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Mt. Pleasant Area High School to stage 'Grease'

| Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

After 30 years, a musical is returning to the Mt. Pleasant High School stage. “Grease” will be performed Friday and Saturday at the high school. The show will showcase about 30 talented young men and women who have been practicing for months to put on a great show. Show times will be 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday with an additional 2 p.m. matinee Saturday. Ticket prices will be $5 for adults and $3 for students and those with a Viking Pass will be admitted for free. There is also a special dinner and theater package that is being offered in conjunction with Grille 31 for the Saturday night show for $18 which includes dinner and a ticket to the show. For dinner reservations, call 724-542-4330 and regular tickets for the show can be bought the night of the performances.

I was very touched to see a new addition to the Coal and Coke Trail when I was out walking the other day. The trail now sports a brand new bench that was erected in memory of Bill Potoka. What a nice tribute to a man who will always will be a Mt. Pleasant legend.

There will be a Night at the Races held starting at 7 p.m. April 27 and will be hosted by the Cameron's Angel's Relay for Life team. Doors for the event will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner to be served at 6 p.m. The event will be held at the Kosciusko Club and tickets will cost $10. All proceeds from the event will go to the Relay for Life. For more information, call 724-547-6317.

Tickets are on sale for the Citizen of the Year banquet that will be held starting at 5 p.m. Sunday 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 will open at noon and the early bird bingo will begin 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 have just sent out donation seeking donations for the purchase of a new rescue/pumper. For a donation of $20 or more, you 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. So turn in your forms today.

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 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.

On Saturday starting at 7 p.m., a cash bash will be held at the Scottdale Fireman's Club with all proceeds from the event to benefit 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 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.

We are doing a great job recycling here in the borough so let' 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 dates are April 15 and 16.

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Marilyn Forbes is a Mt. Pleasant resident.

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