Photo submitted to Times Observer A 1-year-old girl, Ella, the daughter of Drs. Rachael and P.J. Lattanzio, stands in front of the Abraham Lincoln-Bedell Memorial Statue in Westfield, N.Y. — an innocent reminder and symbolic gesture of American patriotism. The statue was erected in 1999 in Westfield in what is now known as the Lincoln-Bedell Statue Park and showcases bronze statues of Abraham Lincoln and Grace Bedell, the girl who suggested that he grow a beard for his presidential campaign. Bedell, an 11-year-old girl from Westfield, wrote a letter to Lincoln, a Presidential candidate, in 1860, encouraging him to “grow whiskers and her brothers would vote for him and he would look nicer.”

Drug Take Back

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office will participate in the National Drug Take Back program this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Old medication may be dropped off at the Sheriff’s Office, at 407 Market Street in Warren.

Any Warren County resident who cannot make it to the Sheriff’s Office can contact the Sheriff’s Office at (814) 723-7553 and request a deputy pick up old medications. The pickup program is offered on a year round basis.

Anyone with questions may contact the Sheriff’s Office at (814) 723-7553.

Bell Ringers

The Warren Salvation Army is taking applications for paid Bell Ringer positions and volunteers for this kettle season. For more information, stop in at the Salvation Army with Photo ID and a social security card. The Salvation Army is requried to complete a background check on all applicants.

Class breakfast

The men of Warren High School class of 1951 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at Perkins.

Trunk or Treat

The First Church of God, 1111 Madison Avenue in Warren, will have a trunk or treat event on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 4 to 6 p.m. with candy and games. Hot dogs, chips, and a drink will be sold for $1.

Youngsville parking

Odd-even parking begins November 1 in Youngsville Borough, from 8 a.m. to 8 a.m.

On add-number days of the week, park on the odd side based on house numbers. On even number days, park on the even side based on house numbers.

For information, call 563-7555.

Polka Sunday

The Slovenian Polka Boosters will dance from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at Maple Inn, Rt. 46 in Crosby, with Rex Taneri of Canfield, Ohio, performing (Halloween party). There will be music for all types of dancing and the public is invited.

For information, contact Paul Leofsky at 563-7516.


North Warren Presbyterian Church will host its 11th annual Halloween in the Park on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the North Warren Community Park (not Monday). The park is located in North Warren on S. State Street next to the church. There will be hot dogs, chips, hot cocoa, apple cider, candy, and fun for all ages. This year, children’s books will be given away in conjunction with Free Books for Kids Town. Community members of all ages are invited to this free event. They are also inviting people to set up “Trunk or Treats” using their vehicles. The phone number for North Warren Presbyterian Church is 723-5060.

Friday events

¯ Warren County Historical Society, 210 Fourth Ave., 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

¯ Warren Public Library, Market St., Warren, open, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

¯ Community lunch, free to the public, The Salvation Army, 311 Beech St., noon.

¯ Those who grew up on the west end of Warren get-together at the Bullpen, 6 p.m.