Briefs…

Times Observer photo by Stacey Gross The Warren Area High School 2018 Prom Court, for queen and king, to be announced at prom on May 12, are, from left, in front, Kelsey Dilks, Emily Koebley, Trinity Pojar, Gabrielle Harding, and Abbie Buerkle, and, in back, Zack Patz, Derek Knapp, Bryce McCracken, Evan Tremblay, and Rylan Fitzgerald. Warren’s prom is at the Warren Woman’s Club with “Fire and Ice” as theme.

Pine Grove Days

Pine Grove Days Memorial Day Weekend will take place on Saturday, May 26, Sunday, May 27, and Monday May 28 in Russell.

Saturday’s events:

¯ Run for R.O.A.R. 5K Run/Walk

¯ Vendor Fair on Main Street

¯ Kids Zone on Main Street (bounce house, rock painting, face painting, yard games)

¯ Liberty Street Bridge Dedication, 11 a.m.

¯ 2018 Pine Grove Days Parade, 11:30 a.m. at the Liberty Street Bridge to Main St. then State St.

¯ Corn Hole Tournament, Larimer Park 2 p.m.

¯ Dancin’ on Main Street, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

¯ Fireworks at Larimer Park at dusk

Sunday’s events (both at Larimer Park)”

¯ Community Picnic, 5 p.m.. Bring a dish to pass and lawn chairs

¯ Worship Service, 6 p.m.

Monday’s events:

¯ Memorial Day service, 10 a.m., Pine Grove Cemetery. Rain location — Praise Fellowship Church, 7451 Market Street.

Class lunch

The Warren High School Class of 1953 will gather for lunch at Richards Restaurant, Youngsville, on Wednesday, May 9, at 1 p.m.

Retirement outreach

Outreach staff from the PA Department of Banking and Securities will be coming to the Warren Library at 205 Market Street in Warren to present the STaRT (Start Today and Retire Tomorrow) Program twice on Tuesday May 22, from 11 a.m. to noon and again from 6 to 7 p.m. These programs are free and open to the public.

STaRT addresses the issue that most Pennsylvanians are not saving enough to achieve financial independence in retirement. STaRT discusses retirement planning with the goal of helping you determine your retirement goals and how to get there. No matter where you are in the timeline for retirement, know that it’s never too late to start. The good news is that if you make the necessary changes today to meet your goals, you can achieve financial independence tomorrow.

The department’s calendar of free, non-commercial programs and presentations can be found online at http://bit.ly/1KIscBZ.

Consumers and community groups can call 1-800-PA-BANKS or email informed@pa.gov for more information.

Class breakfast

The Youngsville class of 1961 will meet for its monthly get-together on May 9 at 9 a.m. at Richard’s Restaurant in Youngsville. Guests are welcome.

PARSE meeting

The Barton Schuler Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of Retired State Employees will meet on Thursday, May 10, at 11 a.m. at the Variety Buffet in the Warren Commons Plaza in North Warren. Guest speaker will be Lisa To from Hospice. Call Pat Slattery, Chapter President, at (814) 726-0728 for further information.

YHS Alumni golf fundraiser

The YHS Alumni Scholarship Fund trustees announced recently that the group was sponsoring a special golf prize package to be given away to one of the lucky golfers at the May 12 golf tournament at Cable Hollow. Trustees Sondra Brown and Mary Sullivan said the special prize was to commemorate the 25th consecutive golf tournament by the group. Proceeds from the tournament allow the Alumni Scholarship group to award $20,000 in scholarship money to YHS graduating seniors.

Fishing contest

The Annual Jeff Burns Memorial Children’s Fishing Contest, sponsored by the Farnsworth Trout Club, of Clarendon, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at the Farnsworth Hatchery Site.

The contest is for youth ages 1 to 15 years old, and prizes and pop will be provided.

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