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Normalville firefighters to sell hoagies on Saturday

| Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, 7:57 p.m.

Normalville Area Volunteer Fire Department will sell hoagies on Saturday at the intersection in Normalville.

County Line Church of the Brethren, Champion, will hold a chicken and biscuit dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-12 and free for children 4 and younger. The menu will be chicken and gravy on a biscuit, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, applesauce, cake and drink. If you have any questions, call 724-593-2680 and leave a message.

The annual Lions Club flea market and pancake/buckwheat cake breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 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 will be a bake sale, too. Come out and support the Lions Club. Vendors are needed. For questions or space rentals, call Greg Grimm at 724-455-2452 or 724-323-5958.

A Ten Commandments monument dedication will be held Saturday 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.

Evangelist Dwight Smith will be preaching a week of revival meetings from Sunday through Oct. 11 at Mt. Zion Community Church, Kreinbrook Hill Road, Acme, behind Bear Rocks Community. Services start at 9:30 a.m. Sunday and continue at 7 each night through Friday. Doyle Robertson, former Bill Rice Ranch music man, will lead the music. A program will be provided each night for children up to fourth grade. The public is invited. For directions, visit or call 724-547-3028 during business hours.

The following events are being hosted by the Christian Family & Children's Center at the North Campus of Champion Christian School, 1076 King's Way, Donegal:

• Handgun safety class, 9 a.m. Oct. 19. This class will be taught by Sam Grimm, a retired state trooper and firearms instructor, and will cover the basics of handgun training and safety. Guns will be provided to shoot several rounds, so please do not bring your own gun. Cost is $15. Space is limited. Call 724-455-2122, ext. 101, to register.

• J.R.R. Tolkein CEU, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 26. Dr. Al Ricketts will present this CEU titled, “The Theology of J.R.R. Tolkien.” Come explore the Christian world view behind “Middle Earth.” Cost is $25.

• Pennsylvania hunter's safety class, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 9. To register, visit

Catholic Daughters of America Court #260 is sponsoring a trip to Rivers Casino on Oct. 18. 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, 3270 Springfield Pike, will hold renewal and revival services at 7 p.m. Oct. 13-16. Speaker each night will be the Rev. Christine Rogan, Western Pennsylvania United Methodist Conference general evangelist. She pastors two United Methodist churches in Meadville. Call Pastor Mark Sholtis at 724-628-7953 for more information.

Normalville Area Volunteer Fire Department will hold a pizza and wing night from 5 to 10 p.m. Oct. 19 in the fire hall, 2287 Springfield Pike. Pizzas are $8.25 each for plain and pepperoni and $1 more for extra toppings. Wings are $8 for a dozen and $4 for a half dozen. For more information, call 724-812-6469 or 724-455-6510 and leave a message. The event benefits the fire department.

There will be a basket bingo on Oct. 20 in the Normalville Area Volunteer Fire Department fire hall, 2287 Springfield Pike. Doors will open at 1 p.m. Bingo will start at 2 p.m. Admission is $5; extra cards cost $1 each. A light lunch will be served. For more information, call 724-455-2477 or 724-455-6510 and leave a message. The bingo benefits the Ladies Auxiliary.

There will be a hunter's banquet from noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Donegal Community Center, 113 Community Center Lane. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. There will be 25 guns given away with the last one being given from the 7 p.m. Pennsylvania Daily Lottery number. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased from any firefighter or most local businesses.

Last week's trivia question was: Where was the Pennsylvania village of Hammondville located? Betty Bando, Jim Shawley, Bill Shepler, Peggy Magyor, George Miller and Don Chearney all called or emailed to answer. The correct answer: Hammondville was southeast of Bridgeport.

This week's question is asked by Jim Shawley: Who was the first president born in a hospital?

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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