Seasonal auctions

Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department, teamed with Hennigh’s Discount Outlet and Auctions, will hold its seasonal auctions on Oct. 10, Nov. 14, and Dec. 12. Auctions begin at 6 p.m. Items include cheese, meats, snacks, toys, blankets, knick knacks, tools, clothing, beauty products, crafts, and other early holiday gift ideas. Mark the dates on your calendar. These auctions are a great way to do your Christmas shopping.

Fall gun bash

Pleasantville VFD will hold its annual fall gun bash on Oct. 21. Doors open at 4 p.m., and drawing starts at 5. There is a suggested donation to attend. There will be three drawings and side raffles. Meal and beverage included. Event is indoors. No need to be present to win. If not present, arrangements will be made for pickup.  

Tickets can be purchased at Hickory Video, Haller’s, in Tionesta, Rouseville Store, Aqua World, in Oil City, Plumer Store, Coal Oil Johnny’s, Hovis, in Oil City, Arrowhead Outdoors, Smith’s Country Store, on 157, Smoker Friendly, in Oil City, Grant’s Little Store, and Frill’s Corners.

Pithole lantern tours

The Pithole Lantern Tours will be held Oct. 7. Tours begin at 6:30 p.m., with the final tour being at 9:30 p.m. The tours will be at the Pithole Historic Site, 14118 Pithole Road, Pleasantville. There is an admission fee. Tours depart every 10 minutes, last approximately 1 1/2 hours, and cover nearly 1 mile. 

Participants must be able to traverse steep hills and semi-rugged terrain, and are encouraged to arrive early, wear study shoes, and bring a flashlight.

Holiday bazaar

Pleasantville VFD will hold its annual holiday bazaar on Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Interested vendors can contact Mary, at (814) 589-0998.

Haunted hayride

The annual haunted hayride will be Saturday, October 14, beginning at dusk, at 23040 Fleming Road, Pleasantville. There is no fee for this event. Donations are accepted for the Salvation Army Treasures for Children Charity. There will be cupcakes, cookies, coffee, punch, and a bonfire to enjoy before/after the ride.

Oil Creek 

State Park event

On Oct. 7, from 8:45 a.m. to noon, the program will be “Fly Fishing 101.” Meet instructor Mark Signorino at the park amphitheater to learn terminology of weights, rods, leaders, tippets, knots, casting; and there will be time on the recently stocked stream to practice what you have learned.  

All equipment will be furnished. No license is required. Bring waders or hip boots. Class size is limited to 10. Pre-register by calling (814) 676-5915. 

Pleasantville UMC 

upcoming events

The church will host a Christian music concert on Sunday, at 3 p.m.  Jack Donovan will sing southern gospel music. A free will offering will be received. 

Also, mark Oct. 21 on your calendar. The church will serve a public spaghetti dinner, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Members are selling apple dumplings from Jane’s Specialties. There is a fee for a box of four dumplings with naturally sweet sauce. Selling period is through Oct. 8, with the delivery the weekend of Oct. 20. Contact Celene Watson, at (814) 589-7256, if you wish to make a purchase.

Pleasantville 

book club

The Pleasantville Book Club will meet Oct. 5, at 6 p.m., at Coal Oil Johnny’s, in Pleasantville. The selection will be, “ Wild,” by Cheryl Strayed. 

Seven tips 

for happiness

1. Don’t listen to gossip.

2. Ignore what people say about you.

3. Design your own life.

4. Look for the good in every situation.

5. Develop an attitude of gratitude.

6. Laugh more.

7. Once it’s past, let it go.

Recipes

Soft glazed 

pumpkin sugar cookies

Ingredients: 1/2 cup softened butter, 1/2 cup canola oil, 1/2 cup canned pumpkin, 1 cup sugars, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 2 large, eggs, 4 cups flour, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice.

Ingredients for glaze: 3 cups powdered sugar, 4 tablespoons water, and 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice.

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  

In a large bowl, stir butter, oil, pumpkin, sugars, vanilla, and eggs together until mixed and smooth. Slowly mix in all dry ingredients until completely mixed in.  

Scoop 1 1/2 tablespoons onto sheet and flatten to 1/2 inch with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. Bake 8-9 minutes.  

While cookies are cooling, mix all ingredients together for glaze.

When cookies are cooled, glaze.

Pumpkin pie dip

Ingredients: 12 ounces cream cheese, 2 cups powdered sugar, 1 cup canned pumpkin, 1 teaspoon ginger, 1 teaspoon, pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon, and 2 cups whipped topping.

Directions: Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in pumpkin and spices. Gently fold in whipped topping.

Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving. Serve with sliced apples, graham crackers or your favorite fruit.

Revival

Pleasantville Community Church of Pleasantville will hold a revival, from Oct. 1, at 10:45 a.m., to Oct. 4, at 6 p.m., at 343 W. State St. This will be a time for fellowship and rejuvenating your spirit. 

The speaker is Mark Applebee, from Interactive Ministries Inc. He will be speaking Sunday morning during the 10:45 service and Sunday night at 6 p.m. On Oct. 2, Oct. 3, and Oct. 4, he will be speaking at 6 p.m.

Bizarre and unique holidays

Today: International Talk Like a Pirate Day and National Butterscotch Pudding Day

Sept. 20: National Pepperoni Pizza Day and National Punch Day

Sept. 21: International Peace Day, Miniature Golf Day, and World Gratitude Day

Sept. 22: Autumn Equinox — Fall begins, Business Women’s Day, Elephant Appreciation Day, Hobbit Day, and Native American Day

Sept. 23: Checkers Day, Dog in Politics Day, International Rabbit Day and Oktoberfest begins in Germany

Sept. 24: National Cherries Jubilee Day

Sept. 25: National Comic Book Day

Quote

“The most beautiful things in life are not just things. They’re memories, people, places, and pictures. They’re moments, feelings, love, smiles, and laughter.”

Contact information

To submit your news items, contact Ginny Lieder, at 814 589-5427, or by email, at ginnylieder@hotmail.com.

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