfield called or emailed to answer Nov. 10, 1775.
This week's question is asked by Peggy Magyor: Who was the French politician, who served as the Minister of Finances of France from 1665 to 1683, whose famous quote was: “The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the least possible amount of hissing?”
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Pam Porterfield is a resident of Normalville.