Pen Argyl - June, 2014
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Celebrating Flag Day
The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America's birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes) as 'Flag Birthday'.
On June 14, 1891, the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia held a Flag Day celebration, and on June 14 of the following year, the New York Society of the Sons of the Revolution, celebrated Flag Day.
Later, the Board of Managers of the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution unanimously endorsed the action of the Pennsylvania Society of Colonial Dames. As a result of the resolution, Dr. Edward Brooks, then Superintendent of Public Schools of Philadelphia, directed that Flag Day exercises be held on June 14, 1893 in Independence Square. School children were assembled, each carrying a small Flag, and patriotic songs were sung and addresses delivered.
Inspired by these three decades of state and local celebrations, Flag Day - the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 officially established by the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30th, 1916. While Flag Day was celebrated in various communities for years after Wilson's proclamation, it was not until August 3rd, 1949, that President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day
Jim Gloria of Totts Gap Art Center does a plaster test at the Pies To Die For Cafe in Pen Argyl which will be the site of the next Slate Belt Mural. Work is expected to begin this summer. Photo Courtesy of Sharon Davis.
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Italian Festival Benefits
Rep. Joe Emrick (a Bangor grad) speaks during Bangor's Commencement held Wednesday in Bill Pensyl Gym. (More photos tomorrow) (Another photo below) Sbtt Photo Haley Burns
East Bangor UMCC Father's Days
The East Bangor United Methodist Community Church will celebrate Fathers' Day at the 9:10 a.m. worship service on Sunday, June 15th. The service will begin with a hymn-sing. Special music will be provided by Ellis Williams, soloist. The Bazaar Committee will give a gift to all men present.
Every Sunday the church offers free personal care items to the community from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The church is located at 136 W. Central Ave. (Rt. 512), East Bangor, PA.
For more info., call 610-588-4453. For an inspirational message, dial 610-588-3896. Pastor Dave Goss invites all to attend.
Safe Haven Adoption Day
Safe Haven Pet Rescue will hold an adoption day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 15 at Tractor Supply, Rte. 209, Brodheadsville.
Safe Haven will have many young dogs available for you to meet and get to know. Safe Haven requires a pre-adoption application with references and a home visit prior to adoption.
Safe Haven Pet Rescue is a small group of dedicated volunteers from the West End of the Poconos who save highly adoptable dogs from high kill and overcrowded shelters and finds them loving homes. Shelter killing is the number one cause of dog deaths and Safe Haven has saved more than 700 lives so far.
Safe Haven Rescue needs volunteers to help with adoption days, fundraising, transporting dogs to vets and groomers and fostering homeless dogs until they find their forever homes. Help save homeless dogs.
For more information about Safe Haven, and to find a list of dogs available for adoption and adoption applications, please visit www.SafeHavenPa.org . Contact Safe Haven at SafeHaven@epix.net. Join Safe Haven Pa on Facebook.
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