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Visitation Finance Council plans breakfast

| Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, 12:01 a.m.

Happy New Year to everyone. I hope that 2014 brings wonderful things to all and I hope everyone is treated to a bright new year!

The Visitation Finance Council will host an all-you-can-eat pancake, egg, sausage breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 19 at the Church Community Center, Walnut Street. Buckwheat cakes will be available. Cost for the wonderful home-cooked meal will be: Adults, $6, and children age 10 and younger, $3. Toddlers age 3 and younger can eat for free. Tickets will be sold at the door. Takeout will be available.

If you are following a diet without gluten, you'll want to be sure to attend the January Gluten-Free Living meeting at Herbalicious, 612 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, at 7 p.m. Jan. 14. Learn about and discuss the latest in tests, studies and research concerning celiac disease and gluten-free diets. Sample new products, interact with others who follow the gluten-free diets and hear techniques to better deal with eating gluten-free. In addition, those who attend will receive a 10% off coupon for their next store visit; the store will be open for shopping. There is no fee to attend. All interested parties are invited. Call 724-542-9745 to register.

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 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 on which the nativity scene sits. The nativity will be up and displayed through Tuesday. Donations can be mailed to Nativity Scene, c/o Cindy Underwood, 225 W. Vine St., Mt. Pleasant, Pa. 15666.

For those of you with live Christmas trees, it will soon be time to take them all down and tree recycling is offered again in the borough. Trees can be dropped off at the borough compost site located between Kennedy Avenue and North Depot Street from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays through Jan. 31.

The Mt. Pleasant Glass Museum is now 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. It's very impressive, so stop out when you get the chance.

The museum is now accepting new members for 2014 — for only 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 still 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 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.

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 that you have but please mark it as recyclable.

Township residents are to put their recycle containers at the end of their driveways or in the location that they put their trash when it is collected. For a full schedule of recycling information and other township information, visit

We are doing a great job recycling here in the borough, so lets 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 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 Monday and Tuesday.

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Marilyn Forbes is a Mt. Pleasant resident.

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