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INSIDE INDIANA: Humane society, Rotary Rally, Gatti, etc.

by BILL HASTINGS on July 18, 2014 10:49 AM

To whom it may concern —


The basement sale has returned to Marion Center First United Methodist Church, set from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Funds raised will go to local family mission, according to organizers.

Refreshments will be available, and sale-goers should park at the rear of the church.


It’s that time of year when sweet corn is abundant, and the tender morsels will be celebrated at Yarnick’s Farm and Country Market in Armstrong Township on Aug. 3 with the 2014 Sweet Corn Festival.

Spend the day “down on the farm” listening to live music from The Skovenski Family Band, of Avonmore; Eric Noltkamper, of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; and Jeff Pecon, of Cleveland, in the newly built Eddie Liszewski Pavilion.

The cost is $10 to attend the show.

In addition to music, there will be desserts, and of course, “lots of our famous sweet corn,” according to organizers.


Another event to watch for is Whitey’s Peetza and Eatery’s Disco InFURno, to benefit the Indiana County Humane Society.

Tickets are $25 for the event that runs from 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 9 at the restaurant in Coral.

Disco attire is encouraged, and heavy complimentary appetizers will be served.

There will be a ’70s photo booth by Curly Bear Productions, entertainment by Third Wave Sound and more.

For tickets or more information, contact Steve or Megan White at


The Human Society will also benefit from an event by Bet I Can Productions, Walbeck Insurance and the Apartment Gallery. The inaugural Save the Puppy 2014 event is on July 25 at the Indiana Theater in downtown Indiana.

Local band Coastal Remedy will kick off the event at 8 p.m., followed by the Bernie Worrell Orchestra. Coastal Remedy recently released their second album of original material. Bernie Worrell played with the Talking Heads in the 1980s and earned the nickname “The Wizard of Woo” for his work with Parliament Funkadelic, as well as a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Tickets are $15, and all proceeds benefit the Indiana County Humane Society.

Twisted Jimmy’s will host a pre-event happy hour from 5 to 7:30 p.m. the night of the show. Drink and dinner specials will be available to all ticket holders. Tickets are available at the Westgate Terrace Apartments office, Tracy’s Upscale Resale, Twisted Jimmies and The Artists Hand Gallery.


A cash bash to benefit the Humane Society is set for Aug. 2 at Red Barn Sportsman’s Club in Homer City.

Doors open at 5 p.m., and the first drawing is at 6, continuing every 15 minutes. For a $20 donation, you receive two numbers per ticket, and there will be additional raffles throughout the event.

Food and beverages will also be available. Winners need not be present to win.

Purchase tickets by calling (724) 349-7555 or (724) 465-PETS.


And plans for the 2014 Rotary Rally are also in the works, with the fourth annual Tour Through Downtown Indiana set from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 15.

Proceeds from this event benefit charities supported by Rotary Club of Indiana — Midday.

For the rally, teams of four to eight people compete in “Minute-to-Win-It” type challenges such as a squirt gun candle shootout.

The cost for a team is $200.

For more information, email


Gatti Pharmacy and Gift Shop, 701 Philadelphia St., will host “Fun, Food and Fitness” from 10:30 a.m. to noon July 26 in front of the gift shop area at IRMC Park.

The free community event is held in conjunction with the “Grow with Gatti” program, a free club for parents of young children, providing discounts, free vitamins for children and priority services at Gatti Pharmacy.

There will be fun fitness activities for children with local certified Uptown Fitness trainer Skylyn Kopas, along with simple healthy snacks that can easily be made at home.

In case of inclement weather, the event will be held inside.

While not required, event organizers ask parents to RSVP by Monday so enough food and space can be provided.

For more information, call (724) 349-4200, email or visit


Gas prices in the Indiana area today were running at $3.79 a gallon, according to, which reports the state average at $3.70 and the national average at $3.58. … Willie, our ex-shoeshine boy, says the late American journalist Earl Wilson once quipped, “A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking.”

Good evening!

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