Mt. Pleasant Rotary calendars are still available

| Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, 10:36 a.m.

There is still time to get your Mt. Pleasant Rotary calendar for the new year. Calendars are available at the First Niagara Bank at the Countryside Plaza. The calendars all have one three-digit number, and if your number matches the evening drawing on the Pennsylvania Lottery, then you win. Proceeds from the calendar go to local charities and nonprofit organizations. The calendars cost $25 each.

Mt. Pleasant, Scottdale and Youngwood offer recycling for live Christmas 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 Friday at the Youngwood Borough maintenance building.

The American Legion is starting up 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 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, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. It is free to visit. The exhibit is located in the In-Town-Shops along Main Street in Mt. Pleasant. The exhibit features some wonderful glassware from Bryce Brothers, L.E. Smith Glass and Lenox Crystal. 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.

And while we are on the subject of the glass exhibit, volunteers are needed. Volunteers only need to give a few hours. Interested parties can stop in and inquire about needed dates and times.

Mt. Pleasant Fireman's Club holds Bingo every Tuesday night. Doors open at 5 p.m. Bingo starts at 6 p.m. All proceeds go to the fire department.

The Visitation Finance Council is sponsoring an all-you-can-eat pancake, egg, sausage breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at the Visitation Community Center, Walnut Street, Mt. Pleasant. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children 10 and under and toddlers eat for 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 in the upcoming month. There will be a blood drive held from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Christ Untied Methodist Church, 203 Market St., Scottdale. There will be another blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Youngwood Fire Hall located at the corner of Second and Chestnut streets.

The annual donation letters from the Mt. Pleasant library were recently mailed out to residents in the borough. Please try to contribute to the local facility. Funding has been severely cut over the years.

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 and all items are free of charge.

If you are a resident of the 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 that you have but please mark it as recyclable.

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

Marilyn Forbes is a resident of Mt. Pleasant.

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