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Everson firemen planning turkey dinner

| Thursday, April 1, 2004

Guess who is celebrating a birthday today, Scottdale's Borough Manager Barry Whoric and my friend Sonnie Szymanski Zwierzelewski. Visit and greet them with a very cheerful "Happy Birthday" or phone them or even send them a card. They will love the gesture.

Everson Volunteer Fire Department will hold its monthly dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at its social hall on Jones Street. On the menu is a turkey dinner. Bring your appetite.

On Sunday at 7:30 p.m., a Lenten service will be held at Christ United Methodist Church, 203 Market St.. The sermon is titled "Exalted" and the Scottdale Chorale Society are the guests of the evening.

Scottdale Firemen will sell hoagies Saturday on Pittsburgh Street. Take your lunch home. Please help the firemen by buying a hoagie.

To volunteer for different activities the Coal and Coke Trail organization plans for the future, call Bob McKinley at 724-872-5586 to volunteer. The group will hold a creek clean up on Saturday.

State Rep. Richard Kasunic has a toll-free number, you can reach him at 1-866-KASUNIC (724-527-8642). The number for his 1192 University Drive, Dunbar address is 724-626-1611. A representative from his office is at the Scottdale Borough Building Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon at 10 Mount Pleasant Road, Scottdale. He can assist you with birth certificates, car plates, drivers license, etc.

Come and pick up a lock for your gun. They are available at the borough building, 10 Mount Pleasant Road, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are free! Take advantage while supplies last. These locks could save someone's life.

Next month on May 8, Groomes Tours is planning a trip to Lancaster on May 8 to see "Behold the Lamb," a buffet dinner at Hershey farms and tours of the farmlands and Amish Farmer market. Call 724-887-5030 for cost. This would make a great early Mother's Day gift.

Remember, Friday fish sandwiches and dinners are served at St. John the Baptist School, 504 S. Broadway St. Lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. take out only, dinner is from 3 to 6:30 p.m. eat in or take out. For take out, call 724-887-7013.

An early reminder readers -- on April 23, Westmoreland County Community College's Scholarship Bash and Gala will be held in the college's gymnasium in Youngwood. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and everything starts at 6 p.m. Ticket information is available by calling 724-838-1878. "Never Enough" is the sponsor of the event.

Visit the rummage sales to be held Friday from 9 a.m. to noon at Christ United Methodist Church, 203 Market St., and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, Walnut Avenue.

Go across the big bridge to the Everson VFW and attend the "Night at the Races" to be held starting at 7 p.m. Saturday. This event is sponsored by Southmoreland Junior High School Cheerleaders Parent Association.

Parents remember -- Southmoreland School District will be making up a snow day on April 8 -- so school is in!

For your information, the poison center hotline is 800-222-1222. Post it on your bulletin board for future reference in case of an emergency.

Call the Scottdale Showtime at 724-887-0887 for ticket information for Tuesday's performance of "April Showers of Praise" at 7:30 p.m.

The Greater Westmoreland County Labor Council invites the public to the "Working Family & Seniors' Rally" from 4 to 7 p.m. April 3 at the Greensburg Moose, corner of Otterman Street and Maple Avenue. Music provided by the Rhodes Brothers Bluegrass Band. Refreshments provided.

Have you purchased your dog license for 2004• It can be obtained at the Westmoreland or Fayette County courthouses treasurer's offices. Do not delay if you have not done this yet.

I attended a cash bash recently. It was sponsored by Animal Angels, Three Mile Hill. They care for 106 dogs and 150 cats. They use 18,250 pounds of cat food and 45,625 pounds of dog food each year. Do not forget about cat litter at 73,000 pounds in a year. Restaurants, stores, businesses and individuals were generous with money and gifts. It was an enjoyable evening. There was plenty of food and beverages and a great fellowship. Animal Angels, I hope the fund-raiser was very successful.

Readers, if you would like to donate to a good cause, think about donating to Animal Angels.

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