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Garden Club set to Revive town’s beautification projects

May 6, 2013

The Punxsutawney Garden Club beautification committee continues to plan for the new planting season.

Pictured in front of the bandstand at Barclay Square in Punxsutawney — one of nine projects that the club takes care of throughout town — are (from left): Dotty Jekielek, hayrack chair; Pat Prushnok, trestle flower bed chair; Jonna Irvin, bandstand chair; Dr. Gloria Kerr, Fairman and library beds chair; and Debby Elder, urns and barrels chair.

Troubles now in the past, PACC continuing to offer plethora of services to town

May 6, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — There is good news in downtown Punxsutawney: The Punxsutawney Area Community Center (PACC) continues to grow under the current board of directors after it came perilously close to closing its doors circa August 2009.

"There's been quite a change at PACC regarding our facilities under the current board of directors," said Rob McCoy, PACC director.

McCoy said he's been helping out at the center off and on since 1998.

Public Safety Committee discusses new basketball gear for Harmon Field

May 6, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The co-coordinator for the basketball league at Harmon Field put in a request to the Punxsy Borough Council Public Safety Committee for new basketball hoops and poles to help grow the program further.

Aaron Emhoff, one of the directors of the basketball league at Harmon Field, asked the committee if Punxsutawney Borough Council would look into replacing the hoops at Harmon Field.

Read the full story in Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.

Longview students throw pajama party at Mahoning Hills Social Center

May 6, 2013

The senior citizens at the Mahoning Hills Social Center received a visit from some students from the Longview Elementary School recently.

Mrs. Gotwald's first-grade class decided to have a pajama party with the seniors and had the students and seniors wearing their pajamas.

Each student stood up and read from a book of his or her choice.

Clarence Spotts (left) and Claire Schrock (right) listen attentively as Gracie Carey (middle) reads the book "Olivia the Princess."

 

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