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Bullskin Seniors to hold Peach Festival on Saturday

| Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, 7:21 p.m.

The Bullskin Seniors will hold a Peach Festival from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday in the Bullskin Senior Center, 52 Medsger Road, Connellsville. They will be serving peaches and ice cream with the choice of cake, pie, or cobbler and a drink. The kitchen will also be open. The cost is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children.

Indian Head Church of God, 691 Indian Creek Valley Road, will hold its annual Community Yard Sale and Clothing Boutique from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. There will be a bake sale and refreshments. You can get tables for $10 a space. The Clothing Boutique will also be open on the following Monday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 6 p.m.; call 724-455-3089 for tables.

Laurel Highlands Telephone Co. will hold its annual Customer Appreciation Day from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Donegal Community Center, 113 Community Center Lane, Donegal. There will be food, games, prizes and giveaways. The first 500 customers will receive a free T-shirt.

Ohiopyle will step back in time and host Homestead Days from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 at the Sugarloaf sledding area in Ohiopyle State Park. There will be the pressing of apples for cider, churning of butter, building with giant Lincoln logs, cooking in Dutch ovens over the fire, playing old-time games, tanning leather, building a wigwam, spinning wool, bow drilling and a visit with Johnny Appleseed. The Friends of Ohiopyle will open the kitchen to provide guests with the tastes of both the past and the present. For more information or special accommodations, call Ohiopyle State Park at 724-329-8595 or email

The Normalville Rod and Gun Club's annual Golf Scramble will be held Sept. 7 at Glengarry Golf Links, 168 Lentz Road, Latrobe. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $70 per person for 18 holes of golf, refreshments, lunch, prizes and skill competitions. For team registrations or for donations, call 724-455-3881, 724-593-7714 or 724-596-9860. Proceeds of the scramble will go to the Youth Fishing Rodeo and public land pheasant release.

The 106th annual Stahlstown Flax Scutching Festival will be held Sept. 14 and 15 at the Flax Scutching Grounds, 1703 Route 711, Stahlstown. The schedule of events follows.

Sept. 14

• 9 a.m., beginning of festival.

• 10 to 11 a.m., formal opening with the Rev. Anthony Hita, the newly appointed minister to the Stahlstown Charge including Pleasant Grove and Zion churches, and Boy Scout Troop 375 with the dedication of the new flagpole, which was the Eagle Scout project of Tom DiDiano III.

• 11 a.m. to noon, Bells Down Bell Choir from St. Paul's Evangelical Church, Trauger.

• 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., High Ryders performs country/bluegrass.

• 2 to 3 p.m., “Fiddling Ray” Ray Bruckman.

• 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., High Ryders.

• 5:30 p.m., dramatic Indian raid re-enactment — one day only.

Sept. 15

• 9 to 10 a.m., worship service with the Rev. Anthony Hita; everyone welcome.

• 11 a.m. to noon, Allegheny Drifters will perform bluegrass/variety.

• 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Steel City Quartet will perform gospel music.

• 3 to 4 p.m., Cathi Rhodes, who portrays Patsy Cline and has her own variety show.

• 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Allegheny Drifters.

The Normalville Area and Saltlick Township volunteer fire departments will hold a Cash Bash from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 21 in the fire hall in Normalville, 3387 Springfield Pike. The doors open at 5 p.m. Cost is $20. You can purchase tickets from any firefighter. For more information, call 724-455-3411, 724-455-6510, 724-455-3902 or 724-455-3509. The bash benefits both fire departments.

You are cordially invited to the Christian Family & Children's Center's 25th annual Golf Benefit for the center to be held Oct. 5 at Donegal Highlands Golf Course. Registration forms are available online at

The day begins at 10:30 a.m. at Champion Christian School's newly paved North Campus, 1076 King's Way, Donegal, with registration and an early lunch. Please call and let them know if you need additional information at 724-455-2122, ext. 104, or email Barb Skinner at If you are a business and would like to advertise your support of the center at the event, visit the website for additional information or call the center. To find out what is happening at the center, follow the links at

Bingo is held from 7 to 9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night at Laurel Highlands Campland, 1001 Clubhouse Drive, Donegal. Cards are $5 each. The jackpot changes weekly.

Happy anniversary wishes to Tom and Mae Stull, who will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, from all of their children and grandchildren.

Last week's trivia question: How did the bird known as the Baltimore oriole get its name? Bill Shepler called to answer that the Baltimore oriole is named for the colors on Lord Baltimore's coat of arms.

This week's question is asked by Peggy Magyor: What is the oldest selling periodical in the United States?

If you have news for this column, give me a call at 724-455-7746 or email by 6 p.m. Monday to have your news appear that Friday.

Pam Porterfield is a resident of Normalville.

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