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Indian Head Bluegrass Festival is Saturday

| Friday, Aug. 20, 2004

The Indian Head Bluegrass Festival will be held 10 a.m. to dusk Saturday at the Indian Head Community Center picnic area. Bring along a friend, lawn chairs or a blanket and come listen to great bluegrass music all day long. Food and drink will be available. Also there will be games and entertainment for children. Donations will be accepted. If you have any questions, call Bill Springer at 724-455-3919. The event is sponsored by the Indian Creek Valley Lions Club.

The Needhams, a southern Gospel group, will be at the Mill Run United Methodist Church at 7 tonight.

The Kalp-Craig reunion will be held Saturday at Keslar's Grove located off of County Line Road in Acme. Bring a covered dish for lunch at 12:30 p.m. and enjoy the day.

A card party and salad smorgasbord is planned for 6 p.m. Aug. 26 at the fire hall in Indian Head to benefit the Saltlick Township Volunteer Fire Department. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Come out and enjoy some good food, door prizes and support your local fire department.

Tours will be held Aug. 27 for students and their parents who will attend the new Springfield Elementary School in Normalville. Please plan to visit the school at the following times; students whose last names begin with A to H from 9 to 10 a.m., I to P from 11 a.m. to noon and Q to Z from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. An open house will be held later in the fall for the public.

There will be a peach festival from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Mount Zion Lutheran Church in Donegal. Hot dogs and sauerkraut or a barbecue sandwich, cake, ice cream, peaches and a beverage are on the menu. The cost is $4.50 for adults and $3 for children.

The 16th annual Christian Family & Children's Center's golf tournament will be held Sept. 11 at the Middlecreek Golf Course. The event is a four person scramble that will use a raw score division to determine the winners. Two flights are available on a first come, first served basis. For more information, call 724-455-2122 or e-mail at golf@champion.org.

A revival will be held at the Normalville United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 to 15. The Rev. Bill Parker will be the speaker. Everyone is invited to attend.

Indian Head Church of God invites you to take a trip around the world without leaving home at the 2004 Missions Festival which will be held outdoors at the Church from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 12. Come and learn more about the people and cultures of many places around the world, including Hawaii, New Mexico, India, Tijuana, South Africa, Haiti, Indonesia, China, Latin America and Russia. There will also be a prayer booth, food, and games. Plan to attend and enjoy an adventure with your family. Everyone is welcome. In case of rain, the festival will be held inside the church social room. If you have any questions or need directions, contact the Indian Head Church of God at 724-455-2626.

A "Saddle Up" trail ride will be held 11 a.m. Sept. 18 at the Ohiopyle State Park equestrian trail. The event is being held to benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital and is sponsored by the Fayette County Horse Owners Association. Call Terri Springer at 724-455-3919 for more information.

Stonee Ridge will be at the following places: tonight Bullskin Township Fair in Wooddale, Saturday Woodlands Amphitheater Farmington -- call for times, Monday from 9 to 10:30 p.m. at Westmoreland County Fair Rolling Rock Arena, Aug. 28 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Pondarosa in Acme, Sept. 3 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Mount Pleasant Elks, Sept. 4 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Jocco's in Laurelville, and Sept. 9 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Farmer's Jubilee in New Centerville. For more information, call 724-547-8597.

Scott Hall, a one-man band from Melcroft, will play at the following places: tonight from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Mammoth Pub & BBQ, Saturday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Falls City Pub at Ohiopyle, Aug. 27 from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Double CC Saloon in Ruffsdale, and Aug. 28 from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Club House II Ash Street in Johnstown.

Champion Christian Preschool was recently re-accredited for an additional three years by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). Accreditation by ACSI is a national accreditation that involves extensive work by an outside professional team reviewing curriculum, facilities, staff qualifications and encompasses all areas of the preschool program. Champion Christian Preschool is one of the few preschools to receive this level of accreditation in western Pennsylvania. There are still two-day and three-day openings in the preschool program for the 2004-2005 school year. Call 724-455-2122 or look at the Web site -- www.champion.org -- for more information.

In addition to 2004-05 registrations for the preschool program (ages 3 to 5), Champion Christian School is also accepting 2004-05 registrations for its elementary program (kindergarten to fourth grades), middle school (fifth to eighth grades) and high school (ninth to 12th grades). Champion Christian School is a program of the Christian Family & Children's Center. It has free bussing to six surrounding school districts (Connellsville, Mount Pleasant, Uniontown, Ligonier, Somerset and Rockwood). Accredited with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Middle States Commission on Elementary Schools, Champion Christian School provides academic excellence within a nurturing and distinctively Christian atmosphere. For more information, call 724-455-2122 or e-mail info@champion.org. The Internet site is www.champion.org

The Mount Zion Cemetery has republished the Franklin Ellis histories of Saltlick and Springfield townships as a fund-raiser. Franklin Ellis chronicled the events and family histories of families that immigrated and settled in many Pennsylvania townships during his lifetime and originally published them in 1882. The cost for the book is $8 and can be purchased at the bank in Indian Head or by calling 724-455-2586.

Last week's Mountain Trivia Question was: What fruit that grows on trees in the mountain area sounds like it could be dangerous to eat• Alma Jean Bartolotta, Peg Prinkey and Sis Prinkey correctly answered Choke Cherry. Alice Hensel, Sis Prinkey and Helen Banko said Crab Apple which could also be correct. This week's question is: what is another name for a skunk• If you know the answer, give me a call or send an e-mail. Please spell your name if you leave a message. Thank you to everyone who calls, I really enjoy hearing from you.

If your group is holding an event or you would like to wish someone a happy birthday, give me a call by 6 p.m. Tuesday at 724-455-7746 or e-mail me at pamela@realcountrylife.com for your news to appear the following Friday.

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