Grange, VFD plan pancake supper
A buckwheat/pancake and sausage supper will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Curfew Grange Hall in Flatwoods. The event is co-sponsored by the Curfew Grange and the Flatwoods Volunteer Fire Department. Admission is $6 for adults and $5 for children ages 4 to 10. Children age 3 and younger will be served free. A bake sale will be held the day of the event. Any donations for the bake sale will be deeply appreciated. The Curfew Grange is located along Route 201 at the intersection of Flatwoods and Buena Vista roads.
An all-you-can-eat smorgasbord will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Philip G. Cochran Memorial United Methodist Church, corner of Howell and Griscom streets, in Dawson. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3.50 for children ages 6 to 12. No tickets will be sold at the door. For tickets, call 724-529-7432 or 724-529-2369.
On April 2, a chicken-n-biscuit dinner will be held at the Brownfield Community Center to benefit the 2006 Dawson Grange Community Fair. Dinner will be served from noon until 3 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children under age 10.
The following is the schedule for the special services for the Dawson Charge of the United Methodist Church for the month of April. Please remember that the public is welcome to attend any or all of these services that are being held in remembrance of the sacrifice that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ made on behalf of all mankind.
= April 13: Holy Thursday service at 7 p.m. at Cochran Memorial United Methodist Church on Griscom and Howell streets, Dawson. Communion will be celebrated.
= April 14: Good Friday Tenebrae service at 7 p.m. at Vanderbilt United Methodist Church, Route 201, Vanderbilt.
= April 16: Easter Sunrise service at Bryan United Methodist Church, 128 Chaintown Road in Lower Tyrone Township, breakfast will follow; 9 a.m. Vanderbilt UMC Canata service with communion; 10 a.m., Bryan UMC traditional service with communion; and 11 a.m., Philip Cochran Memorial UMC traditional service with communion.
Just a reminder -- no school on Friday in the Connellsville Area School District. This is a scheduled clerical day.
The Tri-Town Ministerium Association will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Vanderbilt Methodist Church, Route 201 (across from Sweet Pea's Mini Mart). Pastor Tom Cahill will speak on "The Church in Thyatira." All are invited to attend. On Sunday, there will be a service at 7 p.m. at the Tyrone Presbyterian Church located just off of Route 819, between Dawson and Scottdale. Pastor Rich Schimansky, of the Vanderbilt Church of Christ, will speak on "The Church in Sardis."
Congratulations go out to Jessica Kay Chambers and Pat Price, who were united in marriage on March 15. May God bless your union, now and always.
An open house was held on March 12 to celebrate the 90th birthday of Alberta Keedy, of Galley Street, Dawson.
Just a little early warning -- on April 2, we "spring " forward into Daylight Savings Time. You might want to mark your calendars so that you don't forget.
Did you know that March is National Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month• MS is a devastating neurological disorder that currently affects hundreds of thousands of Americans, and more are being diagnosed each day. There is no known cure. Please consider making a donation to the MS Association of America, 706 Haddonfeld Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002, or you can contact the Fayette County Chapter of the United Way and speak to them about making a donation. Treating MS is expensive. Therapy is expensive, but research, which is the most important thing, is the most expensive of all. Help find a cure or at least a plausible treatment for this debilitating disease that strikes people ranging in age from their early teens to mid-life and devastates their lives and that of their families. You can also contact MSAA at www.msaa.com or by calling 800-532-7667. Your donation not only goes for research, but for equipment distribution to make life easier for a patient to get around, home modifications, educational literature, MRI assistance for those who would otherwise be unable to afford this important diagnostic tool, and essential helpline consultations for patients and caregivers.
Last week's trivia question was: "Can anyone tell me where in our area Peterson's Funeral Home or Mortuary was located?" It was located in several places over a span of 30 years. Loretta Newell and Duane Christner both knew that it was located on Railroad Street in Dawson for most of its existence. It was located in what most people knew as "the old Dairy Bar" before Park Hill Mortuary and the Frank Galley Funeral Homes were located there. The phone number for the Peterson's Mortuary was Dawson 88. It also had a location in Vanderbilt for a short time. It was located in the back of a store near the Presbyterian Church Cemetery and the Peterson brothers also used a yellow brick house in Liberty for viewing for families who lived in that area. The Peterson brothers were not only morticians, they were tinkers, dentist, sort of "jacks of all trades." They even dabbled in horse-shoeing.
Now, for this week's question, thanks to Duane Christner: "Where in Dawson, was Blair's Stables located• If you know, give me a call at 724-529-2391 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also drop me a line at 276 Banning Road, Dawson, PA 15428-1175. Do the same with news of your upcoming events by Wednesday.