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American Legion celebrating anniversary

GALLITZIN — Gallitzin Memorial Post 174 American Legion will celebrate the Legions’ 100th Birthday March 10 at the Post home (Oriental Ballroom) 1078 Hemlock St., Gallitzin. A brief Legion ceremony will be held followed by a covered dish and cake cutting ceremony to commemorate the 100 year anniversary.

The American Legion was organized on March 15 through 17, 1919, in Paris, France. It is the largest veterans’ organization in the United States.

Legionnaires, Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion and the public are invited to the celebration.

Genealogical Society classes in March

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Genealogical Society will offer genealogy classes at 7 p.m. on three consecutive Tuesdays in March at the Roller Hojeth Memorial Library, 431 Scotch Valley Road.

The classes are for everyone from the beginner to the experienced researcher. Participants will learn how to use records that are of value to the researcher and how to find the information that is available at the Roller Hojeth Memorial Library.

March 12 — Genealogy 101 will cover the basics of getting started and organizing information. Participants will learn to use obituaries, church records, cemeteries and funeral home records.

March 19 — Genealogy 102 will cover the use of county records, including birth and death registers, delayed birth records, marriage records, tax records, wills and deeds.

March 26 — Genealogy 103 will cover the use of immigration records, military records, state land records, maps and the use of websites in research.

Although registration is not required, the society asks that individuals register so it may have sufficient material for everyone. Participants can register by emailing or by calling the society at 696-3492.

The classes are free and open to the public. Sign up for all three classes or just the one that will help you the most.

New hours for Quaint Corner

Quaint Corner is now open until 8 p.m. Working parents have mentioned that they would like to see the Corner open more hours when they are available to bring their kid. This is currently on a trial basis; we will see how it goes and if we should continue, so spread the word.

New Hours:

Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fridays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is still $4 per adult/child age 2 and up

St. Patrick’s Day 5K/10K March 16

TYRONE — Joshua House’s annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K/10K is March 16. Seasoned runners, first time runners, walkers, and kids of all ages are welcome. Race day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Armory, 926 Logan Avenue. The 5K and 10K races begin at 8:30 a.m. The Go for the Gold 50 yard Kidsá Dash begins at 9:30 a.m.

Age categories include: 10 and Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-55, 56 plus. Trophies will go to the top overall male and female finishers in each race, medals will go to the top 3 finishers in each age category in each race, prizes for the best dressed Irish themed costume.

Registration information is as follows:

March 1 to March 12: $25

Race Day Registration: $30

Youth 14 and under: $15

Go for the Gold 50 yard Kids’ Dash: Free for kids in elementary school and younger.

To register visit

Proceeds from Joshua House races help fund programs and services that support their mission to help youth find purpose.

Historical society meeting Tuesday

DUNCANSVILLE — The regular meeting of the Duncansville Area Historical Society will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1200 Fourth Ave.

Also during Community Days July 19, 2018, when packing up our information, it was discovered that the black notebook with pictures taken at the Community Center Program during 1954-1959 was missing. These pictures are the originals and cannot be replaced. If anyone knows anything about this notebook, please contact Nancy DeLozier at 1324 7th Ave., Duncansville or call 695-1017. Any help is appreciated.

The group is interested in obtaining any pictures or information regarding Duncansville which area residents might have. If unable to attend a meeting, any information or pictures can be sent to Nancy DeLozier, P.O. Box 115, Duncansville, PA 16635 or call 695-1017. The group would like to make copies of the information and it will be returned promptly. New people are always welcome to attend the meetings. They are the second Tuesday every other Month except January in the Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1200 Fourth Ave., Duncansville.