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Plow day, tractor show set Saturday

NEW ENTERPRISE — The Southern Cove Power Reunion will hold its 27th annual Spring Plow Day & Tractor Show on Saturday at 145 Cave Road. The rain date is April 29.

The event will include plowing demonstrations, a tractor parade, a tractor pull and tractor games. Weigh-in for the tractor pull begins at 3 p.m., and the pull starts at 4 p.m. There will be antique, farm stock and open classes. All sizes of tractors are welcome, and implements also are welcome.

There will be free setup for the flea market and craft show. Camping will be available on the show grounds. Food will be available for purchase.

For more information, call Fred Mellot at 766-2703.

‘Learn About Scouting’ set for April 30

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Cub Scout Pack 331 will hold an interactive “Learn about Scouting” event from

1 to 4 p.m. April 30 at Legion Park.

The event will feature hands-on opportunities to try traditional Scout activities, such as racing Pinewood Derby cars and Raingutter Regatta boats, as well as watching fire-building demonstrations. Pack 331 will provide cars and boats for use in the racing events.

Boys will also have an opportunity to see and explore a full size Indian teepee.

Scout leaders and Eagle Scouts will be on hand to answer questions about Scouting. Boys who are in first to fifth grade are eligible to join Cub Scouts.

Boys who have completed the fifth grade are not eligible to join Cub Scouts, but can join Boys Scouts.

Any boys who join Cub Scouts this spring will receive a free fishing rod combo and have the opportunity to participate in Pack 331’s summer events, including a campout at the Altoona Curve, a day camp and marching in Memorial Day parades.

Pack 331 is based in Hollidaysburg and is sponsored by St. Michael the Archangel Parish. Parents interested learning more about Pack 331 can also contact Scoutmaster Gary Keefer at 695-4784.

Earth Day event set in Huntingdon

HUNTINGDON — The Huntingdon Park and Road Association invites the public to celebrate Earth Day during the second annual spring opening at Blair Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Located on East Penn near the intersection with Stone Creek Ridge Road, the privately maintained Blair Park was a gift to Huntingdon from J. C. Blair, the inventor of the paper tablet.

“What better to celebrate Earth Day then to come take a stroll through Blair Park and experience its natural beauty,” said Karl Lang, president of the Huntingdon Park and Road Association which is charged with maintaining Blair Park.

“We are especially excited to welcome the public to Blair Park this year to showcase our beautification projects completed with the assistance of the Huntingdon County Master Gardeners, Huntingdon Rotary Club and ReInvision Huntingdon.”

Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the history of Blair Park and tour the Chapel, which is owned by the Huntingdon Presbyterian Church and is in use as the Epiphany of Our Lord Orthodox Church. Other presentations also will be held.

Blair Park was established in 1897 as a gift to Huntingdon and the Huntingdon Park and Road Association was formed the following year and charged with maintaining the park. Blair Park is composed of two areas: 18 acres along Stone Creek River in Huntingdon and Oneida Township and an undeveloped 14 acre parcel known as the Simla Tract located 4 miles north of town atop Stone Creek Ridge.

For more information, contact the HPRA at