Calvary UM Women planning yard, bake sale
The Calvary United Methodist Women will hold a yard and bake sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. along Route 711 south in Jones Mills.
The County Line Church of the Brethren in Champion continues its fall revival 7:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Judy Firestone. Roger Ramsey will provide the special music.
The ICV Sportsmen’s Association will hold the following turkey shoots; noon to 3 p.m. this Sunday and Oct. 12 and 26 and Nov. 9. For more information, call 724-455-6394 or 724-455-9933.
There will be an American Red Cross blood drive held from 1 to 7 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Mill Run fire hall. Springfield Township Volunteer Hose Co. will be presenting donors with a cool tie-dyed T-shirt. All blood types are needed. Please come out and support this drive. For more information, call Linda Bottom at 724-455-2727.
The Springfield Township Ladies Auxiliary will be making and selling apple dumplings at the Mill Run fire hall Oct. 7. The cost is $1.50 each or $8 for half a dozen. Please place advanced orders by calling 724-455-2370 before Oct. 3. Limited quantities will be available on the day of the sale. You can pick your orders up at the fire hall between 4 and 6 p.m. Oct. 7.
Come out and enjoy the Fall Fest at the Mill Run Grange Hall beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 10. Stonee Ridge, a local country band, will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. The Fest opens at 10 a.m. Oct. 11 with great homemade food available, such as; grange sloppy joes, old fashioned funnel cakes, homemade soups, sandwiches and more. At 11 a.m. there will be a garden tractor pull. Also, you must register for the apple and pumpkin pie contest by 11 a.m. During the afternoon there will be games for all ages. Register by 5:30 p.m. for the Milk Chugging Contest sponsored by Fikes Dairy. The Richters, a Gospel music group, will perform at 7 p.m. Additionally, there will be games, a cake wheel and door prizes and apple cider making demonstrations. The fest will benefit the Springfield Township Volunteer Hose Co. Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary. For more information, call 724-455-7294.
The Indian Creek Valley Lions Club will hold its annual flea market this year from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 11 and 12. There will be buckwheat cakes, sandwiches and lots of crafts and flea market items to enjoy. Flea market table reservations can be made by calling Cathy Baronie at 724-455-7641.
Saltlick Township Volunteer Fire Department will hold a “Gun Bash” from noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Donegal Community Center. The doors open at 11:30 a.m. For a $20 donation you’ll have a chance on 30 guns, good food and refreshments. Tickets are available at Jerry’s Barbershop, Bigam’s Garage, The Country Pie Shoppes of Donegal and Mount Pleasant, Hair Creations, the Ponderosa or any fireman. For more information call, 724-455-3902.
Scott Hall, a one-man band from Melcroft, will be at Roo’s Pub, Route 31 near Hidden Valley from 8 to 11 p.m. every Friday and 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at Louie Louie’s at Luigi’s, Route 119 across from Yough Lanes in Connellsville. For more information, call 724-455-9398.
Stonee Ridge will perform at Seven Springs for the opening of Autumn Fest on Saturday at the “Country Stage” area. Times are 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Come up to the mountain for a great weekend! For more information, call 724-547-8597. Also you can learn more about the band at www.stoneeridge.com.
There is bingo at the Ridge (White) Community Center at 7 p.m. the last Tuesday of every month.
Mountain School News
= There will be a fall work day on Oct. 11 at Champion Christian School. Please mark this date on your calendars to come and spend some time sharing your elbow grease. There will be crews working at all three facilities (Donegal, Indian Head and the Maintenance Garage) with a focus on repairs, preparing for winter and upgrades. You do not have to have skills to be there, just a willing spirit! They need lots of hands and feet, as well as people who have specific skills. E-mail [email protected] if you are able to help.
Last week’s Mountain Trivia Question was: What is ponhaws made fromâ¢ Thank you to Juanita Miller, Elsie Adams, Betty Hawkins, Alma Jean Bartolotta, Ethel Wright, Don Chearney, Dorothy Ridgway, Janice Fencil, Andy Siok Jr., and anyone I may have missed, who responded to this question. Ponhaws is made from the broth and sometimes meat of a hog’s head, liver, heart, tongue and either corn meal or buckwheat flour and sometimes spices are added. The meat is also used for pig pudding, a mountain delicacy.
This week’s question is asked by Ralph Lininger: What governor of Pennsylvania was behind the paving of our local roads. His goal was to “get the farmer’s out of the mud” by paving rural roads. Ralph can remember when the only paved road on the mountain was Route 31. If you know the answer, give me a call or e-mail me.
Happy birthday wishes to Jeremy Knupp and Ralph Lininger.
If your group is holding an event or you would like to wish someone a happy birthday or anniversary, give me a call by Tuesday, 6 p.m. at 724-455-7746 or e-mail me at [email protected] for your news to appear the following Friday.