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Photo submitted to Times Observer On Sunday, Aug. 19, members of Girl Scout Troop 30466 bridged up to Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts. From left are Elisabeth Smith (Senior), Kylee Hennessy (Ambassador), Cheyenne Wolcott (Senior), Rheanne Confer (Ambassador), Jaylene Swanson (Senior), and Gabby Wilson (Senior).

5K benefit

The Superhero 5K will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, from the Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department social hall. The event benefits Court Appointed Special Advocates. In addition to the run (with optional superhero costumes), there will be a 1 mile family walk/run featuring a superhero gauntlet, capes for participating children, a 5k relay for four-person teams of teachers, doctors, nurses, firefighters, police officers, and emergency medical responders, and visits from the Enchanted Fairy Tale Troupe with superheroes and the Warrin’ Wrecking Dolls. Registration is through www.casaofwarrenandforest.org. The preregistration deadline is Sept. 9. “Every child needs a hero, but abused children need a superhero.”

Master Gardener Program applications

Penn State Extension in Warren County is now accepting applications for the 2018 Penn State Extension Master Gardener program training class. This program consists of a volunteer training course designed to provide experienced home gardeners with information and skills necessary to share their experience and knowledge with others. Weekly classes will be held from October 4 to February 28, 2019.

In exchange for 40 hours of instruction, candidates must agree to volunteer 50 hours to Penn State Cooperative Extension. Volunteer activities currently carried out by Master Gardeners in Warren County include an annual plant sale, public outreach in demonstration gardens, and staffing information tables at various events.

There is a program fee of $200 to cover the cost of training materials and expenses. Applications are being accepted through September 21.

For more information please contact the Penn State Extension – Warren County Office located at 100 Dillon Drive, Suite 101, Youngsville, Pa. 16371, call (814) 563-9388, or email Molly Sturniolo at mas79@psu.edu.

Sugar Grove Library fundraiser

Mum’s The Word at the Sugar Grove Library which will be selling locally grown mums as a fundraiser beginning September 4 to 20. There are 11 beautiful colors and orders for the mums can be pre-paid at the Library during regular hours. Three pick-up dates are scheduled; September 7, 14, and 17. Deliveries for quantities over four may be arranged with the librarian. The price is $6 per mum.

Clubs can earn free days at YMCA

The Warren County YMCA will be offering nonprofit organizations and youth clubs the opportunity to earn a swim and gym day for their group.

If they have over 10 people volunteer, they also earn bounce houses for their day at the Y.

Clubs simply have a representative call the Y and pick a volunteer project from the Y for their group to do. Once they complete their volunteer services to the Y, they can schedule a play day for their group. This day will take place during normal hours of operation.

Clubs must have a minimum of five people volunteer at a race, event, or whatever activity is available for them to help with. If they provide 10 or more people, they get to use the two bounce houses the Y has available for ages 3 to 10 years old.

If your organization is interested in earning a play day at the Y, contact kim@warrenymca.org to receive the volunteer opportunities list.

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