Everson council to meet on Monday
Everson council will meet 6:30 p.m. Monday at the borough building, 232 Brown St. The public is welcome to attend.
• The Helping Hand Clothing Ministry of the New Hope Alliance Church, 229 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays. For more information about this ministry, call Donna Davis at 724-887-4164 or Lisa Erickson at 724-220-5154.
• You have until April 30 to enter your favorite recipe in a recipe contest sponsored by the American Profile, Athlon Media Group. There will be monetary prizes awarded. To enter, send your original recipe to email@example.com or by mail to Recipe Contest, American Profile, Athlon Media Group, 2451 Atrium Way, Suite 320, Nashville, TN 37214. Deadline for entry is April 30. For details on what to include in your entry and the official rules, visit www.athlonmediagroup.com/Recipe_Contest.html or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the address above.
• Congratulations to Linda Gigliotti for being appointed to Everson Borough Council. Good luck in all council activities. Welcome.
• Scottdale Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its annual Easter egg hunt at noon Saturday for toddlers up to students in third grade in Loucks Park. The event will feature balloons, treats, face-painting and an appearance by the Easter Bunny.
• Volunteers are needed and always welcomed for Jacobs Creek Area Faith in Action. The organization's services enable senior citizens to remain in their homes independently. All interested people may call 724-542-4117 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Melaney Hegyes is the director.
• Readers, take time to mail a card to someone special in your life. Some children are not acquainted with “snail mail” as some people call it; selecting, addressing the card and envelope, put on a stamp and make sure it is taken to the post office or given to your mail carrier. Give your children the thrill of making someone's day really happy.
• Good Friday is almost here and Easter Sunday will be here in three days. We have been through a snowy, cold winter and I know we are happy for warmer weather.
• If you have never heard a choral concert in the beautiful sanctuary of the Philip G. Cochran Memorial United Methodist Church, Dawson, now is the time! Choral groups love to perform there where the music reverberates from 40-foot-high stone architecture with sound that is beautiful and moving. The Greater Scottdale Choral Society will perform 7 p.m. Monday at the church. A freewill offering will be accepted and refreshments will be served after the concert.
• Jim Oglethorpe, a native of Connellsville and author of “Leisenring No. 1,” will present “The Golden Years; Working the Connellsville Seam” at 2 p.m. April 27 at West Overton Village & Museums, Scottdale. Light refreshments will be served. A donation of $5 per person at the door is suggested. For more information, visit www.westovertonvillage.org or call 724-887-7910.
• The Ladies Auxiliary of the Scottdale Elks Lodge 777 will host a “Mother's Day Shopping Extravaganza” on May 3. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the lodge on the corner of Pittsburgh and Stoner streets in Scottdale. There will be more than 20 vendors showing and selling their wares from handmade jewelry and candy to crocheted and knitted items. The auxiliary is raising money for the veterans program and youth activities sponsored by the lodge. The public is invited to attend and enjoy shopping for that special Mother's Day gift. There is no charge.
• West Overton Village & Museums is sponsoring a day trip to Gettysburg on June 18. The day begins 6:30 a.m. at West Overton; bus will depart at 6:45. Bus is scheduled to arrive in Gettysburg at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $60 per person. All reservations must be received by June 2. To register, call West Overton at 724-887-7910 or visit www.westovertonvillage.org. To register via mail, send a check (made payable to West Overton Village & Museums) and information to West Overton Village & Museums at 109 W. Overton Road, Scottdale, PA 15683. If you would like to stay overnight at the Holiday Inn Express, which includes breakfast beginning at 6 a.m., and is 5 minutes from the West Overton Museum, call 724-547-2095. Mention that you are going on the tour and they will give you a discount if you reserve by May 17.
• Good news, Scottdale residents, the borough is still located in the 52nd Legislative District. Boundaries have changed and will take effect in December. State Rep. Deberah Kula will host a Seniors For Safe Driving highway safety education program for senior citizens age 55 and older from 1-5 p.m. May 2 at the Connellsville Senior Center, 100 E. Fayette St., Connellsville. These programs are certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The successful completion of the program will make senior drivers eligible for a 5 percent discount on their automobile insurance premiums, across the board, for a period of three years. Receiving this discount is mandated by Pennsylvania state law. If you have never participated in a senior driving program before, you must attend a two-day class. To qualify for this one-day program, you must have attended a program in the past. To register for a class, call 800-559-4880, 724-283-0245 or register at www.seniorsforsafedriving.com.
• Veterans, PennDOT is offering a designation for Pennsylvania driver's licenses and identification cards. The designation, an American flag with the word “veteran” beneath it, will appear on the front of the license or identification card. Qualified applicants for a veteran's designation include those who have received a Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty/DD214 or equivalent, for service in the U.S. Armed Forces, including a reserve component or the National Guard, who were discharged or released from such service under conditions other than dishonorable. There is no fee for the veteran's designation, however, regular renewal or duplicate fees still apply. Veterans holding a non-commercial driver's license or identification card can immediately apply for the designation by visiting www.dmv.state.pa.us and clicking on the American Flag/Veterans Designation icon.
• CHIP is short for the Children's Health Insurance Program — Pennsylvania's program to provide health insurance to uninsured children and teens who are not eligible for or enrolled in Medical Assistance. Regardless of the reasons your children might not have health insurance, CHIP may be able to help you. Parents, if your child needs insurance and is under age 19, call 800-986-KIDS (800-986-5437) for more information.
Enjoy your holiday with family and friends. If it is not possible, call, email or text them just to keep in touch. Have a wonderful, blessed Easter.
Patricia Walker is a Scottdale resident.