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Take responsibility when walking dogs

| Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Please remember that if you are out in Mt. Pleasant Borough walking your dog that you are responsible for any waste little “Fido” leaves — let's all work together to keep the borough nice.

Tickets are on sale for the Citizen of the Year banquet to be held starting 5 p.m. April 7 to honor Richard Snyder. The event will be held at the Kosciusko Club. 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.

The Relay for Life team The Castaways will hold a bingo on April 14 at the St. Pius Social Hall in Mt. Pleasant. Doors for the event open at noon and the early bird bingo begins at 1:45 p.m. In addition to regular games, there will be specials, instant games, 50/50 drawings and a Chinese auction with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. Tickets for the event will be $25 and only 250 tickets will be sold; for tickets call 724-547-5269 or 724-858-0401.

The Mt. Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department has just sent out donation letters seeking funding to purchase a new rescue/pumper for the department. For a donation of $20 or more, you and your family will receive a free 10-inch by 13-inch photo. Photos will be scheduled and the department will receive an extra $10 for every photo that is taken.

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 and is free to visit. The exhibit is located in the In-Town Shops along Main Street. The exhibit features 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.

On April 6 starting at 7 p.m., a cash bash will be held at the Scottdale Firemen's Club will all proceeds from the event benefitting the Animal Keepers Rescue. The event will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. and the dinner will be 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 itself.

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.

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.

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Marilyn Forbes is a Mt. Pleasant resident.

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