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Group offers free square dance lessons

Swinging Squares, an Altoona Modern Western Square and Round Dance Club, will host a free “fun night” introduction to square dance the entire month of September.

It will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays (Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26) at the Jaggard First United Methodist Church social hall, 1801 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona.

No prior square dance experience is required; couples and single dancers of all ages are welcome for an evening of fun, fitness and friendship.

For more information, contact Howard and Donna Williamson, club caller and cuer, at 742-7078 or Karen Koehle at 329-0410.

Grief Share to begin Sept. 9

Grief Share, a 13-week grief support group, will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays from Sept. 9 to Dec. 2 at New Life Community Church, 621 Bell Ave., Altoona.

The group will offer help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend.

A workbook is available for $20.

Child care is not available.

For more information or to register, contact Heidi at 330-5995.

Lilly Baseball Boosters present grant

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP — The Lilly Area Baseball Boosters Association in Cambria County will improve its facilities thanks to a $5,000 grant presented Wednesday by Energy Transfer.

The organization is fundraising to install energy-efficient LED lights at the Little League field located at Paul A. Cooney and Family Sports and Recreation Area, and the grant by Energy Transfer will go a long way to achieving that goal, according to LABBA President Matt Pyo.

“We are very thankful for the support of Energy Transfer as we work to improve our facilities through the installation of cost-effective and more energy-efficient LED lights at the park,” Pyo said at the event.

Ray Guzic, Washington Township vice chairman, said, “Washington Township is very fortunate to have Energy Transfer support youth sports in our community. Energy Transfer’s commitment to our Little League program will allow our youth to continue to enjoy baseball in a safe and competitive environment. We are very grateful for the community partnership Energy Transfer has displayed.”

Energy Transfer Public Affairs Lead Chris Koop presented the check before the start of a game as part of the company’s pipeline system outreach efforts in communities across Pennsylvania.

“At Energy Transfer, being part of the community means investing in communities where we build and operate energy infrastructure and assets,” he said. “Little League baseball plays a vital role in bringing communities together, and we are proud to contribute to this effort.”

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