Club notes

Courtesy photo Veronica Harkins (left), Cresson Business and Professonal Women’s Club president, and Colleen Krug (right), scholarship co-chairwoman, are shown with Zeynep Tumkor, 2018 Education Grant recipient.

Cresson BPW presents education grant

CRESSON — The Cresson Business and Professional Women’s Club announced the recipient of its 30th annual education grant: Zeynep Tumkor of Johnstown.

Tumkor is a psychology major at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. She is an adult student whose career plans include becoming a school counselor.

Tumkor attended the May meeting of the Cresson BPW to accept her $500 award with her husband. Her two daughters also attend UPJ.

Founded in 1919, BPW/PA is a leading advocate for working women in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania promoting full participation, equity and economic self-sufficiency for all working women.

The organization works on all issues that touch women’s lives. To find out how you can become a member of BPW, visit

Blair Garden Club to hold picnic

The Blair Garden Club will hold its annual summer picnic at 5 p.m. Monday at Highland Park in Altoona.

Members whose last names begin with A through G are asked to take a casserole, H through N a dessert and P-W a salad.

Officers will supply the tablecover and beverages, but members must supply their own plates and utensils.

Club members Patty McCloskey and Lisa Merschiltz will discuss various methods for starting perennials and shrubs from seed.

Golden Nuggets to hold dinner-dance

The Golden Nuggets senior citizens club will hold a dinner-dance at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Bavarian Hall, Altoona.

The cost is $10 per person. Three hours of dancing will be held in the upstairs ballroom after the meal. The club is accepting new members.

For more information, call Hilda at 944-6320 or Mackey at 793-2859.

Patton Garden Club to meet

PATTON — The Patton Garden Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Patton Public Library.

Tom Ford, area commercial horticulture educator with the Penn State Cooperative Extension, will present a program on hydrangeas.

Anyone with an interest in gardening, flowers, horticulture or joining the club is welcome to attend a meeting or call Mary at 674-8436 for more information.

Bridge club announces recent winners

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

June 28 — Robert Flynn and Diane Beaver, first; Barbara Marinak and Helen Gorsuch, second; Jean Keller and Jean Green, third; Marcia Dravis and Dave Dravis, fourth.

July 11 — North/South: Barbara Marinak and Cheryl Wherry, first; Jeannine Fagley and Diana Colabrese, second; Ted Shade and Phyllis Robinson, third. East/West: Helen Gorsuch and John Regan, first; Larry Gourley and Jeff Gourley, second; JoEllen Gehl and Nancy Moore, third.

July 12 — Summer Rifkah and Thana Moussa, first; Diana Colabrese and JoEllen Gehl, second; Barbara Marinak and Jeannine Fagly, third; Mary Moran and Bea Stevens and Marcia Dravis and Dave Dravis, tied for fourth.

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

For more information, visit www.altoonaduplicate or call Bruce Baldwin at 695-0182.

Beginners bridge lessons will start in September. Call Kevin Davis at 942-1842 for details.