Tree of Hope

The American Cancer Society will offer the public the opportunity of lighting a bulb on its Tree of Hope located at the Cranberry Mall between Bon Ton and Hickory Farms.Each $5 donation made in someone’s memory or honor will light a bulb. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society through the Helping Hands Relay for Life team of Venango County. Donations may be mailed to Judy Stevenson at 1634 Meadville Road, Titusville, 16354. Checks may be written to the American Cancer Society. For more information, call 814-827-2179.The tree is now lit and will shine throughout the holiday season.

The Woods is now open; featuring seasonal home decor, florals, lamps, pictures, and more. We are located 5 miles west of Franklin on Route 322. Open 10 AM-6 PM, Tuesday thru Sunday. 814-346-7227


  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Venango County is asking for the donation of a few hours a month from adults - 18 & older. The program pairs adult volunteers with kids in need of guidance & friendship. Call 676-9940, ext 28 or email:

  • The Hillier After School Program, offered at the 1st Presbyterian Church in Franklin, through their partnership with Youth Alternatives of Oil City, offer fun games, indoor & outdoor activities • homework help • computer access • a nutritious meal and much more! FREE & open to youth 8-18. Schedule is as follows: SUMMER SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday • Noon-6 PM ◊ SCHOOL YEAR SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday • 3-6 PM. [Use the side entrance on West Park Street) For more details call 814.346.7059 or 814.432.4318.