Forbes: Work on Mt. Pleasant park moving forward

| Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

It's exciting to see the progress already being made at the site of the former Wood 'n Reflections at the east end of town. That area has been cleared, and the adjacent building to what will be the park is getting the sides finished, creating a really nice appeal to that area! I can't wait to see the finished park.

Entries for the baby contest that will be held at the Mt. Pleasant Glass and Ethnic Festival are being accepted through the end of the week. Anyone interested in entering a 5-by-7-inch photo of their baby can do so by contacting the sponsor, Frock Child Care, at 724-547-2531. The photos will be on display at the festival. Each photo will have its own donation can. Winners will be determined by the largest amount of money collected. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Mt. Pleasant Glass and Ethnic Festival's Children Relief Fund. Babies entered in the contest must be no older than 12 months as of Sept. 1.

If you don't have a baby, but you do have a pet, the annual Pet Photo Contest is returning the festival this year. All 4-by-6-inch photos of pets, only one per photo, will be accepted until the end of the week. There is a $5 entry fee. Winner of the Pet Photo Contest will also be determined by the amount of money raised at the festival, with half of proceeds to go to a local animal charity. For information, call the contest sponsor, A Dog Gone Pet Salon, at 724-547-7387.

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

A local band titled Dirt Road Sunset has released a new CD titled “Waiting for the Sunrise.” All proceeds from the sales of the CDs will go to the Wounded Warrior Project. The CD cost $10 and 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.

The DAR House genealogical library is still open. Anyone wishing to stop in to do some research is welcome! Hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, now through October.

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

If 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, 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 and cardboard that has been folded, bundled and tied, not taped. Also, 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 that it is a recycle container. Next recycling dates are Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.

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Marilyn Forbes is a Mt. Pleasant resident.

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