Community Thanksgiving dinner     

Pleasantville Presbyterian Church will be hosting a traditional holiday meal on Thanksgiving day, at the chapel, from noon to 3 p.m. Take-outs and delivery will be available. 

Reservations are appreciated, but not required. To make reservations, call 589-5427. This meal is free of charge – a “thank you” from your friends at Pleasantville Presbyterian Church.

“…always giving thanks to God the Father for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” – Eph. 5:20

Thanksgiving Eve

service

Pleasantville Ministerial Thanksgiving Eve service will be at the Pleasantville Community Church, W. State St., Pleasantville, Wednesday, at 7 p.m. All are welcome. 

Pastor Fred Frye will be the speaker. Donations of food items will be collected for the Titusville Area Food Bank. An offering will be received for the ministry of Love INC, of Titusville.

Seasonal auction

The last scheduled auction will be held on Dec. 13, at the Pleasantville VFD. This is a great opportunity for you to finish up your Christmas shopping.  The auxiliary kitchen will open, at 4:30 p.m.

Book Club

The Pleasantville Book Club will meet on Dec. 1, at 6 p.m., at Coal Oil Johnny’s in Pleasantville. The selection will be “The Lost Continent,” by Bill Bryson.

Loads of Love

Loads of Love will be held on Dec. 4, from 3-6 p.m. All you have to do is bring your dirty laundry to the Pleasantville Laundromat and the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church will supply the laundry detergent, dryer sheets, and quarters.  While your clothes are drying, come over to the Chapel and have a light dinner.

There will also be activities for the children and help with their homework. Come and enjoy dinner and great fellowship with your friends at the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church. All are welcome to participate in this free event.

Ladies Night Out

Please join us at Cross Creek Resort on Dec. 6.  Cocktails and hors d’ouvres will be served at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7. 

The menu will consist of chicken cordon bleu, roasted red skin potatoes, green bean almondine, rolls, and dessert. There is a cost for the dinner.  Please bring an unwrapped gift for a child. Wrapping paper is always appreciated.

To help expedite the evening, we are asking that your group make advanced payment. A table for pre-paid parties will be reserved. Final reservations must be made by Wednesday. There will be lots of baskets and goodies to bid on.

For more information, please contact Kathleen Morrison, at (814) 758-9563, Suzanne Good, at (814) 673-5214, Brenda Stearns, at 827-1665, or Donna Roessner, at (814) 720-5692. Proceeds benefit Associated Charities.

Gloryway Quartet

The Gloryway Quartet will be performing in concert at the Diamond Evangelical UM Church, 1204 Meadville Road, Titusville, on Dec. 10, at 4 p.m. A covered dish meal will follow the concert.

Ho-Ho-Ho Night 2016

The committee for the Ho-Ho-Ho event is currently finalizing plans for the 15th annual event, to be held on Dec. 2. The committee has included a musical performance by “Necessary Experience,” an appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus, an activity book, and possible reappearance of Jules the Clown.  Crayons and candy canes will be distributed to all children, and hot chocolate and cookies for everyone.

Through generous donations from local businesses, civic organizations, and private individuals, the committee is able to offer these activities to Pleasantville residents and their families without costs.

We will also have a 50/50 drawing, a side raffle, and door prizes that will be given out by ticket drawing for the adults. A donation per picture with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus is suggested. If you have any questions, or would like additional information, please feel free to contact Deborah Edwards, at 589-5101.

Christmas concert

Sweet Life will be performing at Pleasantville United Methodist Church, Dec. 4, at 2:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Pecan grape salad

Ingredients: 2 cups green grapes halved, 2 cups red grapes halved, 1- 8-ounce cream cheese, softened to room temperature, 1 cup pecans, 1 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.

Topping: 1/2 cup chopped pecans and 1/3 cup brown sugar. 

Directions: In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, and vanilla extract. Once smooth, fold in red and green grapes. Mix together, then fold in 1 cup pecans.

In a separate bowl, toss together topping ingredients – pecans and brown sugar – until all nuts are coated. Sprinkle mixture on top of grape salad, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until chilled.  Serve chilled and enjoy!

Gluten-free no-bake pumpkin cream pie

Ingredients: Crust: 2 1/2 cups Honey Nut Cheerios cereal, 3 tablespoons brown sugar, and 1/3 cup of melted butter. 

Filling: 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 cup canned pumpkin, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves, 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 cup heavy whipping cream that’s been whipped to form stiff peaks. 

Directions: Heat oven to 350 degrees. Using food processor, finely crush cereal. In medium bowl, mix crushed cereal and brown sugar with fork.  Stir in melted butter until well mixed. Place cereal mixture in ungreased 9-inch pie plate. Press cereal mixture evenly against bottom and sides of pie plate. 

Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until light golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. In large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Add pumpkin, spices and vanilla and beat until smooth.  Fold in whipped cream.  Spread evenly in pie crust. Refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.  Cover and refrigerate any remaining pie.

Quote of the week

“Love me or hate me, both are in my favor… If you love me, I’ll always be in your heart, but if you hate me, I’ll always be in your mind.”  –  William Shakespeare

Holidays

Today, Nov. 22: Go For a Ride Day

Nov. 23: Eat a Cranberry Day, National Cashew Day, and National Tie One On Day

Nov. 24: All Our Uncles are Monkeys Day, Evolution Day, and Thanksgiving

 Nov. 25: Black Friday, Buy Nothing Day, National Parfait Day, and You’re Welcome Day

Nov. 26: Shopping Reminder Day

Nov. 27: Advent - begins today, and Pins and Needles Day

Nov. 28: French Toast Day, Make Your Own Head Day, and Red Planet Day

Contact information

To submit your news items, contact Ginny Lieder, at 589-5427 or by email, at ginnylieder@hotmail.com.

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