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December 2nd

Church to offer free meal once a month

December 2, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — There may be no free lunches, but there are free dinners at the Presbyterian Church of Punxsutawney.

The Rev. Brett Swanson, church pastor, said the church’s congregation has committed to holding a free meal that is open to everyone the first Tuesday of every month.

This Tuesday's free dinner is from 5 to 7 p.m., and everyone is asked to enter the church from the South Findley Street entrance, which is handicap accessible.

For more information, call 502-439-3861.

For the full story, pick up Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

Gayle L. Stewart, 72

December 2, 2013

Gayle L. Stewart, 72, of Lebanon, passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Born in Mahaffey, Pa., on Aug. 24, 1941, she was a daughter of the late Dr. David Edgar and Eunice (Smith) Miller.

She was a motorcycle enthusiast and an avid football fan.

She was proud to be an alumni of Penn State University, where she earned her master’s degree in parks and recreation.

Mary L. Peace, 78

December 2, 2013

Mary L. Peace, 78, of Punxsutawney, formerly of Tionesta, Pa., and Conneaut Lake, Pa., died on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, surrounded by family at her home in Punxsutawney.

She was born on July 6, 1935, in Rossiter, a daughter of the late Clark and Iola (Hayes) Gould.

On Jan. 1, 1955, in Rossiter, she married John “Jay” Peace, who died on June 27, 1998.

She was employed by Alltel Corp in the Customer Service Dept. until retiring in 1996.

Sharon E. Jewell, 56

December 2, 2013

Sharon E. Jewell, 56, of Dayton, died peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, following a nearly three-year battle with ovarian cancer.

She was born on July 27, 1957, in Punxsutawney, and was the daughter of Melvin and Shelvia (Good) Troup.

She was married on Aug. 2, 1980, to Richard E. Jewell, and he survives.

Sharon was a homemaker in the true sense of the word.

She was selfless and kind, always taking care of her family and giving and doing for others.

She was a member of the Oakland Church of God in Distant.

December 1st

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS PARADE

December 1, 2013

The 2013 Home for the Holidays Parade delighted young and old alike Saturday evening with some spectacular floats and performers.

This year’s parade was sponsored by Punxsutawney Eagles Club, and the Walston Club sponsored the fireworks that followed.

After the parade, Santa visited with children at the Eagles, where the parade winners were announced.

For more photos and a full list of winners, see Monday's edition of The Spirit.

Way Back When

December 1, 2013

(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)

Local Intelligence
November 17, 1897

The New Church at Anita

CIRCLE OF TREES IN BARCLAY SQUARE

December 1, 2013

On Saturday night, the Punxsutawney Rotary Club held its annual announcement ceremony for the winners of the Circle of Trees in Barclay Square following the Home for the Holidays Parade.

Since 2007, local organizations have decked out their Christmas trees, and the Rotary Club — along with the program's sponsors — have aided those organizations with cash prizes for their participation.

"Christmas Around the World" was the 2013 theme, showcasing visual and artistic representations of different Christmas traditions in other countries.

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