Henry: Winter Jam 2013 to feature music of Connellsville teachers, students
Atkins Music Center's Winter Jam 2013 will be a fun way to enjoy Saturday afternoon. Teachers and students will showcase their music on stage in the Porter Theater in the Community Center from noon to 3 p.m. There is no admission charge.
Believe In Connellsville members have announced the winners of the holiday decorating contest. Congratulations to DeMuth Florist. Its winning windows are outstanding. The others chosen are also terrific. They are Connellsville Community Ministries, The Health Insurance Store, T&A House of Treasures, Wavie and Jane's, Lions Square Park, Bikes Unlimited, West Side Jewelry and Somerset Trust Co. These and others have made Connellsville look great. If you take a drive around the residential areas, you will also see many bright and colorful displays.
Everybody, get ready to take the plunge on New Year's Day. This is the 10th year for the Connellsville Polar Bear Jump into the Youghiogheny River. The first one was held Jan. 1, 2005, with 46 people. It has grown to hundreds. If you don't want to get in the icy water, it's still fun to watch.
Conn-Area Catholic School is selling a calendar ticket for January. There are 31 chances to win in January with a total of $2,500 in cash prizes award. Each ticket has two three-digit numbers and is based on the 7 p.m. drawing of the Pennsylvania Daily Number. Tickets are $10 each. Anyone interested in purchasing a calendar ticket should call the school office at 724-628-5090.
Connellsville Bed & Breakfast, the Connellsville Garden Club, and the Friends of Carnegie Free Library are planning a partnership event for January and February. Lucy King, who owns the B&B, has offered to serve Sunday brunch there on five dates: Jan. 19 and 26, and Feb. 2, 9 and 16; with two seatings, at 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., and a different fixed menu each week. King is generously donating the profits to the Garden Club and the Friends. Members of the two groups will help serve and sell tickets, which must be purchased in advance. Call 724-628-1513.
Happy birthday to two Connellsville citizens who are shining examples of all that is good in this world. Both are family men who have proudly served their country and are admired for the talents they share with our community. On Wednesday, Tony Cavalier celebrates his 87th birthday, and on the next day, Harry Porter celebrates his 90th. Best wishes for a wonderful year ahead.
The Presbyterian Church will hold its annual Indoor Yard Sale on the first weekend in February. For more information, call 724-628-4401.
The Connellsville Marching Band is selling chances for a weekend getaway to Nemacolin Woodlands. Tickets are $5 for a chance at a three-day/two-night stay in Chateau LaFayette, $600 in resort cash and $500 inn extra spending money. Resort cash cannot be used for the casino other than dinner. If interested, please call Jessica Schomer at 724-812-2524.
Highlands Hospital Club will hold a Rock 'n' Roll Oldies Dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Connellsville Elks Lodge. Tickets at $15 per person are available by calling Cheryl at 724-628-2917 or Donna at 724-626-1028.
Conn-Area Catholic School is having a Valentine's Day Dinner Dance and Benefit on Feb. 14. The event will be held in the newly renovated Murphy Hall. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m., and entertainment starts at 8 p.m. The evening's entertainment will be the Sammy Brooks Band. The event will feature a buffet dinner, live entertainment, a cash bar and many raffles. Tickets are $30 per person. For tickets, call the school at 724-628-5090.
It is sad that Joanne Natale has passed away. She had so many dear friends who will miss her so much. She was a sweet lady with a beautiful smile, and I enjoyed knowing her.
Hopefully you are all done with your Christmas shopping and ready to head to church, relax with family or simply take a nap. On this Christmas Eve, I want to wish everyone a happy, harmonious and healthy holiday. I hope you all will enjoy this special week and find reasons to smile and be grateful. Merry Christmas.
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Nancy Henry is a Connellsville area resident.
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