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Mt. Pleasant Historical Society to host Christmas Home Tour

| Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, 11:30 p.m.

The annual Christmas Home Tour, hosted by Mt. Pleasant Historical Society, will be held 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

The event is a wonderful way to see some of the lovely decorated homes and businesses in the area while supporting the group who strives to preserve the area's history. Tickets for the tour are $15 and can be purchased the day of the event at the Chestnut Log Home, 420 Washington St., Mt. Pleasant. Proceeds from the event will go to the group and its efforts in keeping the log home open to the public.

• For a little Christmas entertainment, Geyer Performing Arts Center will present the musical “Miracle on 34th Street.” Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. All tickets will be $12. For information, call 724-887-0887 or visit the website at

• The annual candlelight procession will be held today in the borough. Procession will begin 6 p.m. at Central Fire Station at the top of Washington Street off Church Street and proceed down Washington Street to the gazebo. All are welcome.

• Holiday bell ringers for the Salvation Army are out in abundance. Please give a dollar or two or your spare change — a little donation can make a big difference.

• The “Images of Mt. Pleasant” is now available and ready for purchase. The book features lots of great photos taken in Mt. Pleasant Borough from centuries ago to present. The book was put together by members of the Mt. Pleasant Friends of the Library and can be purchased at the library.

• A new business has opened in the borough — Howard's Firearms. The business is located at 11 W. Main St. and has an impressive inventory.

• The 2015 Rotary Calendar is available for purchase and will make a great Christmas gift or a gift for yourself. The calendars are $25 and each has one 3-digit number — if that number matches the evening drawing of the Pennsylvania Daily Lottery than you win. Each calendar offers 365 chances. All proceeds from the calendar sales will be given to local nonprofit organizations. Calendars are available at Wood's Jewelers, Standard Savings in Mt. Pleasant and First Niagara Bank at its Mt. Pleasant and Countryside locations.

• Gingerbread houses from the recent contest are displayed in windows of businesses located on Main Street. If you are in the borough, take a few minutes to walk around and see the wonderful work and creativity put into these creations. The dream house winner, created by Fran Markle of Greensburg, is displayed in Levin's Furniture window.

• A dinner, featuring chicken Parmesan and spaghetti, will be served to the public from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Mt. Pleasant Firemen's Club. For more information, call 724-547-4830.

• There is now an official flag drop-off site inside the main door of the Norvelt Business Plaza (the former Hurst High School) in Norvelt. If you have flags that are worn or torn, please drop them off to be properly disposed of by local Scouts.

• There is a flag drop-off located on the sidewalk outside the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Main Street, Mt. Pleasant Borough. Please take all old or torn flags to either location. The VFW Post is officially reopened.

Marilyn Forbes is a Mt. Pleasant resident.

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