Club notes

Lewistown Sentinel photo by Buffie Boyer Ned Kauffman (left) and Don Baker, both of Chief Logan Lions Club, display a box of eyeglasses the club has collected along with more boxes containing 7,800 pairs of eyeglasses and sunglasses that will be taken to Virginia where they will be sanitized and distributed around the world to people in need, at no cost. Since 1996, Baker has sorted and repaired 89,818 pairs of glasses for the club. Donations of glasses come from other clubs in Fulton, Bedford, Blair and Huntingdon counties and also the donation box located outside the Burnham Post Office. The club accepts donations of glasses, sunglasses and hearing aids.

Horseshoe Seniors plan dinner-dance

The Horseshoe Seniors will hold a dinner-dance on Thursday at the Bavarian Hall, 112 S. 13th St., Altoona.

The meal is at 5:30 p.m., followed by three hours of dancing to a DJ.

Admission is $10 per person. Singles and couples are welcome.

This is a fun evening for seniors, and the group encourages new people to come out and enjoy a time of friendship, fellowship and companionship with others.

This dinner-dance is a monthly event usually held the third thursday of every month. Reservation need to be made by the Monday before each event.

For reservations and more information, call Don Beatty at 946-1074.

Genealogical society to host speaker

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Roller Hojeth Memorial Library, 431 Scotch Valley Road.

Jim Snyder and Al Brindza will present “The U.S. Hotels: Their History, Owners and Ghosts.”

Research by Snyder, a volunteer at the Blair County Genealogical Society, helped to answer questions for a future book by Al Brindza of Allegheny Mountain Ghosthunters.

Snyder will briefly cover the 175-year history of the two U.S. Hotels in two locations in Hollidaysburg, with over 40 owners and 30 deed transfers.

Brindza, investigator of Allegheny Mountain Ghost hunters, will answer questions about his paranormal research at the U.S. Hotel since 2000.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Bridge club announces recent winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the winners of its recent games.

Aug. 2 — North/South: Jean Keller and Jean Green, first; Mary Moran and Bea Stevens, second; Jeannine Fagley and JoEllen Gehl and Barbara Marinak and Jeff Gourley, tied for third. East/West: Bill Pounds and Ed McCauley, first; Peggy Gutshall and Diana Colabrese, second; Dave and Marcia Dravis, third.

Aug. 3 — Jeannine Fagley and Barbara Marinak, first; Summer Rifkah and Thana Moussa, second; Jean Keller and Jean Green, third; Peggy Gutshall and Barb Vander Jagt, fourth; Diana Colabrese and JoEllen Gehl, fifth; Marcia and Dave Dravis, sixth.

Games are open to the public and held at 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 12:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Hollidaysburg American Legion Social Hall.

For more information, visit altoonaduplicatebridge

.com or call Bruce Baldwin at 695-0182.

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