Penn-Trafford area happenings |

Penn-Trafford 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 the 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.

Heritage Trail group to recognize volunteers

Those who have volunteered their time on the Westmoreland Heritage Trail are invited to an appreciation night at 7 p.m. June 14.

The event will begin with a bike ride at 5 p.m. from the Pavlovich Pavilion in Slickville, followed by the recognition of the volunteers with a picnic at 6 p.m. at the Slickville Firemans’ Fairgrounds.

The monthly board meeting will be at 7 p.m.

Information is available on the trail group’s website,, or on Facebook. For questions, email the group at [email protected].

Church set to host Safety Town program

Fire safety, school bus safety, poison awareness, stranger danger and bike/scooter/skateboard safety are among the topics that will be discussed at the Safety Town program from 9-11:30 a.m. June 18-22 at the Level Green Presbyterian Church, 105 Olive Drive.

Children who are entering kindergarten for the 2018-19 school year are eligible to attend.

The Safety Town program is designed to teach basic safety measures, tips and awareness lessons that promote the importance of personal and community safety. Children will learn about street safety by having an opportunity to drive a big wheel or bike, with training wheels, through Safety Town. Personal bike helmets are required.

The Penn Township Police, Penn Township Ambulance, Level Green Volunteer Fire Department, First Student Inc. and local hospital personnel will provide information and demonstrations.

Registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis, and space is limited. The cost is $50 for the weeklong program, with discounts for families with more than one child participating.

A form is available at under the “events” section.

For more information, call Meghan Lenart at 412-646-1088 or 770-328-8865.

The Community Women’s Club of Level Green is program sponsor.

Penn Township 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.

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

Level Green church to hold Story Hour

Level Green Presbyterian Church, 105 Olive Drive, will hold its Summer Story Hour each Tuesday through Aug. 14 for children ages 3 through those entering third grade.

The Story Hour will not meet on July 3.

Children entering first, second and third grades will meet from 9 to 10 a.m. Children ages 3 through kindergarten will meet from 10 to 11 a.m.

Each week the children will be read to by a different storyteller. A craft, song or game will accompany that week’s story.

Children will be able to check out library books and videos each week.

To register, contact the church office at 412-372-5370.

Bushy Run Lions plan summer fundraiser

The Bushy Run Lions will hold a Summer Nite at the Races fundraiser at 5 p.m. June 23 at the Bushy Run Lions Community Building, Church Street, Claridge.

Those attending can pick a horse in each race. People can own and name their own horse.

Dinner at 6 p.m. will be hot dogs and ham barbecue sandwiches with salads and desserts, soft drinks and beer on tap.

The race post time is at 7 p.m. A raffle and auction will be held.

The donation is $10 at door.

For more information or to buy a horse, call Buddy at 724-744-4288.

Grandview VFD plans 2 events in June

The Grandview Volunteer Fire Department on Ridge Road is holding two events this month.

• June 16: Night at the Races, 7 p.m. Admission of $5 includes food and beverages. A $10 purchase gives the buyer a horse and includes food and beverage. For information, call the hall at 724-523-8251 or contact any member.

• June 24: Touch-a-Truck, noon to 4 p.m. The fee is $5 per person, or $15 for a family of up to six people. Refreshments will be available.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.