Purchase brick paver in county memorial garden

MERCER — The Mercer County Courthouse Memorial and Honor Garden Committee is making memorial or honorary bricks available for holiday giving. Bricks bought as a gift will come, upon request, with a certificate to be given to the appropriate person. Brick placement is expected to occur in the spring.

The Memorial and Honor Gardens are beside the north portico of the courthouse. Each brick costs $53, tax included, and may have up to three rows of print with 17 characters per line including spaces. Fewer letters mean the print will be larger. Names, Bible verses, quotations and terms of endearment are all acceptable.

Sale proceeds will be used to maintain the gardens. The goal is to aid county government by maintaining the gardens without public funds.

Orders may be sent to: Memorial and Honor Gardens, 119 S. Pitt St., Mercer, PA 16137.

For information call 724-662-3490 between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday.

Jennings seeks photos of historic Foltz School

SLIPPERY ROCK — Historic Foltz School has stood as an area landmark for over 125 years. Located just south of the “Old Stone House” on state Route 8 in Brady Township, Butler County, the one-room schoolhouse was built in 1880. It closed in 1963.

Jennings Environmental Education Center manages the site and is looking for photographs or other images of the school in order to help document it as an important historic resource.

Anyone with photographs or pictures of Foltz School may contact the center by e-mail at jenningssp@state.pa.us or by phone at 724-794-6011.

Images will be copied and returned to the owner as soon as possible.

Mercer schools seeking military academy grads

MERCER — Mercer Area School District is seeking names of former Mercer students who attended and graduated from a military academy.

A permanent display including names and photographs will be placed in Mercer High School.

Info: Dr. Hendley D. Hoge, principal, 724-662-5104, or e-mail: hhoge@mercer.k12.pa.us

Mercer Memorial Day 500 seeking veterans

MERCER — The Mercer Memorial Day 500 has begun its search for three veterans to honor at the May 28 Memorial Day parade and observance. The selected veterans will ride in red, white and blue convertibles and be honored at the observance that follows the parade.

For the first time, a deceased veteran will be honored during the parade with a black convertible.

The deadline for nominations is Feb. 1. For more information, contact Mark or Linda Brown, co-chairs of the event, at 724-662-2786. You may also e-mail them at parade500@yahoo.com or visit www.mercermemorialday500.homestead.com.

Fifth Army vets of WWII invited on annual trip

The annual reunion tour of the 5th Army veterans of World War II, Italian campaign, and their families and friends are invited to visit Rome, Anzio, Cassino, Nettuno, Pisa, Florence, Futa Pass, Bologna, Venice and American military cemeteries.

Veterans who battled Nazi forces from 1943 to 1945 will visit Italy for 10 days from May 7 to May 18, touring towns and places where battles were fought.

Info: Sy Canton (formerly of the 752nd Tank Battalion, 5th Army), 561-865-8495 or write to him at 5121 B Nesting Way, Delray Beach, FL 33484.

Project Linus seeks homemade blankets

Project Linus is expanding into Mercer County and is seeking groups, clubs, guilds and individual volunteers to make blankets for children who are traumatized or seriously ill.

Project Linus is a volunteer organization that provides new, handmade security blankets for children from preemie to young adult for local hospitals, shelters, foster programs and children’s service organizations.

The organization needs new, handmade crocheted, quilted, knitted, fleece or flannel blankets in machine-washable, child-friendly colors and varied sizes.

For sizes and more information, contact Ruth Bailey, 724-662-1417 or e-mail nwpaprojectlinus@hotmail.com or visit www.projectlinus.org.

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