Normalville firefighters plan pizza, wing night
The Normalville Area Volunteer Fire Department will hold a pizza and wing night from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Pizzas are $8.25 for cheese or pepperoni and $1 for each additional topping. Wings are $8 a dozen and $4 for a half dozen. Eat-in or takeout. The event will be held in the fire hall in Normalville, 3387 Springfield Pike. For more information, call 724-812-6469 or 724-455-6510 and leave a message.
The Kecksburg Ladies Auxiliary will hold an all-you-can-eat pasta and salad bar event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 4 to 12; free for children 3 and younger. You will have your choice of two pastas and three sauces, various dinner salads, dessert salads, dinner rolls and drinks. For more information, call 724-423-9540. The event will be held in the Kecksburg firefighters social hall, 5128 Water St., Kecksburg (Mt. Pleasant Township).
It's not too early to think about getting shoeboxes together for Operation Christmas Child. Once again, Clinton Church of God will serve as the relay center for our mountain area. OCC directors Charlie and Pam Hall advise that shoebox collections at the Clinton Fellowship Building, 640 Buchanan Road, will begin during the week of Nov. 18. Hours are as follows:
• Nov. 18 to 22, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m.
• Nov. 23, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Nov. 24, 1 to 4 p.m.
For instructions about what to buy and how to pack a shoebox, call the Halls at 724-455-1073.
Mark your calendar for the 2013 Yough Defense Party on Thursday in Falls City Pub in Ohiopyle. Join the Mountain Watershed Association for great food and drinks, silent auction items including handmade and local art, lots of river gear, and music from Meadow Run and The Ferncliff Collective. As always, your $20 donation at the door and all draft beer sales go directly to the Yough Defense Fund. The event benefits MWA's Yough Defense Fund's Youghiogheny Riverkeeper program. For more information, call 724-455-4200. A big thanks to Wilderness Voyageurs for hosting the party once again.
Indian Head Church of God will host a Community Arts & Crafts Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 23 at the ICV Community Center, 628 Indian Creek Valley Road. Refreshments will be for sale. The event benefits the church's missions.
The 14th annual Christmas in the Mountains event will be held Dec. 6-8 at the following businesses: Nino's Laurel Garden, Gallery of Steel, Brady's Restaurant, Linda Brown's Floral, Collections By Marty, Firefly Chocolates, Country Pie Shoppe, Old General Store and Body in Balance. Look for the Christmas tree signs. Businesses are located heading east on Route 31 from Mt. Pleasant to Donegal. Register at participating businesses for a chance to win a local shopping spree and overnight stay in a Holiday Inn Express. For more information, visit www.christmasinthemountains.org or find it on Facebook.
The annual Stocking Stuffer ticket is being offered again by the Mountain Laurel Chamber of Commerce. The winning number will be taken from the Pennsylvania Daily 3-digit lottery number drawn at 7 p.m. Jan. 7. Many chamber businesses are offering prizes on the $5 ticket. For more information, call the chamber at 724-593-8900.
Mountain Laurel Chamber of Commerce wishes to congratulate Luke Hauger, a sixth-grader at Donegal Elementary School, on being named recipient of the September 2013 Student of the Month Award, sponsored by the Stahlstown Flax Scutching Festival.
A local band, Dirt Road Sunset, will release its third CD, “Welcome to the Sunset,” at the end of the month. The band will have put together a spiritual CD called “Spiritual Joy.” The CD has five songs on it for $5. To order, call George Estochin at 724-455-3369. A representative will be at Save-A-Lot in Mt. Pleasant on Saturday with CDs to explain their project. The band would like to thank the churches in the area for all of their support. The band is dedicated to helping wounded veterans through the Wounded Warrior Project. All proceeds from the sale of the CDs go to help wounded warriors.
The Mountain Watershed Association's 2014 lottery calendars have arrived. There are 365 chances to win your money back, plus top prizes of $100, $200, $250 and $500. Buy a 2014 lottery calendar online (www.mtwatershed.com) or stop at the office to pick one up. They make great Christmas gifts, featuring full-color photographs of the Indian Creek Watershed. Call 724-455-4200, ext. 0, or email email@example.com to purchase.
Last week's trivia question: What was the original name for Veterans Day? Betty Bando, John Steindl, Virginia Work, Doris Randall, Henry Nicholson, Dorothy Beck, George Miller, Peggy Magyor and Bill Shepler all answered Armistice Day.
This week's question is based on a question submitted by Betty Bando: Who was Sister Bertrille?
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Pam Porterfield is a resident of Normalville.
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