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Church holding Valentine's Day dinner

| Friday, Feb. 16, 2007

Bring your sweetheart to a Valentine's Day dinner to be held at the Melcroft Assembly of God Church in Melcroft. You have two days to choose: today or Saturday. Seating times are 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. each day. Suggested donation is $13 which will benefit the youth for the annual youth convention. Baby-sitting will be available. Please call the church office for reservations at 724-455-2506.

The Indian Head Church of God is holding its annual homemade candy sale. Milk chocolate, white chocolate and diabetic chocolate will be sold by the pound. There will be eight different kinds of candy, novelties and seven different small eggs. The last day to order will be March 25. To order, call 724-455-3632. Customers will be called when their order is ready. Proceeds will benefit the Indian Head Church of God Building Fund.

The Chestnut Ridge Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesdayat the Cook Township Community Center. Speaker will be Ross Howard, who will talk about Kecksburg and the old Slater Farm. The public is invited.

A wildlife banquet will be held at the Indian Creek Valley Community Center Feb. 24. This covered dish dinner will begin at 6 p.m. The Alliance Men will host this event.

The Critchfield CMA Church, located along Route 653 near Normalville, will hold a missionary conference. The services will held Feb. 25 to 28. Services will start at 7 p.m. each evening. A covered dish dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 28, prior to the service that evening. The missionaries this year are from the country of Ecuador. The Rev. Ted Sauve was involved in church planting and will be retiring from the missions field. Joy Newburn currently is a director of the Awana program in Quito, Ecuador. For more information, call 724-455-2376.

Mt. Zion Christian Academy will begin enrolling students kindergarten through 12th grade for the next school year beginning March 1. Tuition and registration fees can be obtained by calling the school office during business hours at 724-547-3028 or visit: www.mtzionca.org. Next school year will begin its 33rd year of serving its community's educational and spiritual needs. Mt. Zion is registered through Pennsylvania's Department of Education and meets all academic requirements.

A hunter's banquet will be held from noon to 5 p.m. March 4 at the Donegal Community Center. Thirty guns will be given away throughout the day with a grand prize drawn on the Pennsylvania Daily Lottery that night at 7 p.m. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $20 and you can purchase them from any Saltlick Township fireman, Jerry Miller's Barber Shop, G & D Market, the Pie Shoppes and Mark Bigam's Garage. Proceeds from the banquet will benefit Saltlick Township Volunteer Fire Department.

There will be a Bluegrass Gospel Benefit Concert from 7 to 9 p.m. March 10 at the Indian Head Church of God, located on routes 711 and 381, between Donegal and Normalville. Concert will feature The Savage Family and The Springtime Hill Barn Band. Proceeds will go to the Indian Creek Valley Food Bank. Event is open to the public and there is no admission charge. Donations will be accepted for the food bank. For more information, call Greg Grimm at 724-455-2452.

Last week's trivia question : What is the name of very warm long underwear that is made from a kind of plastic• Dink Critchfield, Aggie Compton, Jess Wiltrout and Sue Wiltrout all called or e-mailed to answer. The answer I was looking for was Polypro or Polypropylene.

This week's question : Where is the Fayette or Bucks Run Iron Furnace located• If you know the answer or have a trivia question you'd like to ask, give me a call or send an email. If you leave a message, please spell your name so I can get it right.

If you have news, give me a call 6 p.m. Tuesday at 724-455-7746 or e-mail me at pamela@realcountrylife.com.

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