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Breakneck church ladies group to sponsor ham dinner

| Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, 7:24 p.m.

The Breakneck Church of God's ladies organization, CGWM, will sponsor a ham dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall, 816 Breakneck Road, Connellsville. The cost is $8 per adult and $4 per child ages 4-10.

The Normalville Area and Saltlick Township volunteer fire departments will hold a cash bash from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the fire hall in Normalville, 3387 Springfield Pike. Doors open at 5 p.m.; cost is $20. For more information, call 724-455-3411, 724-455-6510, 724-455-3902 or 724-455-3509.

Buchanan Church of God will hold an outdoor service at 11 a.m. Sunday. Lunch will be provided after the service. Please bring lawn chairs.

God's Tots, the preschool ministry at Indian Creek Baptist Church, 311 Baptist Church Road, Mill Run, is starting its new year on Tuesday. Every Tuesday during the school year, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., preschoolers and their parents are invited to join them as they play, share and learn together. There is no charge to join. Every child must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 724-455-2927.

Mountain Watershed Association will hold a free Children's Fishing Derby and a Rubber Ducky Race fundraiser Sept. 28 at C.W. Resh Park in Indian Head. The fun begins at 10 a.m. with the start of the Children's Fishing Derby. Kids age 12 and younger can participate with adult supervision. This event is free of charge. There will be a break in the fishing action for lunch, which is provided, around 11:45 a.m. By 12:30 p.m., the fishing lines are again flying until the close of the derby at 2 p.m. Participants must bring their own rod and tackle; bait will be provided. All participants will be entered into the door prize drawing. Pre-registration is not required, but would be appreciated.

At 1:30 p.m., the association's annual Rubber Ducky Fundraiser Race will begin. One thousand rubber ducks will race down Indian Creek. For a donation of $5, you can have two chances to win. Ticket holders need not be present to win. For more information, tickets or to register, call the association at 724-455-4200, ext. 3, or email

The Christian Family & Children's Center is going to the Women of Faith conference at the Peterson Events Center in Pittsburgh on Oct. 4 and 5. There is still room on the school bus. Call the South Campus at 724-455-2122 or email for more information or to register.

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 at The day will begin 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

The annual Lions Club flea market and pancake/buckwheat cake breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5 and 6 at the ICV Community Center, 628 Indian Creek Valley Road. There will be flea market vendors inside and out. The pancake and/or buckwheat cake — all the cakes you can eat — comes with home fries and sausage. Meals will be available all day, along with hot sandwiches and drinks. There also will be a bake sale. Come out and support the Lions Club. Vendors are needed. For more information or space rental inquiries, call Greg Grimm at 724-455-2452 or 724-323-5958.

A Ten Commandments monument dedication will be held Oct. 5 at Normalville United Methodist Church, 3270 Springfield Pike, Normalville. The public is invited to enjoy food and fellowship at 5 p.m. with the dedication ceremony at 6 p.m. For more information, call Pastor Mark Sholtis at 724-628-7953.

Springfield Township Volunteer Hose Company Station 35, 755 Mill Run Road, Mill Run, will hold an apple dumpling sale Oct. 10-12. Cost is $2.50 each, $14 for a half dozen and $28 for a dozen. Orders will be accepted until Thursday and may be placed by contacting any hose company member. Orders may be picked up between noon and 6 p.m. on the day of the sale. Payment is due at the time of pickup by cash or check made payable to Springfield Township Volunteer Hose Co., Station 35. The hose company would like to thank you for your order. All proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the fire department.

The Catholic Daughters of America Court 260 is sponsoring a trip to Rivers Casino on Oct. 18. The cost is $25 with a return of $20 free play and a $5 food voucher. Reservations can be made by calling 724-628-9628 or 724-628-7553. Reservations are due by Oct. 11.

Normalville United Methodist Church will hold renewal and revival services at 7 p.m. Oct. 13-16. Speaker each night will be Western Pennsylvania United Methodist Conference general evangelist the Rev. Christine Rogan. She pastors two United Methodist churches in Meadville. Call Sholtis for more information.

A group of area residents would like to invite you to go to Miami and Key West, Fla., with a stop in Savannah, Ga., Nov. 30 to Dec. 8. Cost of the trip is $799 per person for nine days and eight nights. This also includes: 13 meals, a cruise, a visit to Key West, a guided tour of Miami and more. The group needs at least 30 people to sign up to get this rate. The deadline is Tuesday. If you are interested, call Joe Sarnelli at 724-593-2001.

Last week's trivia question: What was the first major self-service grocery store in the United States? Jim Shawley, Betty Bando and John Steindl all knew it was the Piggly Wiggly.

This week's question is asked by Jim Shawley: What U.S. president later became chief justice of the Supreme Court?

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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