Mt. Pleasant to hold 9/11 service

| Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

The annual 9/11 Tribute and Memorial Program will be held starting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the gazebo in Veterans Park. The event will include a few comments and thoughts offered by local officials, music and reflection. Everyone is invited to attend the touching tribute.

In honor of 9/11, Alexander's Pizza and Subs will offer a special that will only be offered Wednesday. The special for the day is a 12-cut pizza with one topping that will be offered for $9.11. For every pizza that is sold, Alexander's will donate $1 to the Mt. Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department.

The Bullskin Township Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a discount food sale starting at 9 a.m. Saturday the at its fire station. The event will feature meats, cheeses and other food items at discounted prices. All sales are cash only. There is a great selection to pick from and now is the perfect time to stock up for the holidays. Partial proceeds from the sales will go to the fire department. Sales are on a “cash only” basis.

Head over to the Geyer Performing Arts Center this weekend to see the lively comedy “The Boardinghouse,” a fun and fast-paced family show that is sure to please audiences of all ages. Show times will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday with a 2:30 p.m. matinee Sunday. All tickets will be $10; for information, call 724-887-0887 or visit at

A big congratulations to the Mt. Pleasant Vikings football team on its impressive start to the season. Go, Vikings!

A plea to all dog owners — please remember to clean up after your four-legged friends. It is so disheartening to see waste on our sidewalks or in the grass in our parks. It only takes a second to “scoop,” but it makes the world of difference.

The Mt. Pleasant Glass and Ethnic pageant committee is now accepting applications for the upcoming festival that will be held Sept. 27, 28 and 29. The divisions for the titles include Little Miss, for girls age 4 to 7; Young Miss, for girls 8 to 12; and Miss for young ladies age 13 to 18. Applications can be obtained by visiting the website at or by calling 724-689-4768.

Applications are now being accepted for the Mt. Pleasant's Got Talent contest to be held during the Glass and Ethnic Festival. The contest will showcase entertainment acts of all ages. Only the first 12 acts will be accepted. Those under the age of 18 must have parental consent; for more information, call 724-547-9632.

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

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 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, now through October.

If you are thinking of taking part in the Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market, there is still time to register. For more information, visit The market will operate now through Oct. 23.

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.

Residents of the borough are doing a great job recycling — 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. Also, you can recycle the lids of your pizza boxes. If you have more items then you have recycling containers, feel free to use any container you have for items. Simply mark on the container that it is a recycle 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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