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Pancake breakfast planned at Visitation

| Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, 5:26 a.m.

A Merry Christmas to all. Please take this time to enjoy the holiday and time with friends and family. Christmas only comes once a year and it should be a wonderful time for all!

New Year's Eve is coming up quickly. Please be careful while enjoying the holiday!

The Visitation Finance Council will host an all-you-can-eat pancake, egg and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Jan. 19, at the Church Community Center on Walnut Street. Cost for the meal will be $6 for adults and $3 for children who are age 10 and under. Toddlers who are ages 3 and under eat for free. Tickets will be sold at the door and take out will be available.

The donation cans for the Mt. Pleasant Nativity are still located throughout the town and every penny helps. The cans and other monetary donations are the only way that the committee raises money for the upkeep and maintenance of the wonderful Nativity scene. The committee is hoping to raise enough money to purchase new shirting for the platform that the Nativity scene is on. Donations can be mailed to Nativity Scene, c/o Cindy Underwood, 225 W. Vine St., Mt. Pleasant, PA 15666.

The Salvation Army Red kettles are now at local stores and outlets.

The Mt. Pleasant Glass Museums is officially open and is located in the old Lenox Crystal building. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. The museum is now accepting new members for 2014. For a small fee, you can become a part of this wonderful addition to Mt. Pleasant — stop up today for your form to join.

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. What a great idea for a holiday gift. The bricks are a great way to pay tribute to all Vikings and also act as a cool way to raise funding for the district. Order forms can be obtained at any school building office in the district or my visiting the school website.

The Mt. Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department is still selling tickets for a 2013 Ford F-150 4X4 truck with supreme cab. The winning number will be based on the evening number that will be drawn tonight on the Pennsylvania Lottery. Each ticket contains three four-digit numbers. The winner will also receive a $500 gift card and $100 will also be awarded to the ticket holder whose ticket has the number that is one above and one below the winning number. Tickets are $20 and are going fast. Tickets can be purchased by calling 724-493-4576 or 724-953-5183. Tickets can make those great last minute gifts that you may need today.

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.

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. 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 and the lids of your pizza boxes. If you have more items then 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 recycle container. The next recycling days will be Jan. 6 and 7.

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Marilyn Forbes is a Mt. Pleasant resident.

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