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December 10th

Make-a-wish quest to ‘Light up’ children’s lives is underway

December 11, 2012

The Make-A-Wish "Light Up a Child's Life" campaign got underway Monday in Punxsutawney.

The total amount raised as of 4 p.m. Monday was $9,385.43. Pictured are Al Lockwood (left) and Regina Good (right) of WPXZ Radio in Punxsutawney broadcasting live from the lobby of the Pantall Hotel.

Day two of the campaign begins this morning with the Make-A-Wish crew broadcasting live from Fox's Pizza Den on North Findley Street in Punxsy from 7 to 9 a.m.; then from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pantall Hotel; and from Fox’s again from 4 to 6 p.m.

Students at IUP-Punxsy host Celebration of Learning

December 11, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The students at the IUP-Punxsy campus celebrated learning by showing their creativity and goals through a variety of projects Monday afternoon in Punxsutawney.

The title of the program was "Celebration of Learning," and its purpose was to promote critical thinking, technical presentation, skills and graphic presentations.

The projects were displayed and presented inside the IUP-Punxsy campus. All of the projects that were presented were done so by each student’s choice.

December 9th

Mayor asking public to send holiday greetings to troops, donate to Wounded Warriors

December 10, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — As the countdown to Christmas continues, Punxsutawney Mayor James Wehrle is asking area residents to send greetings to servicemen and women who are stationed overseas during the holiday season.

Wehrle said he has a supply of composition books, in which people can write holiday greetings, set up next to the Punxsutawney Borough Council
Chambers in the Mahoning East Civic Center this week.

"People can write well wishes, holiday greetings or anything they want in the books to the troops, no matter where they're stationed," he said.

Lighting up the season

December 10, 2012

The first weekend of the 20th-anniversary performance of the Living Christmas Tree put on by the First Church of God in Punxsutawney was performed in front of large crowds over the weekend.

The musical "Changed By a Baby Boy" will continue next weekend.

Call the church at 938-6670 to inquire about free tickets that may be left for the remaining performances.

BOOTING UP FOR FOOD BANKS

December 10, 2012

Members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department had their boots in hand over the weekend during the 29th-annual fire department boot drive to collect donations for area food banks and individual food baskets.

Pictured is Jim Murdock (right) of the Lindsey Fire Company collecting money during the food drive in front of the Lindsey Fire Hall on Saturday.

The total amount collected will be announced later today.

Way Back When

December 10, 2012

(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 11, 1896

A Possible Glass Plant
Representatives of a large French syndicate which has $ 3,000,000 to invest in the glass industry in Pennsylvania are in correspondence with parties here relative to the purchase of the Punxsutawney Bottle Works. What will come of it remains to be seen.

December 7th

McCreight, Caine selected at JOC reorganization

December 8, 2012

Jeff Tech held its reorganization meeting Thursday with Lloyd McCreight elected chairperson and Shelly Caine vice chairperson.

Local veterans recognize Pearl Harbor anniversary

December 8, 2012

BIG RUN — VFW Post 9044 of Big Run and the Ladies’ Auxiliary held a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor Day — an annual recognition of the Dec. 7 attack by the Japanese that led to American involvement in World War II — on Friday, the 71st anniversary of the event, at the Big Run War Memorial.

The main speaker for the evening was VFW Post Chaplain Gene McKee, who is a veteran of World War II and also delivered the invocation and benediction for the event.

Reynoldsville Area Business Association names Jackie Stitt Citizen of the Year

December 8, 2012

REYNOLDSVILLE — The Reynoldsville Area Business Association bestowed its Citizen of the Year award upon local resident Jackie Stitt at the organization’s Eighth Annual Holiday Gala at the Bellamauro Social Hall this past Sunday.

It also distributed two college scholarships and recognized a retiring community businessperson before the afternoon was over.

DAR MEMBERS HELP TIE OTHERS TO HERITAGE

December 8, 2012

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Volunteer Field Genealogists, along with junior member Santana “Tana” Olp, presented a workshop on Dec. 1 in Titusville, Pa.

Instruction was given on the proper preparation of applications, accepted proof documents and suggested resources and methods of proving a Revolutionary War patriot.

A PowerPoint presentation gave participants an overview of how to use the public DAR website to find a Revolutionary War Patriot.

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