Town hall meeting on underage drinking scheduledThe Octorara community will be one of hundreds to be holding an underage drinking prevention town meeting on Thursday, April 3 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Octorara Middle School multipurpose room to discuss and raise awareness about the issue of underage driking.

Parents, teachers, officials, youth, and other community members will be educated about the impact that underage drinking has on the community, and they will develop possible ways to address this issue.

It's time to make underage drinking prevention a priority! For more information on the town hall meeting please contact Danielle Salada, Community Outreach Director at the YMCA, at (610) 593-4443.

OES PTO Benefit Auction slated

The Octorara Elementary School PTO Benefit Auction is to be held on Saturday, April 5 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Octorara Primary Learning Center Cafeteria. The auction will feature a live and silent auction with all proceeds benefiting children in grades K-5. Dinner is a catered buffet-dinner supplied by Triple Fresh Catering.

Tickets are $20 each for the dinner and auction and must be purchased by March 28. For information or tickets contact Alyce Haven at (610) 857-2843 or Lois Lantz at (610) 593-5700 or visit the web-site at

Parkesburg Fire Co Quarter Auction slated

The Quarter Auction will be held on Sat, April 5 at the Parkesburg Fire Co at 329 First Ave, Parkesburg. Doors Open at 1:30 p.m. starts at 2 p.m.-Tickets are $1 per auction Paddle. Bring lots of quarters. Items from 13 different Consultants such as Noah's Ark Animal Workshops, Avon, Tupperware, Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef, For Your Pleasure, Premier Design, Go Green, Design Inspired Hand-bags&Accessories, Mary Kay, Southern Living, and more. Items will be auctioned off for 1 to 4 Quarter BidsYou can win over 90 items plus door prizes. You may purchase tickets prior to the auction by contacting Jennifer DeAngelis at 610-857-5707 or purchase at the door. The event is to benefit the Parkesburg Fire Co. Food will be provided, and a bake sale will be hosted by Girl Scout Troop #4673. For more information, please contact or contact Eileen Montgomery at 610-857-5050.

Basket and Pottery Bingo slated

Join us for a fun-filled evening at the Cochranville Fire Hall, 3135 Limestone Rd., Cochranville. A Basket and Pottery Bingo, including 20 games and 3 specials, is slated for Saturday, April 19. Doors open at 6 p.m. Early bird bingo starts at 6:50 p.m. There will also be Cash Bingo and Blackout Bingo.

Prizes include Famous-name Collectable hand woven baskets from Ohio including liners and protectors and Southern LivingHOME® Pottery and other signature pieces. Door Prizes, Raffle Items and Cash Bingo will make it a night to remember!

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Space is limited, get your tickets today! Call (610) 593-7122 to buy or reserve a ticket between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Dinner will be served from 6 to 6:50 p.m. The cost for the pasta dinner is $5 and the hot dog dinner is $4.

This event is sponsored by a local business for the Benefit of George Fox Friends School, a private, open-enrollment elementary school and early learning center. The school, located in Cochranville, features small classes and moderate tuition for children from 2 months to sixth grade. For more information, call (610) 593-7122 or visit our website at

Golden Agers Club to meet

The Golden Agers Club of Cochranville will meet on Tuesday, April 8 at 1 p.m. at the Cochranville Fire Hall, Route 10, south of Route 41. During the program called "Family Times", Levi Glick will share stories about growing up in an Amish home. All senior citizens of the area, as well as visitors are welcome. For more information call (610) 593-5961.

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