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Halloween parade Saturday in Dawson

| Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Dawson Borough will hold trick-or-treat for area children from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday. There will be a Halloween parade. The parade will line up at Tiny Bubbles Laundromat and begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. Please make sure to have your children stop by the Dawson Volunteer Fire Department Fire Hall immediately following the parade to pick up their treats.

Vanderbilt Borough will hold trick-or-treat for area children from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Brownfield Community Center, located at 291 Banning Road, Dawson, will hold a trunk-or-treat event at the center from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Everyone is welcome to decorate their cars, bring candy and set up in the parking lot to treat the little ghosts and goblins as they drop by.

Flatwoods Fire Department will hold a buckwheat pancake supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Franklin Township Community Center (formerly the Curfew Grange). Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 4 to 10; children age 3 and younger will be served free. There will be a bake sale held at this event as well.

The City of Connellsville will hold trick-or-treat for area children from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Registration is now open for the first ever zombie run, “The Running Dead,” to be held Saturday in Connellsville. Registration is $35 for those who register the day of the event for runners and zombies alike. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. The race will begin promptly at noon. This chilling event will be held at 110 N. Prospect St. Prizes can be won by both runners and zombies. For more information, visit On the website, you will find the rules, a map of the route and the registration form. You will also find vendor and parking information. All proceeds from this event benefit the Connellsville Area High School Patriots. Please come out and help make this event a “howling” success.

Lower Tyrone Township residents please note fall cleanup is scheduled for Thursday. This is the regular pickup day for the township. Items that will not be picked up are computers, televisions, paint/paint cans or refrigerators unless the Freon is removed. Should you have any questions about items that won't be accepted, call the township office at 724-529-2810.

Friends of the Dunbar Historical Society, mark your calendars. The society will hold a dinner offering homemade cabbage rolls, mashed potatoes, applesauce, cake and beverage from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Dunbar Presbyterian Church social hall. Tickets will be available at the door. Cost is $7.50 for adults; kids meals will be available. The society is also selling a ticket on $1,400 to go off Dec. 7; see a member if interested.

Ladies Auxiliary to Flatwoods Volunteer Fire Department will hold a soup and sandwich lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Election Day (Nov. 5) at Franklin Township Community Center. Takeout will be available.

Just a reminder: Dawson Volunteer Fire Co. will continue its door-to-door fund drive Nov. 2, throughout Dawson and Lower Tyrone Township.

The Dawson/Lower Tyrone Honor Roll Committee has a limited number of souvenir books of the dedication of the new monument for sale at $10 each. They make a great gift for anyone associated with or on the new honor roll. They can be mailed anywhere in the United States at no extra charge. They are available at the Dawson post office or call 724-529-7298.

Next meeting of the Tri-Town Community Watch organization will be held 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Dawson VFC hall on Galley Street in Dawson. Refreshments will be served after the meeting. All Tri-Town residents are welcome to attend.

Another reminder: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Ladies, if you haven't had your yearly physical exam yet, now might be a good time to schedule it. Please don't forget to make a mammogram a routine event.

I would like to say a special thank you this week to Dawson resident Nonnie Colbert and members of the Dawson VFC for saving an annual tradition, our yearly, Halloween parade, for area children. This event is something that the kids truly look forward to every year. Thank you, Nonnie, from the bottom of our hearts.

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

Keep smiling and have a happy Halloween.

Beth Lynn is a Lower Tyrone Township resident.

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