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Party in the Park in Mt. Pleasant tonight

| Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

The Party in the Park event will be taking place tonight at the gazebo area of Veterans Park. Fun starts at 6 p.m. with family games and food, to be followed by the new laser show. The traditional July 3 fireworks display will take place when the skies turn dark.

The Relay for Life team Esther's Crew is in the process of selling “stars.” They'll be painted on the sidewalks of participating businesses in the town. The stars are available in an assortment of colors, with each color depicting a different type of cancer. The stars can be ordered in honor of or in memory of someone. For information, call 724-547-5839 or 724-454-2484.

The summer arts and crafts program is now in full swing, and youths can enjoy the program weekdays from 10 a.m. to noon at Frick Park.

It's great to see the bike trail used so much these days. If you haven't already used it, check it out and take a nice walk or bike ride. If you look closely, you'll be able to see the bank of coke ovens and maybe even some fish in the stream that runs along the trail.

There is a lot to do for the little ones and adults alike at the Mt. Pleasant Public Library this summer. There are special reading programs going on for the little ones, and there is always great books to read for the adults.

The Hurst High School Alumni Association covering graduates from the classes of 1908 to 1963 will hold a biennial reunion on Aug. 24 at Roosevelt Hall, Norvelt. If you attended the school during the mentioned years, you are entitled to attend. The event will begin at 2 p.m. with a social hour and dinner to follow at 4 p.m. Interested classmates who have not received an information letter may call 724-863-5390. Reservations are requested by Aug. 5.

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

The Mt. Pleasant farmers' market is now open and ready for all shoppers and sellers to enjoy. If you are thinking of taking part in the farmers' market, now is the time to register. Check out the Business District Authority's website for more information at The market will operate starting today 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, 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. There is no fee to visit.

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'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. Now you can recycle the lids of your pizza boxes too. 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.

Marilyn Forbes is a Mt. Pleasant resident.

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