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Community events slated for Norwin

| Friday, May 18, 2018, 4:21 p.m.
Cars and trucks crowded with honored veterans and guests cruise down Main Street during Irwin’s annual Memorial Day Parade in 2016.
Phil Wilson | For the Tribune-Review
Cars and trucks crowded with honored veterans and guests cruise down Main Street during Irwin’s annual Memorial Day Parade in 2016.

The annual Memorial Day parade in Irwin will begin at 10 a.m. May 28. It will go through downtown and along Pennsylvania Avenue to the Irwin Union Cemetery.

Any local service member on leave or who has served in the military may participate.

Lineup begins at 9 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church at Second and Oak streets. Participants should furnish their own transportation, except for veterans who have difficulty walking. Representatives from the Army and Marines will have military vehicles available for those individuals.

After the parade, a program will be held at the Irwin Union Cemetery.

The Irwin/North Huntingdon J. Howard Snyder Post 781 and the American Legion are parade sponsors.

Historical society to honor veterans

A 21-gun salute by a seven-member honor guard, a brief prayer and the playing of taps to honor those who served their country will be part of the Memorial Day services that the Norwin Historical Society Military Honor Guard will conduct at five veterans memorials in North Huntingdon on May 27.

The schedule includes:

• 1 p.m. at Penn Lincoln Cemetery, 14679 Route 30

• 1:45 p.m. at Brush Creek Associate Reformed Church Cemetery, Leger Road

• 2:20 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial, North Huntingdon Township Townhouse, 11279 Center Highway

• 2:50 p.m. at Veterans Memorial, Westmoreland City Volunteer Fire Department, 8650 Broadway St.

• 3:15 p.m. at Biddle Veterans Memorial, Biddle Road

Sage's Army to hold therapy sessions

Sage's Army Inc. of Irwin, an anti-drug organization, is offering a group therapy session for family or friends of an addict from 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 24 at the organization's headquarters, 216 4th St., Irwin.

These sessions are free to the public and confidential. The sessions are held each month.

Visit for more information.

Strawberry festival coming up in June

Strawberry sundaes, hot dogs and ham barbecue sandwiches will be available at the Strawberry Fest from 4 to 7 p.m. June 9 at the New Hope Church Fellowship Hall, Lincoln Way, North Huntingdon.

A Chinese auction will be held to support Norwin High School Activities Fund/Castle Keep backpack project.

Dante Alighieri Lodge to meet, be in parade

The Dante Alighieri Lodge No. 244 will meet at 5:30 p.m. May 27 at Ferrante's Lakeview, Route 30, Hempfield.

The lodge will have a parade truck in Irwin's Memorial Day parade at 10 a.m. May 28.

Members wishing to ride in the truck should call Judy Lesnick at 724-523-6798.

The lodge will not meet in June and July.

Lions Club to sell barbecued chicken

The Stewartsville Lions Club will hold a chicken barbecue beginning at 11 a.m. May 27 at Holiday Travel, 12239 Route 30, North Huntingdon.

The price is $7, and the meals will be available until all dinners are sold.

North Huntingdon seniors to gather

The North Huntingdon AARP No. 3221 will meet at noon June 7 for the installation of its officers at Banquets Unlimited, Caruthers Lane, North Huntingdon.

A scholarship gift will be presented to a 2018 Norwin High School graduate.

Jim Sykes will entertain the group.

Norwin to hold tennis camp

The fifth annual Norwin summer tennis camp will be held at the Norwin High School tennis courts for four sessions.

The sessions will run from June 18 to 21; June 25 to 27; July 9 to 12; and July 16 to 19.

Those who register by June 4 will receive a free Norwin tennis camp tee-shirt. Visit to download a registration form.

Railroad Museum plans Altoona trip

The Ligonier Valley Rail Road Museum is sponsoring a railroad-themed bus trip to Altoona on June 16.

Tour-goers will visit the Railroaders Memorial Museum and the Horseshoe Curve and take a ride on a steam-powered Everett Railroad Co. train.

The bus will depart at 7:30 a.m. from Weller Field in Ligonier.

The $60 ticket includes all admission fees and a box lunch with sandwich choices of ham, Italian ham, turkey and cheese.

An order form can be printed from and mailed to LVRRA, P.O. Box 21, Ligonier, PA 15658.

Those without access to the website can send home and email addresses, phone number, number of seat reservations, sandwich choices and a check for the total amount of all reservations to the above address with checks payable to LVRRA.

Orders must be received by June 1. For more information, contact 724-238-7819 or

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