Across the area

SAMA to host tailgate party Sept. 8

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona is planning a tailgate party from 7 to 11:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at Park Hills Country Club, 219 Highland Terrace in Altoona.

Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased by calling the museum at 946-4464 or emailing

Guests will enjoy tailgate food and beverages, plus a silent auction featuring a variety of baskets and gift certificates.

During the event, the big game will play on a big-screen TV.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Blair County.

The event is being chaired by Chelsea Kerr and Danielle Parowski.

Homer’s Gap Civics to hold yard sale

The Homer’s Gap Civic Association will hold a yard sale at 7 a.m. Sept. 9 at the Homer’s Gap Civic Center.

There will be food and baked goods available for purchase.

Table rentals are available inside for $10. Outdoor spaces are available for $5.

For more information, call 932-3883.

Pinecroft Firehall to host yard sale

Pinecroft Firehall will host a Mega Yard Sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 9.

Table rentals are $10 for the first one and $5 for each additional. It is open to all yard sale items, crafts and baked goods. All proceeds benefit the repair of the tanker truck.

For an application or additional information, contact Lance and Stacy Kustaborder at 742-8819 or

CrossFire to perform Sept. 8

PLEASANTVILLE — The Alum Bank Community Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary will present CrossFire (formerly Country Gentlemen) from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 8 at the fire hall.

Admission is $5 per person. The kitchen will open at 5:30 p.m.

The event is held in a smoke- and alcohol-free atmosphere.

For more information, call 839-2358 or visit

Weis donates $225,000 to veterans

SUNBURY — On Aug. 1, Weis Markets presented a $225,000 donation to the Paralyzed Veterans of America in support of its “Mission: ABLE’s Heart of the Brave” campaign.

This donation was generated through customer contributions during a two-week, in-store fundraising program.

Weis Markets’ stores raised $195,000, and a corporate contribution rounded up the donation to $225,000. This is a significant increase from Weis’ inaugural PVA campaign over Veteran’s Day in 2017, which raised a total of $150,000 for the organization.

For more information about Weis Markets and its support of Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Mission: ABLE, visit

Claysburg Farm Show begins Sept. 4

Have you harvested your garden? How did your flowers grow? Now is the time to start gathering your entries for the Clayburg Farm Show.

The 88th annual Claysburg Area Farm Show will be held Sept. 4 to 8 at the Queen Grade School Building. Exhibits may be entered from 2 to 9 p.m. at the school.

There are no entry fees. The rules concerning the entries are found in the farm show books, which have been distributed to Claysburg local businesses.

On the morning of Sept. 5, the show will be closed while the judging of entries in conducted. At 2 p.m., the show will be open to the public to view entries.

First-place winners in the angel food cake contest, apple pie contest, chocolate cake contest and junior baking contest will be eligible to enter the PA Farm Show.

Entries must be picked up at the end of the show on Sept. 8 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Registration set for quilt show

BEDFORD — The Bedford County Historical Society will hold registration for its quilt show

from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 28 and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 29 at the society, 6441 Lincoln Highway, second floor. Parking and entrance are in the rear.

There is no fee to enter items; however, there is a limit of 12 items per entrant. There will be a charge for any items more than 12. All items must be quilted and have a sleeve on the back for hanging. Quilts and quilted items do not have to be judged. Please measure your quilt before registration.

Categories for submission are bed quilt, wall quilt, miniature, baby quilt, clothing and accessories, first piece entry, group entry, junior division (18 and younger), art quilt and Pioneer Challenge.

No pre-printed panels will be accepted.

The following categories are for display or sale only: home accessories and antique/heirloom. They will not be judged.

Additional awards will be given for the Pioneer Challenge Quilt, People’s Choice, Best of Show Hand-quilted, Best of Show Machine-quilted and Judge’s Choice.

The Pioneer Challenge for this year is “In Flanders Fields the Poppies Grow.” Quilts must feature poppies and can include elements from the poem, the cemetery, etc., and may made in your choice of pattern/design and colors. Please include a small summary explaining the quilt. The challenge quilt should measure no more than 30-by-30 inches.

The Quilt Show & Sale will be held from Oct. 6 to 14; open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and Oct. 11 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends. Quilts can be picked up on the final day at 5 p.m.

For more information, contact the society at 623-2011 or