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Fish fry dinners popular during Lent

| Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Today is Ash Wednesday, and not only is it the start of Lent, but it is also the start up of some great fish fry dinners that will be held now though Easter. The Bullskin VFD's Ladies Auxiliary will be cooking up some great homemade Lenten treats starting on Friday. The fish fry will be held every Friday through March 22. Fish dinners will be offered, baked or fried with french fries or macaroni and cheese, cole slaw and desert for $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 12 and younger, and anyone age 4 and younger eats for free. Other items available will be haluski, chicken fingers and cole slaw. Takeout orders are available. The food will be prepared at the fire hall in Bullskin and will be served from 3 to 7 p.m. For takeout orders, call 724-887-0566.

Congrats to the students at the Mt. Pleasant Area High School for raising more than $1,000 already for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The students will continue to collect through the end of March.

I hope that we will not have to worry about this anymore this year, but please remember, you have to shovel the snow from in front of your residence or any property that you own it must be done within 24 hours of a snowfall. I also wanted to add that I was pleased to see some neighbors pitching in to help each other this past snowfall. We have a lot of elderly in the borough and also vacant homes. It's nice to see people helping each other to keep our walks cleared.

The Fairview Church of God will be hosting a soup kitchen from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 20. Soup, sandwiches and dessert and beverages will be available and donations will be accepted.

The new glass exhibit is open at the In-Town Shops 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 and is free to visit. The In-Town-Shops are located along Main Street. The exhibit features glassware from Bryce Brothers, L.E. Smith Glass and Lenox Crystal.

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, organizers are also looking for volunteers 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.

The monthly food pantry will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on 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.

The Trauger Volunteer Fire Department will be holding a Valentine's Day spaghetti dinner from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the hall. Cost for the dinner will be $6 for adults, and kids younger than 10 will be charged $3.

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 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.

You can also now recycle all your corded objects at Shop Demo Depot. The garbage companies will no longer accept any appliance or electronic item that have cords. They can be taken to Shop Demo which is able to recycle the electronics through the eLoop program and then use the money for charitable organizations. It's a great to help while you get rid of your old electronics!

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 and not taped. Remember, no pizza boxes. If you have more items then you have recycling containers, you can feel free to use any container that you have for items. Simply mark on the container that it is a recycle container. The next recycling days will be Monday and Tuesday.

Marilyn Forbes is a resident of Mt. Pleasant.

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