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INSIDE INDIANA: Spoonman, Halee, Elks, Memorial Day, etc.

by BILL HASTINGS hastings@indianagazette.net on May 23, 2014 10:54 AM

To whom it may concern —

GIVING BACK

A group of teens from Coal Country Hangout Youth Center, Northern Cambria, under the direction of Patty Hamzik, gathered May 10 for Operation Clean Up Downtown. The teens scrubbed and polished windows and businesses in Northern Cambria. It’s their way of saying “thanks for your support” for the neighboring teen center.

The teens are also promoting CCHYC’s annual fundraiser, an appearance of Spoonman on May 30 at 7 p.m. at Northern Cambria Middle School auditorium. Spoonman is a musical comedian with interactive routines involving the whole family. All proceeds from ticket sales go toward operating expenses at the youth center.

The center is a full-service youth center that began in 1996 as a response to the educational, human services and social needs of children and their families in northern Cambria County.

AND THE WINNER IS …

Congratulations to Halee Reasor, an Indiana Area High School senior, who was the winner of the YMCA of Indiana County’s first-ever community art contest to design the 2014 “Run For The Kids” race T-shirt.

The annual 5K run/2-mile walk will be Sept. 6 at Blue Spruce Park near Ernest.

Halee’s design features silhouettes of three different-age runners with a background featuring “Run for the Kids.”

“We want everyone in our community to have the opportunity to be involved at the Y,” said Eric Neal, YMCA of Indiana County CEO. “The 5K and 2-mile walk are great ways to get involved, support a great cause and set a fitness goal for the fall.”

Another upcoming program is the “Smith Furniture, Couch to 5K Program” that begins in June. This program is free with a race registration.

Money raised goes to support the many families and children who can’t afford Y services and/or programs.

Questions? Call Shawn Sebring at (724) 463-9622.

YOUR WEEKEND CALENDAR

A ham and haluski (cabbage and homemade dumplings) dinner to benefit the Elks Home Service project will be offered from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Indiana Elks lodge along South 13th Street in Indiana.

Cost is $10 and the meal is served with green beans, a roll, dessert and a drink. Takeout is available and the dinner is open to the public.

BUSINESS BYTES

Memorial Day weekend will mark the 30th anniversary of Luigi’s Ristorante, where Louie and Eddie Tate are offering two dinners for $30 at both the Clymer and DuBois locations.

 

In celebration of Memorial Day, the St. Vincent de Paul store in Indiana will offer a red, white or blue sale next week.

Any clothing with red, white or blue — except gowns and specially priced items — will be $1.

The store is closed Memorial Day, and open Tuesday through Saturday.

SHOP TALK AT SIX

Gas prices at area pumps are hovering at $3.85 per gallon. … Willie, our ex-shoeshine boy, says the ever-quotable Mark Twain summed up many Americans’ feelings as we approach Memorial Day: “Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.”

Good evening!

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