Public Service Announcements 8-28-13
Saturday, September 21st, Hogs-Paws-and-Claws presents the 2nd annual benefit dog walk of peace love and tranquility, featuring a motorcycle run this year. The event is taking place September 21st from 10am to 4:30 at the Rocky Grove Fairgrounds.
The Emmanuel Church of Christ will hold an autumn arts and crafts festival September 21st from 10am to 6pm. They are located at 30 Park Avenue in Meadville across from Wesbury. There will be live entertainment, a Chinese Auction, free parking and free admission.
The brothers of Phi Kappa Psi and Phi Gamma Delta are teaming up to host the first annual Jefferson Duo 5K. The run will be held on September 21st at 11am on Allegheny College’s Brooks Walk. Registration is fifteen dollars for adults, ten dollars for students, and free to kids 12 and under. Proceeds benefit local Boys and Girls club chapters and the Red Cross.
The Crawford County Youth Hockey Association’s open house is from 1 to 3pm Saturday September 7th at the Meadville Area Rec Complex. Also being held in conjunction with the open house is a trunk sale from ten to 3 for people to sell hockey equipment and other items. For more information or to reserve a spot call the MARC at 724-6006.
Sugar Lake and Deckards United Methodist Churches are having a rally day on September 28th. The day will include a cornhole tournament at 3pm, and other activities including hay rides, home made ice cream, hot dogs, and food. There will also be local entertainment including music from Jack Adams. Everything except the Corn Hole Tournament will be free and proceeds will benefit the churches.
The Pleasantview Alliance Church will host its 3rd annual Free 4 U event Saturday September 14th from 9am to 3pm. This community event is similar to a rummage sale, except everything is free. Pleasantview is located on Highway 86 near Saegertown, PA.
Holy Hootenanny is a free public concert at Heckathorn United Methodist Church in Seneca. It will be held Saturday September 7th. Bring chairs. Hot food will be for sale at 4:30 with music from 5pm to dusk. Performances will include the Weckerly and Keister Families and other local talent.
A Cruise for the Cure Car Show will be held Saturday September 14th from noon to 5pm at Advance Auto Parts on Liberty Street in Franklin. All proceeds will benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research.
Meadville Council on the Arts invites the community to their annual open house “MCArnival of the Arts” the weekend of September 6th through the 8th. Events will be taking place on the second floor of the Market House in the Heeschen Gallery, Gardner Theatre, Dance Studio, and around the Market House.
The Salvation Army, on the corner of 8th and Elk Streets in Franklin, is holding beginner and intermediate Line Dancing classes beginning Monday September 9th from 7 to 9pm. All ages are welcome and proceeds benefit the Salvation Army. For more information call 814-432-8065.
Conneaut Lake’s annual fall pumpkin fest is happening the weekend of October 11th through the 13th. Events will run from 2 to 8 on Friday, 10am to 9pm on Saturday, and 10 to 5 on Sunday. Don’t miss the giant pumpkin drop when a thousand pound pumpkin gets lifted 90 feet into the air and dropped on top of a car! For more information visit Conneaut lake dot com slash pumpkinfest.
You’re invited to come to Cochranton High School Saturday September 21st starting at 1pm for a PINGPONG tournament. It’s the senior project of Taylor Bridge and all proceeds benefit the Lupus Foundation of America. The cost is 5 dollars. There will be first and second place trophies in each age division and gift cards.
Bethesda Children’s Home, in Meadville, is holding a Mud Run 5k Saturday October 26th starting at 9am. You’ll be trekking through mud, crawling under and over things that will definitely be in your way. Best part is all proceeds help Bethesda and their programs that benefit at risk kids. For more information call 814-724-7510.
Oktoberfest 2013 will be held September 27th through the 29th at the Marienville United Methodist Church. Events include a church service, craft and food vendors, a pumpkin raising contest, karaoke and more.
The Crawford County Conservation District has a full schedule of events for September and October. For more information call Kathy Uglow at 814-763-5269.
The Peter A. Yeager Memorial Foundation will hold its 23rd annual golpf outing and picnic Saturday September 14th at Venango Valley Golf Course. A picnic will follow. Foursomes are 240 dollars with advance registration and payment required. For more information call Kris Yeager Haemer at 814-763-5776.
Twenty-two-year-old Polk resident Nick Hazen is suffering from Crohn’s Disease and fighting an infection in his colon and a hole in his lung. The financial burden is very difficult for his family and he has no health insurance. He is the father of a baby girl. If you’d like to help Nick’s family with his medical expenses, call Angel at (814) 518-5383.
Greenwood Fire and rescue is having a Turkey Shoot and Gun Raffle September 14th. The shoot will be from 8 to 11am. The raffle will be from one to 5. The donation is to dollars. For more information call 814-382-2755.
The Salvation Army’s annual fall harvest auction is back. It will be held on Wednesday NOvember 20th. They are asking businesses and organizations to help with donations of all kinds. For more information call 814-724-3738.
The Maplewood Little Gridders are holding their 2nd annual NFL Punt Pass and Kick competition at Maplewood Elementary on September 8th at 1pm. Trophies will be awarded to first place winners in each age and gender group. The competition is open to boys and girls 6 through 15. There is a 10 dollar donation for single entries or 15 for families. Pre-register at nflppk.com, enter zip coe 16327.
St. John’s Missionary Full Gospel Church is inviting the community to their 15th annual Jesus on the Outside event, It’s happening September 8th from 10:45 to 4pm.
West Mead 2 Fire Department presents the 2nd annual ENDLESS SUMMER car truck and motorcycle shoe September 15th from noon to 4pm at the fire hall on Ryan Road. You’re invited to Come on out for cold beer, food, and music. Registration starts at noon and there is a ten dollar fee per entry.
The Union City Alliance Church and Mount Pleasant Chapel present the 2013 Sportsmen’s BBQ September 14th starting at 5:30 at 2 dowman street in Union City, PA. Featuring guest speaker Steve Chapman. For more information call 814-397-1243.
Crawford County RSVP is offering a bus trip to the Seneca Allegany Casino in Salamance, New York on Thursday September 26th. The bus will leave the Meadville Downtown Mall at 8:30am and return at 7pm. The cost is 27 dollars with a 20 dollar voucher for slots and a 5 dollar voucher for food. Anyone interested in the trip should contact Whisper or Jane at 33-7-4279.
Andover Country Meadows invites you to join them for their first annual car cruise and power sports show Saturday August 31st from 4 to 8pm. If you’ve got a vehicle and would like to show it off, bring it to the car cruise. Cars trucks and bikes welcome. For more information call 440-293-8633.
The Ride for Guy Burgess is taking place September 7th at the Draw Bar and Grill. Sign ups start at 11 and the last bike leaves at one. Proceeds benefit the fiancé and children of the late Guy Burgess, who died recently in an industrial accident. For more information call Tim at 814-282-3601.
There will be a Gun Raffle and sportsman’s festival at the Andover Volunteer Fire Department. Featuring a ten thousand dollar prize and over 85 thousand dollars in cash and prizes throughout the day. The 9th annual event is happening September 9th from noon to seven at the Andover fire hall.
Your future is calling… with the GED test, you can answer the call. The current GED test is expiring at the end of 2013 and your scores will expire too if you don’t finish and pass the test by then. Don’t feel prepared? Visit the Crawford County READ program at 640 Walnut Street in Meadville or call 337-7323.
Pianist Scott Griffin and Alan Tripp will be performing at the Christ Evangelical Free Church in Saegertown Friday September 13th at 7pm. The concert is free to attend. Doors open at 6:15. A free will offering will be taken at the concert. For more information contact the church at 814-763-2934.
The Meadville Bulldog Hockey Team and the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation are teaming up for Paws for the Cause Gala 2013. It’s happening October 25th at the Riverside Inn in Cambridge Springs. Sponsors are still needed for the event. For more information call Sherri Allegretti at 814 336-4579.
Crawford County Human Services is holding a public conference on their new System of Care program, which is designed to help improve the county’s youth treatment programs. The conference will be held September 26th and 27th at the New Beginnings Church of God on Leslie Road in Meadville. The conference is free. For more information call Joe Barnhart at 814-373-2698.