ShareThis Page
News

Scottdale Christmas parade set for Saturday at noon

| Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004

Strike up the band for the Scottdale Christmas Parade at noon Saturday. Santa will come in on the fire truck and will be ready to talk to all the boys and girls at the gazebo at the end of the parade. See you there!

Give your dog the best present of the season, a 2005 license. You can go directly to the treasurer's office at the Westmoreland County Courthouse, 2 North Main St., Suite 110, Greensburg, PA 15601. There is a special price for a lifetime dog license, senior citizens and disability fee discount if you are under age 65. For details, call 1-800-442-6926 or 724-830-3174.

West Overton Village will be decked out in full holiday splendor, reminiscent of a Dickens novel and lovely as a Currier & Ives print. Come visit from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and Dec. 18 and 19 and warm up with hot apple cider and cookies in the summer kitchen then tour the Overholt Mansion which is dressed for the season. While there, stop and shop in the Holiday Barn, which features crafts and baked goods from local vendors. Tours of the mansion and refreshments are $5. Donations are appreciated. All proceeds support the preservation and restoration of West Overton Museums, Route 819, Scottdale. Visit www.westovertonmuseum.org or call 724-887-7910.

There will be a Holiday Gift Bazaar held from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. Sunday at Marks Place, Everson Valley Road, Everson, off the Route 119 Everson Exit. Handcrafted and unique items will be on display for your Christmas shopping needs. The volunteers of The Pet Adoption League of Yukon will have a table selling pet gift baskets and pet items for the holidays at this bazaar. All proceeds will go to The Pet Adoption League, a no-kill shelter.

Bundle up and stay warm for the Christmas House tour to be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, eight homes in the Scottdale and Ruffsdale area will welcome all who wish to visit, as the Scottdale Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors its first "Christmas Elegance" tour. Some of the homes featured are more than 100 years old; some are quite new. Co-chairpersons are Dennis and Cynthia Mulligan, who have done a fantastic job on designing the ticket for the tour. There is still time to purchase tickets at Collections by Marty, Fox's Pizza Den and the Scottdale Borough Building. Don't miss this opportunity to see these beautiful homes.

St. John's Parochial School on South Broadway St. is looking for volunteers to help with its fund-raiser. Ticket sale locations will be National City on Dec. 17, K-Mart Dec. 14 to 21 and Jan. 4, 14, 16 and 30, 2005. all day and Wal-Mart from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 7 to 9 and 21 to 23. For more information or to volunteer, call 724-887-9550. Thanks in advance.

On Friday from 4 to 7 p.m., enjoy a spaghetti dinner at Christ United Methodist Church, 203 Market St. For take out, call 724-887-6724.

You might want to reserve your ticket for the performance of "The Velveteen Rabbit" at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 to 18 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 19. For ticket information, call 724-887-0887.

Bear lovers like myself, check out the Gund Bears fund-raiser by Trinity United Methodist Church, Mulberry and North Hickory streets, call 724-887-6000 or Karen Onder at 724-887-6108.

On Saturday, dance the night away at Scottdale Elks No. 777 with music by Mixx. Dance is from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. It is sponsored by the Elks Building Fund Committee.

On Monday, the monthly council meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at 10 Mount Pleasant Road. Public is always welcome to attend.

Scottdale Business and Professional Women, remember to bring your toys, donation or money donation to the monthly meeting tonight. The Salvation Army thanks you in advance.

On Tuesday, the Scottdale Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at 6 p.m. at the Kapr Family Center on Pittsburgh Street. Did you remember to return your ballots by Dec. 12 to SACC, P.O. Box 5311, Scottdale, PA 15683?

On Saturday, there will be a hometown Christmas at Scottdale Showtime Theatre. For your listening enjoyment, sit back and hear the music of the Bell Choir, Scottdale Community Band and the Heritage Singers. Admission is $5. For more information, call 724-887-0887.

There seems to be so much to do, card mailing, gifts to wrap and package to ship to other states to loved ones, baking, etc. Take time out to be concerned about those in nursing homes, hospitals, displaced persons and those less fortunate than yourself. Sometimes a phone call, a brief visit, a couple of cookies in a pretty, festive Christmas bag could really brighten their day.

Readers, if you live long enough, it could be you away from your home and you know how you would appreciate it.

Have a great start for the holiday season this week.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me