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INSIDE INDIANA: Players, fair, Denise, Son Day, etc.

by BILL HASTINGS on August 08, 2014 10:49 AM

EDITOR'S NOTE: Updated at 1:40 p.m. Monday to correct the dates of the Indiana Lions Club turkey dinner and Christ Our Savior Orthodox Church's chicken and holupki dinner.

To whom it may concern —


The Indiana Players will host a vendor and craft sale from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the banquet room at Dingbat’s, Indiana Mall.

“This is the ideal time to get that perfect unique gift for everyone on your list — birthdays, students going off to college, even a head start on your Christmas shopping,” organizers say.

There will also be door prizes and cookies.

Vendors include Tastefully Simple, Honey House Apothecary, Creations of Home, Origami Owl, Thirty-One and Pampered Chef.

Other weekend offerings include a benefit turkey dinner for the Indiana Lions Club from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Lions Health Camp, on Health Camp Road, where the cost is $10 for adults and $4 for children 11 and younger. Takeout is available.

And Christ Our Savior Orthodox Church, at Tanoma Road and Route 286, Rayne Township, will hold a chicken and holupki dinner from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17. The cost is $10 for adults and $3 for children ages 5 to 12. The public is welcome and a takeout line is available.

And don't forget the 134th Dayton Fair, which kicks off this weekend with “pre-fair” events such as judging and crowning of the queen, and officially opens Monday for a week of fun.


Details are emerging on a new Dollar General store in Plumville, where borough officials say construction is expected to be complete by the end of the year.

Budget Beer, at Oakland Avenue and Rose Street in White Township has been sold and is now known as Indi Brewing Co.


There is still time to help the Miracle League of Indiana County receive funding through a contest by Safeco Insurance.

Already a recipient of $3,000 through Thompson/McLay Insurance, which was selected for a Safeco Insurance Make More Happen award for volunteer service with the field, this contest offers the opportunity to secure even more for the field.

Vote in the contest at

You can vote once a day from 1 p.m. Monday through 1 p.m. on Aug. 18.

The contest winner will receive a $10,000 donation.


Denise Chresos, of Indiana’s Flower Gallery, recently had the opportunity to learn the latest style trends in fresh flowers through the class “The Art of the Party,” hosted by Teleflora in Oklahoma.

The class, which includes intensive hands-on training in design, was taught by Tom Simmons, a widely recognized floral artist and instructor, according to a news release.

Chresos received a certificate of completion from Teleflora Education Center.


The recent Son Day in the Park event in Clymer was a success, according to organizers, who relayed this message through email about the festivities:

“The sixth annual Son Day in the Park event was an awesome success.

The rains stopped shortly before 2 and the music began. More than 500 people were in attendance throughout the day to enjoy the praise and worship music, food and fun. Thanks to all who attended, to all who work so hard throughout the year to organize this event and to all the sponsors who help make it possible.” — Bill Greene


Gas prices in the Indiana area today were running at $3.69 a gallon for regular unleaded, according to, which reported a statewide average of $3.57 and a national average of $3.47. … Willie, our ex-shoeshine boy, says it was the late comedian and actor Groucho Marx who observed, “The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.”

Good evening!

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