Briefs…

Classes to lunch

The Warren High School class of 1947 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 17 at the Peppermill. Call Betty at (814) 723-2447.

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The Warren High School Class of 1948 will meet for lunch at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Lawson’s in Youngsville.

Spaghetti dinner

A Toys For Tots Spaghetti Dinner will be held at noon Sunday, Nov. 26, at Sugar Grove AmVets Post 50.

Special Olympics

Warren County Special Olympics started a new sport in October — roller skating at Russell Roller Rink on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 7 p.m. from November 14 to December 5. The Warrin’ Wrecking Dolls are supporting this program.

Basketball will start January 6 at Holy Redeemer from 9-11 a.m. Floor Hockey will be starting January 8 at St Joseph’s Gym from 6- p.m. Watch for our full schedule of dates.

Volunteers are always wanted. Consider volunteering in one of our many sports programs in 2017 and meet a great group of people. Time spent helping Special Olympics counts toward community service hours for your school, church or scouting project. To register as a volunteer go to www.specialolympicspa.org and complete an application as a class “A” volunteer.

For a complete schedule or any further information about volunteering for Special Olympics, please contact the Warren County Special Olympics Volunteer Coordinator, Gregg Heinold at 726-3218 or email at warrencountyspecialolympics@yahoo.com. Donations to Warren County’s Special Olympic program can be sent to PO Box 752, Warren, Pa 16365

The Joy of Coloring

The Joy of Coloring will be held in the Slater Room at Warren Public Library on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

Drop in anytime between the hours of 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.

All materials will be provided as will light refreshments.

Here are the top 7 benefits of coloring for adults:

Your brain experiences relief by entering a meditative state;

Stress and anxiety levels have the potential to be lowered;

Negative thoughts are expelled as you take in positivity;

Focusing on the present helps you achieve mindfulness;

Unplugging from technology promotes creation over consumption;

Coloring can be done by anyone, not just artists or creative types;

It’s a hobby that can be taken with you wherever you go.

Library Photography Contest

The entries in the 2017 Adult Photography Contest are available for viewing. The 51 photographs are on display in the Wetmore Gallery at the Warren Public Library and visitors are encouraged to cast their ballot for their favorite picture. Ballots are available at the main desk on the first floor. Judging will be complete no later than November 27 and an award reception will be held in the Gallery on Tuesday, November 28 at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this reception. This event is made possible through the generosity of those who attended the 2017 Warren Public Library Midwinter Benefit.

Band fundraisers

The Warren Dragon Instrumental Boosters will be hosting two fundraisers this fall to purchase band uniforms by Spring of 2018.

For many years, the Warren Instrumental Bands has offered fruit sold by band members. This year, both 20 and 40 pounds of navel oranges, grapefruit, or a mix of grapefruit and oranges are available. This is the first year the band is also selling mandarin oranges in 10 or 16 pound sizes. All fruit will be on sale until Nov. 15 with a delivery date of Dec. 1 and 2 at the Penelec building. This fundraiser benefits all of the instrumental programs at Warren Area High School and the community can see any student involved in any WAHS music programs (jazz band, orchestra, concert band, and marching band) to place an order. If you don’t know any students in the instrumental programs you can also phone in orders to our fundraising coordinator Shawn Young at (814) 730-3224 or Rayna Tucher, at (814) 688-8458.

The second fundraiser this year is the turkey party and gun raffle, which will be held Nov. 18 at Pleasant Valley VFD Social Hall at 6 p.m. Students in the Warren Dragon Marching Band are selling tickets for the event. The fundraiser will purchase new uniforms for the Marching Band. Our current uniforms are pushing more than 20 years old.

Tickets are on sale now for the turkey party and the community is welcome to purchase these tickets from any marching band student or by calling Shawn Young at (814) 730-3224.

Each ticket purchased will also gain admission to the event.

The turkey party is open to all age 18 or older with valid photo ID.

In addition to the fruit sales and the turkey party, the WAHS Instrumental Band Boosters are soliciting business sponsorships in order to complete the purchase of the uniforms for the marching band by Spring 2018.

By sponsoring, the WAHS Marching Dragons, local businesses not only support the arts within the Warren community, but they are providing a return on your investment by participating in this tax-deductible opportunity to promote their business. 2017 Business Sponsors include Betts Industries, Inscale Architects, Warren Pediatrics Associates, Dr. Valentine Randall, Dave Calvert and Associates, and Attorney Rob Hampson. As well as current fundraising efforts, the boosters have raised $15,000 towards a $50,000 goal.

For more information on joining our movement and becoming a business sponsor, contact WAHS Dragon Instrumental Boosters fundraising coordinator Shawn Young at (814) 730-3244 or email Sayoung1981@hotmail.com.

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