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Congratulations to the Frazier Lady Commodores Volleyball Team for clinching the WPIAL Championship against Bishop Canevin last weekend. Kudos to all of the ladies on the team and to their fabulous coach, Mandy Hartman. This season was the first time that the team made it in to the play-offs and its first ever win. Again, congratulations ladies for a job well done.

The Dawson Volunteer Fire Company thanks everyone who contributed to its annual fund drive.

A blessed happy birthday is wished to Jim Lovasz, who will turn age 55 on Tuesday. Love from your wife Debbie, son Jimbo and family. And also an “I love you pappy” from your grandson James Lovasz IV.

A very happy birthday is wished for Charlie Henry, who is 40 today, love from your family and friends.

Notice for all area children and their families: Santa is starting to cruise around our area checking up on area boys and girls. I’ve been told that he will be arriving at the Uniontown Mall at noon Saturday. Everyone is invited to stop by and enjoy the day.

Toys for Tots sign ups for residents of Fayette County will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Tuesday at the Uniontown Mall. Bring your EBT or Medical Card for parents and children, proof of child’s date of birth, photo ID for parent registering the child and proof of Fayette County residency.

Food bank dates for the month of November are as follows: Leisenring Presbyterian Church will hold its monthly food distribution from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and the East Liberty United Presbyterian Church will hold its distribution from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday. Please keep in mind, especially during this holiday season with the economic situation the way it is, area food banks are under a lot of stress to help provide area families with everyday needs as well as Holiday meals and perhaps a small gift or to for area children, and a donation of any kind would be greatly appreciated. Volunteers are always welcome, as well.

A senior citizens Christmas bus trip will be held Dec. 2 to Das Dutch Hous in Ohio for a dinner and play titled “Christmas at the Inn” and then see the lights at Hartwood Acres. Cost is $70. For more information or to register, call Emma Jane Davis at 724-529-2530.

Are you in the Christmas spirit• If not, this should help. Connellsville Area High School Chorus will perform its annual Christmas concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 5 in the senior high. Admission is free, however a donation will be accepted at the door.

Have you seen the Dawson Honor Roll, lately• It is beautiful. The name plates are back all polished and shining and the monuments have been cleaned. More work is planned for these monuments honoring those who have served in World War I and World War II. It is the hope of the committee to receive enough funding to add another monument to honor those brave men and women who served in Korea, Vietnam, and all other wars since then. Thanks goes to the Honor Roll Restoration Committee members, John Pyda, Roy Hess, Bertha Hess, Jay Nelson, Lori Lamanna and Sandra Newell and to all of those who have donated to this worthwhile project. If you would like to make a donation to this project, send a check or money order to The Dawson Honor Roll Restoration Committee, c/o Tri-Town Historical Society, P.O. Box 1872, Dawson, PA 15428.

Last week’s trivia question : Can anyone tell me in what year the American Legion Building in Dawson was torn down• Duane Christner of Dawson knew that it was torn down in 1966. He was the one who tore it down. He told me that S.S. Porter made arrangements for him to demolish the building because the American Legion could not afford to renovate it. He remembered that at that time, he had to pay $70 for demolition insurance. He also told me that he remembered that Louis Hess Sr. was Dawson Burgess at that time.

This week’s question : In keeping with the spirit of the season, can you name the meats that were served at the very first Thanksgiving gathering• There were several, but I will settle for one or two. So browse your history books, jump on the net and let’s see what we can come up with. Hint: the main entree was not turkey.  If you know, give me a call at 724-398-3118 — please note the change in phone number — or e-mail me . You can also drop me a line at 276 Banning Road, Dawson, PA 15428-1175. Please send all information by noon Tuesday for publication in this column the following Monday.

Beth Lynn is a Lower Tyrone Township resident.


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