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YWCA honors student athletes

The YWCA of Westmoreland County will honor female athletes and contributors to women's sports and fitness at a banquet at 6 tonight at the Greensburg Ramada Hotel and Conference Center. Keynote speaker will be Christine Black, assistant professor of health and physical education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Nineteen years ago, the YWCA of Westmoreland County was one of the first YWCAs in the country to collaborate with the Women's Sports Foundation in a national endeavor to recognize female athletes and to champion women's sports.

Two of this year's honorees are repeat winners. High school seniors Hanna Green of Latrobe and Madysen Grimm of Ligonier previously were honored as Sports Girls of the Year.

Tickets to the banquet are $20 for students, $32 for adults. Tickets can be obtained at the Y at 424 N. Main St., Greensburg, or by calling 724-834-9390.


Special Spaces to hold Zumbathon

Special Spaces, a nonprofit that provides bedroom makeovers for sick children, will conduct its second annual Zumbathon fundraiser at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hempfield Park and Athletic Complex, off Route 66.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at or at the door.


Democrats to hold roadside cleanup

The first roadside cleanup of the season sponsored by the Murrysville-Export Democratic Club will be held April 20.

Volunteers should gather at 9 a.m. at the roadside parking area on Tarr Hollow Road, near the intersection with Old William Penn Highway.

Volunteers should bring water; safety orange reflective vests will be provided.



Coffeehouse event to benefit nonprofit

Norwin's Play it Forward Fund, a nonprofit that provides grants based on need to students in grades 5-12 who are interested in playing an instrument, will host its annual coffeehouse fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. May 11 in Norwin High School.

The event, titled Suite Cafe 2013, will feature performances by Norwin instrumental students and their instructors, a coffee bar, dessert buffet, chocolate fountain and other refreshments. Benefit raffles and auctions will be held.

The nonprofit hopes that students who benefit from the grants will "play it forward," either financially or by donating time and talent to help other Norwin students.

Advance reservations are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and students. Tickets will be $30 at the door.

To make a reservation, mail a check and the names of those attending to Norwin Play it Forward Fund Inc., c/o Fallie Princeton, 1294 Hedy Lynn Drive, North Huntingdon, PA 15642.

Details: 724-864-1426.

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