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On Centre | Penns Valley: Rebersburg businesses ready to celebrate

A business duo will hold a joint anniversary celebration Saturday.

Forefathers Book Shop and Main Street Yarn are celebrating their second anniversary. The shops — 121 E. Main St., Rebersburg — are owned by Keith and Kim Bierly, of Centre Hall.

The shops will be open from noon to 6 p.m. for guests to enjoy refreshments and the chance to register for door prizes, including a one-week vacation in a golf rental condominium in Pinehurst, N.C.

Forefathers Book Shop has more than 30,000 books in more than a dozen categories.

Main Street Yarn supplies fibers and accessories for those who knit, crochet, weave and spin. Classes are also offered to those interested in learning how to thread.

The businesses are in a former bank building that still houses the original vault, steel lock boxes and teller checkout windows, Kim Bierly said.

On the same day, the Miles Township Fire Company will host an Amish dinner at its fire hall.

The meal will be prepared and served by members of the Rebersburg Amish community and includes chicken, filling, mashed potatoes, noodles, vegetables and homemade bread and pies.

On the road to Md. wool festival

You could be part of a one-day bus trip headed over the Mason-Dixon Line next month.

Sponsored by Penns Valley Area Knitters, the bus will take guests to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival on May 2.

The festival includes fiber vendors, live entertainment, animal competitions, sheep herding demonstrations and family activities.

Kim Bierly said the trip will cost $55 and includes transportation, breakfast, a prize bag and other door prizes.

The bus will leave at 7 a.m. from Centre Hall, stop for passengers in Lewistown at 7:30 a.m., and return to Centre Hall by 10 p.m.

Proceeds from the trip will benefit charity projects supported by the knitting group, including the purchase of pet food for the Community Action Center in Aaronsburg. Group members also knit and crochet items for donation to those who receive food baskets each Christmas at the center, Bierly said.

For more information or to register, email