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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


We Support; 2014 Butler Heart Walk


When: October 11, 2014
Where: Butler Community College, 107 College Drive Butler, PA 16002

Registration: 9:00am Opening Ceremonies: 10:00am

Why: Heart Disease is the #1 killer and stroke is #4 of Americans. The Heart Walk promotes the importance of exercise as part of a heart-healthy lifestyle while raising funds to continue vital research leading to the latest treatments for cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

You can still sign up to walk, using their online fundraising website, team captains and individuals can create their own webpage and with the email function conduct their very own online fundraising campaign. Register and visit their website at www.heart.org/butlerpawalk

This year’s Spokesperson is Ron Norris, Ron is a native of Western Pennsylvania. He is no stranger to heart problems and has a long history of them. He calls himself “bulletproof”

Come out and walk for a cause!

See you October 11th!



Mark Your Calendar Now!!!

Mark your calendars now!
Foxburg Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk

There will be a Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, November 22, 2014 to benefit the A-C Valley School District, the Boys & Girls Club A.A. and the Foxburg Free Library.

There is an on-line registration form at:
www.smileymiles.com/Event%20Calendar/November%20Events.html and look for the event on November 22 – Foxburg Turkey Trot.

The Turkey Trot Run/Walk will start and finish at the A-C Valley High School Track and Field area and the course will take you through the picturesque RiverStone Farm. Participants are encouraged to go with the theme, as there will be prizes for the best costumes. This is a family event and there will be a “Kids Korner” for young children while parents take part in the race.

The early registration fee is $17.50 until October 31, 2014. From Nov. 1 through Nov. 21st the registration fee is $20 and race day the fee is $25. Fill out the form and deliver it to the Foxburg Inn Hotel, or Mail it to: The Foxburg Inn Hotel c/o Turkey Trot / P.O. Box 130 Foxburg, PA 16036.

A long sleeve T-shirt is guaranteed to all participants that register by November 14th. Awards for top male & female age groups 18 & under; 19-29; 30-45; 45-60 60 and up.

The day of the race, registration will begin at 8:30 AM with a race start time at 10:00 AM rain, snow or shine. The A-CV High School is located at 776 State Route 58, Foxburg, PA 16036

For more information you can contact the race directors, Sarah Hile and Alica Dittman at 724-659-3116 or email them at: shile@foxburginn.com or adittman@foxburginn.com.



We Support: Benefit Dinner for Darius Hughes

Benefit Dinner

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


We Support; Connecting2Tomorrow Trivia Night



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. 


Trail of the Month: September 2014 – Pennsylvania’s Allegheny River Trail

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!

Emelton Trail