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Car cruise scheduled for Friday

| Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007

The 21st annual Mt. Pleasant Cruise Night will be held at 7 p.m Friday. Gates open at 6 p.m. The event will feature prizes, entertainment, food and beverages and a 50/50 drawing. You must be present to win. The event features an average of 200 cars and is sponsored by the Mt. Pleasant Glass and Ethnic committee. Fee is $2 and will be held at Frick Park. For information, call 724-547-5302.

= The Bullskin Township Community Fair and Farm Products Show continues today through Saturday at the Wooddale Fairgrounds, located along Route 982. The event features shows, contests, music, livestock, food, musical entertainment -- and more. A rodeo will be held at 6:30 p.m. today. The demolition derby will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday.

= The Acme United Methodist Church is holding a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. The sale will be held under the pavilion, located on the church grounds.

= Seila's Sweet Sensations, a new ice cream and pie shop, is located inside of Bill & Andi's Cafe. Fresh pies and hand-dipped ice cream is served up until 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. The shop offers 10 varieties of fruit and cream pies daily, and cones, sundaes, and shakes from the eight flavors of premium ice cream. Bill & Andi's Cafe is located in the In-Town-Shops on Main Street, Mt. Pleasant.

= The Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Donegal will host its annual peach festival from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 26. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Cost includes a sandwich and drink. Mt. Zion is located at 194 Main St. in Donegal.

= A Nov. 28 bus trip is being planned to attend the 2007 Christmas Craft show that is held annually in Harrisburg. The bus will leave from Visitation Church parking lot at 7 a.m. Cost per person is $42 and includes bus transportation and entrance to the show. Full payment is due with reservations and there will be no refunds. For information call 724-547-2010 or 724-542-9750.

= The farmers' market is back, and once again is bringing fresh fruits and vegetables to the community every week. The market is held from 3 to 6 p.m. every Wednesday. It is located in the parking lot area across from Veterans Park.

= The annual West Newton Community Festival will be held Sept. 7 through 9.

= There will be a craft show and flea market from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 14 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 15. The event will be held at the Community Church of Helca. Tables are available for $10. For information call 724-423-7732,

Belated birthday wishes go out to Bob Mullin who celebrated his birthday this past weekend.

What happened on this day : In 1620, the Mayflower with its 109 Pilgrims, set sail from Southampton and tragically on this same day in 1635, their colony of Plymouth was hit with the first U.S. recorded hurricane. In 1858, regular mail delivery to the East Coast begins and in 1914, the Panama Canal opened. In 1918, the first full-length cartoon was shown and in 1945 U.S. wartime rations of gasoline and fuel oil ended. In 1961, the building of the Berlin Wall began and in 1969 three days of drugs, sex and rock and roll took off as Woodstock opened in New York. In 1991, more than 750,000 people attended Paul Simon's free concert in Central Park and finally, in 1939, the "Wizard of Oz" starring an then-unknown Judy Garland premiered at the Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

Quote for the day : "I've always taken the 'Wizard of Oz' very seriously. I believe in the idea of the rainbow and I have spent my entire life trying to get over it." -- Judy Garland

Have a great week!

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