Patton Garden Club awards scholarships
PATTON — The Patton Garden Club awarded scholarships at the Cambria Heights High School Awards Banquet on May 15.
Jayme Erter, who will major in biology, received $1,000, and Paige McConnell, who will major in environmental sciences, received $500. Funds for the scholarships come from proceeds of the club’s annual plant sale held the first Saturday of June.
The club’s next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Patton Public Library. The program will be presented by Mary Lou Colussy and will be focused on flower show designs in preparation for the club’s flower show on Aug. 12 at La Ferme Rouge.
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.
DAR talks hears about nature park
The Adam Holliday Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution met June 8 at Park Hills Country Club, Altoona.
Blair County Conservation District Director Donna Fisher spoke on Nature Works Park, the district’s newest venture at the intersection of Route 36 and Bedford Street, Hollidaysburg. The park offers pavilions with picnic tables, an amphitheater, boardwalk, trails, pollination gardens and more. Fisher praised the community support this project has received. It is for public recreational and educational use.
Chapter Regent Michelle Shank was recently appointed State DAR Vice Chair of Junior Membership by the incoming State Regent Beth Watkins. Shank thanked members for participating in the Memorial Day Parade and for the “Service to America” donations of paper plates and cups for Family Services Inc.
Barbara Garver, National Defense, provided information on D-Day; the history of Flag Day was explained by Rosie Howsare; handouts on how to organize and store food in the refrigerator to decrease waste were furnished by Jean Sinal as part of conservation tips; Linda Meadows, Women’s Issues, gave a presentation on women’s need for sleep; and Jeannine Treese talked about local events of chapter participation during the summer months.
Any woman who can prove lineal descent from a patriot who served in the Revolutionary War or who gave aid to American Colonists during the Revolution is eligible for membership in DAR. For more information, visit http://pssdar.org/chapter_sites/adamhilliday.php.
Blair Garden Club to meet Monday
HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair Garden Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the American Legion Social Hall on North Juniata Street.
The program will be “Creative Designs for All Occasions.” Claire Leichliter, president of the Bedford Garden Club and past Region VI director, and Carol Hite, also from the Bedford Club and a member of the Laurel Highlands Judges Council, will share their approaches to floral design.
Interested community members are welcome to attend.
Golden Nuggets plan dinner-dance
The Golden Nuggets Club in Altoona will hold a dinner-dance at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Bavarian Hall, Altoona.
The cost is $12 per person. Three hours of dancing will be held in the upstairs ballroom after the meal. The club is accepting new members.
For more information, call Hilda at 944-6320 or Mackey at 793-2859.
Civil War descendants to meet
BELLWOOD — The Descendants of Civil War Veterans will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesdasy at the Bellwood-Antis Public Library.
Greg Ferro will speak on Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt and assassinations.
The public are welcome to attend the meeting,