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Forbes: Kudos to the Mt. Pleasant football team

| Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Another big kudos to the Vikings football team for yet another Friday night victory! Way to go, guys!

And speaking of the Vikings, you can now get your engraved bricks that will be placed at the new Viking Honor Court. Bricks can be ordered and placed in honor of or in memory of any former Viking. The proceeds will then go toward the sports, fine arts or music area that you choose. The bricks are a great way to pay tribute to all Vikings and also act as a cool way to raise funds for the district. Order forms can be obtained at any school building office in the district or by visiting the school website.

If you are looking for something fun and entertaining to do this weekend, head over to the Geyer Performing Arts Center in Scottdale to see a performance of the fun comedy “Blithe Spirit,” a Noel Coward classic that is sure to put a smile on your face. The show is being presented by Actors and Artists of Fayette County and features some great talent from the area. The play will be presented 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. All tickets are $10. For more information, call 724-887-0887 or visit the website:

The Coal and Coke trail is one busy place these days. It's great to see so many people using it now and it's so nice to walk it with all the leaves turning. Take a break from your day and hit the trail, you won't be sorry!

The preschool of St. Florian Church, Route 981, United, will hold its annual Turkey Bingo on Nov. 10 in the school hall. Doors open at 2 p.m.; bingo will start at 2:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. Specials, 50/50 drawings and additional boards will be available. The kitchen will be open. Call 724-423-4437 for more information. Proceeds benefit St. Florian Preschool.

St. Florian Church of United announces its annual holiday Kolache Sale is underway. Advance orders are being taken for 15-inch, freshly baked nut, apricot, poppyseed and prune rolls, priced at $12 each. Orders will be taken until Nov. 4. Rolls will be available for pickup in the social hall Nov. 15 through 17. Call Phyllis at 724-423-5233, Bobbi at 724-423-6619 or Juanita at 724-423-2455 to place your order.

Sign-ups for the annual Salvation Army Christmas sign-up will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the United Methodist Church. Adults and families must live in the following zip codes: 15610, 15621, 15644, 15666, 15674, 15685 and 15689 to quality. Sign-ups will be for the December food baskets.

The West Overton Museums extended its new photo contest and will accept photos for entry now through Dec. 31. Photos for the contest must be taken somewhere on the grounds of the West Overton villages, and can be interior or exterior shots. All photos must be in color. For information on the contest, call the museums at 724-887-7910. Winners of the contest will be announced at a reception, which will be held in early 2014.

Dirt Road Sunset, a local band, 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. CDs are priced at $10 each and can be purchased by contacting band founder George Estochin at 724-455-3369 or send 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. The library will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, now through Oct. 31.

If you are thinking of participating in the Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market, register at; last day of the market is Oct. 23.

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.

Let's keep up the great job recycling in the borough. 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, and also the lids of your pizza boxes. If you have more items than 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 dates are Oct. 28 and 29.

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Marilyn Forbes is a Mt. Pleasant resident.

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