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Briefs

Class of 1957 Sets Saturday Lunch

The Warren High School Class of 1957 will have a class lunch on Saturday at Pellegrino’s Italian Market on Conewango Avenue, Warren.

Westfall family

reunion canceled

The Westfall family reunion, scheduled for Sunday, July 19, will not be held this year due to COVID-19.

Chapman State Park to hold chapel service sunday

The Chapman State Park will host a chapel service at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 19. The service is nondenominational and will be held in the amphiteahter or pavilion No. 4 if it rains. All programs are free and open to the public.

River float to be held July 30

COOK FOREST — Cook Forest State Park will host a float down the Maple Creek four-mile at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 30. Those attending should bring their own boat, beverage and bananas to the new park office for an interpretive guided float down the Clarion River. Park officials say the float is good to observe river otter sign and bypass innertube traffic further down river. Registration limited to 10 boats. The cost is $20 per boat payable by check or money order to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Prior Cook Forest kayak training participants receive a 50% discount.

‘Night Fishin’ the Clarion’ Is July 24

COOK FOREST — “Night Fishin’ the Clarion’ will be held at Cook Forest State Park at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 24. Smallmouth bass and brook trout can be readily caught during daylight, but big brownies, catfish, and walleye are often on the prowl at night. Those attending should bring their fishing poles, lanterns and bait to the park office, where the group will carpool to fishing hotspots along the river.

Gravel Lick float is Thursday, July 23

COOK FOREST — Cook Forest State Park will host its Gravel Lick-Cooksburg Float starting at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 23. Those attending should bring their own boat, beverage, and bananas to the new park office for an interpretive guided float down the Clarion River. The stretch of river is known for its excellent fishing. Bald eagles and soft-shelled turtles often make an appearance. Pre-registration is required by contacting the park office at 814-744-8407 or emailing cookforestsp@pa.gov. Registration is limited to 10 boats. The cost is $20 per boat payable by check or money order to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Prior Cook Forest kayak training participants receive a 50% discount. The float is anticipated to last five hours.

Russell U.M. sets chicken barbecue

Russell United Methodist Church will hold a chicken barbecue starting at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 25, until all meals are gone. The event will be held in the parking lot on a drive-through-only basis. For a $10 donation, patrons receive a half-chicken, homemade macaroni salad and baked beans, rolls, and dessert. The church will hold another chicken barbecue during the 15th annual Kinzua Heritage Art and Music Festival in August.

Forest hike to hel on Sat., July 25

COOK FOREST — The ‘Hike Cook Forest Series: Maple Drive Old Growth Area’ will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 25. Those attending should meet at the park office to drive and then hike into the seldom-visited old growth forests off Maple Drive. Ancient hardwoods abound in the trail-less section of the park. Oak, maple, cherry, beech and cucumber trees often surpass 250 years old in the old growth area.

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