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Old Timers’ Baseball Picnic is Aug. 16

The annual Old Timers’ Baseball Picnic is scheduled for Aug. 16 at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park, Tipton Pavilion No. 3, beginning with registration at 3:30 p.m. All former area baseball players and their guests are invited to attend.

Beverages will be available starting at 3:30 p.m. with appetizers at 4:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 5 p.m.

The dinner will consist of chicken barbecue, potato salad and more.

A raffle drawing will be held at 6 p.m. A complimentary ticket will be given to each paid member and paid guest, plus additional raffle tickets will be sold at the picnic.

Cost for the picnic is $10 each. The deadline to RSVP is Aug. 3.

Board members are Bernie Campbell, Robert Donaldson Sr., John Leamer, Dick Lingenfelter, Patrick Miller, Kathy Morgan (secretary) and Gary Zimmerman (president).

For more information, call Kathy at 932-3204 or Gary at 695-2619 or 502-4105.

Taylor concert tickets on sale Thursday

INDIANA, Pa. — The B.E. Taylor tradition will return to Indiana in December when the 2018 Feel The Love — Celebrating a B.E. Taylor Christmas concert returns.

It will be a fun-filled night of music and entertainment that the entire family will enjoy.

The concert, presented by S&T Bank, will again benefit Renda Broadcasting’s 39th annual Teddy Bear Fund Drive, and will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Kovalchick Complex.

As in the past, a pre-concert show will be held starting at 6:15 p.m.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is sponsoring the “Christmas In July Ticket Launch.” Customers purchasing concert tickets will also receive a matching complimentary ticket to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, which will be good through July 31, 2019.

There is a maximum of eight complimentary tickets per order. Supplies are limited to only 500 free tickets to the zoo, so you are encouraged to get your concert tickets early.

Concert tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Kovalchick Complex Box Office, 711 Pratt Drive, Indiana, PA; online at iuptix

.com; or by calling 1-800-514-3849. Tickets are $50, $37 and $32. Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover cards are accepted for ticket purchases.

Claysburg library sets Christmas craft

CLAYSBURG — Claysburg Area Public Library will have a Christmas craft at 6 p.m. July 31.

The craft will be a large Christmas ornament to hang outside. Participants need to take a 15-inch rubber ball, a cottage cheese carton and a coat hanger.

The library requests a donation of $5 for this class.

Plans underway for Cambria fair

EBENSBURG — Plans are in the works for the upcoming American Legion County Fair, which will be held Sept. 2 to 8.

Each year, in addition to the fun and excitement of the rides and shows, the fair enables residents to show what they’ve been working on in their homes and gardens.

Entries are open to the residents of Blair and Cambria counties until Aug. 1 for the 2018 American Legion County Fair competitions.

Last year, more than $17,000 was given out in premiums. The premium books containing the rules and entry forms are available at the fair office and at All ages are welcome to compete for cash prizes and the blue ribbons to be awarded.

“The American Legion County Fair celebrates the best of the Blair and Cambria Counties,” said Pat Fenchak. “That not only includes history and culture, but also its people and their unique talents. I invite everyone to consider submitting an entry and sharing their accomplishments with fairgoers this September.”

According to Fair Board President Phil Rice, there are several new features included in this year’s competitive events, competitions and livestock shows but one of the most exciting additions is the Rabbit Agility and Hopping Contest, to be held Sept. 8 at the tent in front of the sheep/goat barn.

The Fair Queen Program consists of queen, prin-cess and young miss. Other candidates stay in the program throughout the year as fair ambassadors.

For more information, contact the American Legion County Fair at 472-7491 or