Penn-Trafford area events
The Trafford Elementary School PTO will hold a bingo fundraiser at 6 p.m. May 11 in the Manchester Room at the municipal complex on Brinton Avenue.
Early bird games start at 6:20 p.m. and regular bingo starts at 7 p.m., with a $1,000 jackpot.
A $25 ticket includes food and beverage for the night. Tickets will be sold from 9 a.m. to noon April 28 during Trafford Clean Up Day outside the borough building and library parking lot, Brinton Avenue.
Tickets also can be purchased by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Penn Township Senior Citizens to gather
The Penn Township Senior Citizens will meet April 24 at the Community Methodist Church, 3487 Route 130, Harrison City.
Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. and the cost is $6. The meeting will follow.
The Penn Township Senior Citizens also are sponsoring the following trips:
• May 24: To the CLO Cabaret Theater to see the play “Perfect Wedding” and dinner at the Grand Concourse Restaurant. The payment due date has passed.
• July 26: To Sugarcreek, Ohio, to see the musical “Half-Stitched” and have lunch at Dutch Valley Restaurant. The cost is $102 and payment is due June 14.
• Oct. 2 and 3: Trip to Lancaster to see “Jesus.” The cost is $325 per person based on double occupancy and payment is due Aug. 27.
Contact Ginny Rubright at 724-744-3167 for information.
Genealogy workshop slated at library
A free genealogy workshop will be held at Penn Area Library, 2001 Municipal Court, Harrison City, 1:30 p.m. April 28.
The workshop by the Phoebe Bayard Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will begin with a presentation on researching ancestors, with breakout sessions for individual research until 4 p.m.
Bring family tree documents and a laptop computer.
To register, call the Penn Area Library at 724-744-4414.
Penn-Trafford Class of '78 reunion set
The Penn-Trafford High School Class of 1978 will hold its 40-year class reunion on Sept. 29 at Banquets Unlimited, North Huntingdon.
To attend, email email@example.com or call Melanie Hartman at 810-516-3595. There is a class Facebook page, Penn Trafford High School Class of 1978.
Pollution stops Turtle Creek trout stocking
The state did not stock Turtle Creek with trout this spring because of deadly aluminum pollution that discharged into the stream from abandoned underground mines in Westmoreland County.
Fish and Boat Commission staffers had taken water samples near the Saunders Station Road bridge in Penn Township before making a final decision on stocking the creek, said Eric Levis, a commission spokesman.
Area fisheries manager Rick Lorson anticipates that Turtle Creek will return to its previous conditions this summer and be ready for the stocking of trout in 2019, Levis said. But, if it does not return to fish-safe conditions by midsummer, “then we will look for an alternate stocking spot,” Levis said.
The aluminum has flowed into the creek because the level of the groundwater in the abandoned mines has risen with the large amount of precipitation over the past few months.