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Mount Pleasant is site of history

| Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004

We always knew that our wonderful little town of Mount Pleasant was unique and very in itself, but did you know that it was part of history as well• This year marks the 250-year anniversary of the French and Indian War, and Mount Pleasant was actually a part of the action, as on July 3, 1755, a detachment of American and British soldiers camped here, at what is now Ramsay field. After spending time here, the soldiers went on to Fort Duquesne. The Mount Pleasant Business District Authority is planning to put together a committee to help commemorate this special event, and hopes that members of the community will join in to help mark this occasion.

Tentative plans include parades, educational seminars and possibly re-enactments. If you would like to help in the planning of this event or if you have a idea or two to contribute, contact the Mount Pleasant Business District at 724-547-0660.

Town news:

= First off, a big congratulations to Larry Tate for being named citizen of the month at the recent Mount Pleasant Borough council meeting. Tate was very instrumental in bringing the Veterans wall to our fair town, and all of us should thank him for his work and dedication to this fantastic project. Congratulations Larry, you deserve the recognition.

= Don't forget to get your coupon to purchase a holiday poinsettia from the Mount Pleasant Area Band Boosters. The coupons are only $7 and they can then be redeemed at Amenity Greenhouse in United for a lovely, fresh six and one-half-inch Christmas Poinsettia. Call 724-542-7314 for coupons purchase or information.

= You still have time to stop in at the Frick Hospital coffee shop and purchase a ticket for the lovely hand made dollhouse that is being raffled off on Friday. The doll house is absolutely fabulous, and would make a great addition to your home, or make that special little girl in your life the envy of all. Stop in and grab a ticket while there is still time.

= Everyone loves a coupon, and a coupon book is a great gift or a nice stocking stuffer. Animal Angels is now selling a coupon booklet, with coupons valuing $175 for only $5! Businesses in the booklet are from the Mount Pleasant, Uniontown and Greensburg areas. To order, send payments to Animal Angels, c/o Patty Mazza, 114 Green Meadow Lane, Mount Pleasant, PA 15666 or call 724-542-9242.

= Get you tickets now for a chance to win a 36-inch Sony Trinitron TV. The winner will be determined by the evening drawing of the Pennsylvania Daily Number on Dec. 22. Proceeds from the ticket will go to the Mount Pleasant Glass and ethnic Festival. Call 724-547-7738 for details.

= Medic 10 is holding it's holiday furniture fund raiser from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Acmel building, the former Modulus Plant, located on old Route 119. All items are to be sold "as is" and must be removed from the premises by 11 a.m. the day of the sale.

Birthday greetings going out to Peggy Seaner of Everson. Happy birthday Peg!

What happened on this day -- The streets are now free from dirt as the very first street cleaning machine hit the streets on this day in 1854, in the city of Philadelphia. Many call it the "best movie ever made," and I personally may agree with them, but anyhow, on this day in 1939, David O. Selznick's wonderful Civil War saga/love story "Gone With the Wind," written by Margaret Mitchell, premiered at the Loew Grand Theater in Atlanta. The end of an era happened on this day as the world said "good-bye" to Walter Elias "Walt" Disney who died on this day in Los Angles in 1966 at the young age of 65.

Quote for the day -- "It is an extra dividend, when you like the girl that you have fallen in love with," Clark Gable, star of "Gone With the Wind."

Have a great week!

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