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Bauer Steps Ahead and Bauer-Hillis Steps Ahead to have a spoonful of sugar! {April 15, 2015}

On Saturday, June 20, 2015, join Bauer Steps Ahead and Bauer-Hillis Steps Ahead to see a live Broadway production of "Mary Poppins" at the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh! Don't miss your chance to see this amazing show full of fabulous songs and dance numbers, astonishing stage sets and special effects, and a spoonful of wholehearted entertainment.

Before the show, the group will enjoy lunch at the J-Barn Country Inn in Sarver. Lunch choices are Hawaiian Ham or Hawaiian Chicken with baby carrots, homemade banana bread and apple butter, dessert, coffee, tea or ice tea.

Meet at the Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home in Rimersburg at 8:45 a.m. and the Bauer Funeral Home in Kittanning at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $110 for motor coach bus transportation, lunch and the show. Call Sandy at 724-545-9464, 724-756-2710 or 814-473-3080 for reservations as soon as possible. Money and reservations are due by Thursday, April 30, 2015. Make checks payable to Bauer Management and mail to PO Box 997, Kittanning, PA 16201. Guests are welcome.

Bauer Steps Ahead to offer free estate planning workshop {April 02, 2015}

As people get older, a main struggle they face is how to best handle their finances in retirement. To help educate the community on what steps families can take to make sure their assets are protected, Bauer Funeral Home is offering the "Estate Planning Essentials" seminar. This free informational workshop will help attendees make smart decisions that will positively affect their financial freedom in the future.

The event will be presented by Heritage Elder Law and Estate Planning, LLC, of Butler, and gives an overview of many estate planning topics. These subjects include protecting your home from estate recovery, learning myths about Medicaid qualification, and protecting and preserving your life savings.

"Estate planning can be a difficult task and hard to understand, and I am thrilled to be partnering with Heritage Elder Law to offer this workshop to the community," said Jennifer Bauer Eroh, president of Bauer Funeral Homes. "Their office works solely in the elder law field and the staff knows the best way for you to keep your hard-earned money."

Unfortunately, Eroh has seen many families struggle with estate planning throughout her years as a funeral director. "It is heartbreaking to watch families deal with trying to keep enough of their assets to afford just the necessities as they get older," said Eroh. "If only they would have started planning and had correct information, so much stress could have been avoided."

"Estate Planning Essentials" is for anyone beginning the process of managing their own assets or helping a loved one. "There will be helpful information for people at all stages of the process and will even be beneficial for those whose family member is in a nursing home," said Eroh. "This is a great free resource and we hope it will answer many people's questions."

"Estate Planning Essentials" will take place Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 11 AM — 1 PM at Grace Presbyterian Church, 115 N. Jefferson St., Kittanning. A complimentary lunch will be provided for all attendees. Reservations are needed by Thursday, May 14, 2015 and can be made by calling 724-545-9464.

Bauer Steps Ahead and Bauer-Hillis Steps Ahead to visit Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Pittsburgh {March 17, 2015}

Bauer Steps Ahead and Bauer-Hillis Steps Ahead to visit Soldiers and Sailors Memorial  Hall in Pittsburgh On Sunday, March 15, 2015, the Bauer Steps Ahead and Bauer-Hillis Steps Ahead groups met at Bauer Funeral Home in Kittanning and traveled with over 100 guests to have a fun afternoon in Indiana. Before the featured entertainment of the afternoon, attendees stopped for lunch at the Rustic Lodge Restaurant. Everyone loved the friendly staff, efficient service and delicious hot meal. After lunch, groups made their way to the Kovalchick Center to see the 10th Anniversary Tour of Celtic Woman. Everyone appreciated the talent and diversity that was showcased through the contemporary and traditional Irish music and dancing. A brilliant female violinist, Irish male dancers, a bagpiper and, of course, the three angelic female vocalists, all accompanied by a full band, had the audience feeling a real connection to Ireland.

On Tuesday, April 21, 2015, join Bauer Steps Ahead and Bauer-Hillis Steps Ahead for a personal guided tour of one of Pittsburgh's oldest and best-known landmarks! Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum is the nation's only military memorial dedicated to honoring the men and women of all branches of service. The building's unique architecture was inspired by the ancient Mausoleum at Halicarnassus in Asia Minor and completed in 1910. The visit will begin in the Grand Ball Room where one of the best box lunches in Pittsburgh will be served and "The Brass Roots," an all-brass quintet, will provide musical entertainment. After lunch, a brief documentary film that showcases the history of the museum will be shown in the auditorium, followed by a docent-led tour throughout the East, West and Front Halls, Gettysburg Room and Hall of Valor, that house 39 historical exhibits that cover all of the American conflicts.

Choices for the lunch are Bavarian ham and swiss on wheat, roast beef and cheddar on a soft kaiser roll or roasted turkey and provolone on a croissant. Every lunch includes a beverage, potato salad, seasonal fruit, a pickle, snack bag, fresh baked cookie and treats.

Meet at the Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home in Rimersburg at 9 a.m. and the Bauer Funeral Home in Kittanning at 9:30 a.m. for bus transportation. The cost is $62 for motor coach bus transportation, lunch, entertainment and the tour. Call Sandy at 724-545-9464 for reservations as soon as possible. Money is due by Tuesday, March 31st. Make checks payable to Bauer Funeral Home and mail to PO Box 997, Kittanning, PA 16201. Guests are welcome.


Bauer Steps Ahead to kick off 2015 season by seeing 'Celtic Woman!' {December 30, 2014}

To kick off the 2015 season of trips, on Sunday, March 15, 2015, Bauer Steps Ahead and Bauer-Hillis Steps Ahead are traveling to the Kovalchick Complex in Indiana to see a performance of "Celtic Woman."

The performance showcases a treasure chest of traditional Irish standards, classical favorites and contemporary pop songs. The 10th Anniversary Tour features gifted Irish women — three angelic vocalists and a brilliant violinist. The ensemble includes a full band, bagpipers, Irish dancers and the Aontas Choir that features exceptional choreography, all under the direction of Emmy-nominated music producer David Downes. Before the show, the group will enjoy lunch at the Rustic Lodge.

Meet at the Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home in Rimersburg for bus transportation at 10:45 a.m. or at the Bauer Funeral Home in Kittanning at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $84 for motor coach bus transportation, lunch and the show. Call Sandy at 724-545-9464, 724-756-2710 or 814-473-3080 for reservations as soon as possible. Money is due by Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. Make checks payable to Bauer Funeral Home and mail to PO Box 997, Kittanning, PA 16201. Guests are welcome.

Bauer Steps Ahead and Bauer-Hillis Steps Ahead offer a way to stay connected with the community and anyone interested is welcome to join. Read about past excursions on www.bauerfuneral.com or become a fan on Facebook.

Bauer-Bly Funeral Home promotes bicycle safety at Dayton Elementary Fall Festival {November 24, 2014}

Bauer-Bly Funeral Home promotes bicycle safety at Dayton Elementary Fall Festival On Friday evening, November 21, 2014, Bauer-Bly Funeral Home was one of the exhibitors and vendors that participated in the 12th Annual Dayton Elementary School Fall Festival. The festival benefits the sixth grade Gold Pass Program, a program for the students that focuses on character, discipline and academic performance. Community Relations Manager, Sandy Mikita, and Service Associate, Bobbi Ruth Blinn, were on hand representing the funeral home during the event and promoted the importance of bicycle safety.

Bobbi Ruth passed out papers that included fun activities that helped explain bike safety rules to the elementary students, and the funeral home also sponsored a free raffle that gave away two youth bicycle helmets. McKenzie Fairman was the winner of the girl's helmet and Jarret Gould was the winner of the boy's helmet.

"We hope everyone had fun learning about bicycle safety and that the safety tips will be put into practice," said Mikita.

The exhibit also gave visitors an insight of other community related activities and outreach programs the funeral home offers within Dayton and the surrounding communities. A PowerPoint presentation was set up that explained the Bauer Steps Ahead outreach program and Mikita also made available to festival-goers information about cemetery monuments.

"Bobbi Ruth and I had a wonderful time at the festival," said Mikita. "We were glad to provide fun activities for the children and also share information about our outreach programs with local residents, all while helping with this fundraising effort for the sixth grade Gold Pass Program."