Mt. Pleasant Halloween activities detailed
Get ready for the little ones, as trick-or-treat will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in Mt. Pleasant Borough and Mt. Pleasant Township. The firetrucks will be riding around the borough to make sure that everyone has fun and is safe.
The annual Halloween parade will start at 7 p.m. Oct. 30.
Again, kudos to the Viking football team for yet another Friday night victory.
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, and the proceeds will then go to 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 fundraiser for the district. Order forms can be obtained at any school building office in the district or by visiting the school website.
A conference on trees will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Laurelville Conference Center, 941 Laurelville Lane, Mt. Pleasant. The conference was planned by the Laurel Highlands Conservation Coalition, a broad group of organizations and individuals who advocate for conservation, including watershed and trail groups, land conservancies, birding and fishing organizations, etc. Panels of speakers will address three topics: Tree programs, including help for communities seeking a greener image, help in developing forest management plan on private land, and the tax incentives of the Clean and Green Program; philosophies of land management, including sustainable forestry, cash value and managing wildlife habitat; and the value of trees for a community's image and for economic development. A $20 registration ($15 for students) covers the cost of a light breakfast, lunch, coffee and room rental. To register or to see the full program, visit www.pecpa.org/Laurel_Highland or e-mail email@example.com.
On Saturday, the Kecksburg Church of God will hold a trunk-and-treat event from 6 to 8 p.m. The church is located at 1255 Clay Pike Road, Kecksburg. Attendees are invited to attend dressed up or not, and vote for their favorite trunk and enjoy an evening with refreshments, a bonfire and fun. Anyone decorating his or her trunk and providing treats for participants will be eligible for the “Best Trunk” prize. If you have any questions about the event, leave a message on the church phone at 724-423-3076.
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.
The preschool of St. Florian Church, Route 981, United, will hold its annual turkey bingo Nov. 10 in the school hall. The doors will open at 2 p.m., and bingo will start at 2:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. Specials, 50/50 drawings and additional boards will be available, the and kitchen will be open. Call 724-423-4437 for more information. Proceeds benefit the preschool.
St. Florian has announced its annual holiday kolache Sale is under way. 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 pick up in the social hall Nov. 15 to 17. Call Phyllis, 724-423-5233, Bobbi, 724-423-6619 or Juanita, 724-423-2455 to place your order.
The West Overton Museums extended its new photo contest and will accept photos for entry now through the end of the year. 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 that will be held in early 2014.
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 CD is 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.
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 than 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 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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