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Mt. Pleasant Community/School Picnic is Tuesday

| Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 7:53 p.m.

Tickets are now on sale for the Mt. Pleasant Community / School Picnic, which will be held Tuesday at Idlewild Park. Tickets are $21 and will not be sold in the schools this year. Locations to get tickets include the historical society office, Joe's Pools, Diamond Pharmacy, Shop n' Save, Brady's, Norvelt Pharmacy and Angie's Café. The picnic is a fun day to get together, so plan on attending if you can. The picnic is always a great way to see people while spending time in one of the area's nicest parks.

Happy Father's Day to all fathers out there. I hope you have a special and wonderful day.

Actors and Artists of Fayette County will present the “Wizard of Oz” Thursday through Sunday at the Geyer Performing Arts Center in Scottdale. The wonderful show features a huge cast of performers from all over the area and is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Show times will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12 with a special dinner-theater package offered in conjunction with Miss Martha's Tearoom for $25. For reservations, call 724-887-0887 or visit

There will be a strawberry festival from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Bullskin Fairgrounds. Cost for admission is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children.

The second installation of Concerts in the Park will be held Sunday at the gazebo in Veterans Park. Featured band will be “On the Horizon.” The event is sponsored by Frock Day Care. In addition to the band, there will be games, contests and fire truck rides, so it's sure to be a fun event for the entire family.

The Animal Keepers Rescue will hold a low cost feline spay and neuter clinic on July 25 at the Mt. Pleasant Church of God. All cats and kittens must be reregistered by July 1. Cost for the clinic will be $50 for neuter and $60 for spay; kittens must be at least 5 months of age. For more information or to register, call 724-547-6421 or email

The DAR House genealogical library is now open. Anyone wishing to stop in to do some research is welcome. The library will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and from 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 BDA'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.

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 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.

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, not taped. But guess what, now you can recycle the lids of your pizza boxes. If you have more items than you have recycling containers, feel free to use any container, simply mark on the container that it is a recycle container. The next recycling dates are June 24 and 25.

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Marilyn Forbes is a Mt. Pleasant resident.

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