Car cruise-in features music, food, awards

Car cruise-in featuresmusic, food, awards
GREENVILLE, Pa. -- The Hempfield Station One Banquet Center here will have its annual car cruise-in from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
There also will be a dance from 8 p.m. to midnight with the group The Intent from Grove City, Pa. Tickets are $5 per person and $8 per couple for the dance; the cruise-in is free.
Tickets will be available at the door. During the cruise-in, ham and chicken dinners will be on sale for $5, which includes coleslaw, potato salad and a roll. Event shirts also will be on sale.
The first 150 cars will receive an event dash plaque. Novelty award plaques also will be given out.
Additional information and directions may be obtained by calling (724) 588-1517. Hempfield Station One is located on Sixth Avenue between Main Street in Greenville and the Wal-Mart store off Hadley Road.
Mine and well projects
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- State officials are seeking bids for several projects at abandoned mines and wells, said state Rep. Frank LaGrotta of Ellwood City, D-10th.
The projects include the restoration of 16.7 acres of abandoned surface coal mine at Glenkirk School South West, New Beaver Borough, Lawrence County; the plugging of 28 oil and gas wells, some of which are leaking, in Cranberry, Slippery Rock, Jefferson, Lancaster, Adams, Forward, Jackson, Winfield, Connoquenessing, Clearfield and Fairview townships in Butler County; and a contract to fix five wells in North Sewickley and Brighton townships in Beaver County.
Bids for work will be accepted by the state department of environmental protection, LaGrotta said. For more details, visit the state home page at and use the keywords "growing greener."
Growing Greener grants
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- The Lawrence County Conservation District was awarded a Growing Greener grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to develop a watershed protection plan and educate the public.
About 239 organizations representing nearly every county in the commonwealth received a total of $34.2 million in Growing Greener grants for projects to improve the environment, said state Rep. Frank LaGrotta of Ellwood City, D-10th.
Lawrence County received a $255,176 grant for an agricultural management project in the Moraine Watershed.

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