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Jesse DeChurch, (from left) local musician; Denny Fetterman, president of the Punxsutawney Eagles; and Matt Taladay are pictured holding a milk can for the annual "Milk Can Jam," which will be held on Sunday at the Punxsy Eagles.
BIG RUN â For many, the Christmas season is a time of giving and receiving presents, but some feel as if the real meaning of Christmas is sometimes forgotten.
The nativity scene is open from 6 to 8 p.m.
The total for the 2013 Make-A-Wish Light Up a Child's Life Campaign came in at over $86,000, with more donations coming in, as the organization wrapped up its broadcast live from Miller Brothers Furniture in Punxsutawney on Friday afternoon.
Pictured at the event are (front, from left) Tiffany Bennett, Josh Golembiowski and Ty Caylor, Wish Kids; (back) Faith Wirick, Wish Kid; and Pam Miller and Lindsey Herzing of Make-A-Wish.
Members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department responded to a scanner call for a working structure fire along Cloe-Rossiter Road shortly before 9 p.m. on Thursday night.
No flames were showing when crews first arrived.
No further details were available at Spirit press time.
Make-a-Wish continued the Light Up A Child's Life Campaign with two stops Thursday morning â the first at the Punxsutawney Area Middle School and the second at the high school.
The radio-thon's broadcast on 104.1 WPXZ was held at the high school from 8 to 9 a.m., with check presentations from the Future Health Services Club, Student Government, faculty and staff members, Juart Brothers Excavating on behalf of the Key Club, band parents and students.
BELL TOWNSHIP â Cheri Rowles is a familiar face. You may recognize her as the secretary/treasurer of Bell Township
borough. Or perhaps, you have seen her throughout the community.
Born and raised in Beaver Falls, Pa., Rowles is a graduate of Beaver Falls High School.
To read all about Rowles, read Friday's edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â It is the season of giving and of helping others. As we look back on the history of our town, we are reminded not only of those who helped our community, but also of those who fought for our country.
This holiday season, the Punxsutawney Area Historical & Genealogical Society is providing an exhibit that showcases both military service and public service.
The exhibit will run until after Groundhog Day 2014.
Hours of operation are Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Friday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.
The SS.C.D. Elementary School Choir is pictured singing Christmas carols to the residents at Mulberry Square in Punxsutawney as part of the Make-A-Wish Light Up a Child's Life Campaign on Wednesday. Polly Mills,
The Punxsutawney Red Kettle Campaign is behind in donations by approximately $11,000 this year with a week to go. Pictured is Russ
Henry (left) of Punxsutawney giving money to the kettle located outside
Fezellâs County Market in the Groundhog Plaza that is manned by
For a story on the current state of the Red Kettle Campaign, see Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEYâ The Punxsutawney Borough Council held a special meeting on Monday evening, to discuss a few important items on the agenda.
Most notably, Borough Police Chief Tom Fedigan's contract was approved after much discussion. The contract will be presented to Fedigan as soon as possible.
In other business:
âą The nomination of two new Civil Service Commission members. Steve Story and Bill Spencer were nominated, and the motion was approved.