News and Community Archives: 2011

Merry Christmas! {December 23, 2011}

It is our wish that you find your holidays filled with peace and love of family. No matter the size of your family circle, our hope is that you will share the spirit of the season together. Merry Christmas and best wishes through the New Year!

Bauers Steps Ahead enjoys visit to Jimmy Stewart Museum {December 07, 2011}

Bauers Steps Ahead enjoys visit to Jimmy Stewart Museum On Tuesday, December 7, 2011, the Bauer's Steps Ahead group traveled to Indiana, PA to visit the Jimmy Stewart Museum. Before leaving, participants met at the Bauer Funeral Home in Kittanning for refreshments and time to reconnect with friends. At the museum, the group was given a guided tour and especially enjoyed the beautiful themed Christmas trees that showcased his life and movies. In addition to the museum tour, they viewed the 45-minute documentary, "The Making of a Wonderful Life," in the museum's theater. The group also enjoyed a boxed lunch at the museum.

Bauer's Steps Ahead is taking a break from events in January and February, but will begin another season of interesting and fun trips in March. The group offers a great way to stay connected with the community and anyone interested is welcome to join. For more information, please call Sandy Mikita at 866-235-7683.

See more photos of the event by going to our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Bauer-Family-Funeral-Homes/169734884825

Grace Presbyterian Church presents cantata, ''Tapestry of Light'' {December 01, 2011}

The Senior Choir of Grace Presbyterian Church, N. Jefferson Street, Kittanning, will present their annual Christmas Cantata with two performances on Sunday, December 18, 2011 at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. This year's cantata is entitled "Tapestry of Light (A Celtic Christmas Celebration)". The choir, accompanied by an instrumental ensemble, will present traditional carols, primarily from the British Isles. This choral tapestry richly tells the Christmas story using familiar carols and folk songs. The choir is under the direction of Alice Young with piano accompanist, Jean Ferrara. These performances are open to the public and a free will offering will be collected at the evening performance. Come and celebrate the joy of the season with "Tapestry of Light"!

Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home shows veterans appreciation {November 17, 2011}

Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home shows veterans appreciation On Thursday, November 10, 2011 the Bauer-Hillis staff hosted a breakfast honoring area veterans in Rimersburg and surrounding communities. Thirty-two veterans attended the event at the Knight Spot Diner in Rimersburg. Veterans were also presented with a service gift by Deana Turner, manager of the Bauer-Hillis Funeral Homes, which included a patriotic silk American flag necktie and a veteran's benefit guide.

"I am thrilled with the response to our first annual Veteran's Appreciation Breakfast. Both the VFW Post 7132 and the American legion Post 454 veterans are extremely helpful when called to perform military funeral honors," said Turner. She further adds, "My mere words of gratitude seem insufficient to their service to our country and fallen veterans. I hope they all realize just how important each and every veteran is to our country and to the citizens of Rimersburg."

Bauer Family Funeral Homes is a family owned and operated firm that has been caring for area families since 1947. With locations in Rimersburg, Petrolia, Kittanning, Elderton and Dayton, the Bauer family and staff are dedicated to offering the finest funeral service with attention to compassion, dignity and respect.

For more information, visit www.bauerhillisfuneral.com or call 814-473-3080.

Bauer Steps Ahead to take {November 14, 2011}

Bauer Steps Ahead to take On Tuesday, December 6, 2011, the Bauer Steps Ahead group will be visiting The Jimmy Stewart Museum in Indiana, PA. The group will experience a bit of Hollywood magic as their personal guide presents highlights of the numerous galleries depicting the memorable life and film career of Jimmy Stewart. The museum will also be adorned with themed decorated Christmas trees pertaining to his life and movies. The feature presentation, "The Making of a Wonderful Life," is a 45-minute documentary shown in the 50-seat film theatre. A box lunch including a turkey or chicken salad croissant, muffin, chips, cookie and beverage will be provided.

The group will meet at the Bauer Funeral Home in Kittanning for bus transportation at 9:15 AM. The cost is $25 and includes transportation, the tour and the boxed lunch. Reservations must be made by Tuesday, November 29, 2011.

Bauer's Steps Ahead is open to anyone wanting to stay connected to the community. For more information about the group or to reserve a spot for the December event, call Sandy at 724-545-9464.

Bauer Family Funeral Homes staff participates in Adopt-A-Highway {October 26, 2011}

Bauer Family Funeral Homes staff participates in Adopt-A-Highway On Tuesday morning, October 25, 2011, Bauer Family Funeral Home staff members picked up 12 bags of litter along a 2.4 mile stretch of State Route 839 as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's Adopt-A-Highway program. We joined the program in 2001 to give back to the Dayton community and have since collected 307 bags of trash from the side of the highway. Our staff is pleased to take part in this beautification effort and looks forward to volunteering each spring and fall. The six employees who volunteered for Fall 2011 were:

Jack Bauer — Owner, Bauer Family Funeral Homes
Josh Starr — Supervisor, Bauer-Bly Funeral Home, Inc.
Sandy Mikita — Community Relations Manager and Cemetery Monument Sales
Kayla Price — Administrative Assistant
Wally Artman — Funeral Service Associate
Ronald Rumbaugh — Funeral Service Associate

We enjoyed doing our part to help the Dayton community and will be ready to continue our efforts in Spring 2012.

Bauer Steps Ahead goes on Fall Foilage Tour {October 19, 2011}

Bauer Steps Ahead goes on Fall Foilage Tour On Tuesday, October 18, 2011, the Bauer Steps Ahead group went on a wonderful fall foliage tour of Armstrong, Clarion and Butler counties. They traveled through New Bethlehem and Rimersburg, ending at the Rosehaven Bed and Breakfast in Butler. Debbie Carey, proprietor of Rosehaven, served the group an elegant luncheon consisting of fruit, soup, assorted gourmet sandwiches and a dessert plate. After lunch, Debbie gave a tour of her beautifully decorated home and presented each guest with a keepsake before leaving.

November's Bauer Steps Ahead event will be our holiday grief program, "Surviving the Season." The program is available to anyone interested and will be offered at the Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home, 758 Main Street, Rimersburg, on Monday, November 14, 2011 at 7 p.m. and at the Bauer Funeral Home, 515 N. McKean Street, Kittanning, on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 7 p.m. "Surviving the Season" will be led by Jenna Rhodaberger, MSW, LSW, Bereavement Coordinator and Medical Social Worker of the VNA Hospice of Western Pennsylvania, and is intended to help survivors cope with the grief they feel during the holiday season. Light refreshments will be served following the program. Reservations are requested but not required, and admission is free.

Bauer's Steps Ahead is open to anyone wanting to stay connected to the community. For more information about the group or to reserve a spot for the holiday grief program, call Sandy at 724-545-9464.

Check out more pictures of the fall foliage trip by visiting our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Bauer-Family-Funeral-Homes/169734884825

Bauer Family Funeral Homes announces holiday grief program, {October 19, 2011}

The Bauer Family Funeral Homes will host a free Holiday Remembrance Program entitled, "Holiday Grief: Surviving the Season." This very special presentation will be held on Monday, November 14, 2011 at the Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home, 758 Main Street in Rimersburg and on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 7:00 PM at the Bauer Funeral Home, 515 North McKean Street in Kittanning.

Jenna Rhodaberger, MSW, LSW, Bereavement Coordinator and Medical Social Worker of the VNA Hospice of Western Pennsylvania, will offer guidance on remembering loved ones and dealing with the sometimes overwhelming combination of grief and stress that can occur during the holidays.

The public is encouraged to attend this special holiday remembrance and bereavement support program. Reservations are requested but not required and there is no admission fee. Light refreshments will be served following the program. Please contact the staff at Bauer Family Funeral Homes at 724-545-9464 to advise us the number of guests who will be attending.

Bauer Family Funeral Homes is a family owned and operated firm that has been caring for area families since 1947. With locations in Kittanning, Elderton, Dayton, Petrolia and Rimersburg, the Bauer family and staff are dedicated to offering the finest funeral service with attention to compassion, dignity and respect.

Jennifer and Jack attended the Annual Meeting of Selected Independent Funeral Homes {October 13, 2011}

Jennifer and Jack attended the Annual Meeting of Selected Independent Funeral Homes Jack Bauer and Jennifer Bauer Eroh were among the hundreds of funeral service professionals attending the 93rd Annual Meeting of Selected Independent Funeral Homes in Scottsdale, AZ, in September. Bauer is the owner and Eroh is the president of Bauer Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. in Kittanning with branches in Elderton, Dayton, Petrolia and Rimersburg, PA.

"I always value the opportunity to gain new information and insight on how to better serve my client families" said Eroh. "Selected's meeting provided valuable opportunities to gather with my fellow members of Selected Independent Funeral Homes from across North America and around the world. We participated in a variety of informative study sessions, discussed insights and shared new ideas that I'm excited to implement."

Meeting sessions focused on important issues concerning the funeral service profession such as innovative service ideas, timely business advice and best practices. Among the many topics covered during the meeting were how best to serve cremation families, building relationships with hospice professionals, helping facilitate grief, being an effective leader and better understanding different generations.

Founded in 1917 as National Selected Morticians, Selected Independent Funeral Homes (www.selectedfuneralhomes.org) is the world's oldest and largest association of independently owned funeral homes. Members of the association are expected to operate according to strict standards and best practices in order to provide the public with reliable, high-quality funeral services and funeral-related information.

"Our members pledge to uphold the Selected Independent Funeral Homes Code of Good Funeral Practice and are committed to the important responsibility they have to the families and communities they serve," said Robert J. Paterkiewicz, Executive Director of Selected Independent Funeral Homes. "It's a tradition of trust that Bauer Funeral Home has been a part of for 48 years."

Bauer-Hillis supports local elementary schools {September 23, 2011}

Bauer-Hillis supports local elementary schools Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Renaissance-CHAMPS Program (Children Honored for Achievements in Making a Positive School) at Rimersburg and Sligo Elementary Schools. CHAMPS recognizes over 300 students each year for positive performance, behavior and attendance in school and supports the "Students of the Year" and "Most Improved Students of the Year" programs.

"Our support has helped the program purchase t-shirts, plaques and certificates for the students it recognizes," said Deana Turner, manager of Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home. "We are honored to sponsor CHAMPS because it encourages the students in our local schools to be the best they can be."

2nd Annual Don Miller Big Rig Memorial Truck Show Coincides With 2011 Elderton Fire Department's Apple Butter Festival {September 23, 2011}

2nd Annual Don Miller Big Rig Memorial Truck Show Coincides With 2011 Elderton Fire Department The Don Miller Big Rig Memorial Truck Show is on track to again be a successful part of the Elderton Volunteer Fire Department's annual Apple Butter Festival. The 2011 festival will be held in Elderton on October 7th and 8th. The idea of having a Big Rig Truck Show was developed last year as a memorial tribute to Don Miller who was a business owner and staple member of the Elderton community. Don passed away in April 2010 due to a tragic accident. His family's vision of having a memorial truck show took shape for the first time last year to coincide with the festival. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 the big rigs will again roll into Elderton to take part in the show. The Truck Show will be held on South Main Street, directly in front of the Clark Chapel of Bauer Funeral Home. Registration area will be on the front porch of the funeral home. Also, courtesy of Clark Chapel Funeral Home, the facilities will be open to the public, kids can pick up a free pumpkin and DJ music by Doug and Cathy Lucas will be provided during the Truck Show. Festivities, food and other entertainment will also be held both days near the fire department's location. It would be our pleasure to see you there.

Bauer's Steps Ahead enjoys Polynesian Dance and Fire Show {September 22, 2011}

Bauer On Wednesday, September 20, 2011 the Bauer Steps Ahead group attended a Polynesian Dance and Fire Show at Seven Springs Resort. A group of 25 people, along with Bauer Family Funeral Homes Community Relations Manager, Sandy Mikita, and Funeral Service Associate, Bobbi Blinn, began the day with a light breakfast the Bauer Funeral Home and then took a bus to Seven Springs. For lunch they were served a delicious chicken meal and settled in to watch the exciting show featuring authentic Hawaiian dancers and singers, Tonga dances and Samoan flaming fire dancers.

Anyone interested in joining any of Bauer's Steps Ahead planned events may call the Bauer Funeral Home at 724-545-9464 for information, cost of events and to make reservations.

Read more about past excursions on www.bauerfuneral.com or become a fan on Facebook.

Check out more pictures of the trip by visiting our Facebook page!

Funeral service associate honored by the Kittanning Municipal Authority Board {September 19, 2011}

Tonight, Monday, September 19, 2011, at 7 p.m. the Kittanning Municipal Authority Board will be honoring the former Municipal Authority Manager and the newest funeral service associate for Bauer Family Funeral Homes, Frank Soloski, for his decades of service to the residents of Kittanning Borough. Frank began working for the department as a borough streets employee in 1972 and eventually worked his way up to the manager position in 1994.

In August of this year, Frank decided to retire from the municipal authority but wanted to keep working part-time. He accepted the position of funeral service associate and has been a wonderful addition to our staff. We thank Frank for his dedication through the years to serving the residents of Kittanning and are excited that he will continue to care for area residents as part of our staff. Congratulations Frank!

Bauer Family Funeral Homes Remembers September 11 {September 09, 2011}

September 11, 2001, our freedom was under attack. Ten years later, "We remember". God Bless America.

Bauer Family Funeral Homes Participate in 2011 Senior Expo {September 01, 2011}

Bauer Family Funeral Homes Participate in 2011 Senior Expo Senator Don White, Representative Jeff Pyle, and Representative Donna Oberlander hosted the 2011 Senior Expo on September 7. Over 325 seniors and friends from across Armstrong County attended the Expo that was held at St. Mary's Parish Hall, Kittanning, PA.

The Senior Expo is always a great opportunity to acquire free information from local organizations, businesses and health associations, as well as state and federal agencies. This annual event is an informational day that aids local senior citizens with various concerns and interests. Exhibitors provided one-on-one information along with informative brochures and handy give-a-ways. Visitors also found that throughout the day, many door prizes were awarded, coutesy of all the exhibitors, along with refreshments served.

The Bauer Family Funeral Homes staff were pleased to see all who stopped to visit at our exhibit at the Expo. Jennifer Bauer Eroh, third generation funeral director at Bauer Family Funeral Homes offered answers to questions and concerns about pre-planning funerals, cremation options and traditional funeral options. Sandy Mikita and Bobbi Ruth Blinn were also on hand to offer information on cemetery grave markers, bereavement information and Bauer's Steps Ahead Outreach Program. Visitors also signed up for door prizes at the Bauer Funeral Home Exhibit. Three beautiful autumn floral arrangements donated by the Primitive Peddler of Dayton, Kimberly's Floral and Design of Kittanning and by Darlene's Flower and Gift Shop of Elderton were awarded to winners. In addition, the funeral home also had two other door prizes of $25 gift certificates to a local restaurant.

Many thanks to our hosts for a very successful day that was provided on behalf of Armstrong County's Senior Citizens.


Bauer Steps Ahead Hear a Patio Concert at Concordia {August 29, 2011}

Bauer Steps Ahead Hear a Patio Concert at Concordia Bauer Family Funeral Home's outreach group, Bauer's Steps Ahead were special guests at the beautiful campus of Concordia; located in Cabot, Butler County on Aug. 28, 2011. Everyone was greeted by the gracious Concordia staff and escorted to the beautiful outside patio to join other residents in enjoying the evening's feature musical entertainment. Starting at 6:00 PM, the Staff's Band, made up of keyboard, drums, guitars and saxophone entertained everyone. The concert performance lasted one hour and was a mixed repertoire from a range of years of well-known selections, greatest hits, polkas and patriotic music. Light refreshments were served by the Concordia staff during the concert.
Anyone interested in staying connected to the community and experiencing a fun activity may join Bauer's Steps Ahead planned events by calling the Bauer Funeral Home at 724-545-9464 for information, cost of future events and to make reservations.
Read more about past excursions on www.bauerfuneral.com or become a fan on Facebook.

Bauer's Steps Ahead Group Toured Frick Art and Historical Center {August 02, 2011}

Bauer On Wednesday, July 27, 2011 Bauer's Steps Ahead group visited the Frick Art and Historical Center located in the Point Breeze area of Pittsburgh's East End. Docents escorted the group through Clayton the restored mansion of the wealthy Pittsburgher and one of America's greatest industrialist and art collector, Henry Clay Frick. The group learned about the Frick family, local history and Victorian social customs at the turn of the 20th century while touring the Frick family home. In addition, everyone walked through the beautifully landscaped gardens to visit the Greenhouse, Café and the Museum Shop that are all on the Frick Estate. Also, at the Car and Carriage Museum the group saw rare, vintage autos and horse drawn carriages on display.
Anyone interested in staying connected to the community and experiencing one of Bauer's Steps Ahead planned events may call the Bauer Funeral Home at 724-545-9464 for information, cost of events and to make reservations.
Read more about past excursions on www.bauerfuneral.com or become a fan on Facebook.

Bauer's Steps Ahead Group Travels to PNC Park {June 06, 2011}

Bauer On Wednesday, June 1, 2011 Bauer's Steps Ahead group met for an early morning buffet style breakfast which was served in the dining room at Lenape Heights Golf Course. After breakfast they boarded a bus to travel to PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Team for a guided walking tour of the stadium. This interactive tour took the group through all areas of the ballpark including the dugout, batting cages, press box, club level, museum, Legacy Square and Hall of Fame Club. Our personal guide had a wealth of information that he shared about the history of the Pittsburgh Pirates and the city of Pittsburgh. The exciting day ended with a snack that was served on the bus as they headed back to Kittanning.

The photo is of the group overlooking the beautiful view at Lenape Heights Golf Course.

Anyone interested in joining any of Bauer's Steps Ahead planned events may call the Bauer Funeral Home at 724-545-9464 for information, cost of events and to make reservations.

Read more about past excursions on www.bauerfuneral.com or become a fan on Facebook.


May is Older American's Month {May 26, 2011}

May is Older American The Administration on Aging develops a theme for "Older Americans Month" and disseminates the theme to the entire aging network. The national theme for 2011 is, "Older Americans" Connecting the Community" — pays homage to the many ways older adults bring inspiration and continuity to the fabric of our communities and also highlights how technology helps older Americans live longer, healthier and more engaged lives.

Armstrong County, Butler County and Clarion County joined communities nationwide in celebrating this month with special activities and events. They celebrated the contributions older adults have made in the past and continue to make within their families, friends and communities. Special lunches were served, volunteers are recognized for their contributions to their community's Senior Centers and door prizes were awarded that were donated by local businesses.

Armstrong County-Kittanning, Dayton, Elderton, and Worthington Senior Centers
Traditionally, Bauer Family Funeral Homes take part in the celebration by providing door prizes to four Armstrong County Senior Centers. In addition, on May 11, 2011 Bauer Funeral Home's, Community Relations Manager helped serve lunch and pass out door prizes at the very active Dayton Senior Center.

Butler County-Bruin Senior Center
On April 28, 2011 Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home's Community Relation Manager took part in recognizing the individuals for their volunteerism at the Bruin Senior Center while she helped serve lunch. She also brought with her a door prize donated from the funeral home.

Clarion County-Rimersburg Senior Center
On May 26, 2011 Sandy Mikita, Community Relations Manager was on hand at the Sr. Center along with Deana Turner, funeral director and manager of Bauer-Hillis Funeral Homes and Larry Bliss, funeral director. They all had a great time meeting everyone and enjoyed the entertainment presentation provided by the Sr. Center's members. To make the day more special, it was a pleasure to serve the luncheon to all those that attended. They were pleased to follow the tradition of handing out a gift certificate donated by the Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home to one of the attendees. See photo of Deana Turner and Dorethea Hartle-winner of the door prize.

Although May is designated as "Older Americans Month", let's remember to honor our nation's older adults all year long! The staff of the Bauer Family Funeral Homes recognizes and respects the past contributions and continued accomplishments that all "Older Americans" have given to their country, communities, families and friends. These remarkable achievements demonstrate the strength and character of older Americans and under score the debt of gratitude we owe to the generations that have given our society so much.



Please, Don't Be a Litter Bug {May 16, 2011}

Volunteers removing the litter from the Pennsylvania highways are commonly seen in the spring and fall of the year. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's Adopt-A-Highway program is an effective way to reduce litter and to keep Pennsylvania beautiful. The Bauer-Bly Funeral Home in Dayton has been a dedicated participant of the Adopt-A-Highway program since 2001 by adopting a 2.4 mile section of SR 839 highway south of Dayton, PA. In the spring and fall of each year our staff takes part helping towards this beautification initiative and caring for the environment by removing the litter along this section of highway. On May 10, 2011 six of the employees from Bauer-Bly Funeral Home's staff removed twenty-one bags of litter on our portion of the Adopt-A-Highway. Over the years and up to this date we have collected 295 bags of litter. It gives us great pride to actively volunteer and participate towards this project.
The following employees took part in the litter removal for Spring 2011:
Jack Bauer-Owner Bauer Family Funeral Homes
Josh Starr-Supervisor of Bauer-Bly Funeral Home, Inc.
Sandy Mikita-Community Relations Manager; Cemetery Monument Sales
Kayla Price— Administrative Assistant
Ralph Funkhouser- Maintenance
Royce Young- Funeral Service Attendant

Deana Turner Joins Chicora/East Brady Rotary Club {May 09, 2011}

Deana Turner, Manager of the Bauer-Hillis Funeral Homes in Rimersburg and Petrolia recently joined the Chicora-East Brady Rotary Club #5132, carrying on the tradition of humanitarian service Dick Hillis had done in the Petrolium Valley and of Jack Bauer, a second generation Rotarian in the Kittanning Club #5144.

Rotary International is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional and community leaders. Rotarians provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Many of its projects are centered on children, leadership and the environment.

Rotarians are business and professional leaders who take an active role in their communities while greatly enriching their personal and professional lives. A Rotary club contains a diverse group of professional leaders from the community that the club serves.

An original goal of Rotary was to allow club members to meet periodically and enlarge their circle of business and professional acquaintances. As members of the oldest service club in the world, Rotarians represent a cross-section of their community's business owners, executives, managers, political leaders, and professionals — people who make decisions and influence policy.

Club members have many opportunities for humanitarian service, both locally and internationally. Service programs address concerns such as health care, hunger, poverty, illiteracy, and the environment. Rotarians regularly experience the fulfillment that comes from giving back to the community.

Deana joins the club with other business professionals in the region, including representatives from NexTier Bank, Farmer's Bank, Karns City Area School District Administration and School Board, Zion Church, Quality Life Services, Kelly Insurance Agency, and various other businesses.

Bauer's Steps Ahead Group Attend Dinner/Theater {April 30, 2011}

Bauer’s Steps Ahead Group Attend Dinner/Theater Bauer's Steps Ahead group's outings have been in full swing for spring 2011. On Friday, April 29th the Bauer's Steps Ahead group attended Armstrong Community Theater's live dinner/theater performance, 'Who Killed the King". The Kittanning Country Club was a beautiful setting for the delicious dinner while watching the performance. The theater cast kept the audience entertained with an evening full of comedy and mystery. One of the BSA members who attended the performance, Jeanne Wray, had solved the murder/mystery and was awarded the door prize.

Anyone interested in joining any of Bauer's Steps Ahead planned events may call the Bauer Funeral Home at 724-545-9464 for information, cost of events and to make reservations.

Read more about past excursions on www.bauerfuneral.com or become a fan on Facebook.



April 27, 2011 is Administrative Professionals Day {April 27, 2011}

The 2011 Administrative Professional Day theme is, "This year, celebrate all office professionals". Across the United States, downsizing has forced all office staff to pull together and work harder in the workplace. This year Administrative Professional Day recognizes the hard work and sacrifices from everyone.
We take this opportunity to recognize, Tammy Carson who is the Administrative Professional Office Manager and her assistant Kayla Price both of Bauer Family Funeral Homes. While carrying out the everyday administrative functions, Tammy and Kayla play a vital role in caring for families too. We all value their professional knowledge, organizational and accounting skills and appreciate all the sacrifices they make.
Also, we express our grateful appreciation to the office staff of various churches and professional offices that the Bauer Family Funeral Homes often call upon.

Bauer's Step Ahead {April 01, 2011}

Bauer’s Step Ahead On Wednesday, March 23, 2011 Bauer's Steps Ahead group met for the first time this year. Everyone really enjoyed getting out after the long winter with the "World on a Plate" event to kick off the season. This was a great way to welcome the spring and to share fellowships between the group. The event was held at the Culinary Arts Department of Lenape Technical School with Mrs. Andrea Fahlor as the instructor. The senior class was our host and excited to dish up a special lunch that certainly was a worldly delicious experience for the palette. "A World on a Plate" was the lunch theme for a five course meal. Each course was derived from recipes distinct from the country it originated. The class had also prepared a special presentation, "A Culinary World Tour" that was very entertaining. The presentation included nutritional hints and some strange table manners and cuisines from around the world. Anyone interested in joining Bauer's Steps Ahead in any of the monthly planned activities for 2011 may call the Bauer Funeral Home at 724-545-9464 for information and reservations. Read more about past excursions on www.bauerfuneral.com or become a fan on Facebook.