Briefs…

7-9-year-old division, Lilly Raffaele (age 7.

Allegheny Reservoir Cleanup

The Allegheny River & Watershed Clean-up, which is a cooperative of several federal, state, county and private organizations, will be conducting its 15th Annual Allegheny Reservoir Cleanup, Saturday, May 11, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Volunteers will meet at the Onoville Marina, located in Steamburg, N.Y., at 8 a.m. to sign in. Upon signing in, volunteers will be briefed, given trash bags and gloves, and taken to their designated spot on the reservoir.

To register for the cleanup visit www.alleghenyrivercleanup.com/volunteer.html

All volunteers and participants must bring:

Photo submitted to Times Observer The Junior Fire and EMS Explorer Post recently held a free Easter Egg Hunt (April 20) at Betts Park with thousands of plastic eggs stuffed with candy and various prizes for each age group. The North Warren and Glade volunteer fire departments attended with fire equipment for the children to check out. Superior Tire, Whirley DrinkWorks!, and United Refining Company sponsored the event, and money left over from eggs, candy for the community was donated by the Explorer Post to the fire departments that attended.

Release form (download at www.alleghenyrivercleanup.com/RiverReleaseForm.pdf);

Rain gear (the cleanup will be completed rain or shine);

Full-length pants with closed-toe shoes (dress in layers for a range of weather);

Food and water (individuals are responsible for their own lunch and snacks).

Additional, items you may want to bring: bug spray, sunglasses, a hat, and sunscreen.

Winner of the special Easter basket in the 10-12-year-old division was Katelynn Wiles (age 12).

To date, the Allegheny Reservoir Cleanup has had 1,042 volunteers who have logged over 8,700 volunteer hours. They have removed 14,998 tires and over 299 cubic yards of trash.

Shared stewardship cleanup projects like this remove trash and debris from our rivers, waterways, and reservoir systems in order to keep them healthy and clean for wildlife, recreation use, and drinking water.

Red Hat Society

The Red Hat Society Purple Majesties Chapter will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Club, 2101 Pennsylvania Ave. East, Warren.

Bridge results

In the 0-3-year-old division, Eli Patz (age 2).

Tuesday afternoon at the Allegheny Community Center, Peggy Morgan placed first and Ellen Ruffalo was second. At the Woman’s Club Thursday afternoon, Connie Michell and Peggy Morgan were first and second. Rosemary Hanson came in first Thursday evening at the library with Patty Baker in second.

Polka Sunday

The Slovenian Polka Boosters will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at Ridgway Eagles, with Dick Tady Orchestra, of Harwick, Pa., performing. There will be music for all types of dancing and the public is invited. For information, call John or Pat Moore at (814) 837-9218.

The Polka Boosters will also meet May 9 for its election of officers.

Village Missions Country Partners

Photo submitted to Times Observer The ladies for the First United Methodist Church are preparing for their upcoming annual Rummage and Bake Sale. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the missionary endeavors of the United Methodist Women and the Epworth Bell Ringers of the Church. Hours for the sale are: Friday, May 3, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, May 4, 9 a.m. to noon. Saturday will feature Dollar Bag Day. From left are Patty Hannold, Dorothea Park, Linda Confer, and Lucy Nelson.

Village Missions Country Partners, formerly Warren Christian Women, will hold its May “Celebrating Mothers’ Day” luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, at the Allegheny Community Center, 42 Clark St., Warren. The featured guest will be Rebecca Ryan, Master Gardener, from Bradford, giving us gardening tips on Spring Flowers. The spiritual speaker will be Naomi O’Kane, DuBois, with her message, “Doing It the Right Way.” Music on the guitar will be provided by Virginia Loreaux.

Men, women, and new guests always welcome. Call Lee Jones at 723-5952 for reservations by May 9.

Caregivers’ Support Group meeting

The Caregivers’ Support Group will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the Grace United Methodist Church, Winger Room, 501 PA Ave. E., Warren. Enter the church from the PA. Ave. entrance and feel free to bring your own beverage or snack. The meeting is open to the public and all caregivers and any interested persons are welcome. A time of sharing of concerns related to specific caregiving situations will be provided. Topics of discussion vary but may include personal care issues, behaviors, respite care and types of dementia.

An upcoming educational opportunity provided in the Warren area by representatives of the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater PA Chapter from Erie, will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16. The class is free and will be held at the Higher-Ed Council Office on the Warren State Hospital grounds, but registration is requested by calling the Higher-Ed Office at 723-3222.

For more information, call Karen at 723-9440 or Linda at 726-1199.

YHS Alumni Scholarship fundraiser

The Youngsville High School Alumni Scholarship Committee is sponsoring a day of golf at Jackson Valley Golf Club to benefit the Scholarship Fund. This will be the 26th consecutive year for the golf scramble. The committee is pleased to have the Youngsville American Legion as Grand Sponsor of this event for the 20th year. The Alumni Scholarship Committee has given out more than $164,000 in scholarships to YHS seniors.

The four-person scramble teams are scheduled for an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start on Saturday, May 18. The $220-per-team entry fee includes green fees, cart rental, lunch, prizes, and a donation. The team format will include both scratch and handicap divisions. This year’s event will pay prizes to the top four place winning teams in each division. Seniors age 65 and older will use the senior tees.

For more information or to enter, contact Tim Sandberg, tournament chairman, at 723-7087.

Only the first 33 teams registered and paid can play in this event.

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