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Thank a veteran for making our country great

| Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, 8:55 p.m.

Today is Veterans Day. As such, banks, post offices, some schools and government offices are closed. If you see a veteran today or any day, give him or her a hearty handshake and a big thank you for making our country the great land that it is today.

Frazier School District will host a community awareness evening for parents from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday in its board room. Information presented will target mental health resources available in Fayette County on subjects such as: Drugs and Alcohol, Crime Victims, Domestic Violence and Behavioral Health. Representatives from various agencies will be available to provide information and answer questions. For more information, call Anne Peters, special education supervisor, or Holly Gillis, school social worker at 724-736-4426 or 724-736-4428.

Toys for Tots sign-up for Fayette County will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the Uniontown Mall. Please remember to bring the following with you when you go to register: Photo ID, proof of address, proof of income, the child's medical card and your green Access card.

The Lower Tyrone Township Supervisors will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. All township residents are welcome to attend.

Food bank distribution dates for November are:

• East Liberty Presbyterian Church of Vanderbilt from 10 a.m. until noon Thursday.

• Produce to the People, Fayette County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. until noon Thursday; registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

• Leisenring Presbyterian Church from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Nov. 20.

Tri-Town Ministries will hold its combined church services at 7 p.m. Thursday at Dawson Baptist Church, Dawson. This will be a healing service. Everyone is welcome. The Rev. Bob Prinkey of Tyrone Presbyterian Church will be the speaker. Millie Thomas will conduct the healing service and will be the vocalist; she has a beautiful voice. For more information, call 724-398-1493.

Morrell Volunteer Fire Department is offering free admission to its Sunday evening bingo game; if you bring any combination of five nonperishable canned goods to be donated to an area food pantry. On Nov. 24, you will be admitted free if you bring a new toy to be donated to a program that helps makes Christmas a little brighter for area children.

Tri-Town Community Crime Watch will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Dawson Volunteer Fire Co., Galley Street, Dawson. All area residents are urged to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

On Dec. 7, the Morrell Volunteer Fire Department will hold a toy bash. Tickets are $5 each and are available at various locations around the area. You can also get one at its weekly bingo games or from any Morrell VFD firefighter. There are two types of tickets available. One for boys and one for girls.

Dawson Volunteer Fire Co. is currently selling tickets for a Christmas bash to be held Dec. 8. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at several area businesses, or at any of the fire company's Tuesday evening bingo games or late night games, which are held the first and third Saturday of every month. You can also contact any member for tickets.

The Brownfield Community Center is currently taking reservations for “Breakfast with Santa” to be held Dec. 14. The fee for this event is $5 per person. Reservations must be made by Dec. 7. You can make a reservation by calling 724-529-2930 or by stopping by the community center.

Dawson VFC would like to thank those who so generously donated to its annual fund drive this year.

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

Beth Lynn is a Lower Tyrone Township resident.

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