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INSIDE INDIANA: Golf, Fox's, April showers, candidates, etc.

by on April 18, 2014 10:49 AM

To whom it may concern —

It’s time to think spring, and that means the first charity golf tournaments are on the doorstep.

One of the very first to be held in the area is the Meals on Wheels Golf Tournament, scheduled Monday, May 12, at the Indiana Country Club with a shotgun start at 11 a.m.

The late Ed Bratton of Giant Eagle was a major sponsor of this event, and Bill McKillop is continuing the Giant Eagle tradition that started 33 years ago.

Proceeds from this event provide the major source of revenue for Meals on Wheels, a nonprofit volunteer group that has provided more than 35,000 meals annually to the elderly and shut-ins for 43 years.

This group receives no state or federal financial support and, as a spokesperson stated, “The expenses continue to rise each year.”

The donation is $125 per player, and checks should be mailed to 122 Greenview Drive, Indiana, by May 1.

Then on Friday, May 16, the Mario H. Luther Charity Golf Classic will be held, also at the Indiana Country Club, with a shotgun start at 12:30.

This event benefits the Women’s Imaging Center at Indiana Regional Medical Center.

Celebrating its 28th year, the tournament includes many special events, including a million-dollar shootout, a hole-in-one contest and a sports memorabilia auction.

For further information, call (724) 479-8083.

 

Also, the IUP Football Alumni will hold its annual golf outing at Meadow Lane Golf Course on April 26.

This event is organized by Bob Tate, an Altoona native and member of the 1968 Boardwalk Bowl team.

BUSINESS BYTES

The sign on the rack of shelves outside the doors of Fox’s Pizza on Philadelphia Street in Indiana last week encouraged people walking by to take a free bag of chips.

It also said the store was closed permanently and “thanks for your patronage.”

The closing brings the end of Fox’s Pizza in Indiana, which has been located at Sixth and Philadelphia streets since 2008, and prior to that was located on the other side of the 600 block of Philadelphia Street.

Most recently it was owned by Earl Miller.

APRIL SHOWERS

Remember Grandma’s rain barrel? That is the question posed by Evergreen Conservancy, which will offer an event discussing the importance of rain barrels and how to build your own.

The event will be at 6 p.m. April 25 at Blue Spruce Lodge, with Jim Resh of the conservation district speaking on the subject.

It is free and open to the public, and some lucky attendees will even go home with a rain barrel of their own.

SUPER SHREDDERS

If you have personal, confidential documents to destroy and just have not found the time, stop by Community Shred Day at Indiana First Bank on Saturday for free disposal.

From 9 a.m. to noon, people may bring up to five boxes or bags of confidential documents to be securely shredded and destroyed.

The shredding services will be located in the rear parking lot of the bank at 935 Philadelphia St.

MEET THE CANDIDATES

Republican candidates for U.S. Congressional District 9 will answer questions from the public at 7 p.m. Thursday at the KCAC in a forum sponsored by the Indiana Armstrong Patriots.

Incumbent U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster of Blair County, Art Halvorson of Bedford County and Travis Schooley of Franklin County will attend.

Questions may be submitted in advance at Indiana.Armstrong.Patriots@gmail.com or at the forum.

Panelists Rod Ruddock, county commissioner; Ron Davis, patriot member; and Courtney Adams, Indiana County GOP committeewoman, will select questions asked from those submitted.

The Gazette’s own Chauncey Ross will be moderator.

SAVE THE DATE

Bethel Presbyterian Church will hold its annual spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. April 26 at the church, 1470 Bethel Church Road, near Aultman.

Cost is $8 for adults and $3 for children ages 5 to 12.

Tickets are available in advance or at the door, and takeout is available.

SHOP TALK AT SIX

Deb Zearfoss, of Nanty Glo, was the lucky winner of tickets to a Penguins game through the Indiana County Humane Society’s recent raffle. Congratulations, Deb. … Gas prices in the Indiana area today ranged from $3.65 to $3.70 a gallon, compared to an average of $3.62 nationally and $3.69 statewide. … Willie, our ex-shoeshine boy, recalled the quote by author Jo Walton: “There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.”

Good evening!



Bill Hastings is columnist for Gazette and a former longtime managing editor. His column, Inside Indiana, appears every Friday. hastings@indianagazette.net
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