INSIDE INDIANA: Yellow Creek, Halloween, Gina, Clymer, etc.
To whom it may concern —
Yellow Creek State Park will be abuzz with excitement Saturday for the fourth annual Septemberfest, set from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the day use area and beach.
Highlights of the event include guided kayaking tours (sign up early), free canoeing and paddleboating, live music, games, vendors, activities and sailboat races.
This event is hosted by Friends of Yellow Creek.
“Septemberfest achieves two goals,” said Ken Sherwood, FOYC co-chairman. “This celebration helps promote the park by bringing out visitors from across the county to enjoy this valuable commonwealth resource. The event also serves as FOYC’s primary annual fundraiser.”
For more information, visit www.foyc.org.
’TIS THE SEASON
Though some area stores are already busy erecting Christmas tree displays, Halloween is right around the corner, as evidenced by the two theme stores that have temporarily located in the area.
Returning to the Indiana Mall this year is Spirit Halloween, which formerly set up shop in the SouthTowne Plaza but moved to the mall last year at the former site of Old Navy.
And another store, Halloween City, is located at the former BiLo plaza in White Township, across from the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.
The closure of Intimately Yours, the lingerie shop owned by Gina Lehman along South Seventh Street in Indiana, was joyously short-lived as businessman Tony Boiano has purchased the business and relocated it to the shops at the Michael B’s Courtyard at Seventh and Philadelphia streets.
The relocation of the business is a plus for the downtown, Boiano said, and for Lehman, who will stay on to assist as the face of Intimately Yours, which relocated last Friday.
The Clymer Civic Association will hold an anti-robbery and safety seminar at 5:15 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Clymer Volunteer Fire Department Hall.
The presentation will be by the Indiana County District Attorney’s office.
This event is geared toward business owners and employees. The public is invited to attend.
RSVP by Tuesday to (724) 254-4420.
THE NATIONAL Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining will commemorate national Manufacturing Day, observed on Oct. 4, with screenings next week of the documentary “American Made Movie” at educational institutions in Indiana and Westmoreland counties. On Wednesday, the movie will be shown during a special assembly to students at Blairsville High School.
YOUR WEEKEND CALENDAR
St. Anne’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Clymer, will sell grilled chicken and homemade halushki from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the church’s tent on Sherman Street.
A half-chicken is $6.
All are welcome.
THE SECOND of two services to promote healing for those affected by the recent action at Graystone Presbyterian Church, will be held at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Calvary Presbyterian Church in Indiana.
Pastor David Caves will lead the worship, Spirit Blend will sing and Communion will be led by Pastor David Hanna and Pastor Richard Cassel, HR.
The worship service is open to the community.
AND THE WINNER IS?
The United Way of Indiana County is extending its September “30 Day Give-Away” event into October, as announced by Dr. Hal Wingard.
Some of the unsold tickets were winners, so the contest will not end until all prizes are won by ticket holders.
This event raised more than $20,000 toward the 2013 United Way of Indiana County campaign.
Grace United Methodist Church will welcome its new pastor next week.
Dave Henderson, a native of New Castle, officially begins his duties on Tuesday.
He and wife Theresa have four children: David Jr., a freshman at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point; Adam, who is in 11th grade; Sarah, 10th grade; and Christian, eighth grade.
A former police officer, Henderson has served churches in Wheatland, Pulaski and Latrobe.
SAVE THE DATE
Correcting an arlier note, the third annual Love of Life 5K Run/Walk to benefit the M. Dorcas Clark Women’s Imaging Center will be at 9 a.m. Oct. 12.
Proceeds benefit local women with funds providing mammography care.
Registration is available the day of the race.
For more information or to register, call Lynne Schiefer, race chairwoman, at (724) 422-2902 or IRMC at (724) 357-8053.
SHOP TALK AT SIX
Winchester Industries, along Leech Avenue in Saltsburg, will mark its 30th anniversary with a special dinner on Wednesday. The company manufactures and sells triple glass insulating windows and doors. … Please read but don’t bet: Indiana High 21, Highlands, 20; Pitt 24, Virginia 14; California 21, IUP 17; Steelers 17, Vikings 10. … Gas prices were at the $3.49 mark at a number of stations this morning. … Willie, our ex-shoeshine boy, says it was French novelist Marcel Proust who observed: “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”