Archive - Nov 25, 2011
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The leftover turkey has been stored, and Thanksgiving 2011 is one for the recipe books and photo albums.
To that end, the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce, local businesses and organizations stress to the shopping and traveling public that with so many events and attractions going on downtown Saturday, itâs possible to spend the whole day downtown.
So resist the impulse to travel elsewhere â north, south, east or west â and stick around for the weekend.
âA day full of events; people won't have to leave,â Chamber Executive Director Marlene Lellock said.
BROOKVILLE â Tuesday, Jefferson Countyâs Financial Planner Debbie Hackett announced there will be no tax increase for the coming year.
But this good news may not last long into the future.
âWe will not be having a tax increase at this point, but we have done some studies looking out in the future, and we canât say that thatâs necessarily going to go past this year,â Hackett said.
Tuesday, the Jefferson County Commissioners approved to place the 2012 budget on display for 20 days, with final adoption scheduled for Dec. 13.
SYKESVILLE â Two new faces will be a part of a well-known community tradition this year â and it might be easy to spot them in the crowd.
Lee Foulkrod and Carol Smouse are the first women to join the Sykesville Lions Club since its inception.
This weekend, they'll be working the 58th-annual Pancake Fry alongside their male counterparts.
"I remember saying to Mark (Zimmerman, current Sykesville Lions Club President), I thought it was just all men," Smouse said. "And he (said), 'No, women can join, we just don't have any.'"
Dr. Blair D. Drummond, 91, New Bethlehem, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at his home with his family by his side.
He was born in Punxsutawney, a son of the late John C. and Lula Mae (McHenry) Drummond.
He married Mildred Barefoot Drummond, his wife of 62 years, who preceded him in death in 2009.
Mr. Drummond was a founding member of the Grace Baptist Church in New Bethlehem.
He graduated from Punxsutawney Area High School, Penn State University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.