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Stain removal class at DLI
 The Drycleaning and Laundry Institute will be offering three more installments of comprehensive cleaning classes this Fall for students who do not want to wait until 2014.
 First up is an offering of the association’s five-day Cleaning and Stain Removal class scheduled for the week of Sept. 9 to 13.
 It will focus on the instruction and practical application of stain removal and cleaning procedures such as sorting drycleaning loads, operating a drycleaning machine, removing stains, identifying fabrics, using bleaches, machine maintenance and troubleshooting and understanding the difference between various solvents.
 The cost is $795 for DLI members ($659 for two or more from the same member plant) and $1,149 for non-members.
 Also on the horizon are installments of DLI’s Introduction to Drycleaning (Oct. 14 to 18) and Advanced Drycleaning (Oct. 21 to Nov. 1).
 The one-week introductory course is well-suited for those with less than a year of experience. It covers load sorting, cleaning various fabrics, machine operation, removing various stains, pressing pants, coats and skirts and using tensioning equipment to improve quality. The cost is $795 for members ($695 for two or more same plant members) and $1,149 each for non-members.
 The two-week advanced course is for more experienced cleaners. It will emphasize identifying fabrics, using bleaches, more pressing techniques, wetcleaning, machine maintenance and troubleshooting and much more. The cost is $1,249 for members ($1,049 for two same plant members) and $1,749 for non-members.
For more information, visit www.dlionline.org.
PDCA seminar with Meet & Greet coming to Harrisburg
Based on the success of a recent Meet and Greet event, the Pennsylvania and Delaware Cleaners Association has opted for another to take place on Oct. 12 alongside a stain removal seminar.
Both will take place at the Hilton Hotel in Harrisburg. The free event will feature tabletop exhibits, an open bar and light food.
In addition to having a chance to talk shop, cleaners will be able to learn about “How to Get Out the Stains That Other Cleaners Can’t” with Bob Edwards of A. L Wilson Chemical. Other presenters will explain and demonstrate ways of earning customer loyalty and making money by removing more stains.
The seminar will begin at 4 p.m. on that Saturday and run for about two hours. Afterward, the Meet and Greet begins at 6 p.m. Call PDCA, (800) 822-7352 for more information
Coming up this month, cleaners and allied trades people are invited to participate in the 22nd Annual Carl Gardener Golf Benefit for the Special Olympics of York County on Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Briarwood Country Club, 4775 W. Market St.
The annual event has grown considerably since Carl Gardener originally established it as a way for drycleaners and their friends and acquaintances to enjoy a round of golf while also raising money for a good charity.
The cost is $95 for one golfer or $380 for a foursome. The fee includes 18 holes of golf, free range balls, a Black Angus burger and dog lunch, soda, water and beer, a barbecue dinner and one raffle ticket.
Non-golfers can join the others for dinner for a cost of $20 per person.
For more informationon the golf benefit, call Paula Kostick at (717) 730-6777 ext. 103.

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