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We Support: Venango County 4-H Benefit Auction

We Support: Venango County 4-H Benefit Auction


Come out and support the Venango County 4-H Benefit Auction held on November 1st at 5:00PM. The auction will take place at the Venango County Fairgrounds on Route 62 in Franklin. The Venango County 4-H Youth Programs will benefit from the Auction.

In Venango County, over 400 young people are involved in the 4-H program. The committee provides scholarships to youth who take part in such programs as 4-H Camp, Counselor Training, PA Capital Days, PA 4-H Achievement Days, 4;H Exchange, Teen Leadership Conferences, National Shooting Sports Educational Programs, Fashion Revue, PA Farm Show, and National 4-H Congress.

Money raised goes DIRECTLY to the 4-H youth program of Venango County. Last year, Venango County 4-H scholarships totaled over $9,000!

If you have any questions, please contact Patty Anderson at 814-437-7606 or pag2@psu.edu


We Support: Adam Bartley’s Benefit Spaghetti Dinner

We Support: Adam Bartley’s Benefit Spaghetti Dinner


Come support Adam Bartley and his family. They will be holding a benefit spaghetti dinner to help with Adam’s bone marrow transplant expenses.

The spaghetti dinner will be held on Sunday, October 19th at the Parker Fire Hall from 12:00pm – 5:00pm. The cost is $10.00 for Adults and $5.00 for children.

There will also be a Chinese Auction and a 50/50 Raffle.

Benefit Dinner


A Beatles Tribute Concert!

A Beatles Tribute Concert

Save the Date! Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts will be Presenting A Beatles Tribute Concert!
The concert will be held at Emlenton’s Crawford Center (511 Hill Street, Emlenton, PA 16373) on Saturday, November 1st at 7:00PM.

You will not want to miss this concert! This will prove to be an affordably priced family night of fun and if you’re of the proper age, you may have to explain to your children how this English band took America and then the world, by storm.

Bill Zalewski, a Certified Financial Planner for Merrill Lynch has a passion for childhood wellness issues. An excellent musician himself, Bill found three other like-minded professionals and formed a band specializing in the music of the Beatles. They strive to limit their performances to helping charities and foundations that serve children’s issues raise money. This group donates their services as entertainers at high-level functions for these causes and are well regarded in these circles in the Pittsburgh region.
For this event, Bill and the band are donating their services in support of ARCA and its educational initiatives in the region.

To Reserve Presale Tickets, Please Call: 724 659-3153
Presale Tickets: Adults $15, Students $8
At The Door Tickets: Adults $20, Students $10

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We Support: Glade Run Foundation’s 2nd Annual Harvest Hoedown Benefit

We Support: Glade Run Foundation’s 2nd Annual Harvest Hoedown Benefit


Join the Glade Run Foundation in their 2nd Annual Harvest Hoedown Benefit. It will be held on Friday, October 10, 2014 at the Blueberry Hill Park Activity Center, Franklin Park.

This annual fundraiser welcomes families from across the tri-state area for a hoot n’ hollering good time complete with a BBQ buffet, live bluegrass music and live & silent auctions. Everyone in attendance is sure to enjoy a spectacular evening; but the real beneficiaries of the event are the children of Glade Run.

Dollars raised at this worthwhile event support Glade Run’s quality programs for at-risk children and families. These children come to Glad Run as victims of abuse and neglect and suffer with emotional and behavioral health issues. Last year alone, Glade Run served more than 4,000 individuals in need. The Glade Run Foundation has been serving our community for 160 years, and your support will enable them to continue to provide traumatized children with hope for a brighter future.

For more information, please call Cheryl Martin (Development & Communications Coordinator) at 724-452-4453 Ext. 1277


We Support: Easter Seals Original Duck Race


We Support: Easter Seals Original Duck Race

The Easter Seals Original Duck Race in conjunction with Franklin’s Applefest will be held on Sunday, October 5th @ 2:00PM at the fountain in Fountain Park. Prizes will be awarded!

The Duck Race is Easter Seals – Franklin Division’s largest fundraiser. Net proceeds from the Duck Race are applied to programs and services that provide children and adults with disabilities the skills, tools, and support they need to participate more fully within their families and communities.
Easter Seals Western and Central Pennsylvania has been one of our community’s oldest and most respected non-profit organizations:

* Each year, more than 20,500 infants, children and adults with disabilities and their families receive Easter Seals services in 47 counties throughout Western Pennsylvania.
* $.98 of every dollar raised locally by Easter Seals remains right here in Western and Central Pennsylvania.


Easter Seals is unique from other health and human services providers. Easter Seals’ greatest strength comes from the people who are Easter Seals. Relationships between therapists and clients, between teachers and preschoolers, between staff and parents and between volunteers and staff. Helping children and adults with disabilities gain greater independence involves whole individuals, whole families, and support systems.

If you have questions or require additional information, please feel free to contact 814-437-3071. To learn more about Easter Seals Western and Central Pennsylvania visit www.eastersealswcpenna.org.


We Support; 21st Annual Chef Tasting Party & Auction


The 21st Annual Chef Tasting Party and Auction, which benefits Community Care Connections, Inc will be held Sunday, October 5th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at The Mansion.

The Mansion is a beautifully restored Victorian mansion located approximately 30 miles north of Pittsburgh in Butler, PA.

Community Care Connections, Inc’s programs and services benefits infants, children and adults with disabilities.

Last year, this Party & Auction raised $24,000 dollars to help out Community Care Connections, let’s try to make this year even more successful!

For more information on the event, you can visit www.communitycareconnect.org or contact Cindy Harbison at (724)283-3198 ext. 250

We look forward to hearing how this year’s event goes!


We Support; Parker City Volunteer Fire Department Fall Craft Show

we-supportThe city of Parker is doing it again! Saturday October 4, 2014 from 10:00am – 4:00pm, the Volunteer Fire Department will be holding their Fall Craft Show.

This will be held at the Community Fire Hall 204 S. Wayne St. Parker, PA 16049.

Public Admission at the door will be $1.00 and a ticket will be given for a door prize.

PCVFD will be running a small concession from its kitchen with beverages and food items available for purchase through-out the day. Take-Out will also be available.

There will also be a Chinese Auction being held, tickets will be 3/$1.00

The proceeds from this event are to benefit the Fire Department.

Thank them for what they do, come check out the vendors/crafters and have a great day!


We Support: Heroes Among Us!

We Support: Heroes Among Us!

Heroes Among Us is an event for Wounded Warriors. The proceeds benefit Wounded Warriors and Butler Breast Cancer Support Group.

Rally for the Wounded Warriors and Breast Cancer Awareness will take place at Six Points Church of God of Prophecy, 129 McKee Road, Parker, PA 16049 – located on Route 58 between Parker and Eau Claire – On October 4, 2014 starting at 11:00AM.

There will be food, entertainment, face painting, door prizes, a Chinese auction, kids games, 3 mile walk/run (non-competitive), and a breast cancer awareness booth.

For more information, contact Debbie or Ron Thompson at 724-791-2333 or email: rondeb2440@hotmail.com



We Support; Memorial Benefit for Brenda “Boom Boom” Anthony


Sunday October 5, from Noon until 6:00p.m., Otto’s Tavern & Restaurant will be holding a Steeler Party Memorial Benefit for Brenda “Boom Boom” Anthony who passed away recently of an unexpected heart attack.

Events of the day include:

Pittsburgh vs Jacksonville game at 1pm, win FREE Steeler Giveaways during the game, including a Steelers Jersey!

A Cornhole Tournament at 4pm, this is $5.00 per person to enter, winner gets a Steelers Cornhole Set.

Chinese Auction: All Drawings will be at 6pm

Raffle, there are tickets on sale NOW for a Gas Grille, BBQ Accessories, 10×10 Quest Quick Set Up Canopy, and $20 Slater’s Meat Gift Certificates, price is $5.00 per ticket and limited to 300 tickets!

Food will be available as well; Hot Sausage, Kielbassi/Kraut, Pierogies, Potato Salad, Nachos and Desserts for only $8.00

100% of all proceeds from dinner, raffles, and cornhole tournament will go directed to the funeral/medical expenses for Brenda.

Contact Otto’s Tavern for more information (724) 867-0952


We Support: Grace Christian School Auction


We Support: Grace Christian School Auction

Grace Christian school will be holding their 9th Annual Grace Christian School Auction. It will take place Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Grace Christian School (215 Arthur Street, Kittanning, PA 16201) at 9:00AM. Funds raised will be used for educational tools, teacher training, supplies and materials, as well as sporting and recreational programs.

Any questions please call Grace Christian School at 724-543-4019 or email gcs@arm-tek.net