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Springfield firemen serving buckwheat cakes

Springfield Township Volunteer Hose Company is serving old-fashioned buckwheat cakes from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $7 per person for buckwheat cakes, pancakes (all the cakes you can eat), sausage, home fries, eggs, cold drink and coffee. The breakfast will be held at the fire hall in Mill Run and benefits the fire department.

Critchfield Alliance Church will hold several special Christmas programs this season. There will be a Christmas Hymn Sing at 7 p.m. Sunday and a Christmas Musical Cantata titled "A Song Was Born at Christmas" at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 and 10:45 a.m. Dec. 26. The special Sunday School Christmas Program will be held 9:30 a.m. Dec. 19. Also come enjoy a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 24. All events will be held at the Critchfield Alliance Church, 471 Jim Mountain Road (Route 653 — 2.5 miles from Normalville). For more information, call 724-455-2284.

Santa will come to see children from Saltlick Township from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the fire hall in Indian Head.

Come have Breakfast with Santa 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ohiopyle Community Center. The cost is $4 and includes a photo with Santa. For a reservation, call 724-329-4404.

Later on Saturday come to Ohiopyle's Christmas events which will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Lincoln Street. There will be hot chocolate and cookies and a small gift for the children. Frosty and his elf will also visit.

The Indian Head Church of God Choir will present its Christmas musical titled "One Quiet Night" at 7 p.m. Dec. 18 and 19. The musical is being directed by Jim Meyers. The Indian Head Church of God is located at 691 Indian Creek Valley Road.

Come play Tuesday Night Bingo 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. The bingo is sponsored by Normalville and Saltlick volunteer fire departments.

St. Raymonds of the Mountains is offering a January fundraising calendar with a chance to win $5,000 during the month. For more information, call 724-593-7479. Proceeds benefit the church.

Mountain Laurel Chamber of Commerce Annual Stocking Stuffer ticket is now available. The winning numbers will be taken from the Pennsylvania Daily Lottery (three-digit number) drawn at 7 p.m. You receive two numbers for a $10 donation. Tickets are available at the following locations: Donegal Pharmacy, call 724-593-2502; Mountain Laurel Chamber of Commerce, call 724-593-8900, Collections by Marty, call 724-593-7652; The Country Pie Shoppe, call 724-593-7105; Sarnelli's Market, call 724-593-2001; Ample Hamper, call 814-352-8441; Shari Bukovac Bookkeeping, call 724-455-3897; and Yogi Bear Jellystone Park, call 800-439-9644.

Support clean water and a safe and healthy community. The Mountain Watershed Association is selling its yearly fundraising calendars. There are 365 chances to win with the lottery calendar. Calendars make great gifts for the holidays. The cost is $30. For more information, call 724-455-4200 or visit at www.mtwatershed.com . 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 Wellspring Church Blanket Them With Love homeless outreach will be making its monthly trip Saturday and is collecting warm winter clothes for the homeless in Pittsburgh. If you have items you would like to donate or if your church or group would like to be involved, call 724-961-8655.

Last week's trivia question : In 1972, what tropical storm caused severe flooding in our area• Jim Shawley, Betty Bando, Agnes Compton, Dink Critchfield and Jim Miller all called or emailed to answer Hurricane Agnes.

This week's question is asked by Jim Shawley: What was the name of the chiropractor who practiced for many years in Indian Head• If you have news for this column, give me a call at 724-455-7746 or e-mail me at briklyn@lhtot.com by 6 p.m. Monday to have your news appear that Friday.

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