Senior citizens

The senior citizens meet every Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Pleasantville Community Church, on State Street. 

On June 16, the vouchers for fresh fruits and vegetables will be given out. 

You must bring your driver’s license or another form of identification. 

If you are unable to attend, you can have a proxy pick up your vouchers. 

If you will be using a proxy, call Creekside Center, at (814) 676-1710, to fill out the appropriate forms.

Outdoor Extravaganza

Pleasantville VFD will hold its Outdoor Extravaganza on June 18. 

This is a family-oriented event. There will be kids’ drawings, games, side raffles, guns, and 30 prizes, with three fishing trips. Meal and beverages are included. 

There is a fee, with free admission for children under 12.

Doors open at noon. 

Most guns and prizes will be available for pickup at the event with a proper background check. 

For more details, and online ticket orders, visit

Curbside clean-up

Saturday, June 18, will be the borough’s curbside clean-up. 

This free service is provided by the borough, and is intended for borough residents only. Hazardous waste, yard clippings, TVs, electronics, tires, and batteries will not be picked up.

Metal can be left in the container that will be located at the borough garage parking lot on Merrick Street. There is no charge for this service. Drop your items off between 8 a.m. and noon. 

This collection will be supervised, and not following the rules could result in the end of this free service.

Whistle pig


Pleasantville VFD will hold a Whistle Pig Tournament on June 25.

There is a fee for teams of two. 

Payouts will be given to first, second, and third place. 

Sign-ins start at 6 a.m., at the fire hall. Doughnuts and coffee will be provided. The first weigh-in starts at noon, with lunch being served. Final weigh-ins will be at 6 p.m. 

Call Cody Whitman, at (814) 673-1853, or Dave Wescoat, at (814) 673-2709, for additional information.

19th century cooking

On Saturday, Drake Well Museum and Park and Friends of Drake Well will present Something More Saturdays, a monthly program offering visitors unique and entertaining learning experiences not included in a typical visit to the museum. Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second Saturday of every month, Something More Saturday programs are included in the museum’s regular admission fees.

June’s Something More Saturday will focus on cooking in Pennsylvania’s early oil fields.  Visitors will enjoy the sight and smells of an afternoon meal being prepared.

Museum Educator Sarah Goodman will demonstrate how simple meals were prepared, without a hearth and full kitchen, in the 19th century. 

Throughout the program, there will be demonstrations of the various stages of meal preparation. 

Goodman will answer visitors’ questions,from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

For more information about Something More Saturdays or other museum programs, visit, or call 827-2797, or find the museum on Facebook, at Drake Well Museum.

Flower planters

Fourteen flower planters have been placed throughout Pleasantville for the second year. 

They were stored over the winter in the Presbyterian church garage, thanks to the help of Bob Stewart. 

Carl and Yolanda Vargason repaired and stained them. Denny Hulse and council President Harvey Long placed them on the sidewalks. Ann Hulse planted them with begonias, viola, spikes, and vines.

Donations for flowers were made by two residents. 

Caregivers for the flowers over the summer will be: Presbyterian Youth Group, Sylvia Dowling, Peggy Berry, John Peterson, Candy Beane, Marilyn Henderson, the Preston family, Cathy Buchan, Coal Oil Johnny’s, and Harvey and Martha Long.

Pageant applications

The Pleasantville Pageant applications are due Wednesday, June 15.

Applications are available at Coal Oil Johnny’s, in Pleasantville; The Little Store, in East Hickory; Haller’s, in Tionesta; Northwest Savings Bank, in Tionesta; and the Tionesta Grocery Store. 

The pageant will be held on July 10, at the Pleasantville fire hall. 

Contestants can be from Pleasantville, Tionesta, or West Hickory addresses, or attend a school in the Titusville Area School District. 

The categories are: Princess, Little Miss, Junior Miss, and Miss Pleasantville.

Applicants must be between the ages of 18 months and 18 years, as of the day of the pageant.

Applicants must attend both the July 6 meeting, at 5:30 p.m., at the PVFD pavilion (pictures will be taken), and the July 9 rehearsal, at 1 pm., inside the PVFD. 

Contact Kayla Brown, at (814) 758-4230, for additional information.

Pleasantville book club

The Pleasantville Book Club will meet Thursday, July 7, at 6 p.m., at Coal Oil Johnny’s, in Pleasantville. 

The selection for July is “In the Woods,” by Tana French.

Quote of the week

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” — Audrey Hepburn

Bizarre and unique holidays

Today, June 7: National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

June 8: Best Friends Day and Name Your Poison Day

June 9: Donald Duck Day

June 10: Iced Tea Day

June 11: National Corn on the Cob Day

June 12: Red Rose Day

June 13: Sewing Machine Day

Contact information

Please submit your news items to Ginny Lieder, at 589-5427, or email

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