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Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Memorial Day is coming up on Monday, and I hope that everyone takes some time to attend a parade or a Memorial Day celebration in your area.

The Mt. Pleasant Memorial Day Parade will take place at 10 a.m. The parade will be followed by a program.

Nice job to the organizers of the 100-inning softball game held over the weekend. It was a beautiful day and a well-run and -attended event. It's so nice to see all the girls and their families out for a day of fun.

If you are looking for something to do this weekend, head over to the Laurelville Mennonite Church to take part in the Memorial Day picnic. The event will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and will include activities, wagon rides and food, and the pool will be open. The event is free, and all are welcome.

The DAR House genealogical library is now open, and anyone wishing to stop in to conduct some research is welcome. The library will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays through October.

If you are thinking of taking part in the Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market, now is the time to register. Check out the Business District Authority's website for more information at The market will operate July 3 through Oct. 23. You can register and pay $5 a week or $50 for the entire season. If you make it, bake it or grow it, you can offer it at the Farmers Market.

Cameron's Angel's Relay for Life team will be selling hoagies to raise funds for the relay. They will be taking orders for freshly made, 16-inch Italian hoagies. Each hoagie is $7; orders will be taken now through June 6. Hoagies will be delivered on June 15. To place and order call, 724 547-6317 or cell 724-640-2836.

Tickets are on sale for the Mt. Pleasant Community/School Picnic, which will be held on June 18 at Idlewild Park. Tickets are $21 and will not be sold in schools this year. Locations for tickets include the historical society office, Joe's Pools, Diamond Pharmacy, Shop n' Save, Brady's, Norvelt Pharmacy and Angie's Café.

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 and is free to visit. The exhibit is in the In-Town-Shops along Main Street. It features some wonderful glassware from Bryce Brothers, L.E. Smith Glass and Lenox Crystal, so stop in to see the glass and enjoy the wonderful history. There is no fee to visit.

For residents of Mt. Pleasant Township, the 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 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. But guess what? Now you can recycle the lids of your pizza boxes, too.

The next recycling days will be Tuesday and Wednesday because of the Memorial Day holiday.

Marilyn Forbes is a Mt. Pleasant resident.

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