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Bullskin firemen plan discount food sale

| Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, 12:02 a.m.

The Bullskin Township Volunteer Fire Department will hold a discount food sale at 9 a.m. Saturday at the fire station. The event will feature meats, cheeses and other food items at great discounted prices. All sales are cash only. There is a great selection from which to pick. Now is the perfect time to stock up. Partial proceeds from the sales will go to the fire department.

I wanted to take a second and thank the members of the street and sewage department, the fire department and the borough who made this year another beautiful holiday season in Mt. Pleasant. The decorations were wonderful, and I for one will be sad to see them go. Great job, and thanks for making the town look so pretty!

For those of you who have live Christmas trees but do not know what to do with them, fear not, Mt. Pleasant, Scottdale and Youngwood all offer recycling for your old trees. Trees can be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, now through Jan. 31 at the Mt. Pleasant street department building; from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., now through Jan. 31 at the Greenridge Reclamation site; and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., now through Jan. 18 at the Youngwood Borough maintenance building.

The American Legion is starting a new club for motorcycle riders who are members or who qualify to be members of the American Legion, the Sons of the American Legion or the Legion Auxiliary. The new club will be called the Legion Riders. For more information, call 724-547-8972 or 724-547-2430.

The new glass exhibit is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. The exhibit is located in the In-Town Shops along Main Street. The exhibit features some wonderful glassware from Bryce Brothers, L.E. Smith Glass and Lenox Crystal, so stop in and see the glass and enjoy the wonderful history. There is no fee to visit.

The Mt. Pleasant Glass Museum is now officially accepting membership. The money generated from the members will keep the facility open and will hopefully help to transform the exhibit into a permanent museum, one that can be enjoyed by visitors and residents for years to come. Membership forms are available at the exhibit and in other locations in town.

While we are on the subject of the glass exhibit, volunteers are needed to help with the running of the exhibit. They only need a few hours from those who would like to be a part of this new adventure into the highlighting of the town's history. Interested parties can stop in and inquire about needed dates and times.

If you like to play bingo, then head over to the weekly night of bingo held at the Mt. Pleasant Firemen's Club every Tuesday night. Doors open at 5 p.m. with bingo to begin at 6. All proceeds from the bingo go to the fire department which greatly needs the funding, so grab your bingo daubers and head over!

The Visitation Finance Council is sponsoring an all-you-can-eat pancake, egg and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 20 at the Visitation Community Center on Walnut Street, Mt. Pleasant. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children age 10 and younger; toddlers eat free. Buckwheat cakes and takeout will be available.

A great way to start the new year is by donating blood. A few local blood drives will be held this month. A blood drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Jan. 16 at Christ Untied Methodist Church, 201 Market St., Scottdale. There will be another blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at Youngwood Fire Hall, located at the corner of Second and Chestnut streets. All types are needed. Your donation will be greatly appreciated.

The annual donation letters from the Mt. Pleasant Library were mailed out recently to borough residents. Please try to contribute to the local facility. Funding has been severely cut over the years, and the facility could greatly use the community's help.

The monthly food pantry will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. the last Tuesday of every month at the Mt. Pleasant Church of God. There is also a clothes pantry open at that time. All items are free of charge.

If you are a resident of Mt. Pleasant Township, your monthly recycling date will be the first Thursday of a full week of each month. If you do not have a container from your recycling company, use any container you have, but please mark it as recyclable.

Speaking of recycling, there is now a paper recycle bin located outside the Shop Demo Depot in the borough. The paper is recycled.

We are doing a great job recycling here in the borough, so let's keep it up. Items that can be recycled include glass, plastics, cans, newspapers, phone books, magazines, junk mail, cardboard that has been folded, bundled and tied, not taped. Remember, no pizza boxes.

If you have more items than you have recycling containers, you can feel free to use any container you have for items. Simply mark on the container that it is a recycle container. The next recycling days will Jan. 21 and 22.

Marilyn Forbes is a Mt. Pleasant resident.

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