Club notes

Courtesy photo Color guard members of the Patton American Legion and the Patton Veterans of Foreign Wars participated in the Presentation of Colors at the opening ceremonies of the 89th Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania Convention held April 7 to 9 at the Blair County Convention Center, Altoona.

Patton Garden Club hosts convention

PATTON — The Patton Garden Club started its year off on March 25 with its annual meeting. Two weeks later, several members were busy attending and hosting the 89th Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania Conven-tion held April 7 to 9 at the Blair County Convention Center, Altoona.

Color guard members of the Patton American Legion and the Patton VFW participated in the Presentation of Colors at the opening ceremonies of the convention. Club members plant the corner lot in Patton, plant and take care of the planters throughout town and at the VFW and Legion. They also participate in the highway clean-up program on a portion of Route 36 from Patton to Hastings and are involved in other community items.

The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. May 20 at the Patton Public Library. The guest speaker will be club member Dr. Russell Miller on the topic of ticks and Lyme disease. 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.

Horseshoe Seniors plan dinner-dance

Horseshoe Seniors will hold a dinner-dance on Thursday at the Bavarian Hall, 112 S. 13th St., Altoona. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m., followed by three hours of dancing to a DJ after the dinner. Admission is $12 each. Singles and couples are welcome.

This dinner-dance is a monthly event usually held the third Thursday of every month. Reservation need to be made by the Monday before each event. For reservations and more information, call Don Beatty at 946-1074.

Altoona Class of ’64 to meet for lunch

The Altoona High School Class of 1964 invites all class members and their guests to their monthly class luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Marzoni’s Brick Oven & Brewing Co., 1830 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Greenwood, Altoona.

Historical society to meet in Duncansville

DUNCANSVILLE — The Duncansville Area Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Duncansville Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1200 Fourth Ave. Enter from the back parking lot.

Plans will be discussed for this year’s Community Days, which will be held July 18, 19 and 20. The Duncans-ville Volunteer Fire Company will be celebrating 125 years. A new book has been compiled by Dale DeLozier for this milestone and will be available to purchase.

The group is interested in obtaining any pictures or information regarding Duncansville. If you are unable to attend the meeting, any information or pictures can be sent to Nancy DeLozier, P.O. Box 115, Duncansville, PA 16635 or call 695-1017. The society will make copies of the information, and it will be returned promptly.

New people are welcome to attend the meetings which are held on the second Tuesday of every other month except January in the Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Nursing alumni to meet Tuesday

The Altoona and Mercy Hospitals School of Nursing Alumni Associations will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the puzzle room at Graystone Villas, 1101 Flamingo Drive, Altoona.

The group has changed its name to include the Mercy Hospital Nurses Alumni Association.

“We want to see new faces, so come one and come all,” said Dorothy Lansberry. “Thank you to everyone that brought paper goods to the spring banquet. I took them to the teen center, and they were overwhelmed with the amount of paper goods and stated how much they needed them.”

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