Sunday, May 20, 2007

A-K Valley odds and ends

Over the last nine days there have been a few pictures I took that may be of interest to somebody.

Giant cow at the New Kensington Giant Eagle - May 11, 2007As an advertising event for a new Turkey Hill ice cream, there was a giant cow at the New Kensington Giant Eagle on Friday, May 11. They gave out free samples of the new ice cream called Duetto, which is a swirl of Venice ice and vanilla soft-serve. They also were announcing that Turkey Hill ice cream is new to Giant Eagle.

Tarentum First Ward polling place - 051507Tuesday, May 15 was primary day in Pennsylvania. I would not have recognized my own polling place in Lower Burrell as such due to the low level of activity and the absence of any signs outside.

The First Ward in Tarentum had an interesting race among Democrats for the First Ward council seat, and that polling place did have some moderate activity outside.

The Wiz at Grandview Elementary School, Tarentum, May 17, 2007On Thursday, May 17, the Grandview Elementary School held its Spring Chorus Concert. Mrs. Taube directed the 4th graders in a medley of selections from the "Wizard of Oz." She directed the 5th graders in a series of songs from "The Wiz." The rainbow of banners decorated the stage for both performances. They also had posters announcing "There's no place like Grandview."

Art work from a number of the elementary school classes was on display in the hallway. The projects from the science fair were on display in an upstairs room. I was impressed by one youngster's project showing the effects over time of various beverages on teeth. But I was really curious where he got the teeth for the experiment.

Lee Lynn and Frank Lynn playing for the Family and Friends Celebration, May 20, 2007On Sunday, May 20, Central Presbyterian Church held its Family and Friends Celebration at the Clarion in New Kensington. This event was replacing the annual "Mother, Daughter, Friend Dinner" that used to happen on Mother's Day Weekend and the "Men's Breakfast" that used to happen on Father's Day Weekend.

The entertainment was a pleasant surprise. Lee Lynn and Frank Lynn were playing the saxophone and drums. They last played for Central at our Christmas Eve service.

butter balls at the Clarion, New KensingtonThe meal was good too, but I was surprised when I saw the butter balls on the buffet table.

They were almost as big as tennis balls.

I hope they were low cholesterol.

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