Norwin area happenings |

Norwin area happenings

Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
John Fort of Penn Township looks at a 1967 Cadillac in downtown Irwin at the Main Street Car Cruise in April 2016.

More than 400 vintage, custom and restored cars, trucks and motorcycles will be featured at the annual Norwin Elks Father’s Day Charity Car Cruise at 135 Elks Lane, Manor Borough, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 17.

Dash plaques will be presented to the first 400 participants. Trophies for the three top cars, top truck and top bike will be presented at 3:30 p.m.

Coffee and breakfast rolls will be available for the early participants and guests who typically begin to arrive about 8 a.m. Food and refreshments prepared by Norwin Elks kitchen staff and volunteers will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A raffle and Chinese auction will be available. Bingo will start at noon.

All proceeds will be donated to local and national groups, including the Westmoreland County Food Bank, local veterans organizations, the Pennsylvania Elks Home Service and the Elks National Foundation.

For more information, call Don Rohac at 412-260-8064 or the Norwin Elks at 724-863-3000.

Local Democrats set to elect officers

New officers will be elected when the Norwin Area Democratic Committee meets at 6 p.m. June 14 at the Norwin Public Library, Caruthers Lane. Irwin.

The group will discuss future events for the Democratic candidates running in the midterm elections.

The meeting is open to the public.

St. John’s Church to sell hot dogs

St. John’s United Church of Christ at 1230 Browns­town Road, Larimer, will have a hot dog sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 16 at the church.

The menu includes toppings of onions, sauerkraut, chili and cheese, as well as beverage and chips.

Patrons can eat in or take out their meals.

Excela Health to host Red Cross blood drive

Excela Health will host a blood drive on behalf of the American Red Cross from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 19 in the Community Education Center, Excela Square at Norwin, 8775 Norwin Ave, North Huntingdon.

Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is preferred by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS, or visiting and entering ExcelaSquareNorwin to schedule an appointment.

Circleville church’s strawberry fest set

The Circleville United Methodist Church, 11600 Parkway Drive, North Huntingdon, will hold a strawberry festival at the church’s Fellowship Hall from 5 to 8 p.m. June 22.

Strawberry shortcake and ice cream is $6. The cost is $3 for children ages 6 to 12. Children age 5 and younger eat for free.

Hot dogs, haluski and root beer floats also will be sold.

Penn Twp. seniors group plans trips

Penn Township Senior Citizens are sponsoring the following bus trips:

• July 26: Sugarcreek, Ohio, to see “Half-Stitched, the Musical.” The cost is $102 per person. Payment is due June 14.

• Oct. 2-3: Lancaster to see “Jesus.” The cost is $325 per person based on double occupancy. Payment is due Aug. 27.

The bus leaves from the Giant Eagle parking lot at Penn’s Crossing and Harrison City Road.

Contact Virginia Rubright at 724-744-3167 for more information.

Somerset Trust opens North Huntingdon branch

Somerset Trust Co. has opened a bank branch at the Norwin Town Square adjacent to the Shop ‘n Save along Route 30 in North Huntingdon.

The bank has extended hours and is accessible from Shop ‘n Save or through a separate outside entrance.

Plans are in the works to open a branch inside the North Huntingdon Walmart in August.

“We are impressed with the growth and vitality of the North Huntingdon and the Irwin areas,” Somerset Trust CEO G. Henry Cook said.

The bank has branches in Westmoreland, Fayette, Somerset, Cambria and Bedford counties. Eleven branches are in grocery or Walmart stores.

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