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Fundraiser to benefit entire Relay for Life event

| Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Relay for Life will be hosting its first fundraiser to benefit the entire Relay for Life event in the form of a scavenger hunt to be held Sunday. The event will take participants to the boroughs of Mt. Pleasant and Scottdale to solve 12 clues. Cost for the event is $25 per person or $50 for a team. For more information contact a Relay team member or Natasha Shawley, fundraising chairwoman, at 724-547-1906 or e-mail at natshaw@zoominternet.net.

Head over to the Geyer Performing Arts Center this weekend to see "On Golden Pond," a wonderful show that will touch its audiences with its tales of life and reconciliation. The show will be performed 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday with a 2:30 p.m. matinee Sunday. Ticket prices will be $8. A special dinner and theater package is available in conjunction with Miss Martha's Tearoom for $25. For information or tickets, call 724-887-0887.

I went to the grand march on Friday and hats off to the students who conducted themselves well and who looked lovely and most importantly, tasteful. I hope all the kids had a wonderful night.

Tuesday is Election Day. Please take a couple minutes and head to the polls to vote. It only takes a few minutes and every vote really does count.

I think it may be finally drying up so now is a great time to start to take advantage of the bike trial. I was out Mother's Day morning and I was pleasantly surprised to see a lot of people out and about, many with dogs.

And speaking of dogs, please remember to clean up after your pets when you are out and about.

There are a few stores who are now staying open later to accommodate late evening shoppers. Look for later hours now at Muddy Paws and Herbalicious.

A fundraiser is now in progess for Gerro, our police department K-9 officer. The department is selling T-shirts for $12. All proceeds from the T-shirt sale will go toward Gerro's upkeep. For more information, call 724-547-7210 after 3 p.m.

The annual Keslar Cemetery Association meeting will be held at 1 p.m. June 4 at the Keslar Cemetery, 170 Coffman Road, Acme. Those who have grave sites or wishes to obtain a grave site is encouraged to attend. Also, all officers are asked to be there. For more information, call the association President James Kalp at 724-455-2557.

Applications for the new video wall are now available at the borough office. Veterans can have their names put on the new video wall for $100 or have their photos and a brief history added for $120. The new wall is expected to be ready for viewing for the July 3 celebration at the gazebo.

It's spring so remember to cut your grass when it gets high. It not only looks much better but we do have an ordinance against high grass that the borough is going to start to enforce.

Mt. Pleasant will be hosting its first community yard sale on June 11. The sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Permits will not be required for that day.

The genealogical library located in the DAR mansion is now open to the public. The library will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The library will be open until October.

The Gluten Free support group now meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month. Due to the success of the group, it is now being held in the In-Town shops. For more information, call 724-542-9745.

Attention all crafters and growers, the Mt. Pleasant Farmers market will be returning to the borough this summer. Sponsored by the BDA, the group is seeking farmers, crafters and vendors to take part in the market that will be held starting June 29. The farmers market will then be held from 2 to 6 p.m. weekly through late fall. For more information, call 724-552-5233.

We are doing a great job recycling here in the borough so let's keep it up. Items that can be recycled include glass, plastics, cans, newspapers, phone books, magazines, junk mail, cardboard that has been folded, bundled and tied and not taped. Remember, no pizza boxes! The next recycling dates will be May 16 and 17.

Marilyn Forbes is a Mt. Pleasant resident.

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