Club notes

Woman to be auxiliary vice president

Jackie Weaver from Williamsburg Unit 456 of the American Legion Auxiliary has been elected as the Western vice president for the Department of Pennsylvania for the 2018-19 term.

Elections were held in July at the Department Convention held at the Radisson Hotel in Harrisburg.

Weaver earned her eligibility to join the American Legion Auxiliary first through her father, retired Master Sgt. W.S. Edwards, and then through her husband, William Weaver Jr., a U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran.

She first joined the American Legion Auxiliary in 1974 and rededicated herself in 1998 becoming an active member of Unit 456 in Williamsburg.

Weaver has served many offices at the unit level and currently serves as the unit secretary and membership chairman. Weaver has been a counselor for the Keystone Girls State Program. At the Bedford/Blair Bi-County District level, Weaver is the past district president, an office she has held for the past 10 years, and has held many chairmanships within the district.

Her travels this year will begin with a trip to Minnesota for the 98th National Convention of the American Legion Auxiliary, where she will serve as one of 20 delegates for the Department of Pennsylvania.

On returning home, she will visit with units and districts in the Western division of the state, sharing information and participating in the organizations activities and programs.

For information on membership into the American Legion Auxiliary, email Kelly Moyer at alamship

Roaring Spring Lions install officers

ROARING SPRING — Incoming district governor, Leanna Calhoun performed the installation of officers ceremony for the Roaring Spring Lions Club on June 5.

President Jason Dick handed the gavel to incoming president Travis Wagner. The new president and the club are looking forward to another productive and successful year serving the local communities of Roaring Spring, Martinsburg and East Freedom.

The club welcomes new members.

Frontier Patriots to meet Saturday

The quarterly meeting of the Frontier Patriots Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will be held at noon Saturday at The Dream Restaurant, 1500 Allegheny St., Hollidaysburg. All current Frontier Patriots Chapter members are invited to attend.

The Frontier Patriots Chapter includes the counties of Blair, Bedford, Clearfield and Huntingdon.

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 Amer-

ican Revolution, is eligible for membership in the Sons of the American Revolution.

Some purposes and goals of the Sons of the American Revolution organization are patriotic, historical and educational, including the following:

n Promoting fellowship among descendants of those who served the Revolutionary cause.

n Inspiring the community with a reverence for the principles of government as founded by our forefathers.

n Encouraging historical research of the American Revolution.

Horseshoe Seniors dance is earlier

The Horseshoe Seniors Dinner-Dance is being held two weeks earlier for September. It will be held this Thursday at the Bavarian Hall, 112 S. 13th St., Altoona. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m., followed by three hours of dancing to music by a DJ.

Admission is $10 per person. Singles and couples are welcome.

This dinner-dance is a monthly event usually held the third Thursday of every month. Reservations need to be made by the Monday before each event.

For reservations and more information, call Don Beatty at 946-1074.

Railway employees to meet Wednesday

DUNCANSVILLE — The National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Prime Sirloin Buffet.

This is the last chance to buy tickets to the NARVRE Picnic in Cumberland.

NARVRE is the only chartered national organization whose sole purpose is to protect pension rights.

All retired, veteran and present railroad employees (or widows) of any craft are invited to attend the meeting of NARVRE Unit 173, Altoona.

For more information, call Bob Passarell, unit president, at 979-3584.

Nursing alumni to hold picnic

The Altoona Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association will hold its annual picnic at 1 p.m. Sept. 16 at Legion Park in Hollidaysburg.

The cost is $15 per person.

The reservation deadline is Sept. 9. Contact Patty Elliott at

Updates are posted on the association’s Facebook page.

Women’s Connection to hold luncheon

The Altoona Women’s Connection will meet at noon Sept. 12 at The Blairmont Club, Hollidaysburg.

The special feature will be “The Past Comes Alive,” celebrating Altoona’s Sesquicentennial, presented by Michael Farrow.

The soloist will be Laura Karn and the speaker will be Leah Ball. Her topic will be “If the Shoe Fits.”

Reservations may be made by calling Mary Lou at


Class of 1955 to meet for breakfast

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Senior High School class of 1955 invites all class members and guests to attend its monthly breakfast at 9 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month at The Dream restaurant.

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