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Back to the boot: Firefighters to collect for local food banks this weekend

December 7, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department will have their boots in hand from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this weekend at major intersections throughout town for the 29th annual fire department boot drive to collect donations for area food banks and individual food baskets.

Boot drive collections will take place in front of the Lindsey Fire Hall, West Mahoning; Central Fire Hall, East Mahoning, Hampton Avenue and Front Street intersection; and Elk Run Fire Company, at the intersection of Elk Run and Graffius avenues.

Groundhog Club encouraging giving spirit with Elderly Care Drive

December 7, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — When it comes to the small town of Punxsutawney, one thing is for certain: It is a town where many do their best to lend a helping hand.

As the holiday season nears, we see the Make-A-Wish organization preparing to make the wishes of local children come true. We have the Toys for Tots program providing gifts for local children.

And now, the town has added another special something to its Christmas spirit — one for the elderly residents of Punxsy.

This year, for the first time, the Groundhog Club will be having a Holiday Elderly Care Gift Basket Drive.

IUP holds Toys for Tots dinner

December 7, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — While the school term is winding down toward break, the IUP-Punxsy campus held its annual Toys for Tots Dinner event Thursday night to celebrate its season of giving.

The event was open to the public as well as students.

The cost was $7 per person, plus attendees were to bring an unwrapped toy.

IUP Dining was in charge of the dinner and prepared a delicious meal of prime rib with shrimp, potatoes and green beans. Dessert and beverages were also served.

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