Briefs…

Photo submitted to Times Observer The sensory playground project at Lacy Park recently received a donation of additional funds through a grant of $10,000 from the Community Foundation of Warren County. Above, John Lasher, executive director of the Community Foundation of Warren County, at right, presents a check for the Lacy Sensory Playground Project to, from left, Jim Decker, CEO of the Warren County Development Association; Bill Clark, BEi executive director; and Adam Meneo, president of Warren Rotary Club. Below, Rotary and WCDA receive a $5,000 donation for the park. From left are Lorri Dunlap (Housing Authority of the County of Warren, chairman of the board), Tonya Mitchell-Weston (Housing Authority of the County of Warren, CEO), Meneo, and Dr. Clark. Additionally, the Rotary Club is receiving a $15,000 grant awarded by the Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust. Sensory playgrounds are designed primarily for children with autism spectrum disorder. For these children, the experiences of a playground can create overwhelming sensory inputs, resulting in a hypersensitive response. The sensory playground is designed to help children build a sense of balance and coordination. For more information about the project, contact Adam Meneo at ameneo@outlook.com, or visit the Lacy Sensory Playground Facebook page for updates on the project.

Camp Forget Me Not

Camp Forget Me Not, a grief camp for children, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, August 7, at the First United Methodist Church, 200 Market St. Warren.

The camp is for children ages 7 to 17. Pre-registration is required. Registration forms are available at the Schorman Center office, 1 Main Ave., or by calling 723-8060.

This camp is for children who have suffered the death of a family member or friend.

Sugar Grove Sales Day

Photo submitted to Times Observer The sensory playground project at Lacy Park recently received a donation of additional funds through a grant of $10,000 from the Community Foundation of Warren County. Above, John Lasher, executive director of the Community Foundation of Warren County, at right, presents a check for the Lacy Sensory Playground Project to, from left, Jim Decker, CEO of the Warren County Development Association; Bill Clark, BEi executive director; and Adam Meneo, president of Warren Rotary Club. Below, Rotary and WCDA receive a $5,000 donation for the park. From left are Lorri Dunlap (Housing Authority of the County of Warren, chairman of the board), Tonya Mitchell-Weston (Housing Authority of the County of Warren, CEO), Meneo, and Dr. Clark. Additionally, the Rotary Club is receiving a $15,000 grant awarded by the Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust. Sensory playgrounds are designed primarily for children with autism spectrum disorder. For these children, the experiences of a playground can create overwhelming sensory inputs, resulting in a hypersensitive response. The sensory playground is designed to help children build a sense of balance and coordination. For more information about the project, contact Adam Meneo at ameneo@outlook.com, or visit the Lacy Sensory Playground Facebook page for updates on the project.

Sugar Grove Sales Day will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 27, all over town. Visit the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church for bake sale items and lunch.

Bridge results

Tuesday afternoon at the Allegheny Community Center, Bob Kellogg came in first with Connie Michell in second. At the Woman’s Club Thursday afternoon, Connie Michell and Marjorie Polito were first and second. Pat Raub placed first Thursday evening at the library and Patty Baker was second.

Polka Sunday

The Slovenian Polka Boosters will next meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at The Maple Inn on Rt. 46 in Crosby. There will be music for all types of dancing, sponsored by John Berne, and the public is invited. Karl Lukitsch, of Pittsburgh, will be performing Boot Scootin’ Boogie.

For information, contact John or Pat Moore at (814) 837-9218.

Trash & Treasure Sale

The Lander United Methodist Church will hold a Trash & Treasure Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27. Beverages and food are also available.

Tionesta Valley Railroad

A tour of the last remaining structure of the Tionesta Valley Railroad will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. August 16 beginning at the Environmental Learning Center, Chapman State Park.

The program will feature an introduction into the history of Chapman State Park, the connection it has with the Tionesta Valley Railroad, and a site visit to the train depot. The site visit will include a model train, movie,

and displays for participants to view. Transportation will be provided.

Registration is required by Friday, August 9. Contact Jennifer Moore at (814) 723-0259 or jennmoore@pa.gov to register.

This is recommended for ages six and up, and the tour is limited to 10.

A $5 donation to the Tionesta Valley Railroad is encouraged, but not required.

Chapman Park programs

Here are the Chapman State Park programs scheduled for Friday, July 19, to Sunday, July 21:

Friday, July 19, from 2 to 3 p.m. (Environmental Learning Center): LIL’BUDS: EGGS — Get the kids outdoors with this program featuring a nature story, hands-on exploration, and a craft. Designed for children ages 2 to 6, but all are welcome. A scavenger hunt for candy eggs will conclude the program.

Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to noon (Pavilion No. 2): FLINT KNAPPING DEMONSTRATION — Come to Pavilion #2 to see a demonstration on the art of making arrowheads by local flint knapper Ryan Rickerson. Learn how Native Americans relied on this skill to create tools and hunting implements.

Saturday, July 20, from 1 to 2 p.m. (Pavilion No. 2): ARCHAEOLOGY ADVENTURE — Discover the rich cultural history of Native Americans at a simulated dig site by piecing together items from the past. Each participant will have the opportunity to make an arrowhead necklace. All materials are provided.

Sunday, July 21, at 10 a.m. (Amphitheater): Chapel Service, non-denominational.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free of charge. For more information, contact the park naturalist, Jen Moore, at (814) 723-0259.

Class lunch

The YHS classes of 1964 and 1965 luncheon will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at Huey’s in Youngsville. Spouses and all over classmates are welcome.

For more information, contact Karen Barnett at (814) 664-7380.

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