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St. Raymond's holds 'Night at the Races'

| Friday, Jan. 28, 2011

St. Raymond's of the Mountains will hold "Night at the Races" tonight. Doors open at 6 p.m., the races start at 7. Cost is $5 per person. For more information, call 724-593-7479.

Clinton Church of God will hold a wild game dinner 5 p.m. Feb. 5 in its fellowship hall. There will be lots of great game and tame dishes -- something for everybody. Win a prize during the door prize drawing and raffles. All tickets are pre-sold, none will be sold at the door. Tickets are $15 for ages 12 and older. For tickets, call Charlie Hall 724-455-1073, Keith Richter 724-455-3845, Larry Richter 724-455-3718 or Ken Layman 724-455-3280.

Springfield Township Volunteer Hose Co. will serve old-fashioned buckwheat cakes from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 12. The cost is $7 per person for buckwheat cakes, pancakes (all the cakes you can eat), sausage, home fries, eggs, cold drink and coffee. The breakfast is held at the fire hall in Mill Run and benefits the fire department.

Kecksburg Volunteer Fire Department will warm things up in Kecksburg by sponsoring a chili cook-off contest Feb. 6. Bring your favorite homemade chili, at least two quarts in a crock pot to the Kecksburg fire hall before 1 p.m. Get important entry rules by calling 724-423-9540.

Donegal Community Center will hold an Over 21 Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight Feb. 19. Country Express will be the live band. This is a four-person band which plays a good mix of country music. Cost is $10 per person. Snacks and soft drinks will be provided. For more information or tickets, visit Sarnelli's Market, call Brenda Kimmick at 724-593-6982 or Carolyn Mansberry at 724-593-4231.

If you have a child in kindergarten through sixth grade, they are invited to attend the King's Kids Club at the Indian Creek Baptist Church in Mill Run from 3:45 to 5:30 p.m. each Friday through Feb. 25. Parents will need to pick up their child / children at 5:30 p.m. If there is no school or an early dismissal, there will be no King's Kids Club. If you have any questions or need more information, call Kathy Davis at 724-455-2608.

There is a group trip being planned to Branson, Mo., Nov. 5 to 12 for eight days and eight nights. The more people, the better the price. If you are interested, call 724-547-0868.

Saltlick Township Ladies Auxiliary is celebrating its 50th anniversary in April with a banquet. If you were ever a member of the auxiliary you are invited to attend. For more information, call Dorretta Brown at 724-455-3503 by Feb. 15.

The Eutsey Cemetery now has additional plots available. If interested in purchasing a plot, call Dorretta Brown at 724-455-3503.

Kecksburg VFD Ladies Auxiliary has collected the best recipes from auxiliary members, families and friends and compiled them into an attractive keepsake cookbook. Cookbooks may be purchased from any member of the organization or at the Kecksburg fire hall. The cookbook contains 198 well-loved recipes including appetizers, main dishes, desserts and many others. For more information, call 724-423-9540.

Come play Tuesday Night Bingo at the Normalville Volunteer Fire Department's fire hall, 3387 Springfield Pike, starting at 6:45 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The bingo is sponsored by Normalville and Saltlick Township volunteer Fire departments.

Last week's trivia question was: What barbershop was located next to Hall's Services on Route 711 near Indian Head• Betty Bando, Dorothy Beck, Eugene Ritenour, Bill Shepler, George Miller, Curt White, Sarah Miller, Carol Ulery, Jake and Mary Brinker all called or e-mailed to answer. There were two people: John Borshem and Herk Showman. This week's question is asked by Curt White: What was the name of the area where the Woodmancy Blacksmith Shop was located?

If you have news for this column, give me a call at 724-455-7746 or e-mail me at by 6 p.m. Monday to have your news appear that Friday.

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