The American Cancer Society Relay for Life teams of Venango County are again selling daffodils.Judy Stevenson (814-827-2179) and Gayle Oxenham (814-673-6916) of the Helping Hands relay team are coordinating sales for the 2019 Daffodil Days in Venango County. Proceeds will benefit the buyer’s choice of Relay for Life team. As in previous years, bunches of ten-cut daffodils are from the state of Washington and the potted mini daffodils are grown in New Jersey. Daffodil shaped lollipops of milk and white chocolate will also be sold. Orders and money are due by February 5 with delivery planned for the week of March 17. Please call for more information. Help welcome spring with daffodils.

Veteran's Entrepreneur Series

Small Business Jumpstart Spring Session

The Venango County Humane Society Thrift Store at 748 Liberty Street, Franklin, has extended it's shopping and donation hours? The new hours are: Tuesday & Wednesday: 10 AM-4 PM • Thursday & Friday: 10 AM-6 PM • Saturday: 10 AM-4 PM. All sales go to help the Humane Society!

The Good Shepherd Shoppe, 619 - 13th Street, is in serious need of Men's Clothing: any size or style. If you have gently used men's clothing to donate, please deliver to the shoppe: MON & WED: 10 AM-2 PM & TUE-THUR-FRI: 10 AM-4 PM.

Outdoors is Treat for Mind and Heart

Forrest Fisher Column, posted Thursday, May 10, 2018

Volunteers Needed

The American Red Cross needs your help. Volunteers are needed to provide emergency disaster relief services to individuals in Venango County who have been impacted by fires, floods, and other disasters as a member of a Red Cross Disaster Action Team. One local volunteer, Staci Gustafson of Polk, says, "There is nothing more gratifying and more necessary than offering support and relief to someone who is in need. I know it sounds cliche, but the Red Cross truly makes a difference in people's lives at the times when they need it most." By providing the resources necessary for those displaced by disasters to secure food, clothing, and temporary lodging, Staci is providing hope when all seems hopeless. She added, "People who have been affected by disasters struggle with thoughts of, 'What do I do now?' Helping a client begin to understand they are not alone, that they can make a plan and recover, is extremely rewarding." Whether it's providing direct disaster relief, installing free smoke alarms and educating residents on the importance of home fire safety, or helping our military families and veterans, the Red Cross has volunteer opportunities to match all skill sets and interest areas. Won't you help make a difference? Learn more about volunteer opportunities in Venango County by calling 814.677.2024 or visiting