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Mt. Pleasant Easter Egg Hunt set for Sunday

| Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 8:49 p.m.

Get ready for the big Mt. Pleasant Easter Egg Hunt that will be held for borough residents and their families at 2 p.m. Sunday. The hunt will be held on the grounds of the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department and, in case of inclement weather, inside the station.

The Easter Egg Hunt for Mt. Pleasant Township residents will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Norvelt walking track and ball field.

Happy first day of spring to everyone! I guess the ole' groundhog was wrong, but there is an end to winter in sight soon!

Actors and Artists of Fayette County will hold auditions for the upcoming June performance of “The Wizard of Oz.” Audition times and dates will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday and from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. Anyone auditioning needs to prepare 32 bars of a song from a Broadway musical. Please bring sheet music in the correct key. No CDs or a capella auditions allowed. There will also be a dance audition, so wear comfortable clothing and the proper shoes. Auditions will be held at the Geyer Performing Arts Center in Scottdale. All roles are open and auditions are open to everyone age 7 and older. For information, call the theater at 724-887-0887.

From 6:30 to 1 p.m. Saturday, Brandonstrong Relay for Life team will hold a fundraiser at the Greengate Centre Chick-Fil-A. For flyers needed to take part in the fundraiser, call Michelle at 724-542-4003.

A reminder to everyone that the Mt. Pleasant Church of God Food Pantry from 9 to 10:30 a.m. March 26.

Tickets are on sale for the “Citizen of the Year” banquet, which will begin at 5 p.m. April 7 in the Kosciuszko Club in Mt. Pleasant to honor Richard Snyder. Tickets can be purchased at the Regional Family YMCA, DePalma Plumbing and Heating, Standard Bank in Mt. Pleasant, First Niagara Bank at Countryside Plaza and Woods Jewelry.

Mt. Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department has sent donation letters to help collect funds to purchase a new rescue / pumper for the department, a piece that will replace two of their older vehicles. For a donation of $20 or more, you and your family will receive a free 10-by-13-inch photo. The department will receive an extra $10 for every photo taken, so turn in your forms today.

They're back, but you only have one week left to take advantage of them! The fabulous homemade St. Pius Lenten meals that have become so popular in the area will be served on Friday. The wonderful meals feature a special pasta of the week, vegetable, garlic breadstick, drink and dessert. There is also a fish dinner available every week that includes fish, baked or fried, coleslaw, vegetable, macaroni and cheese, garlic breadsticks, dessert and beverage. The meals will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Both eat-in and take-out are available. There are children's meals, too. This week's pasta will be homemade ravioli.

Mt. Pleasant Firemen's Club will again be selling great Lenten food through Friday. Fish sandwiches and other sides will be offered every Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and then again for dinner from 4 to 7:30 p.m. The club will also be open on March 29.

If you like your pet and you like the Easter Bunny, then take him / her to Muddy Paws from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday to get your pet's photo taken with the Easter Bunny! Donation for a photo is $10, which will then be given to the Animal Keepers Rescue. Your $10 donation will get you a 4-by-6-inch photo with photo holder, homemade dog treats (cats get toys) and a free chance on the Chinese auction baskets. Stop in, get a photo and donate to a very worthy cause.

The Bullskin Volunteer Firemen's Ladies Auxiliary has been cooking up some great homemade Lenten treats and Friday is the last night to take advantage of them. Fish dinners will be offered, baked or fried, with french fries or macaroni and cheese, coleslaw and dessert for $8 for adults, $4 for children age 4 to 12; children age 3 and younger eat free. Other items available will be haluski, chicken fingers and coleslaw. Take-out 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 take-out orders, call 724-887-0566.

The new glass exhibit is free and open to visit from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. 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.

Mt. Pleasant Glass Museum is accepting memberships. 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.

On April 6, a cash bash will be held at the Scottdale Firemen's Club with all proceeds to benefit the Animal Keepers Rescue. The event will be held from 7 to 10 p.m.; dinner catered by Leo's Pub and Grille. Tickets for the event will be $25 and are available at Muddy Paws, Leo's Pub and Grille, Mt. Pleasant Animal Hospital, Roadrunner Marathon Convenience Store in Scottdale and the shelter.

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.

We are doing a great job recycling 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, feel free to use any container, simply mark that it is a recycle container. Next recycling dates are April 1 and 2.

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Marilyn Forbes is a Mt. Pleasant resident.

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