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Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, 12:01 a.m.

The Visitation Finance Council will host an all-you-can-eat pancake, egg and sausage breakfast 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at the church community center on Walnut Street. Buckwheat cakes will be available. Cost for the meal will be $6 for adults and $3 for children 4 to 10. Toddlers 3 and younger eat for free. Tickets will be sold at the door and takeout will be available.

• Get your tickets now for the Visitation Parish Longaberger Basket Bingo Bash to be held March 2. Tickets are $22. Details for the event will be available shortly.

• The Mt. Pleasant Senior Center is looking for volunteers to help with its new home delivery program. Volunteers are needed to help pack the meals at about 8 a.m. every weekday morning. For more information, call the center at 724-547-4593.

• The Geyer Performing Arts Center, Scottdale will hold auditions for its spring play “Up the Down Staircase” at 5 p.m. Sunday. The show requires actors and actresses who can play high-school aged students. The show will be directed by Kat Post. Anyone between the ages of 13 and 30 is invited to audition. The audition will include a cold reading from the script. Show dates are March 13 through 16. The Geyer Performing Arts Center is a community theater located at 111 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. For information, call the theater at 724-887-0887.

• Pizza from St. Pius will be offered on the first Monday of the month. The pizzas are available from 3 to 7 p.m. for eat-in or takeout. The pizza has been a tradition in Mt. Pleasant for many years. For orders, call 724-547-0950; no orders will be taken after 7 p.m.

• 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 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 accepting members for 2014.

• You can still get engraved bricks that will be placed at the 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. 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 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. Township residents are to put their recycling 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 recycle information and other township information, visit

• We are doing a great job recycling here 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 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 recyclable 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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