Flag pole ceremony

There will be a flag pole installation ceremony at the Free Methodist campground, in Pleasantville, on July 17, at 2 p.m.

The flag pole will be erected by the maintenance men at the campground.

The flag pole is telescopic, and has 16 solar lights installed on top. It was donated by a private citizen.

The VFW will be in attendance, to hold an informative discussion on proper flag protocol. All are welcome. Bring a lawn chair.

Pleasantville Book Club

The Pleasantville Book Club will meet on Thursday, at 6 p.m., at Coal Oil Johnny’s in Pleasantville. The selection for July is “In the Woods,” by Tana French. This is a gripping thriller from the New York Times bestseller list, and the acclaimed author of “Broken Harbor” and “The Secret Place.”

Parade applications

Anyone who would like to take part in the Pleasantville Community Festival parade can get an application from Ginny Mancastroppa, at ginny11@zoominternet.net, or call (814) 403-0849. Also, if anyone is interested in setting up as a vendor or setting up a display at the festival, you can get additional information from Lisa Justice, at seastar3170@gmail.com.

Festival

The 2016 Pleasantville Community Festival will be held July 17-23. The theme this year is “Ol’ Time Fireman’s Festival.”

Here’s a preview of the events that will be held at the festival.

July 10 — Pleasantville Festival Pageant.

July 19 — fish fry at the pavilion.

July 20 — Kid’s night.

July 21 — Car cruise-in, directed by Brad Pearson.

July 22 — Cake and pie baking contest, pie eating contest, and tractor pull.

July 23 — parade, at 4 p.m., and fireworks, at 10 p.m., by Acepyro. Midway will be by R&M Amusements.

Paws 4 A Cause

Shelby, Rusty, and the registered therapy dogs and reading education assistance dogs with “Paws 4 A Cause,” welcomed Bailey and Delilah to the world of therapy dogs.  

Bailey and Delilah passed their therapy dog test with Alliance of Therapy Dogs on June 14.

They will now join more than 14,000 registered therapy dog teams in the United States, Canada and other areas.  

Bailey, a 2-year-old America yellow lab, is owned by Marilyn Henderson.

Delilah, a 4-year-old golden doodle, is owned by Andrea Klingler.

Both Bailey and Delilah have earned their AKC Canine Good Citizen certificates and have participated in basic and advanced obedience classes.  

Bailey joins Shelby and Rusty as test dogs for Hilltop Dog Training.

Paws 4 A Cause therapy dogs visit local nursing homes, schools, libraries, hospitals, shelters and courthouses in Venango and Clarion counties.  

Congratulations to them for a job well done.

Please join Paws 4 A Cause at the Pleasantville Community Festival, July 20, for “Kid’s night,” at which time you may snuggle with your favorite therapy dog or choose one of their favorite books and read them a story.

Paintin’ on the Rocks

Paintin’ on the Rocks will hold a creative canvas class, Saturday, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Coal Oil Johnny’s, in Pleasantville.

The class is called "Textured Beach." There are added elements to this painting. The water has a gloss finish, the waves are textured and have a transparent effect to it, the starfish is adhered to the canvas, and there is actual sand in the sand. How cool is that?

What’s even cooler is: if you have sand from your favorite beach, you can bring it with you and add it in; you only need about a half teaspoon, so bring it with you.

If you have any questions, or would like to enroll in this class, call (814) 436-7347, or email paintinontherocks@gmail.com.

Second Harvest

mobile food pantry

The Second Harvest mobile food pantry is sponsored by Pleasantville United Methodist Church, in Pleasantville. It is a free grocery distribution, open to all ages who meet income requirements.

The church sponsors 80 households that meet income requirements in Pleasantville, and then they extend outward, if they can, into surrounding areas.

The next distribution will be held July 13, from noon to 1:30 p.m., at the Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department, 157 W. State St.

Pre-registration is required. Proof of residency must be presented.

Leave a message at the church office (589-7385) to apply.

Sponsors for gun bash

Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department is looking for sponsors for its Fall Gun Bash. If you, or someone you know, would be interested, contact Corey, at 589-7679, or email pvfd16@ymail.com. Businesses will receive unlimited advertising on the VFD's Facebook page, website, and during the event, or you can remain anonymous.

Pineapple Sunshine Cake

Ingredients: One box yellow cake mix, four eggs, 1/2 cup oil, one (8 ounces) can crushed pineapple with juice, one (8 ounce) container Cool Whip, thawed, one small box instant vanilla pudding, one (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple with juice.

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9-by-13 pan with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, oil, and one can of crushed pineapple with the juice. Mix well. Pour into prepared baking pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.  

Allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

In a medium-sized bowl, fold together whipped topping, box of vanilla pudding, and one can crushed pineapple with juice.  Spread over the top of cooled cake. Yummy!

Quote of the week

“Avoid head trash. Don’t be a garbage can for anything that does not feed your intellect, stimulate your imagination, or make you a more compassionate peaceful person. Refuse to open your mind to other people’s trash. Tune out anything that promotes conflict or controversy.  This can infect you with a mind virus of cynicism or defeat, and you won’t even know it.” Charging Life Facebook page

Holidays

Today, July 6: International Kissing Day and National Fried Chicken Day

July 7: Chocolate Day and National Strawberry Sundae Day

July 8: National Blueberry Day and Video Games Day

July 9: National Sugar Cookie Day

July 10: Teddy Bear Picnic Day

July 11: Cheer up the Lonely Day and World Population Day

Contact information

The submit news items, please contact Ginny Lieder, at 589-5427, or ginnylieder@hotmail.com.

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