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Patton Garden Club receives award

PATTON — The Patton Garden Club’s garden at the corner of Fifth and Magee avenues has been awarded the Garden of Distinction Award in the 2017 Pennsylvania Horticulture Society Gardening and Greening Contest.

This is the second year that the Corner Lot Garden has received this prestigious award. The club was recognized for its commitment to enhance the neighborhood through its work in the garden and the positive impact those efforts have in the community.

The club will close out its year with a Christmas tea on Saturday. Meetings will start again on March 26.

Anyone with an interest in joining the club is welcome to attend or call Mary at 674-8436 for more information.

Craft show benefits Relay for Life

BELLWOOD — There will be a craft show on Saturday at the Myers Elementary School, sponsored by the Berky Bunch Relay for Life Team.

It will start at 9 a.m. and run until 4 p.m. It will feature a variety of crafts and food vendors, along with activities for children, including:

n visits and photos with Santa

n Santaás Secret Workshop, where parents can help their kids make a shopping list, and then kids will be paired up with a shopping buddy to assist them with their shopping. There will also be a wrapping station before they leave.

n A card-making station to make cards to either take home or to send to children at St. Judeás Hospital or the Hope Lodge.

The event is free to the public to attend.

This event benefits the Berky Bunch Relay For Life Team of the Relay For Life of Central Blair and the Bellwood-Antis Public Library.

Santa arriving at Long’s Outpost

MARTINSBURG — Long’s Outpost, 3936 Cove Mountain Road, will have a “Meet Santa” event from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6.

Tree of Light ceremony on Dec. 6

TYRONE — The Tyrone Regional Health Network Foundation invites the community to attend its 16th annual Tree of Light ceremony and reception at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 in the main lobby at Tyrone Hospital.

The Tree of Light event includes the lighting of Christmas trees bearing angels with the names of loved ones being honored or remembered. The ceremony will include brief comments from Tyrone Hospital leaders, a blessing/spiritual message and music selections performed by a choir of Tyrone Regional Health Network employees.

Light refreshments will be provided following the ceremony.

Representatives from Girls Night Out Altoona, Inc., will be in attendance to make a special announcement about support they are providing to the Tyrone Regional Health Network Foundation for its Breast Cancer Voucher Program.

The Tree of Light event is held annually in conjunction with the Tyrone Regional Health Network Foundation’s Tree of Light fundraiser. Community members have the opportunity to make a donation to place angels on Christmas trees in honor or in memory of a loved one. The fundraiser continues through the end of December, and the “angel trees” remain on display during that time.

Funds raised from this year’s Tree of Light campaign will be used to help support improvements being made to Tyrone Hospital’s physical plant, along with acquiring new equipment.

For more information about the Tree of Light or to make a donation, call 682-1813.

S.A.R. to meet at Marzoni’s

DUNCANSVILLE — The quarterly meeting of the Frontier Patriots Chapter of the Sons of The Ameri­can Revolution will be held at noon Dec. 9 at Marzoni’s Brick Oven and Brewery, 164 Patchway Road.

The Frontier Patriots Chapter includes the counties of Bedford, Blair, Clearfield and Huntingdon. All current Frontier Patriots Chapter members are invited to attend, as well as any male who can prove lineal descent from a patriot who served in the Revolutionary War or to an ancestor who gave aid to American colonists during the American Revolution.

The purposes and goals of the Sons of the American Revolution are patriotic, historical and educational and include the following: Celebrating anniversaries of the Revolution, fostering true patriotism, maintaining and extending the institutions of freedom.