For Lazy Lacers - Eli Petruzzi shows off the sneaker tying system he devised and entered in the recent Invention Convention for O-E and Port Enrichment students. Four of the entries were demonstrated for the school board Monday night. Members of the public and school officials were visibly impressed.
Enriched Bread Bowl - Isaac Burr, left, and "dog" help Shaylei Burr demonstrate Bon-app-tite, a new concept in dog bowls, at the school board meeting. The edible dog dish was unveiled in the recent Invention Convention for Port and O-E Enrichment students. Their teacher is Kelly Tarbox. Onlookers appear to be potential customers for the product, as soon as it becomes available in quantity.
Mr. Orange Makes Debut - Wayne Shelley, one of Kelly Tarbox's Enrichment students, shows Port school board members the concept model of the beanbag toy, Mr. Orange, he invented for the recent Invention Convention of O-E and Port Enrichment students. Among the fine qualities of the product, as touted by the young inventor, is the fact that "if you hit yourself on the head with it you will not be injured." School board members Rod Howard, seated left, and Riki Tanaka would buy one in a Port A minute.Martha Knight Photo/Story
Benefit Sunday - A soup and chili benefit will be held for Carolyn Hawver on Sunday, February 20 from 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building located on Route 155 in Port Allegany. Hawver is once again battling cancer and will need numerous trips to Pittsburgh and a special jacket. In addition to the meal, there will be a 50/50 raffle as well as a Chinese Auction. Janet Causer of Celebrating Home and Jamie Evens, Kerry Hawver and Josh McNeil from the Seneca Inn are pictured presenting Wynann Raymo with a few items for the Chinese Auction. Cost of the event is $5 for adults and $3 for children. The meal includes all-you-can-eat soup and chili, cornbread, crackers and beverage. Dessert will be available at a cost of $1.
Rotary Guests - Judy Taylor (left) and Caryne Healy were guests at last week's Rotary meeting. Club President Jason Stake presented Mrs. Taylor with a check for PACS. Rotarian Frank Rackish (right) gave a program on Rotary's Four-Way Test.
Rotary Report - The Port Allegany Rotary Club held their regular weekly meeting Thursday at noon at the Moose Family Center. The meeting was called to order by President Jason Stake. He welcomed Judy Taylor, a guest of the club; and Troy Herzog, visiting Rotarian from the Smethport Club. Secretary Joe Lashway gave the fellowship and attendance report stating there were 23 Rotarians present for a reportable attendance of 76 percent.
The lone senior guest, Caryne Healy, was introduced by Debby Campbell. Caryne is the daughter of Luke and Susan Healy. She has one brother, Bryce. Caryne is in the College Prep class at Port Allegany High School. Her activities include varsity cheerleading, track, SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), Varsity Club, Yearbook Staff, National Honor Society and Spanish Club. Her hobbies include reading. Caryne plans to attend Mercyhurst College and major in Education.
Rotarian Frank Rackish was the program chair for the day. He presented a program on the Rotary Four-Way Test.
President Stake presented Judy Taylor with a check for $350 for PACS (Port Allegany Community Services). The money was raised through the recent poinsettia sale.
Winner of the 50/50 raffle was George Baxter.
Gators Defeat Terrors - Chad Barnard goes up for two points as the Gators hosted the Otto-Eldred Terrors on February 10 at PAHS. Matt Bodamer had 16 points and Nick Conway (also pictured) added 13 to lead the Gators to a 52-40 win. Pam Fischer Photo/Story