Mentors Matter to hold fundraiser

Mentors Matter would like to invite the public to its fundraiser at Riders Restaurant. Come out and enjoy a delicious meal with friends, family, and help Mentors Matter make this fundraiser a great success.

Donations are accepted, which will help Mentors Matter to continue to reach kids through mentoring and to make a difference in the life of a young person.

State Rep. Art Hershey and Chester County Commissioner Andrew Dinniman will be in attendance.

The fundraiser is at Riders Restaurant, 1704 Shadyside Road, Downingtown, Pa. 19335, on Friday, March 17, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Parkesburg Fire Co. Auxiliary t o meet

The Parkesburg Fire Company Auxiliary will be holding an Open Membership Night Monday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Parkesburg Borough Hall. Membership dues are $2 annually. Light Refreshments will be served. Come out and meet the current members and see what the Auxiliary does for the Fire Company and for the community.

Post Prom Committee to meet

There will be a parent-community meeting on March 22 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Octorara High School gym regarding the Post Prom Party. Everyone who's interested in helping with the Post-Prom Party is welcome. For more information, contact Danielle Salada at 610-593-5963.

Lions Host Basket Bingo

The Parkesburg Loins Club will hold its 5th annual Basket Bingo on Saturday, April 1, at the Octorara High School Cafeteria. Proceeds benefit local scholarships and community groups.

The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and there will be an early bird game for advance ticket holders only at 6:45 p.m. with the regular games to follow at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for 20 regular games. You can purchase raffle tickets, 50/50 chances, and cards for two blackout games. Refreshments will be available.

To reserve your tickets, call Lion Jeanne at 717-442-0438; Lion John at 610-857-9755; Lion Jill at 610-384-6324; or email

Oldies concert slated

Cochranville Fire Company presents "The Fabulous Hubcaps" in concert at Octorara High School, Route 41 and Highland Road, Atglen, on Friday, May 19. Doors open at 7 p.m.; the concert begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. Contact 610-593-5800 or see any member. VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover accepted for advance ticket sales. For group sales or to become one of our sponsors call Dennis Keenan at 610-637-7040. The Fabulous Hubcaps is one of the country's most sought after oldies bands. Visit their Web site at Proceeds benefit Cochranville Fire Company.

Chicken barbecue set

Cochranville Fire Company will host a chicken barbecue on Saturday, April 8, beginning at 1 p.m. You can eat-in at the fire station, 3135 Limestone Road, or take-out. Meals consist of half-chicken, potato salad, applesauce, roll and butter and drink. Delicious desserts will be available. For additional information call 610-593-5800.

Volunteers Needed for Alcohol Awareness Day

True or False: Drinking alcohol can only hurt you if you are an alcoholic? The answer is false: Men who drink more than 14 drinks per week and women who drink more than seven drinks per week are at greater risk for significant health and other alcohol-related problems, even if they are not alcoholic. Many people are simply not aware of these and other risk factors. However, early screening for alcohol-related health problems can reduce those risks.

National Alcohol Screening Day will be observed on Thursday, April 6 in Chester County and volunteers are needed to provide information to area residents. Throughout the county Free, Anonymous and Confidential screenings will be offered to anyone interested in learning if their use of alcohol might have negative effects on their health, their families, and their lives. Volunteers will receive free training on alcohol use and health risks and will be prepared to provide information to others in a one-to-one format. For more information on how you could volunteer, please contact Priscilla Weishew at 215-345-6644 or 1-800-221-6333.

Support Group offered

A self-help group struggling with stress, tension, anxiety, panic, depression, fatigue, sleep problems, worry, anger, fears, helplessness, hopelessness, and other related conditions. Recovery, Inc. is a non-profit organization. No fee required. For more information, contact Recovery, Inc. at 215-332-0722.

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