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Home for the Holidays Parade is Saturday

November 29, 2013

This year's annual Home for the Holidays Parade is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Saturday.

It will begin at the Punxy Plaza and march to Barclay Square.

LCT tickets available to public beginning Monday

November 29, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY ­­— Christmas has been described as a "magical" time of year,
and if you're looking to capture some of that magic, you might want to take in a performance of the Living Christmas Tree (LCT) at the First Church of God (FCOG) in Punxsutawney.

Free tickets will be available beginning Monday for this year's edition of the Living Christmas Tree at the church, located at 23 Skyview Drive.

For ticket details and performance times, pick up Saturday's edition of The Spirit.

Mulberry Square seeking little helpers for Santa in Angel Tree project

November 29, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Have you started your Christmas shopping as of yet? Even if you have, then you might want to add some more names to your list
from Mulberry Square in Punxsy.

Vickie Amundson, Mulberry Square activities director, said they are holding a Christmas party on Dec. 23, and Santa Claus will be coming to bring gifts to all of the residents.

"We're looking for the community to purchase gifts for Santa to give to the residents so that everybody has one," Amundson said, adding that for this party, the gifts will all come from the community.

Janet M. Dinger, 78

November 29, 2013

Janet M. Dinger of Northview Drive, Brookville, beloved wife of Harold F. (Pete) Dinger, and daughter of Cloyd (Link) Lingenfelter and Ruby Diener Lingenfelter, passed away from natural causes on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013.

She was 78 years old and had been a resident of the Jefferson Manor for the past four years.

Janet was born in Brookville on April 3, 1935, and graduated as salutatorian from Brookville Area High School in 1953.

She was married to Pete Dinger in 1954 and lived in Brookville, where they raised their family.

Cecil James Payne, 89

November 29, 2013

Cecil James Payne, 89, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.

He was born March 7, 1924, in Punxsutawney, the son of the late Henry James and Ivy Theola (Bowen) Payne.

He was married to Elizabeth Ann (Jordan) Payne, who preceded him in death on Jan. 18, 2003.

For many years, he owned and operated the Payne and Pennington Television Sales and Service Center in Punxsutawney.

Cecil played the clarinet in the Punxsutawney High School Band, as well as playing in many local bands.

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