Archive - 2013 - News Article
June 29 will be the second annual Fido 5K to benefit animals in need at the Willow Run Sanctuary for Animals.
Pictured here is the smallest Willow Run resident, Holly, with Margo Stefanic, founder and co-owner of Willow Run Sanctuary for Animals, Inc.
The cost is $20 per runner, and those wishing to participate must sign a waiver.
The event will be held rain or shine, with no refunds.
Donations of dry dog and cat food are appreciated, and boxes will be on site for those wishing to bring those donations.
Before they finished loading a car to transport the group's contributions to the pantry at the Crossroads Shelter, these members of the Jefferson County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees paused with some of the grocery and pantry items collected as part of the state-wide initiative to combat hunger in local communities.
Shown (from left) are Betsy Neal, Roxie Miles (back),Â Jo Ellyn ElMasry and Edith Bernardi.
Congratulations to P.J. Manners (pictured) and Herb Manners, who live in Young Township and have been chosen as the winner of the June Garden of The Month by the Punxsutawney Garden Club.
For the full story and more photos from Manners' beautiful garden, pick up Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
On Friday, members of the Menâ€™s Fraternity of Saints Peter & Paul Byzantine Church (pictured here) set up tents in Adrian in preparation for the church festival to be held this weekend.
The festivalâ€™s hours are from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m Sunday.
A new, local non-profit organization called Lisaâ€™s Ladybugs Patient Care Fund is starting in Punxsutawney with the aim of helping families that are going through cancer treatments for one of their family members.
The group hopes to provide assistance and aid to these families, especially in the areas of service-based needs such as cleaning, cooking or providing childcare.
Pictured here are some of the organizers (from left) Lori Ebel, Christina Hibbard, Sherri McMahan, Mary Kay Fedigan and Jaime Sherry.
Upcoming events for Lisa's Ladybugs include:
The parish of Saints Cosmas and Damian Church recently celebrated a momentous occasion, as the Rev. David M. Renne, a Punxsy native, officially became an ordained priest on June 7, at St. Peter Cathedral in Erie.
He will be taking on the duties as a parochial vicar at Our Lady of Peace Parish in Erie.
Read the full story in Friday's edition of The Spirit.
A group of 14 visitors from the Alle-Kiski Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR) came to Punxsutawney on Tuesday to learn more about the town and its legendary weather forecaster.
After their arrival at the Civic Center, the tourists heard some interesting stories of local history from Tom Curry.
Tour guides Terry and Charlotte Fye had arranged for Ron Ploucha, Phil's co-handler, to stop by and greet the guests.
Following Ploucha's lively and informative speech about Phil and Groundhog Day, everyone posed for a photo with the world's most famous
Abby Amsler (front, center) was named this year's Laurel Festival Queen following the Laurel Pageant held at the Brookville Area Jr./Sr. High School on Tuesday. Pictured (from left) is the queen's court: (back) Mariah Gareis, first runner up; Christy Marks, fourth runner up; April Hetrick, second runner up; Marissa Hetrick, third runner up and Miss Congeniality; (front) Laurel Princess Aubree Afton; Amsler; and Laurel Prince Gannon McMaster.
Sometimes you can find support in the unlikeliest places and for one
courageous woman battling cancer, she found it at McDonald's. Marsha Elkin is currently in remission from a third battle with cancer. While stopping in at McDonaldâ€™s, she met up with a group of people who soon became not only friends but also a wonderful support group. Those friends are hosting a spaghetti benefit dinner from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the McCalmont Township Fire Hall in Anita. Pictured are Bob Black, Carol Gaston, Randy Redding and Elkin. Not pictured are Ed Gaston and Denny Napp.
The summer reading program at the Punxsutawney Memorial Library officially kicked off Monday afternoon. Children gathered on the second floor of the library, where they were able to enjoy a magic show by M&M Magic. After the magic show, parents and children went through registration, and each child received a name tag. In order to attend the closing party on Aug. 6, each child must read a total of 10 books.