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NARVRE sets meeting for Wednesday

DUNCANSVILLE — The National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees will hold their monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Prime Sirloin Buffet. Members and non-members are welcome to attend. Mary from Doran and Murphy, Attorneys at Law speak. Their office will buy the lunch for this meeting.

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

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.

Cresson ‘Night at the Races’ Saturday

CRESSON — The “Straight from the Horse’s Mouth: Cresson Legion Night at the Races” will be held Saturday at the American Legion on Ashcroft Avenue.

The doors will open at 5 p.m. and the races will begin at 6 p.m.

The cost is $20 per horse and $10 to take a guest. The price includes a meal, soda, water and beer. There will be a cash bar for mixed drinks.

Those attending must be at least 21 years old to attend. No alcohol can be taken to the premises.

All proceeds will benefit the Cresson American Legion.

Class of 1955 meeting Thursday

The Hollidaysburg Class of 1955 invites classmates and guests to attend their monthly breakfast held at 9 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month at The Dream restaurant.

The Inkwell to meet at Marzoni’s

DUNCANSVILLE — The monthly meeting of The Inkwell will be held Thursday at Marzoni’s Brick Oven and Brewery, 165 Patchway Road with dinner at 6 p.m. and followed promptly at 7:15 p.m. with author J.L. Delozier’s presentation “Things Editors Hate: Rookie Mistakes and How to Avoid Them.”

J.L. Delozier has practiced rural and disaster medicine for 25 years. For inspiration, she turns to science that exists on the edge of reality — bizarre medical anomalies, new genetic discoveries, and anything that seems too weird to be true. She’s published three thrillers, the first of which was nominated for a “Best First Novel” award by the International Thriller Writers organization. Her short fiction has appeared in the British crime anthology, “Noirville: Tales from the Dark Side,” in NoirCon’s official journal, “Retreats from Oblivion,” and in Thriller Magazine. Her first sci-fi short story won the “Women Hold Up Half the Sky” prize of the Roswell Award and will appear in Artemis Journal later this year.

Sons of the Legion hosting fishing derby

DYSART — The Son’s Of The American Legion is hosting their annual fishing Derby for any and all veterans.

The event will be held at 9 a.m. untill sometime in afternoon, Saturday. All bait and tackle will be furnished, no fishing license will be required.

Free food and refreshments will be provided to all who attend. Again, there is absolutely no cost to the attendees.

Event to be held at the Dysart Dam. Call the Cresson American Legion at 886-7421 for more information or with any questions.

Bedford Relay fun run/walk Saturday

BEDFORD — The Relay For Life of Bedford 5K Color Fun Run/Walk is Saturday. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. at the Shawnee State Park, boat rental area. This is a non-competitive family fun event. The cost for adults is $30. Children ages 4-12 are $25 and dogs are $10.

Registration is available the day of event or through the Eventbrite website. For more information, contact Jeff at 979-7625 or email jen.barron@cancer.org.

Meeting of Frontier Patriots chapter set

BEDFORD — The quarterly meeting of the Frontier Patriots Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will be held at noon Saturday at Hoss’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant, 4308 Business Route 220.

The Frontier Patriots Chapter includes the counties of Blair, Bedford, Clearfield and Huntingdon. All current Frontier Patriots Chapter members are invited to attend, as well as any male who is interested in joining the Sons of the American Revolution. Any male who can prove lineal descent from a patriot who served during the Revolutionary War, or to an ancestor who gave aid to the American Colonists during the Revolution, is eligible for membership.

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