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White Oak has honored one of the borough’s longest-tenured businesses on its 50th anniversary.
At the May borough council meeting, Mayor Ina Jean Marton presented Mark and Lois Novakovich, owners of Twin Oaks Lounge in Rainbow Village shopping center, with a proclamation recognizing its golden jubilee.
“Over the years, Twin Oaks Lounge has been a huge part of our community,” Marton said. “It has provided entertainment, dining, and dancing for our residents.” She also mentioned the ethnic events, political events, local organizations meetings, weddings, and funerals held by Twin Oaks Lounge.
The mayor also issued a proclamation in honor of Saengerfest weekend, which will be held from June 9-11 and will be hosted by the Mon Yough Chorale. Saengerfest is held annually by the United Singers Federation of Pennsylvania, which celebrates the heritage of community choirs, especially those connected to Pennsylvania Dutch and German culture.
Marton said that choirs will be gathering from Reading, Lebanon, Williamsport and Altoona as well as White Oak.
In other business, Councilwoman Loree Scharritter said White Oak Animal Safe Haven will hold a rabies clinic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (June 3) at the Municipal Building parking lot. Rabies vaccinations will be available for pets at a cost of $5 for residents and $10 for nonresidents. Proof of residency is required.
Councilwoman Julie Opferman, chair of the Parks & Recreation committee, said White Oak Pool opened May 29 and will be open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
In addition, the White Oak Community Yard Sale will be taking place on June 17 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Elizabeth Laughlin is a freelance writer and a doctoral student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is a graduate assistant who runs the department newsletter and writes for a digital project. She writes for Modern Language Studies, and her short story, "Twenty-Seven," is being published in their journal.
Originally published May 30, 2023.