April 3rd Pointer News

THE POINTER NEWS
The community newsletter of Point Marion Borough, provided to you as a public service by the Borough Council.

GOLDEN POINTERS
The Golden Pointers are back on track. We had our birthday celebration on March 11th with great entertainment by Vern Eberhart, Jr., Chuck Sicina and Alex Vogel. Tom Mankins was our birthday boy. Come join us for a good time and a good meal for only two dollars. Call the Masontown Senior Center at 724-583-7822 on Monday to order a meal.

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
On April 25th Point Marion UMC will have a chicken pie dinner which will be take out only. Dinner includes, chicken pie, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans and cake. Pick up between 3-6 PM. Cost is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. Call Karen Smyth at
724-725-5565 to place your order.

HOLY WEEK SERVICES
The Point Marion Ministerial Association will be sponsoring a variety of services that are open to the entire community. Maundy Thursday: at Gans United Methodist Church, we will host a Christian Passover Seder meal at 6:00 PM. Reservations are needed so that the table can be prepared. Call Bev at 724-725-1026. Good Friday: Community Good Friday Service will be at the First Baptist Church at 7:00 PM. We will celebrate the “Twelve Voices of Easter”. Easter Sunrise: 7:00 AM at the cross in the Cemetery.
This is a short but always moving service.

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION
You are invited to the borough building at 7:00 PM every 4th Wednesday of the month by members of the borough council to join them for a time of conversation and complimentary dessert and coffee. If you have new ideas and want to lend a helping hand in creating a better Point Marion this is the place for you!! You are needed!!!

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY
We will hold a Pre-Easter Bake Sale Friday, April 18th from 9AM to 12PM and 2PM to 6PM. The bake sale will be located in the meeting hall at the American Legion on Railroad St. There will be chances available to win an Easter Basket!
Benefits American Legion Auxiliary #499 and VFW #747.

REGATTA COMMITTEE
Spring has sprung!!! Regatta is just weeks away and your Regatta Committee is hard at work! The next meeting will be held at the park on April 7th at 7:00 PM. We invite anyone with a desire to help to join us. Several work days at the park have been scheduled, as you can imagine there is a lot to be done to prepare for this year’s event. The days we have scheduled are April 12th, 19th and 26th, May 3rd and 10th. We will begin at 9 AM and finish up at 1 PM. We would appreciate help from anyone willing to come; bring your rakes, shovels, weed eaters and gloves and join us to make our park beautiful!!

You have until April 7th to place your order for a flag.
We have two sizes; 3’x5’ for $20.00 and 8”x12” for $1.00.
There are also tickets still available for a chance to win 80 pounds of pork.

POINT MARION LIBRARY
The Point Marion Library will begin its spring session of story hour for preschool through third grade on Saturday, April 19th from 11:00 to 12:00 and will continue each Saturday through May 10th. The story hour includes listening to stories and songs, playing games, making crafts and learning about the library. Topics for the weekly sessions will be: “Happy Easter”, “Monster Fun”, “Down on the Farm”, and “Let’s Celebrate Mom”.
For More information call Jo Watts at 724-725-9372.
Stop by the library and guess how much Easter Candy is in our Bunny Jar and be a WINNER!

POINT MARION ROTARY
The Point Marion Rotary Club will sponsor a Health Awareness screening at the Fire hall on Saturday morning May 17th from 7:00 to 10:00 AM. Basic cost is $42.00 other optional testing available for an additional charge.

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As many of you may know, our park was vandalized and burglarized last month. The damage was in the thousands of dollars. All this at a time when the park is scheduled for a 125K makeover as it becomes the Sheepskin trail head. A reward of $250.00 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.
Please send information to pkelley1983@gmail.com.
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SPORTS NOTE
Point Marion native John Vaji Jr.’s Lewisburg Boys Basketball team were recently crowned District 4 Class AA Champions. John Vaji Sr. is a resident of Main Street, Point Marion.
Congratulations to the Vaji Family!!
(Submitted by David Callahan)

DID YOU KNOW???
In the March 26 (Wednesday) edition of the Morgantown newspaper is a full page of photos of the world renown Blenko Glass Company of Milton, WV. Did you know that Blenko glass originated in Point Marion? The founder’s daughter, Grace Blenko, graduated from Point Marion High School in 1910. Mr. William J. Blenko came here from Indiana. He started the first American factory which will produce mouth (antique) blown sheet glass. There were many glass factories in this area at that time. He moved to Clarksburg, WV and stayed there approximately 11 years. He then located in Milton, WV where he changed the name to Eureka Art Glass. In 1930, it was changed to Blenko Glass, it is still located there today. The colorful newspaper page is on the bulletin board as you enter the United Bank on Penn Street. This interesting bit of history was obtained from the book Point Marion . . .from the Beginning. This 420 page book can be purchased for $36 at the Point Marion Public Library or at the local Shop n’ Save Express. It can be ordered online and shipped to an address of your choice at Amazon.com or through the link at www.pointmarionlibrary.com.
All proceeds benefit the local Library.
(Submitted by Katherine Wyda)

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