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See Shoji Tabuchi perform at the Palace Theater in Greensburg {July 02, 2014}

Join Bauer Steps Ahead and Bauer-Hillis Steps Ahead on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 to see Shoji Tabuchi from Branson, MO perform at the Palace Theater!

Don't miss this unforgettable show that features country, bluegrass, big band, Cajun, Broadway, pop, jazz, swing and classical music, melded with class, warmth, humor and professional perfection. Before the show, the group will stop at the Lamplighter Restaurant in Delmont. The menu choices are boneless stuffed chicken breast, baked stuffed pork chops with red skin potatoes, or broiled Boston scrod with rice. All dinners include a fresh fruit appetizer, tossed salad, vegetable, bread, assorted desserts, coffee, tea and iced tea.

Meet at the Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home in Rimersburg at 8:30 a.m. or at the Bauer Funeral Home in Kittanning for bus transportation at 9 a.m. on August 26. The cost for the bus, luncheon and show is $85. Reservations and money are due by Friday, July 25, 2014. Call Sandy at 724-545-9464 to make reservations as soon as possible; seating is limited. 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 great way to stay connected with the community and anyone interested is welcome to join.

Read more about past excursions on the website or become a fan on Facebook.

Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home celebrates Older Americans Month with Rimersburg Senior Center {June 04, 2014}

Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home celebrates Older Americans Month with Rimersburg Senior Center On Wednesday, May 28, 2014, the staff of the Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home helped the Rimersburg Senior Center celebrate Older Americans Month by serving lunch to the center attendees. Manager Deana Turner, Funeral Director Larry Bliss, Advance Planning Consultant Rebecca Donahue-Nedd, and Funeral Service Associate Courtney Shirey, had a great time interacting with those in attendance and presenting fun skits.

"High Tea" was the theme for the afternoon and was organized by senior center director Kelly Fair. Everyone enjoyed finger sandwiches, a variety of teas and cake. Fair then put on a ventriloquist show featuring Bliss as Mustang Sally that had the audience laughing. Clarion County Commissioners Wayne Brosius and Greg Faller also participated in the fun and helped serve food.

The funeral home donated two $10 Dollar General gift cards for door prizes, and those were won by Cecil Craig and Maxine McNaughton. The senior center also gave away a small plant to everyone in attendance.

"I am so glad that my staff and I were able to support the Rimersburg Senior Center today," said Turner. "We work with the senior center often and hope the members realize how much we appreciate them!"

The staff of the Bauer-Hillis Funeral Homes recognizes and respects the past contributions and continued accomplishments that all "Older Americans" have given to their country, communities, families and friends. These remarkable achievements demonstrate the strength and character of older Americans and underscore the debt of gratitude we owe to the generations that have given our society so much.

Photo credit: Clarion County Commissioner Wayne Brosius and Rimersburg Senior Center Director Kelly Fair during the ventriloquism skit.

Bauer-Bly employees participate in Adopt-A-Highway in Dayton {May 13, 2014}

Bauer-Bly employees participate in Adopt-A-Highway in Dayton On Tuesday morning, May 13, 2014, five staff members of the Bauer-Bly Funeral Home picked up 12 bags of litter along a 2.4 mile stretch of State Route 839 as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's Adopt-A-Highway program. We joined the program in 2001 to give back to the Dayton community and have since collected 382 bags of trash from the side of the highway. Our staff is pleased to take part in this beautification effort and looks forward to volunteering each spring and fall. The employees who volunteered were:

Jack Bauer — Owner, Bauer Family Funeral Homes
Sandy Mikita — Community Relations Manager
Ralph Funkhouser — Grounds and Maintenance
Joshua C. Starr — Funeral Director
Kayla Price — Administrative Assistant

We enjoyed doing our part to help the Dayton community and will be ready to continue our efforts in the fall!

Check out our Facebook page to see photos from the day.

Bauer Funeral Home helps support local Older American's Month celebrations {May 12, 2014}

Bauer Funeral Home helps support local Older American On Wednesday, May 7, 2014, Sandy Mikita, community relations manager at Bauer Funeral Home, had a wonderful time helping the Kittanning Senior Center celebrate Older American's Month by serving lunch to the center's attendees and volunteers.

Goldie Reesman, director of the Kittanning center, did a great job organizing the day's activities, which also included some musical entertainment. A special dinner menu was also selected to be served to all the senior centers in Armstrong County.

A $20 gift certificate to Dizzy Lizzy's Restaurant in Kittanning was donated by the Bauer Funeral Home for the door prize. Nancy Wright from the Armstrong County Area Agency on Aging office also helped serve and delivered proclamations recognizing all who help serve lunches held at the center throughout the year. "Safe Today, Healthy Tomorrow" is the theme for 2014, and Bauer Funeral Home also donated door prizes to the Senior Centers in Elderton and Dayton to help with their celebrations.

The staff of the Bauer Family Funeral Homes recognizes and respects the past contributions and continued accomplishments that all "Older Americans" have given to their country, communities, families and friends. These remarkable achievements demonstrate the strength and character of older Americans and underscore the debt of gratitude we owe to the generations that have given our society so much.

The Older American's month-long observance is a proud tradition that shows our commitment to honor the values that elders contribute to our communities.

"My Life Sentence" brings drinking realities to life for KCHS students {May 07, 2014}

“My Life Sentence” brings drinking realities to life for KCHS students Karns City High School seniors, juniors and their dates will get glossed and glittered Friday night for the prom rite of passage, but they'll also have in mind a fresh lesson about safety. On Wednesday, approximately 300 students participated in the Prom Promise event which emphasizes Prom safety. This year's event was year three of the three year program and was sponsored by the Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home of Petrolia and the KCHS Administration and Teachers.

For year three of the program, guest speaker Mr. Vernon Hilyer presented, "My Life Sentence." He delivered a sobering message through a dynamic multimedia show informing high school students about how the decisions they make today impact their lives tomorrow. He shares a true life story about his son's fight with alcohol and the effects his choices had on everyone who knew and loved him. Hilyer shares many things about his son's drinking world, both in high school and in college that most can relate to. His story has had a life-changing effect on many people.

Hilyer believes, as many parents do, that the community must make an investment in the future of children today by giving them the skills they need to make smart and legal choices about alcohol. Also, implementing programs — such as Prom Promise — we can establish at a young age the fundamental decision-making concepts that can ensure the safety of all individuals on the road.

"We're doing this to try to encourage students to not drink and drive. Prom is a rite of passage for high school students, and we want them to enjoy themselves, but also have the ability to remember it,"said Deana Turner, manager of the Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home. "We want them to be aware of the law and about the consequences so that they make it through and survive."

Hilyer is hoping that his testimony will help save another young person from going through what he went through. When kids watch videos on the Internet or hear things on the news, it's usually disassociated from them. What Mr. Hilyer attempts to do is bring home to the kids that it could happen to someone in their community. His message is not just for prom though. He wants students to think about graduation, summer vacation and beyond. "Hilyer's message showed that every decision they make has far-reaching consequences, so they need to make good choices," said Turner.