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Oliver Miller Homestead Hogmanay Celebration Slated for December 4th Come and celebrate Hogmanay, a funfilled day that pays tribute to Oliver Miller’s Scottish heritage at the Oliver Miller Homestead on Sunday, December 4 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The festivities will feature Scots dancing, games, food, and talents. While Christmas was not observed as a festive occasion in the 18th century, the Scots definitely celebrated New Year’s Eve and day as times of celebration. We will Martie Main of Robinson stuffs the haggis celebrate the end of another successful year of events as we look forward to a new year in 2017. To observe this day, the Pittsburgh Country Scottish Dancers will perform traditional dances in the barn, and guests will be invited to join in the fun. A string quartet from Bethel Park High School music department will entertain guests in the log house. Guests may participate in typical Scots games outdoors if weather permits and in Lyrick Farley of Bethel Park demonstrates the Stone House. some early Scottish games A Scottish tea will be on display in the keeping room with the Scottish favorites of haggis, tatties and neets being prepared in the kitchen, Join the Millers and their friends at the Stone House to learn more about the New Year’s customs and to help the Millers celebrate by paying off debts, returning borrowed goods, firing rifles to shoo off the old spirits and to see who will be the first footer to enter the house and bring the Millers good luck for the year. Share a toast to the new year with a wee dram of Members of the Pittsburgh Scottish cider and the singing of Auld Lang Syne. Country Dancers perform This is truly a special day at the Homestead and we look forward to seeing you. Admission is only $2 and more information is available at our web site, olivermillerhomestead.org.
VFW Post 1940 Broughton Oldies Dinner and Dance Rocks the House On Saturday November 5th, the Broughton VFW sponsored an oldies dance at the Broughton Volunteer Fire Hall. It was very fun and a successful night, and patrons rocked out to the music from the Mansfield 5 Band. Jackie’s Catering provided the food, and guest speakers were Commander James Wabby, Judge Ron Arnoni, and Township Commissioner Ed Snee. The VFW wants to give a special thanks to Broughton Fire Department for the use of the hall, bartenders Amber and Leann, the VFW Ladies Group, retired police officer Tom Roshay, the merchants who donated items for the Chinese auction, and everyone who attended.
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St. Thomas A’ Becket Gears Up for Annual Cookie Walk on December 10th St. Thomas A' Becket Parish in Jefferson Hills will hold its annual cookie walk on Saturday, December 10 in the St. Thomas A' Becket School Building at 139 Gill Hall Road in Jefferson Hills. The cookie walk will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and will provide a wide selection of homemade holiday cookies for you to make that perfect Christmas Cookie tray! There also will be complimentary hot dogs, beverages, and snacks as well as cookie decorating for the kids and door prizes. Customers will receive a box and a plastic glove to choose their cookies. All cookies are weighed and priced at $8 a pound. For more details, please contact Sherri Kearns at Kearns1@msn.com or 412-650-6292.