Community events around Penn-Trafford
The Grandview Volunteer Fire Department on Ridge Road is planning events in April.
A 50/50 bingo will be held at 7 p.m. April 7. Refreshments will be available.
A spaghetti dinner will be held from noon to 6:30 p.m. April 15. The meal costs $7 for adults and $4 for children age 4 to 11. Children 3 and younger eat for free.
On April 28, there will be a Girls Night Out beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15, and the event will include a Chinese auction.
For tickets or more information, contact Mercedes at 724-413-0700.
Pet Friends plans donation drive
Pet Friends Inc. in Irwin will hold a Purrs & Paws Kitten Shower donation drive at the Fairmont-Hahntown Fire Hall in North Huntingdon from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 7 in anticipation of the upcoming “kitten season,” when animal rescues are overrun with new kittens to care for.
The free event will feature children's games and crafts, a Chinese auction and refreshments. Every donation will give you an entry to the Chinese auction.
Foster parents will be available to answer questions on fostering and kitten education. Attendees will have a chance to name future kittens and preview kittens before they are available for adoption.
For more information, visit www.PetFriendsInc.com or call 724-863-7722. A wish list is available on Amazon, and cash donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 484 Irwin, PA 15642, specify “kitten shower.”
Registration still open for Race for Grace
Registrations still are being accepted for the 11th Annual Race For Grace 5K and 1-Mile Walk at 9 a.m. April 7 at Norwin High School in North Huntingdon to benefit the Reflections Of Grace Foundation.
The registration fee is $30 for adults and $25 for children 12 and younger.
Online registration is available at www.reflectionsofgrace.org.
Opening activities begin at 7 a.m., and breakfast will be available at the concession stand starting at 7 a.m.
After the race, there will be an award ceremony, children's activities, charitable hair donations, dance performances, Chinese and silent auctions and a full concession stand of lunch items available.
Race For Grace and its beneficiary foundation have raised more than $1 million that supports families of children with brain cancer and funds research into diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma cancer. That is the rare brain tumor that caused the death of Grace Elizabeth Ekis, a 5-year-old North Huntingdon girl who died on Valentine's Day in 2008.
Penn-Trafford Class of '78 sets reunion date
The Penn-Trafford High School Class of 1978 will hold its 40-year reunion on Sept. 29 at Banquets Unlimited, Caruthers Lane, Irwin.
Classmates who are interested in attending should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Melanie Hartman at 810-516-3595.
There is a class Facebook page at Penn Trafford High School Class of 1978.