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Bauer Family Funeral Homes participate in 2014 Armstrong County Senior Expo {August 29, 2014}

Bauer Family Funeral Homes participate in 2014 Armstrong County Senior Expo Senator Don White, Representative Jeff Pyle and Representative Donna Oberlander hosted the 2014 Senior Expo on Tuesday, August 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Many seniors from across Armstrong County attended the event that was held at the Kittanning Township Fire Hall.

Those in attendance found it a great opportunity to acquire free information from local organizations, businesses and health associations, as well as county, state and federal agencies. This annual event is an informational day that aids local senior citizens with various concerns and interests. Exhibitors provided one-on-one information along with informative brochures and handy give-a-ways. Throughout the event, the hosts provided refreshments and many door prizes were awarded, courtesy of all the exhibitors.

The Bauer Funeral Home staff was pleased to see all who stopped to visit at our exhibit at the Expo. John W. Bauer, Jr. and Kayla Price, administrative assistant, were on hand to give out informational brochures regarding funeral pre-planning, cremation options and traditional funeral options. They were also able to offer information on cemetery grave markers, bereavement information and the Bauer Steps Ahead outreach program.

Visitors also signed up for door prizes at the Bauer Funeral Home exhibit. Elva Jean Westlake of Kittanning won the floral arrangement donated by Kimberly's Floral and Design, Phillis Popp of Elderton was given the floral arrangement donated by Darlene's Floral and Gifts, and Mary Troup of Dayton won the $20 gift card to Dizzy Lizzy's Restaurant.

Many thanks go out to our hosts for a very successful day that was provided on behalf of Armstrong County's Senior Citizens.

Bauer Steps Ahead and Bauer-Hillis Steps Ahead to see performance of "Oliver!" {August 27, 2014}

On Tuesday, August 26, 2014, Bauer Steps Ahead traveled to the Palace Theater in Greensburg to be entertained with an unforgettable violin musical performance by Shoji Tabuchi and his band ensemble that included four talented singers and dancers. The many varieties of music had the audience tapping their toes or even singing along with some selections while they enjoyed the light-hearted stories and comedy from Shoji. Before the show, the group stopped at the Lamplighter Restaurant in Delmont for a delicious hot lunch.

The next outing is scheduled for Sunday, September 28, 2014, when Bauer Steps Ahead will enjoy a performance of "Oliver" at the Strand Theatre in Zelienople!

This beloved musical brings the timeless characters in Charles Dickons' "Oliver Twist" to life. Set in London in 1853, this heart-wrenching and heart-warming musical journey tells the story of a young orphan who falls into a gang of pick-pockets. It's a "Dickens" of a tale brought to life by professionals who have performed on the Broadway and Pittsburgh stages, in addition to local talent.

Before the show, the group will stop for lunch at the Spring Street Café in Zelienople. The menu includes Winter Chicken Salad and a cup of soup, or either Anniversary Chicken with cheddar cheese and bacon or Sliced Roast Beef Au Jus, served with a cup of soup or salad, Green Beans Almandine or Garlic Mashed Potatoes. All meals include dessert, coffee, tea and iced tea. When making reservations, please give your meal selection.

Bauer Steps Ahead offers a way to stay connected with the community and anyone interested is welcome to join. Participants are to meet at the Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home in Rimersburg at 9:15 AM and the Bauer Funeral Home in Kittanning at 10 AM. The cost is $72 for bus transportation, lunch and the show. Call Sandy at 724-545-9464 to make reservations as soon as possible; seating is limited. Money and reservations are due Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Make checks payable to Bauer Funeral Home and mail to PO Box 997, Kittanning, PA 16201. Guests are welcome.

Read about past excursions on www.bauerfuneral.com or become a fan on Facebook.

Bauer Family Funeral Homes to participate in 2014 Senior Expo {August 20, 2014}

Senator Don White, Representative Jeff Pyle and Representative Donna Oberlander will be hosting the 2014 Senior Expo on Tuesday, August 26, from 10 AM — 1 PM at Kittanning Township Volunteer Fire Department, 13126 State Route 422, Kittanning.

The Senior Expo is a great opportunity that is free of charge to local senior citizens and friends. Local organizations, businesses, health associations, and state and federal agencies gather to participate in an informational day with the hope of aiding local senior citizens with various concerns and interests. Visitors can pick up informative brochures and receive handy give-a-ways from exhibitors. Throughout the day there will be many door prizes awarded, and refreshments will be available. There are usually over 50 exhibitors on hand and over 300 visitors attend the Expo.

The Bauer Family Funeral Homes professional and friendly staff will be present to offer information about pre-planning funerals, cremation options, traditional funeral options, monuments and bereavement information. We will also have brochures and other literature available that will help seniors make educated decisions on these topics. Several other door prizes will also be available when signing up at the Bauer exhibit. These will include two beautiful autumn floral arrangements donated by Kimberly's Floral and Design of Kittanning and Darlene's Flower and Gift Shop of Elderton, and two $20 gift certificates for Dizzy Lizzy's Restaurant in Kittanning.

You won't want to miss this annual event. We hope to see you there!

Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home ready for a Zoo-tastic weekend at Cookie Daze {August 04, 2014}

Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home ready for a Zoo-tastic weekend at Cookie Daze Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home in Rimersburg is looking forward to this year's Cookie Daze Festival, which will take place Friday, August 8 through Sunday, August 10. The theme for the fun-filled weekend is "Zoofari."

"Cookie Daze is a wonderful way for the Rimersburg community to come together and enjoy a weekend of fun," said Deana R. Turner, manager and funeral director at Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home. "We love being a part of this community and Bauer-Hillis is excited to partner with local groups to offer these enjoyable events for families."

The festival will roar into action on Friday evening by getting things started with a parade and, once again, the funeral home staff and their families will dress the part. The funeral home's float will feature various animals under the supervision of the zookeeper. After the parade, Bauer-Hillis' parking lot will be available as a wonderful place to relax and watch the fireworks show that will begin at dusk.

On Saturday, Bauer-Hillis will sponsor the Power Wheels Parade, which takes place in the funeral home's parking lot. Registration begins at 10 a.m. at the funeral home and the cruise starts at 10:30 a.m.

The Cookie Daze Car Cruise will take place on Sunday beginning at 3 p.m., and the Bauer-Hillis parking lot will be used for the cruise while local groups will sell concessions under the funeral home's portico. This popular car cruise drew over 300 cars last year.

To close out the festivities on Sunday, Bauer-Hillis is showing a family movie in the funeral home's parking lot. Beginning at 5 p.m., a DJ will play music while people gather and enjoy refreshments that will be sold by local community organizations. The movie, Zookeeper, will start at dusk, and keeps with the theme of the weekend by chronicling the life of zookeeper Griffin Keyes (played by Kevin James). When Keyes decides to leave his position at the zoo to gain a more prestigious job that will help him find a girlfriend, the animals he cares for take matters into their own hands so that Keyes can get the girl and still keep the job he loves. The event is free and everyone attending should bring their own seating.

"Rimersburg is a special town and my staff and I are committed to doing everything we can to thank the citizens for their support over the years," said Turner. "Community festivals, such as Cookie Daze, are a wonderful opportunity for us to show residents our appreciation for their patronage, and we hope people will come out and have a fantastic time this weekend!"

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.