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Firemen, auxiliary planning Fall Fest

| Friday, Sept. 24, 2004

The Springfield Township Firemen and Ladies Auxiliary are going to hold a Fall Fest today and Saturday at the Mill Run Grange building. Delicious sandwiches, homemade soups, pizza, baked goods, homemade pies, funnel cakes and beverages will be available. There will also be displays from area vendors, games and door prizes. Following is the fest schedule: today from noon to 5 p.m. enter vegetables, flowers, canned goods, baked goods, needlework and quilts; from 4 to 6 p.m. enter livestock; 6 p.m. garden tractor pulls; 8 to 11 p.m. Stonee Ridge Band. Saturday; 9 a.m. judging of vegetables, flowers, canned goods, baked goods, needlework and quilts; 9 a.m. judging of livestock; from 9 to 11 a.m. enter pies for pie judging contest (apple, cherry, pumpkin and coconut cream pies); 11 a.m. judging of pies; noon tractor pull kids tractor pull (ages 3 to 12); 2 p.m. afternoon games for all ages; from 8 to 11 p.m. Anna Jane Allen.

There will be a new furniture auction at the Bethel Lutheran Church Saturday. At 9 a.m. come in and look over the furniture and at 10 a.m. the auction will begin. Food and beverages will be available. There will also be a bake sale. Bring a chair. Furniture will need to be taken home that day. For more information, call Harry Lenhart at 724-593-7676 or John Gross at 724-593-7485.

A free coupon seminar will be held at the pavilion at the Church of Jesus Christ Apostolic on Foxburg Road in Hawkins Hollow beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday. Come and learn how to save a lot of money on groceries by using coupons. The church is located one mile south of the light at Normalville, turn right on Hawkins Hollow Road and then left on Foxburg Road. For more information, call Mary Brinker at 724-455-7348.

The Indian Creek Valley ATV Club is holding an ATV Rally Saturday and Sunday at its new location in White on Wash Run Road. Parking is free. The cost of a one-day ride is $15, two-day ride is $25 and camping is available on site on Saturday night for $5. Food will be available. No alcoholic beverages. For more information, call Bob Breakiron at 724-455-2128.

The Journeymen, a well-known southern gospel group from Milton, W.Va., will be at the Mill Run United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Sunday. Everyone is welcome.

County Line Church of the Brethren in Champion will hold revival services beginning at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Roger Forry from the Somerset Church of the Brethren will be the speaker. Roger Ramsey will provide special music. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 724-593-2680.

There will be a benefit held for the Floyd Ritenour Cancer Fund from 2 to 10 p.m. Sunday at the Indian Head Community Center. Come and listen to music performed by several bands. Ham and beef dinners will be available to purchase. Donations will be accepted. For more information, call Sally Gales at 724-455-1549 or Cathy Baronie at 724-455-7641.

The Indian Creek Valley Sportsman will hold a turkey shoot from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the clubhouse on Kessler School Road. This event is open to the public. Prizes will be awarded including: turkeys, hams, bacon and sash. For directions or more information, contact Ed Bukovac at 724-455-9933.

Veteran missionary Jack Belin will speak at the Melcroft Assembly of God church at 7 p.m. Oct. 6. Rev. Belin and his wife have spent 11 years in Bolivia and helped establish 76 new churches, a Bible Institute and the Freedom School serving more than a thousand children. They also spent time in southern Asia and ministered there. Everyone is invited to come out and hear the amazing stories of healing and faith experienced by the Belin's. For more information, call 724-455-2506.

The Bullskin Township Boy Scout Troop 164 annual spaghetti dinner will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Oct. 9 at The Pleasant Valley Community Church, 1129 Breakneck Road, Connellsville. Cost: $5 for adults, $3 for children 6 to 12 and children age 5 and under eat free with each paid adult meal. Come out and support scouting in your area.

The second annual "Car Show and Craft Sale" at the Acme United Methodist Church, Route 31 Acme, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 9. Schedule for the car show: registration 9 to 11 a.m., judging from noon to 2 p.m.; trophies 3 p.m. Dash plaques will be given while supplies last. Winning categories will be Best of Show, Pastor's Choice and People's Choice. The cost to enter the car show is $9. Give a donation and get a ballot to vote for People's Choice. Craft table spaces are available for $15. No food vendors please. There will be food and beverages available by the Acme United Methodist Church, games and activities for children all day long. Come hear gospel music by the Laureland Trio at 11 a.m.; Scott Ohler at noon and The New Inspiration from 1 to 3 p.m. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call Pastor Terry Trudgen at 724-423-5827. To reserve a craft table spot, call Debbie Kinneer at 724-593-2078. To inquire about the car show. Call Andy Ansell at 724-423-7820. All proceeds benefit the building of the new Acme United Methodist Church.

The Indian Creek Valley Lions Club will hold a pancake and buckwheat cake dinner from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 9 and 10 at the Indian Head Community Center. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children under age 12. The pancakes are all-you-can-eat. Hot sandwiches will also be available. Plan to stay and browse through the flea market being held at the same time. For more information or to reserve flea market space, call 724-455-7641.

The Saltlick Township Volunteer Fire Department will hold a hunter's banquet gun bash on Nov. 7 at the Donegal Community Center. The doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the bash begins at noon. Thirty guns will be given away with a special prize at 7 p.m. won on the daily lottery drawing. There will be plenty of good food available. The cost is $20 and tickets can be purchased from any fireman, at the Ponderosa in Acme, Hair Creations on Bear Rocks Road, the Pie Shoppes, Jerry Miller's Barber Shop or from Mark Bigam.

Last week's mountain trivia question was asked by Mary Ritenour: What was the name of and who owned the drive in at Indian Head• Alice Hensel, Ralph Lininger, Dave Shepler, Alma Jean Bartolotta and Janice Whorley knew it was the Valley Drive In and Dick Sparks and Ken Pletcher owned it. This week's question is: What were mattresses made out of when settlers first came to the mountain area• 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.

Happy birthday to Ralph Lininger and Jeremy Knupp, who celebrate their birthdays on the Sunday and Wednesday.

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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