We Support: Benefit Dinner for Darius Hughes
Darius M. Hughes, a father of five small boys, was involved in a near fatal motorcycle accident on Sunday, July 27th. Darius suffered a broken back in four separate places along with a concussion and left arm/neck nerve damage. He is currently undergoing regular physical and occupational therapy as well as frequent visits to both trauma and neurological doctors.
Darius was the main financial contributor to his family. His wife is pursuing a Master’s degree in School Psychology and three of his five boys are not of school age yet. Darius did not have any health benefits through work. The motorist who ran him off the road did not stop long enough to give any insurance information. All costs associated with this accident and cost of living expenses until he is able to return to work are out of pocket expenses for his family.
The benefit will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church at 10 Beil Hill Road, Greenville, PA 16125 on Saturday, September 27, 2014, beginning at 4:00PM. The cost of dinner is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets will be sold for a Chinese Auction and 50/50 Raffle. The winners will be drawn at the end of the evening. Tickets can be purchased at the door or contact Heather McGowen at 724-791-9976.
Donations can be made to: Darius M. Hughes 12196 West Vernon Road, Conneaut Lake, PA 16316 or www.gofundme.com/c7k5aw
Connecting2Tomorrow be having a fall fundraising event at the Butler Fall Festival on September 20, 2014 and Trivia Night on October 25, 2014. C2T’s Mentoring Program helps Butler County teens and young adults create goals for their future and become responsible members of the community.
The picture below was taken on the Emlenton bike/walking trail. This beautiful attraction is one of the many reasons guests come to visit Foxburg, Emlenton & Parker. If you haven’t experienced the stunning Allegheny River Trail, you’re missing out! It’s something the whole family will enjoy whether your into biking, running, jogging, or walking. So pack yourself a picnic lunch and soak in the breathtaking views and fall scenery. Also, you’ll never know what kind of wildlife you’ll encounter on your journey. After your bike ride/walk visit the Foxburg Pizza Shop while enjoying The Foxburg Inn Hotel river deck, or have a nice sit down dinner at the Allegheny Grille with seating along the river. After dinner visit the Foxburg Wine Cellars for wine tasting. Finish your evening with a stay at The Foxburg Inn Hotel. The leaves are already starting to change into those gorgeous reds, yellows, and oranges. This is a popular time of year and rooms book up fast. Call 724-659-3116 today to reserve your room today!
Click here to read more about the Allegheny River Trail. It is featured as September 2014 Trail of the Month!
Don’t miss the 2014 Foxburg Turkey Trot! It will be held Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the Allegheny-Clarion Valley High School. Registration begins at 8:30AM with a race time of 10:00AM.
All participants will receive a medal. Trophies awarded to the top male & female in the following age groups: 18 and under, 19-29, 30-45, 45-60, 60 and up. Long sleeve T-Shirt guaranteed to all participants that sign up by November 14th.
$17.50 Early Registration until October 31st.
Proceeds benefit the Allegheny-Clarion Valley School District, the Boys & Girls Club of America & the Foxburg Free Library
Click here to register now!
Christian Women Leaders Gathering presents “Plight of Women in Pakistan”
Please welcome Sarah Prazer O’Neil. Sarah is the wife of Pastor Kent O’Neil. The O’Neil family has recently moved to Emlenton where Pastor O’Neil serves Old Zion, Big Bend, and Emlenton United Methodist Churches.
Sarah will be speaking Thursday, September 18th @ 7:00PM at the Emlenton United Methodist Church. Her topic will be the “Plight of Women in Pakistan.” This informative and impacting . . . and ultimately encouraging . . . evening presented by CHRISTIAN WOMEN LEADERS GATHERING, a non-denominational outreach to women of the Emlenton and surrounding areas.Coffee and dessert will be provided. Admission is FREE! All are welcome (men included). We hope to see you there!
Click here to visit them on Facebook.
Women’s Healthcare Of Clarion is promoting cancer awareness for the months of September and October. For every female that schedules an appointment for their annual exam and mammogram during these months, their name will be entered in a drawing to win two gift baskets.
Ovarian Cancer and Breast Cancer are the number one killing cancers among women in America. If you would like to make an appointment for an exam, you may call their office at (814)226-8800.
Fight Like A Girl!
The Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) will be holding their 14th Annual Run/Walk to Break The Silence on Ovarian Cancer.
This event will be held on Sunday, September 14th at the North Park Boathouse in Allison Park,PA.
Click here for the event website.
You can register for this event a single person or a team.
We Support: The Children’s Institute Chaps for Charity
The Children’s Institute Chaps for Charity is holding its 9th annual fundraising event on September 14, 2014 “Bikers helping Bikers” Poker Run to benefit children with special needs.
Registration: 10:00AM (coffee & donuts)
Kickstands up: 12:00PM
Starting Place: Pizza Roma Restaurant – 8350 Perry Hwy. in McCandless Twp.
Cost: $20 Rider/ $15 Passenger
You can also register at Bakers Backstreet in Evans City at Noon. Immediately following the ride they will return to Pizza Roma for a Cookout, Door Prizes, Music by DJ Diva, & Raffles.
This year’s funds will support the Amazing Bike Camp. For every $350.00 raised, they can sponsor a child with special needs to attend the five-day camp to have the chance to learn how to ride a bicycle. For many kids, learning to ride a bike is a natural childhood milestone. For children with special needs, however, mastering a two-wheeled bicycle without training wheels can be a significant challenge. Support isn’t all that they gain-every camper will receive his or her own bicycle and helmet!
The Children’s Institute is an independent, non-profit organization that provides millions of dollars of uncompensated care & services. Their goal is to enable children and young adults with special needs to realize their fullest potential. They provide them with every opportunity to achieve their own personal miracle.
For more information contact Pizza Roma 412-367-7677 or Terry 412-526-6237
We Support: Parker City V.F.W Dice Run
Saturday, September 13, 2014 Parker V.F.W will hold their 4th Annual Dice Run & Chinese Auction. The money raised from the dice run will benefit our local veterans. They will be doing an all vehicle ride to various V.F.W and American Legions in support of this event.
The community came together last year raising over $8,000 for various programs at the Butler V.A. Hospital as well as veterans and their families in our area.
Parker VFW has been named the #1 sponsor for the homeless veterans program at the V.A. in Butler.
Shane Scott passed away April 29, 2014 in a tragic ATV accident in Eau Claire, PA.
There will be a benefit spaghetti dinner September 6, 2014 at 12PM – ? at the Bruin Park in Bruin, PA. The cover charge will be $5. Other activities include Bingo, Chinese Auction, and 50/50 Raffle.
All proceeds go to his Final Costs and the rest to his daughter Peyton.
For any questions, please contact Alisha Bowser at 724-372-9502 or Amber Wolfe at 724-991-4554.