The W: Penn State football button contest, Mohegan Sun fireworks, A&A Auto Stores Summer 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals, and Summertime Cocktail & Pear Dip Tasting

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First Posted: 7/6/2014


…can you design a button for, to be shared with sports fans in Central Pennsylvania?

Penn State University, as part of the 42nd annual Penn State football button contest.

Penn State fans ages 18 and older are invited to participate by submitting slogans for any or all of the 12 Nittany Lion football games this season.

Each fall, free buttons with a creative slogan about rival teams are distributed weekly at Citizens Bank branches in Central Pennsylvania. Fans also have the option of purchasing a complete set for $10 starting in October. Button sale proceeds are awarded to a local nonprofit each year. In 2013, Citizens Bank distributed nearly 200,000 buttons during the season.

Fans who are interested in participating can email their entries to For slogan contest rules, visit participating Citizens Bank branch locations in Centre, Blair, and Mifflin counties or submit a request by e-mail to

Winning slogans chosen by representatives of Citizens Bank will be selected based on wit, originality, and brevity. In July, 12 winners are expected to be announced, with each winner receiving $25.


…happened to the fireworks show at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs that was scheduled for July 3?

It was canceled due to bad weather conditions, but no worries – you can catch the fiery spectacular July 10 at 9:30 p.m. during Party on the Patio.

The event is free and open to all ages with food and beverages available for purchase. The featured entertainment for the night will be Tramps Like Us: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen, which begins at 7:30 p.m.


…can you go to catch some amazing big wheelers?

The A&A Auto Stores Summer 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals comes to the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds July 11 through 13, featuring thousands of trucks, Jeeps, and other 4x4s from all over the country.

Witness the XDP Diesel Monster Truck back flip on Sunday; meet the host of “Extreme Off Road,” Ian Johnson; watch mud bog and tough truck challenges; and catch an awesome fireworks display Saturday night. 50-plus vendors will be in attendance with factory-direct pricing and inventory on-site.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Discount tickets available at A&A Auto Stores, Jack Williams Tire locations, and online at Advance tickets are $17 for adults and $10 for children (3-12 years). Tickets at the gate are $19 for adults and $10 for children (3-12 years).

For more info, visit and or call 317.236.6515.


…can you imbibe cool summer cocktails made with one of Pennsylvania’s own fruits?

A Summertime Cocktail & Pear Dip Tasting will take place July 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Premium Collection Wine & Spirits Store (2161 Memorial Highway, Dallas).

Cocktails will be made with Pennsylvania’s own Subarashii Kudamono Asian Pear Dessert Wine (fortified!) as well as samples of Asian Pear Wine (Riesling style) and Subarashii’s new Asian Pear Dry Wine (think Sauvignon Blanc).

Samples of a delicious, spicy tortilla dip made with Subarashii Kudamono’s all natural dried Asian pears will provide snacking to enjoy with the cocktail. Bottles will be available for purchase and recipes for both cocktail and dip will be available as well.

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