By LINDA SCOTT
Tidioute Unit of the Salvation Army would like to thank all those who braved the winter weather to ring the bells for us at the Tidioute Trading Post, Northwest Savings Bank and Polly's ShurSave Market and those who purchased the paper kettles in the local businesses.
Photo by Linda Scott
Lions Club Christmas
Tidioute Lions Club members gathered for their annual Christmas dinner. Pictured are standing left to right: Liz and Dave Hoffman, Arlene Clinger, Mike Cassese, Dick and Sandy Borland, Betty Marshall and Denise Myers. Seated are Daisy McDonald and Carmen Fedele. The dinner was held at the First United Methodist Church.
Also, a special thank you to a very special angel who made a donation at the bank for our angel tree where we had 34 names of children with a need for gifts. This generous gift is very much appreciated and I am sure the children had a Merry Christmas.
This year we missed our goal by $69.37; the total collected this year was $2025.35
We were able to help eight adults and 39 children for the Christmas Season with food and other needs.
Tidioute Lions Club is still looking for able-bodied individuals who are willing to volunteer at the recycling center at 71 Grant Street, Tidioute at 1 p.m. on the first, second and fourth Tuesdays and the third Mondays of each month at 1 p.m. to assist with recycling.
If you have any questions please contact Lions Club President-Carmen Fedele at 484-7758.
Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament committee members will hold another Bingo at Buccardo's Restaurant on Sunday, Jan. 9.
Doors open at 3 p.m. and games begin at 4 p.m.
Brooms for sale
Lions Club members are currently selling brooms as a continuing fund raiser.
Medium size brooms are $8 each and the heavy weight brooms are $10 each.
If you are interested in a beautiful new broom please contact any member of the Tidioute Lions or Carmen Fedele- club President at 484-7758, Betty Marshall- Club Secretary at 484-5095 or Jim Bees at 463-7780.
Tidioute Community Charter School boys and girls age 10 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2011 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship.
The local competition will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 5, at 1 p.m. at the Tidioute Community Charter School.
All contestants on the local level are recognized for their participation in the event.
Participants are required to furnish proof of age and a written parental consent.
For entry forms or additional information contact Gary Koech at 484-2252 or the Tidioute Community Charter School at 484-3550.
The Annual Christmas Party was held at Watson Grange recently with a short informal meeting presided over by Master Bob Hollabaugh.
Reports were received on the successful Turkey Party and the bake sale at the Pomona Auction went well also.
An appeal was answered for a brother and sister from Lawsville Grange. Numerous bags of non perishables were brought in by members for the Salvation Army Food Kitchen. This is done yearly in lieu of a gift exchange.
Bill Wilcox was reported as still being in the hospital with plans being made for a transfer to another place with more strenuous therapy.
Upcoming Grange events include: Grange Hall to be closed for the winter on January 10; Annual Dues paying and Quarterly Birthday Dinner on Thursday, Jan. 13, at Orren Wood residence-117 1/2 Redwood St. in Warren; Hay Ride on Jan. 22 at the VanOrd residence at 3 p.m.; Juniors will meet on Jan. 24 at the home of Kelly VanOrd.
Borough office hours
Tidioute Borough office will be closed on Friday, Dec. 31, for New Years.
Office will reopen on Monday, Jan. 3.
Senior Center news
Tidioute Senior Center elected new officers for the upcoming year.
Serving as President will be Martha Smith, Vice President-Jim Bees, Secretary-Arlene Clinger, and Treasurer-Marian Dashner.
The Christmas Basket was won by Joy Sabella of Tidioute.