By LINDA SCOTT
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Summer playground open
Jonathan Buccardo is seen here with Playground Supervisor Jessica Shaw during a Bean Bag Toss at the playground. The playground is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. for ages 6 to 17.
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Pete Spencer of VFW Post 8803 placed the flags one by one in the fire during the flag-burning ceremony. Assisting were members of the Color Guard and members of the Ladies Auxiliary.
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Members of the community and members of the VFW Post 8803 gathered for the flag-burning ceremony on June 14.
There will be a meeting on Thursday, June 23, at 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church.
Anyone wishing to help is welcome to come to this meeting and help with the plans.
Refreshments will be needed for the Vacation Bible students.
The supervised Summer Playground has started for the summer.
Jessica Shaw has returned to the supervised Summer Playground and is inviting the youth of Tidioute to come join in the activities.
Jessica is in her third year at Edinboro studying early childhood elementary education.
Those who wish to participate in the activities should be at the playground located behind the school.
If you plan to stay all day, bring a lunch and beverage, or you can go home for lunch and then return to the playground.
Activities will be for ages six to seventeen and this is free to those attending.
Some trips and outings will cost a small fee, however those attending will know in advance when money is needed and for what event.
Some activities will include: Box Hockey, Corn Hole, Bean Bag Toss, Slip and Slide, Tie Dye, Putt Putt golf, swimming at the pool in Warren.
Transportation for the pool will be by TAWC and will only cost each student 50 cents round trip. Leaving at 11 a.m. on Thursdays.
There will be some 4-H programs and a guest speaker once a week.
At the end of the summer there will be a field trip to Waldameer Amusement Park and Water World.
Summer Playground will run from until Aug. 12.
Members of the Watson Grange will meet at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25. A Turkey Party will be held at the Pomona Grange with doors opening at 6 p.m.
Vouchers for the Farmer's Market will be handed out on Thursday, June 23 at the Tidioute Senior Center from 9 to 11 a.m.
Those who signed up are reminded to come and pick up their vouchers.
Senior Center Menu
Thursday, June 23 they will be serving Submarine Sandwiches, Chips, and dessert.
Monday, June 27 will be Chicken Salad, Roll, Fries and dessert.
Tuesday, June 28 will be Beef and Noodles, Vegetables, and dessert.
Thursday, June 30 will be Hot Dogs, Soup and dessert.
Call the center at 484-3020 to sign up for lunch and the bus if you need picked.
Bus sign-up needs to be done in advance, the day before.
Charter School Cookbook
Tidioute Community Charter School is publishing a cookbook.
They need the community's favorite recipes. Simply write down the recipe with the instructions.
Mail or drop off your receipts as soon as possible.
A deadline of Thursday, June 30.
The school office is open from 8 a.m till noon Monday through Friday, and the address is Tidioute Community Charter School, 174 Main St., Tidioute, PA 16351.
Everyone is invited to submit their favorite recipes, you need not have a child in school to do so.
This cookbook benefits the Student Activity Fund which sponsors field trips for the school.
This cookbook will be available for sale in the fall.
Tidioute Birthday calendars are being prepared this year by Russell Glenn and Casey Parker.
Anyone who would like to have their birthday on the calendar should contact Russell at 484-1234 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org .
All monies for the ads need to be paid to Russell made payable to PSCFT and mailed to him by July 10.
Birth dates are placed on the calendar for free.
This project is sponsored by the Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament.
USAF Captain Angie Sabella-Jenny was recently promoted to Major on June 10 at Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, NM where she is currently stationed.
Angie is a Family Medicine Doctor and is married to Seth Jenny.
On hand for the ceremony was Angie's mother Judy Sabella of Tidioute, who had the pleasure of pinning the leaf on her collar, and Angie's husband Seth and their son Miles.
The Jennys are expecting their second child in November.
"Anything That Floats" Allegheny River Raft Race will be held on Saturday, July 9.
This year the theme is, "Disco On The River".
The race starts at 11 a.m. sharp behind the Wildwood Inn on Rt 62, Finish at 3 p.m. at the Tidioute Boat Launch.
There is a $5 entry fee per person.
Classes include: Raft without paddles or poles; Raft with poles or paddles; Canoe, Kayak.
Trophies will be awarded for the Top Three in each class and for the youngest and oldest participants, the one who traveled the furthest and Most Spectacular Raft which must be decorated to fit the theme.
All ages are welcome, any participant under the age of 16 must have adult supervision.
Contact persons are Melissa Potts at 463-9256 and Sonya Shields at 730-3248.
WW II Reenactment
Once again Tidioute is all a buzz over the Third Annual World War II Reenactment which will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 3 p.m.
This is promised to be ever bigger and better than before.
The Third Annual W W II Reenactment committee and the Tidioute Area Little League will be selling the T-shirts this year, Kent Heenan turned this project to them to raise money for the event and help cover the cost of such things as the Porta Potty's and advertising expenses. These shirts will be on sale at the concession stand at Tippy Ballfield on Friday and Saturday and at a location next to the viewing stand for the Veterans on Buckingham Street on Saturday. Do not contact the borough office about the T-shirts.
Vendors will be set up in the Tippy Ballfield next to the encampment selling various items from the war era.
More information will be published as it becomes available.
Flag Day Ceremony
Members of the VFW Post 8803 and members of the Ladies Auxiliary held the Flag Burning Ceremonies in the parking lot between the VFW Post Home and Landmark Hotel.
Bev Stotler started the Flag Burning ceremonies in Tidioute in 2003 while she was Patriotic Instructor. This tradition has been a yearly event since then.
Muriel Carothers led the National Anthem followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Bev Stotler.
Doris Svitek read a poem about the flag.
Colors of the Flag and their meaning was read by Bev Stotler.
Even though the ceremony was held this year, you can still take any faded or torn flags to the VFW Post anytime and they will be properly taken care of.
Garbage Pick Up
Garbage pick up for Thursday, July 7 will be as scheduled on Thursday.
The only time they will be off the schedule is during hunting (deer) season.
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School in Tidioute will be held at the Methodist Church July 11-15 from 5 till 7:30 p.m.
The theme this year is "Pandamania".
Salvation Army Camp
Those who signed up for the Salvation Army Camp at Ellwood City will be leaving on Monday, June 27.
Make sure your child has all the paperwork done and in to Jeri Higgins so they can all leave together for a week of fun and excitement.
23 VBS Meeting at 7 p.m. Methodist Church
Watson Grange 7:30 p.m.
25 Turkey Party at Pomona Grange 6 p.m. doors open
27 Salvation Army Camp