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January 8, 2014

Community briefs from Jan. 8, 2014

- — Rebecca Kiessling will speak at Pro-Life event

HERMITAGE – Pro-Life of Mercer County’s 12th Annual Prayer Breakfast will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 8 in Hickory Veterans of Foreign Wars’ Normandy Banquet Center, 5550 E. State St., Hermitage.

Rebecca Kiessling, a semi-retired Christian lawyer, will speak. She focuses all her legal efforts in the fight against abortion. She has litigated numerous high-profile cases, fighting for women’s rights as well as the rights of unborn children.

Kiessling has appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” CNN’s “Talk Back Live” and CBS News.

Adopted and raised by a Jewish family, Kiessling learned at age 18 that she was the unwanted child of a serial rapist. When she met her birth mother, she was confronted with the news that had abortions been legal at the time of her conception, she would have been aborted. In fact, her birth mother had visited several back-alley, illegal abortionists in an attempt to end her unborn child’s life.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children. Call Kathy Jack, 724-264-4439; or Joan Walker, 724-962-1402, by Feb. 5.

Winter programs on birds, Yellowstone offered

COOLSPRING TOWNSHIP – Mercer County Conservation District offers these events in the Pig Barn at Munnell Run Farm, 753 Greenville Road; preregister by calling at 724-662-2242:

ä Free Movie Night: “Silence and Solitude: Yellowstone’s Winter Wilderness” – 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 22. The film highlights the beauty and bitter cold of Yellowstone National Park in winter. Preregister by Jan. 21. Beverages and popcorn will be available for a donation with funds going toward environmental education programs.

ä A program about the many birds that call Pennsylvania home during the winter – 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Get an introduction to the many types of seed and the birds that prefer them. Preregister by Thursday. This program costs $5 a person or $20 for families of more than five.                      

Frostbite Foodtaste Footrace is Thursday

SHARON – Quaker Steak & Lube and nine other downtown Sharon businesses host the 27th Annual Frostbite Foodtaste Footrace, starting at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The race features a “Taste of Sharon” as each participating location will offer a free food taste and drink specials. Stops this year include: The A.C.T. Inc., Bissel’s Silver Star Saloon, The Russian Club, Billy’s Black & Gold, Our Gang’s Lounge, Side Pocket Café, Sons of Italy, Quaker Steak & Lube and a Tailgate Party with Basilone’s, La Isla Mexican Restaurant and Nittany Pub & Grille at the Sugar Shack. There will also be an after-party at Tully’s.

The $12 entry fee benefits The Prince of Peace Center’s Help Heat Homes Program.

The first 600 people to sign up get a souvenir hat and T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in the race for both male and female categories. Prizes will also be given for best attire, best food critic, party pack, and last place finisher.   

Sign up at any participating location before Thursday or during the 4 to 6 p.m. preregistration party at the Lube.

Info: 724-981-9464.

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