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We Support; Scotty Hutchinson Memorial Ride and Benefit

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At age 45, Scotty Hutchison was killed in a bike accident leaving behind a wife, two sons and a daughter.

Registration starts at 9AM, Kickstands up at 11AM. Ride will begin and end at the Beer Garden. Stops will be made at The Spillway, Millerstown Inn , St. Cloud, Riverstone and Otto’s. Benefit at the Beer Garden following the ride. Silent auction, door prizes, 50/50 and food.

$20 per single rider/$30 per couple. ALL proceeds will be given to Emily Wiles Hutchison. If you would like to donate please feel free to contact me on here or on my cell 412-295-4843. You can also contact Donna Hedrick Cumberland at 724-290-8282.

To visit their facebook page for the event, click here! 

 

Foxburg History

The first inhabitants of European descent to settle in the area was the Fox family of Philadelphia. These original owners were descendants of George Fox, the founder of the Quaker religion. His grandsons, Samuel Mickle Fox and George Fox, along with brothers-in-law Joseph Paker Norris and George Roberts, bought what amounted to 6,600 acres in 1796 from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This area was located between the Clarion and Allegheny Rivers and later was known as the Fox Farm. It was Samuel’s son, Joseph Mickle Fox, a practicing lawyer, purchased 1800 acres from his fathers estate after his fathers death. Joseph had already married Hannah Emlen and was ready settle down on the property he had spent many summer vacations during his childhood.
Dedicated in 1910, The Hannah Fox Memorial Library became a cultural meeting place for those in the community looking to enhance their knowledge as well as enjoy concerts, plays, and lectures, which still place to this day. The library today is now known as the Foxburg Free Library.

One of the first golf courses in the United States was built in Foxburg with the efforts of Joseph Mickle Fox in 1884 after discovering the game during a trip to play a cricket match in Scotland. On his return, Joseph had a five hole course built on the family farm, but after seeing its huge success, it was then moved to its present nine-hole site in 1887, thus establishing the Foxburg Golf Club. This golf course is now recognized as the oldest continuously-operated golf course in the U.S., which also houses the Golf Hall of Fame.

Other Foxburg attractions still grace the area such as the Episcopal Memorial Church of Our Father, The Hannah Memorial Library, and the Foxburg Golf Club – all testaments to the dedication of Fox family to the community. The Episcopal Church, built by the Fox Family in 1881 and dedicated in 1882, was an architectural design based on a Gothic church Hannah Fox had seen during a visit to England. Like the Fox mansion, all stone used for construction came from surrounding hillside quarries. A painting above the alter depicting the “Angel of the Resurrection” was created by the famed artist, Edwin H. Blashfield. The church courtyard cemetery still contains the burial plots of several Fox family members.

Book a room with us so you can explore this wonderful town! Call 724-659-3116 and visit our Facebook.

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We support the 5K Brain Cancer Awareness

Join us in the fight for brain cancer. It is a cancer that has a high death sentence, very few if any pull out alive. It takes more than a few people to fight. We are asking you to help us in this brutal fight against a deadly cancer. The 5K Brain cancer awareness is organized  by fundraising chairperson  Kim Pollack. This event is Aug 22, 2015 at White Oak Park. Last year there were 450 generous participants! Without the sponsors and participants they would not have been able to donate $25,000 to the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute to support brain cancer research. The family doing this event would like to thank you for all your support.

 

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We Support; UMPC Horizon 10th Annual Poker Run

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On Saturday, August 22nd, the UMPC Horizon Employees, Friends & Families will participate in the 10th Annual Poker Run. Last year, the proceeds from the event contributed to the transportation fund to help needy patients with transportation difficulties that was initiated through the proceeds of the event.

UPMC Horizon is located in Greenville, PA. We hope that they have a great turn-out and an even better day!

 

 

We Support; Clarion County Veterans Picnic

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7th Annual Clarion County Veterans Picnic will be held this Saturday, August 22nd.

The picnic will begin at 12:00 noon and end around 4:00 pm. A picnic lunch will be served at 1:00pm.

The picnic is sponsored by the American Legion Family of Knox.

This is being held in acknowledgement of the military service and sacrifices made by Clarion County veterans and their families.

It is being held at the Clarion County park.

 

We Support; Butler Golden Tornado Marching Band Spaghetti Dinner

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The Butler Golden Tornado Marching Band is holding a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on August 20th, 2015. The dinner will be held at the Senior High School Cafeteria . The band is known as the “PRIDE” of Butler,  and marches about 250 students. They are supported by a strong parent organization, outstanding students, and a community that holds arts to the highest standards.

Proceeds will go to the Marching Band, there will also be a Chinese Auction held at the dinner.

 

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Fall is around the corner

Fall is coming sooner than what we think. When the leaves change it is a must see. Our hotel is right on the river and when the leaves change colors it is truly breath taking. This doesn’t last long because we all know what follows,…winter. Book your room with our hotel soon because this truly breath taking experience doesn’t last long, our rooms get filled quickly. Visit our Facebook page to see upcoming events as well. If there is any needed help please feel free to call our hotel at 724-659-3116. Enjoy the seasonal change.

 

 

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We Support; Saeler-Solkvony Memorial Poker Run

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Saturday, August 15th will be the annual Saeler-Solkovy Poker Run. This annual event is held in memory Of Steve Saeler, Jessica Saeler and John Solkovy. Each year, a beneficiary is chosen from the community for the proceeds of the event to go to. This year, Lucretia Angert was chosen, Lucretia is struggling with a rare form of cancer. The illness has caused her to lose her job and her husband is disabled. They do not have medical insurance and are struggling to pay bills and simply to put food on their table.

For more information on this event, you may visit their website by clicking here.

Hope you can support the cause!

 

We Support – Our Puzzled Life Autism Support Group

Our Puzzled Life Autism Support Group is hosting it’s 3rd annual school supply drive to help support area families in providing essential education materials for the upcoming school year.

Our Goal this year is to provide at least 200 children with needed supplies. Last year we provided approximately 150 children with supply packs that included crayons, markers, pencils, erasers, glue sticks, notebooks, rulers, pencil sharpener, and folders. This year we would like to extend our program to more children. 

Our Puzzled Life Autism Support Group takes pride in doing community involvement activities for little or no cost to families of our community. Please remember the rules are the same as last year. All children must be present to receive their school supplies unless they are unable to be present due to medical reasons and prior accommodations need to be met. If your child is unable to be present you need to notify Kimberly Brewer prior to the school drive and have arrangements set up. We will not deliver the supplies you will need to make a way to pick them up within a reasonable amount of time. You may contact Kimberly Brewer By Phone (814) 227-9232 Or By Email ourpuzzledlife@gmail.com.

 

We Support: Slaug Memorial Golf Outing

Jeremy “Slaug” Slaugenhoup passed away on September 11, 2014 due to injuries sustained in a UTV accident at 28 years old. Jeremy left behind a son, Jakoby and two step daughters, Madison and Makenzi. Jeremy was a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corp where he served for 8 years and was a veteran who served in Iraq in 2006. When Jeremy passed on, not only was a husband, father, son, and brother lost, but a friend to many. Anyone who knew “Slaug” would surely have a good story to go along with all the good memories so many have of him.

A memorial golf outing will be held on August 8, 2015 at Stoney Meadows Golf Course and all the proceeds go to trust funds set up for his children. Please join in celebrating Jeremy’s memory. To all who knew him knows there was no better friend than Slaug.

Any Questions contact Dean Whitmer at 724-991-4347 or Deb Morrow at 724-496-6325.