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Veterans, widows invited to food bank

DUNCANSVILLE — The Duncansville Veterans of Foreign War Post 8724 Auxiliary sponsors a monthly Central PA Food Bank at the Duncansville VFW Post 8724, 1665 Newry Lane.

The next give-away will be held on Monday. It is for Blair County veterans, widows and active duty service members.

Additional dates are Feb. 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, Aug. 12, Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9. Proof of eligibility is needed — Military ID or DD-214.

DESA to meet Jan. 17 in Martinsburg

MARTINSBURG — Horseshoe Curve Chapter 37 Destroyer Escort Sailors Association will meet Jan. 17 at the Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Company.

The cost of the noon meeting followed by a luncheon is $15, including a $3 donation to the fire hall.

A memorial service honoring DESA members that died during 2018 will be held at this meeting.

Dues are $10 per year or $50 for a life membership. Dues can be paid at this meeting or sent to Bob Guyer. P.O. Box 129, Woodbury, PA 16695.

Those attending are asked to take nonperishable food to donate to the Martinsburg Food Pantry.

Reservations must be made by Monday by calling 793-3958 or emailing

Library to hold golf-themed fundraiser

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Friends of the Holli-daysburg Area Public Library will sponsor “Families ‘Fore’ the Library” from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 25 and 26 and 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 27 at the library, 1 Furnace Road.

A variety of putting greens created by community members and clubs will be available for adults and children to try their skills. Greens fees are $2.50 for ages 15 and younger and $5 for all others. All proceeds will benefit the library.

For more information, call the library at 695-5961.

Tyrone Elks to hold bingo Feb. 24

TYRONE — The Tyrone Elks will hold a bonus bingo, featuring guest caller KC Kantz, at 2 p.m. Feb. 24. General admission is $25, and a value pack is an additional $35. For ticket information, call 684-1470.

Duncansville VFW changes bingo

DUNCANSVILLE — The Duncansville VFW Bingo with the auxiliary has been changed to 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Participants will receive 10 cards for $10, Lucky Number is $1, the Building Jackpot is $2.

All proceeds benefit the auxiliary and the Central Pennsylvania Food Share Program for the VFW’s Veterans Food Bank. The kitchen offers $1 soft or hard tacos. The bingo is open to the public.