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Courtesy photos Bishop Garvey Assembly, 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, donated $600 to Catholic Charities. The money was proceeds from a fundraiser bus trip to the Sight & Sound Theater in Lancaster. Shown are (from left): Ron Harella, faithful navigator, Knights of Columbus; Jean Johnstone, executive director, Catholic Charities; and George Husick, commander, Knights of Columbus.

Patton Garden Club presents awards

PATTON — The Patton Garden Club has given the “Garden of Distinction” award this year to Denny and Theresa Baker who live on Beaver Valley Road, and Carol Brown of Beech Street.

The club’s annual mum sale will take place on Aug. 25. Orders can be placed with any member.

The club will hold its next meeting on Aug. 28 at the home of President Mary Davis. The program will be “The Garden Gourmet” and presented and prepared by Ron Anna. Members attending will provide side dishes.

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.

This photo shows a portion of Carol Brown’s garden, which was recognized recently by the Patton Garden Club.

BPW names Young Woman of Year

CRESSON — Melanie Stasik of Ashville, a 2018 graduate of Penn Cambria High School, was named the Cresson Business and Professional Women’s Club’s Young Woman of the Year.

Stasik attended the May meeting of the Cresson BPW to receive the award. She is the 59th recipient of the award, and was joined by her parents, Robert and Robin Stasik.

Stasik was ranked fourth in her class at Penn Cambria, and will attend the University of Pittsburgh to study geology this fall. She is interested in conservation issues and is very active in community service. While in high school, she was a member of the band, track team and forensics.

Founded in 1919 BPW/PA is an 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

Golden Nuggets to hold dinner-dance

The Golden Nuggets Club in Altoona 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.

Catholic Daughters install new officers

Our Lady of The Alleghenies Court No. 1755 of The Catholic Daughters of the Americas met June 13 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Hollidaysburg.

All women were given a flag and a card with the Pledge of Allegiance in commemoration of Flag Day.

District Deputy Joan Kopnicky of Cresson officiated at the installation of officers who were elected in May.

Regent, Toni Prough announced that Father Anthony Legarski, St. Mary Church, Hollidaysburg, will continue as the court’s chaplain; Patricia Gildea remains as parliamentarian; and Darlene Harella will be a parliamentarian’s trainee.

Profits of the salad bingo will be given to the St. Vincent de Paul Society’s Soup Kitchen.

A Morning Reflection was held July 21 at St. Bernardine Monastery.

The court received a $2,000 check from the Allegheny Club of Hollidaysburg. These funds will be used to support various local projects.

The annual yard sale was held Aug. 11. Ginny Harrington was the chairperson.

Court members gathered on July 11 at the home of Arlene Gildea for a covered dish picnic.

The “Catholic Daughter of the Year Award” was presented to Regina Seidel, who has 50 years of membership this year. After dinner, an auction was held, and $160 was raised for a future donation.

For more information, call Toni Prough, regent, at