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November 1st, 2012
Senior Alexa Shaffer presented Mary Jean Johnston of the Weather Discovery Center with a check for $ 989.21. She was approached by her mentor, Sue Walher, who came up with the idea of selling food at the Music in the Park event. The event runs every summer from July 12th through Aug. 23rd. As part of her project, she set up a refreshments table where everyone could purchase slices of Laska's pizza, soda and water. The project was a success, with $989.21 being raised and donated to the Weather Discovery Center.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” It would be fair to say that My Fair Lady in downtown Punxsutawney has had a fairly good run over the past five years.
"Today is our fifth anniversary, and it has been a very interesting five years of growth," said Bev Fairman, owner of My Fair Lady.
"We tried to keep the store to the period by retaining the original tin ceiling, which was covered by the suspended ceiling and actually helped to preserve it," Fairman said, adding that over the years, it could've been damaged if it had been exposed.
She described My Fair Lady as a gallery and gift store.
For more details, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.
Landon Neal and Leanne Zampini are kindergarten students in Judy Fetterman's kindergarten class at Jenks Hill Elementary School. The students are shown displaying the "Get Ready for Kindergarten" tote that will be given out at a program to be held Nov. 1 at Punxsutawney Area Middle School cafeteria.
For the full story on the program, see Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” This Sunday, individuals with a passion for animals, a passion for running/walking â€” and especially those with passions for both â€” will have the opportunity to put their feet to the ground to help raise funds for and awareness of the Willow Run Sanctuary for Animals, owned by Margo Stefanic and Tommy Shaffer, in Coolspring.
The Fido 5K Walk/Run will take place Sunday at 1 p.m. on the Rails to Trails course, beginning near Richard L. Kuntz Memorial Field.
Sunday evening, Reynoldsville held its trick-or-treat after a 5 p.m. parade. Pictured here after collecting their treats are (front, from left) Connor Ansinger, Joelle Getch, Andrew Getch; (middle) Jacob Getch; and Heather Ansinger (back), holding AnnaMarie Ansinger. Trick-or-treat is scheduled to take place in Punxsutawney and many surrounding townships this evening.
Punxsutawney will hold the Halloween Parade at 6 p.m. (The parade will form at NAPA Auto Parts on Union Street at 5:30 p.m.), and trick-or-treat will follow until 9 p.m.;
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” In what has become an annual happening, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Ebensburg Unit and Community Action, Inc. are once again teaming up to put together this yearâ€™s Toys for Tots drive.
â€¨ FEMCO Machine Company became a partner in the campaign last year, and this year will be no different with FEMCO and Chambers Replacement World also assisting with the drive.
Trunk-or-Treat at the First Church of God will be held inside of the gym from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31.
If school is closed that day, there will be no Trunk-or-Treat.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsy mayor Jim Wehrle has declared a declaration of disaster emergency in the Borough of Punxsutawney effective Monday at 6 p.m. to enable staff and related officials to respond effectively to any possible impact of Hurricane Sandy in the borough.
The storm, which will begin to hit the mid-state area sometime Monday evening, is expected to bring heavy rain to the borough and region, resulting in low area flash-flooding and wind-related power outages, which could last for several days. Sustained high winds will likely contribute to tree damage around the borough as well.
The Punxsutawney Area School District has cancelled all classes for Tuesday, October 30 due to the forecasted weather.
Also cancelled are all sporting events for tonight, Monday, October 29 and tomorrow, Tuesday, October 30.