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Remember to get out and vote

| Monday, April 26, 2004

Hello to all. I hope that you have been able to take advantage of all of this beautiful summer-like weather that we have been having of late. It has been fantastic. I hope you all remember that tomorrow is Election Day. Voting is important. It is not only a privilege, but it is our duty as citizens of this great land to do our part to select those who will serve in our government. Please try to take time out of your busy schedule tomorrow to vote. While you're out and about tomorrow visiting the polls. I'd like you to know that the Ladies Auxiliary to the Flatwoods Volunteer Fire Department will host an Election Day luncheon from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the fire hall. There will be soups, sandwiches and desserts aplenty. Take out will be available. Also, the Brownfield Community Center in Lower Tyrone Township, Dawson, will be hosting an Election Day dinner from 4 until 7 p.m. On the menu will be roast beef and all the trimmings.

Did you realize that Mother's Day is less than two weeks away• If you haven't yet made your plans for you and your mom, why not consider taking her to the Brownfield Community Center for a delicious Mother's Day luncheon, which will be served on that special day from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Reservations are suggested, and you can make one by calling 724-529-2930 or 724-529-2676. Cost is just $10 for adults and $3 for children under age 12.

Just a reminder folks, the Uniontown Chorale Society will be performing the music of Richard Rodgers tonight at the Philip G. Cochran Memorial United Methodist Church in Dawson. Admission is free, however, a free-will offering will be accepted to help offset the groups expenses. This will be the first time ever that this group has performed in this beautiful historic church. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Why not stop by and enjoy the opportunity to hear the classic tunes of one of the music industry's finest writers?

Area resident Dave Sechrist, a victim of POEMS disease, would like to thank all who made the benefit held recently at the DL&V Volunteer Firemens Fire Hall such a huge success. He would especially like to thank the Poveryneck Hillbillies and Crazy Cowboy for giving of their time and talents to support this event. He would also like to extend a very special thank you to Billy and Julie Hennessey; their daughter, Taylor; and Joey Ambrose; for going the extra mile to help a friend in need. God bless each and every one of you.

The DL&V Fire Department will host an "Under 21" dance on May 1 from 7 until 11 p.m. Admission is $5 per person and pop will be provided. Pizza will be available for purchase.

The Dawson Volunteer Fire Co. will host a Late Night Bingo on May first beginning at 11 p.m. Admission is $11 for the first package and $5 for each additional. This group is currently selling tickets on their annual "Spring Spectacular." Tickets are $5 each and each ticket contains two numbers. The winning ticket will play on the Pennsylvania Daily number at 7 p.m. May 15. The prize package includes a Yard Machine 17.5 horsepower lawn tractor with a 42-inch cutting deck, a gas grill with cover, a barbecue tool set, a patio set complete with umbrella and four chairs. You can purchase a ticket from any Dawson firefighter, or you can give me a call at 724-529-0283 and I'll make sure that you get a ticket.

John and Debbie Pyda of Dawson would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the people in the area for all of the prayers while their son-in-law, Tres, was deployed to Iraq. His unit returned to Fort Braggs, N.C., on April 5. Knowing that he, Lonni, and Benji were in the prayers of so many people during this past year meant more than you'll ever know. To Pastor Randy and Pastor Keith, your love and guidance saw us through many uncertain days. During these times, your comfort and concern was a true blessing. To all of our family and friends, we couldn't have made it through without you. God bless all of you and please continue to keep our servicemen and women in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you.

The Greater Tri-Town Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Historical Society Building on Howell Street in Dawson. Plans are currently underway for the annual Homecoming Celebration to be held the weekend of June 4. New members are always welcome and appreciated. Annual dues are only $5 per person and $10 per business. Why not join and become involved in preserving the history of our hometown• In readiness for the celebration, the historical society is seeking vendors, donations, and participants for the annual parade to be held at 1 p.m. June 5. If you or your group would like to participate, contact John Pyda at 724-529-2427. Any band, individual, float, equestrian group, antique cars, etc. are welcome to participate.

The Dawson Volunteer Fire Co. will hold meet at 7 p.m. May 3. All members are urged to attend.

The Vanderbilt Centennial Committee will meet at 7 p.m. May 3 in the Vanderbilt Borough Building. Anyone interested in participating in the planning of this event is welcome to attend. The celebration, scheduled to be held August 24 and 25, also marks the 75th anniversary of the DL&V Fire Department.

The Frazier Communities Group honors Frazier students in ninth through 12th grades who have volunteered their services to help area groups, individual, and their community or church during the past year. Examples of service are volunteer firefighting, habitat for humanity, service to the elderly, volunteering in a library, food bank, church, hospital, , after school tutoring, participating in Pioneer Days, Memorial Day services, etc. If you know of a teen worthy to be honored, contact Barb Roczyki at 724-736-1118 or Joanne Shaffer at 724-736-1113.

Last week's trivia question was; where in our area was Galley Town located• Dickerson Run resident Helen Lape gave me the answer that I was looking for. It was located on what is now the Bike Hike Trail along the Yough River at Dickerson Run. It's been said that it was quite a little settlement with a number of houses and a store, etc. when the street car track was there. It vanished when the P&LE Railroad came into being. Now for this week's question. Can anyone tell me where in our area "Kilndigging Hill" is located• If you know, give me a call at 724-529-0283 or e-mail me at bethannlynn@hotmail.com.

If you have something for this column, kindly try to have it to me by noon on Wednesday so that I can prepare my column for the next week. If you would like to mail your information, you can send it to 276 Banning Road, Dawson, PA 15428-1175. Keep smiling friend, and have a great week!

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