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Bauer Family Funeral Homes holds Holiday Remembrance Program {October 17, 2014}

The Bauer Family Funeral Homes will host a free Holiday Remembrance Program entitled, "Holiday Grief: Surviving the Season." This very special presentation will be held on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Bauer Funeral Home, 515 North McKean Street in Kittanning.

Jenna Rhodaberger, MSW, LSW, Bereavement Coordinator and Medical Social Worker of the VNA Hospice and Palliative Care, will offer guidance on remembering loved ones and dealing with the sometimes overwhelming combination of grief and stress that can occur during the holidays.

The public is encouraged to attend this special holiday remembrance and bereavement support program. Reservations are requested but not required and there is no admission fee. Light refreshments will be served following the program. Please contact the staff at Bauer Family Funeral Homes at 724-545-9464 to advise us the number of guests who will be attending.

Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home to host Holiday Remembrance Program {October 15, 2014}

The Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home will host a free Holiday Remembrance Program entitled, "Holiday Grief: Surviving the Season." This very special presentation will be held on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home, 758 Main Street in Rimersburg.

The Rev. Sue Evans, RN, BA, Bereavement Coordinator, the Rev. Randy Evans, Chaplain, and Debbie Lucas, MA, LPC, Bereavement Counselor, all of Clarion Forest VNA Hospice, will offer guidance on remembering loved ones and dealing with the sometimes overwhelming combination of grief and stress that can occur during the holidays.

The public is encouraged to attend this special holiday remembrance and bereavement support program. Reservations are requested but not required and there is no admission fee. Light refreshments will be served following the program. Please contact the staff at Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home at 814-473-3080 to advise us the number of guests who will be attending.

Kittanning Rotary Club volunteers pass out dictionaries to local third graders {October 08, 2014}

Kittanning Rotary Club volunteers pass out dictionaries to local third graders Jack Bauer, owner of Bauer Funeral Homes, has been an active member of the Kittanning Rotary Club for many years and the each year the club's fundraising activities help fund events in the community. This fall, the club collaborated with the Armstrong School District and helped purchase a student dictionary for each third grader in the district.

One of the highlights for the club was personally delivering the dictionaries to each third grade class. On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, many Rotary Club members and stand-in volunteers were on hand when the dictionaries were delivered to each classroom.

Sandy Mikita, community relations manager at Bauer Funeral Homes, was one of the stand-in volunteers. She was assigned to visit Mrs. Tracey Eddy's third grade class at Dayton Elementary School. The students were excited to learn how much information was included in the dictionary.

After Sandy gave them a couple of words to look up, she explained that the dictionary would not only help them with reading, pronouncing and understanding words, but also with English, math, history, science, civics and world cultures. She also told them about what the Rotary Club does in the community. The class was great, eager to learn and excited to participate. As Sandy was leaving, the students and teacher expressed much appreciation to the Kittanning Rotary Club.

Clark Chapel Funeral Home supports Fifth Annual Don Miller Truck Show {October 07, 2014}

Clark Chapel Funeral Home supports Fifth Annual Don Miller Truck Show The Fifth Annual Don Miller Memorial Truck Show was held in conjunction with the Apple Butter Festival in Elderton on Saturday, October 4, 2014. This annual event honors the life of Don Miller, who was an outstanding business owner and resident of Elderton when a tragic accident on April 23, 2010 took his life. This year the truck show was held at the Elderton Soccer Field to make sure there was enough room for participants. Twenty big rig trucks were on display, with some of the owners and drivers from local towns and others driving in from miles away.

The proceeds from the truck show registration will go toward Relay for Life. This was a cause important to Don since he was very involved in a number of community-minded efforts. Each truck driver was given a dash plaque to display in their truck and kids-choice trophy awards were also given to three trucks that were favorites. Brice Miller, an eighth grader at West Shamokin Junior/Senior High School and son of Don and Patty Miller, picked a 2014-389 Peterbilt Rig owned by Chad Baker of Kennerdale, PA, Brice's friend, Adam Morgan, picked a 2015 Peterbilt Tri-axle Dump Truck with driver Tom Deal at the wheel from Riggle Trucking of Apollo, and Robbie Lucas of Rural Valley selected a 2010 Peterbilt Tri-axle Dump Truck owned by Moose Sarnese of Derry, PA. The youths took the judging very seriously and had a lot of fun narrowing their choice to their favorites. After the judging, the boys were excited to ride in the trucks for the parade.

The show is truly a family event. Nick Clawson, son of Don Miller and truck show organizer, along with Patty Miller, Don's wife, were glad to see such a good turnout even though there was some inclement weather that day.

Clark Chapel Funeral Home is honored to assist the Miller family during the truck show each year. The funeral home is proud to sponsor the DJ that provides music to entertain everyone during the show. The DJs, Doug and Cathy Lucas of Rural Valley, always look forward to providing the music for the truck show each year.

Bauer Steps Ahead will board the Gateway Clipper in October {September 30, 2014}

On Sunday, September 28, 2014, Bauer Steps Ahead enjoyed a performance of "Oliver" at the Strand Theater in Zelienople. Trip attendees were greeted by the owners of the Spring Street Café, Carol and Mary, at the first stop upon arrival. All of the Café staff members were very accommodating and served up a delicious four-course, chef-prepared dinner. After the meal, most of the group chose to walk down the street to the Strand Theater while enjoying the local businesses in the quaint town of Zelienople. The Strand Theater featured the musical "Oliver," a beloved production that vividly brings Dickens' timeless characters in "Oliver Twist" to life. Everyone agreed the 34 professional and regional talents of the cast (including the children), the live orchestra and the professional staging came together to create a superb performance.

The next outing is scheduled for Monday, October 20, 2014, when Bauer Steps Ahead will board the Gateway Clipper in Pittsburgh to enjoy a lunch buffet and show. Those who attend will see beautiful views of the Pittsburgh skyline and enjoy a new lively song and dance show, the "Roaring Riverboat Review." The show pays homage to the "Showboat" era of life on the river, featuring some of the region's best entertainers.

Bauer Steps Ahead offers a way to stay connected with the community and anyone interested is welcome to join. Meet at the Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home in Rimersburg at 7:45 a.m. or the Bauer Funeral Home in Kittanning for bus transportation at 8:45 a.m. The cost is $68 for bus transportation, cruise, lunch buffet and show. Call Sandy at 724-545-9464 for reservations as soon as possible. Money is due by Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Make checks payable to Bauer Funeral Home and mail to PO Box 997, Kittanning, PA 16201. Guests are welcome.