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Toys for Tots sign-ups Sunday

| Friday, Nov. 19, 2010

Toys for Tots sign-ups will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday and from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Cook Township Community Center, 1698 Route 711, Stahlstown. Bring your child's Social Security card and proof of Westmoreland County assistance. For more information, call 724-593-7743.

Come enjoy an early Thanksgiving dinner at Roosevelt Hall, 2325 Main St., to be held by the Norvelt Fire Department from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The cost is $8 for adults; $5 for children age 10 and younger — all you can eat.

There will be a Toy Bash Dec. 5 at the Indian Creek Valley Community Center. Doors open at noon. Bash will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $5. See any fireman for tickets or call 724-455-6510, 724-455-3509, 724-455-3411 or 724-455-3902. The bash benefits Saltlick Township and Normalville Volunteer Fire departments.

Tuesday night Bingo will be held at the Normalville Volunteer Fire Department's fire hall, 3387 Springfield Pike, starting at 6:45 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Support clean water and a safe and healthy community. The Mountain Watershed Association is selling its yearly fund-raising calendars. There are 365 chances to win with the Lottery Calendar. Calendars make great gifts for the holidays; cost is $30. For more information, call 724-455-4200 or visit at . The association is also selling Sarris Candy. If you are a business and would like a box to display in your business to help them or if you'd just like to buy some candy for stocking stuffers, give them a call.

The following are Indian Creek Valley Christian Family & Children's Center bus trips:

• Nine spots are left for the Sight and Sound Theatre in Lancaster presenting "The Miracle of Christmas" production Dec. 1. Dinner at Hershey Farms is included. Bus will leave Champion Christian School's North Campus in Donegal at 7:30 a.m. for the 1 p.m. showing. Cost is $95 for ages 18 and older, $80 for ages 13 to 18 and $68 for ages 3 to 12. E-mail at to reserve a spot or call 724-593-9200, ext. 100.

• Toby Mac and Skillet are coming to the Petersen Events Center at the University of Pittsburgh in Oakland on Dec. 10. Bus leaves Champion Christian School's North Campus in Donegal at 5 p.m. Group tickets plus bus ride are $30 each. E-mail at or call 724-593-9200, ext. 103 as soon as possible.

Is anyone interested in seeing the Vatican artifacts in Pittsburgh• This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see these treasures. Contact the ICV Christian Family & Children's Center at 724-455-2122 and a trip may be arranged.

The Wellspring and Family Fellowship Christian Center "Blanket Them With Love" homeless outreach was a great success. Thank you to all who donated. They will be making another trip the second Saturday in December and are collecting warm winter clothes for the homeless in Pittsburgh. If you have items you would like to donate, call 724-961-8655.

Last week's trivia question was: In addition to Halloween on Oct. 31 and All Saint's Day on Nov. 1, what religious holiday is celebrated by some on Oct. 31• Rollie Kaib, Dink Critchfield, Jim Shawley, Betty Bando and Effie Lycett all called to answer. The answer could either be Reformation Day or All Souls Day.

This week's question is: What is the name of a local wild tuber food that sounds like it comes from the Middle East?

If you have news for this column, give me a call at 724-455-7746 or e-mail me at by 6 p.m. Sunday (one day early due to the upcoming holiday) to have your news appear that Friday.

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