To whom it may concern —


The Indiana County Fair may be canceled this year, but you’ll still be able to get a taste of a couple of the grandstand’s most popular vendors. Denny and Pearl’s Pizza and Stromboli will set up shop in the parking lot of the Indiana Mall July 15 through 19 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day. The trailer will be set up next to Sobek Fitness, in front of the former Sears pickup entrance.

And on July 2 and 3, the Pie Shoppe will have a food booth in the same location from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


The Palace Gardens Drive is one of 300 across North America that will offer a special Garth Brooks concert on June 27.

Tickets go on sale today for the one night-only event and are available online at https://ticket

Cost is $100 per vehicle, for up to six passengers, all off whom must have seat belts.

According to the Palace Gardens website palacegardensdrivein. com, the concert was filmed exclusively for this event, which was produced by Encore Live.


A Father’s Day chicken and holupki dinner will be offered beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday at Christ Our Savior Orthodox Church, 6768 Tanoma Road.

Cost is $11 per person. The dinner will be provided in drive-thru format for take-out only.


The organizers of the Marion Center Summer Concert Series will offer a car show at the final concert in July. The series begins July 3 with That Oldies Band and offers concerts each Friday in July from 7 to 8:30 at Marion Center Park.


Home Farm Supply Inc., a retail agriculture store in Marion Center that has been in the community for more than 60 years, is for sale, according to owner Bill McMillen.

Home Farm Supply Inc. will be closing after years of business providing products and services in agriculture and rural life.

“This is a very difficult decision to make, but I am looking forward to retirement to spend more time with my family and friends,” McMillen said.

The decision to close has nothing to do with the COVID-19 pandemic, he said, noting that “as an essential business we have been open. It’s our busy season with planting time.”

There will be liquidation sales and bargains. Feed, seed, fertilizer and crop supplies will be available through the summer. Anyone interested in owning Home Farm Supply should contact McMillen.


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced that the photo license center will reopen Saturday, adhering to COVID-19 restrictions.

Hours at the Indiana center at the Indiana Mall will be Tuesday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Also at the mall, the MovieScoop Cinema reopens today after being closed since March over virus concerns, with seating restrictions in place. … Gas prices in the Indiana area this morning were hovering around $2.45 per gallon, compared with $2.33 statewide and $2.13 nationwide ( … Willie, our ex-shoeshine boy, recalls the words of former President Herbert Hoover on this Juneteenth holiday: “Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.”

Good evening!

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