Community Thanksgiving dinner

Pleasantville Presbyterian Church will be hosting a traditional holiday meal on Thanksgiving day, Nov. 24, 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

Ho-Ho-Ho Night 2016

Dear friends, 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 cost. 

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.

Holly jolly craft show

Shop local this Christmas season. Come to Cross Creek Resort on Friday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., for the 42nd annual Santa’s Workshop.

Buy unique gifts at over 60 vendor booths featuring holiday décor, fishing lures, blown glass, paintings, clothing, apples and cider, baked goods, handbags, birdhouses, and so much more. Enjoy homemade lunches and dinner. Visit Santa on Friday, from 5 to 7 p.m., and on Saturday, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Take chances in one of the many prize raffles. A Dancer’s Reflection will perform on Saturday afternoon.Admission and parking is free. This event benefits over 70 youth in the Catholic community of Titusville’s Faith Formation Program. For more information, call 827-4636 Ext. 1.

Ladies Night Out

Please join us at Cross Creek Resort on Dec. 6. 

Cocktails and Hor dourves 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 please. A table for pre-paid parties will be reserved.

Final reservations must be made by Nov. 23. There will be lots of baskets and goodies to bid on.

For more information, please contact Kathleen Morrison, at 758-9563, Suzanne Good, at 673-5214, or Brenda Stearns, at 827-1665.

Proceeds benefit Associated Charities.

60 Plus

The group 60 Plus will meet Thursday, at 5 p.m., at Coal Oil Johnny’s in Pleasantville.  Reservations are appreciated. For additional information, contact Donna Sheely.

Treasures for Children

The Salvation Army Treasures for Children sign-ups will be on Nov. 15,  from 10 a.m. to noon, at Pleasantville United Methodist Church.  Treasures for Children is for kids ages newborn to 13-years-old in the Pleasantville area.

Please bring with you to sign-up an access card, valid drivers license, and a copy of all bills. Any questions before the event, please call Judy, at (814) 673-6682.


of World War II

On Thursday, at 6:30 p.m., the Titusville Historical Society will present a free program at Benson Memorial Library, open to the public, “Desk Drawer Artifacts of World War II.”

The speaker for the program, Jay Parsons, is very knowledgeable about World War II and the weapons and equipment used. He will show artifacts from his personal collection and share stories about them.

Light refreshments will be served prior to the program, from 6 p.m. until the presentation begins. 

Also, the Titusville Historical Society will sponsor a pancake supper at McDonald’s on Nov. 15, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Tickets for the event can be purchased from members of the society, by calling 827-6383, or at the door.

The proceeds from this fundraiser will be used in part to continue to provide educational programs for the public.

Recently, the Society has had sweatshirts, T-shirts, notecards, and mugs produced using the image of the Tarbell House with the newly acquired cupola. These items are presently available for sale by calling 827-928 or 827-9171.

However, on Nov. 18, they will be on sale at the office of Colonial Tours, 216 W. Central Ave., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Patrons are invited to shop during those hours for these items, which would make great Christmas gifts for family and friends.

For more information about any of these events, call 827-928.

Quote of the week

“Hold the door; say please; say thank you.  Don’t steal, don’t cheat, and don’t lie. I know you got mountains to climb, but always stay humble and kind.” – Tim McGraw



millionaire salad

Ingredients: 3 cups fresh cranberries, 3/4 cup sugar, 1 cup water, 1 cinnamon stick, 2 cups sour cream, 2 cups drained pineapple tidbits, 2 cups mini marshmallows, 1 cup chopped pecans, and 2 cups coconut.

Directions: Combine cranberries, sugar, water, and cinnamon stick in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer 10 minutes. Cool completely. Sauce will thicken upon cooling.

Add 1 1/2 cups cooled cranberry mixture from step one with remaining ingredients and stir well.  Let sit 4 hours or overnight.


– Nov. 8: Cook Something Bold Day, Dunce Day, U.S. General Election Day, and Young Readers Day

– Nov. 9: Chaos Never Dies Day

– Nov. 10: Forget-Me-Not Day and USMC Day

– Nov. 11: Veteran’s Day

– Nov. 12: Chicken Soup for the Soul Day

– Nov. 13: Caregiver Appreciation Day, National Indian Pudding Day, Sadie Hawkins Day, and World Kindness Day

– Nov. 14: Operating Room Nurse Day and World Diabetes Day

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