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Dirt Road Sunset band helping to raise money for Wounded Warrior Project

| Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 1:21 a.m.

A local band — Dirt Road Sunset — has released a CD titled “Waiting for the Sunrise,” and all proceeds from the sales of the CD will go the Wounded Warrior Project. The CD, priced at $10, can be purchased by contacting band founder George Estochin at 724-455-3369 or by sending a check or money order to George Estochin, P.O. Box 170, Melcroft, PA 15462.

• Thanks to the Mt. Pleasant street department for the great work it did on the trail cut through the woods by Willows Park. I walk that way almost daily, and a nice walk through the woods is far better then a walk down the road.

• The Geyer Performing Arts Center will present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” this weekend and next. Tickets will be $12, and there is a dinner and theater package available for $25 that is in conjunction with Miss Martha's Tearoom. Show times will be 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call 724-887-0887 or visit

• St. Florian's annual summer festival will be held beginning at noon Aug. 11. The festival will feature a basket booth, American and ethnic foods, games of chance and children's games, world-famous fried dough, a cake table and a used book sale. Entertainment from noon to 3 p.m. will be provided by Frank Powaski, who will broadcast his radio show live, and Ray Jay & The Carousels will perform from 5 to 9 p.m. The festival will draw to a close with the drawing of various ticket winners about 9 p.m. Stop out for a day of fun and festivities.

• The Hurst High School Alumni Association, covering graduates from the classes of 1908 to 1963, will hold the biennial reunion on Aug. 24 in Roosevelt Hall, Norvelt. If you attended the school during the aforementioned years, you are eligible 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 open and anyone who wishes 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.

• Sign up now for the upcoming Corey Moximchalk Classic Memorial Golf Outing, scheduled for 1:15 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Norvelt Golf Club. The event will be held in memory of Moximchalk, who was tragically killed in a crash in the spring. The cost for the event will be $85 per person, and all teams will be four person. If you don't want to play golf but still want to attend, the 5:30 p.m. dinner buffet is open to all for $25. For more information, call 724-516-1792.

• 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: The market will operate 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 in the In-Town shops on 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 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, not taped. You can now recycle the lids of your pizza boxe. If you have more items than you have recycling containers, feel free to use any container that you have for items. Simply mark on the container that it is a recycling 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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