Community

Eagle Scout projects help The Arc

Courtesy photosTwo Boy Scouts from Troop 32 in Hollidaysburg earned the Eagle Scout Badge by completing separate community service projects For The Arc of Blair County. Shown in the photo on the right, David Hess of Altoona restored a pavilion and benches in the yard of The Arc. The project ...

Beacon of Light on Lung Cancer benefit walk held

The fifth annual Beacon of Light on Lung Cancer Benefit Walk, held on Aug. 19 inside the Logan Valley Mall, was a great success with both the number of walkers and funds raised surpassing last year's walk.A total of $2,847.25 was raised through donations raised by the 60 walkers and additional ...

Car club events

Blair County Antique Auto Club (BCAAC) monthly meeting, 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month, Bavarian Hall, Altoona. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Betty Campbell at 942-2525 or download a membership form at www.bcaac.org.BCAAC cruise-ins, 6 p.m. every Sunday ...

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Foul Shot Shootout set for Oct. 23Forge Fitness will host a fundraiser for breast cancer research on Oct. 23 at the Building II?Athletic Club, 1000 Howard Ave., Altoona.All proceeds will be donated to BCRFcure.org.Registration is $10. Each participant will get 12 foul shots in 60 seconds. There ...

Park programs

Allegheny PortageRailroad NationalHistoric Site, Gallitzin, 886-6150Spirits on the Summit Evening Walking Tour, starting at 6 p.m. Saturday and continuing every 20 minutes with the last tour starting at 8:40 p.m. Reservations are required for these family-friendly, 50-minute tours, rain or ...

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Craft show, cruise-in set for SaturdayLocher Candles will host a craft show and cruise-in from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at PPG Soccer Field on Clearfield Road in Tipton.All proceeds from the show benefit Christmas Carol and WALY Warmth.There will be 50 vendors, food, cars and fun.Christmas ...

Birthday

Richard S. Van Scoyoc of Altoona will celebrate his 100th birthday on Sunday.He was born on Oct. 16, 1916, in Bellwood, the son of Edward A. and Flora (Sitman) Van Scoyoc. He married Margaret Carn on June 23, 1951, at Jaggard Memorial Methodist Church.They have one son, Timothy, of Altoona.Mr. ...

Blair Garden Club holds flower show

HOLLIDAYSBURG -?The Blair Garden Club sponsored a standard flower show on Aug. 27 at the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library.The show, titled "Books in Bloom," took many months of planning and growing by the members of the club.Initially, a committee chaired by Rene Hrescak, met to create a ...

Corrections

n The following area students were omitted from the practical nursing graduates on Page D2 Saturday.GREATER ALTOONACAREER &?TECHNOLOGY CENTERPRACTICAL NURSING GRADUATESAltoona -?Olivia Kennedy.Hollidaysburg - Stephanie Benton, Kennedie Conner, Lori Kizak-Bailey, Alyssa Lower, Madison ...

Club notes

District gov. visits Roaring Spring LionsROARING SPRING - The Roaring Spring Lions Club held its annual visit with the seated district governor on Sept. 16.This year's governor is Larry Edwards of the Lakemont Lions Club. He is serving his second term as governor.The governor spoke about ...

Toasty Toddler program seeks donations

Donations are being accepted for the Toasty Toddler Program at the Family Resource Center at United Way of Blair County, Altoona Area Public Library and the Roaring Spring Community Library, as well as at numerous area churches, businesses and agencies.New coats, hats and gloves may be taken to ...

First-Time Ski, Snowboard Program returns for 2016-17

The Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association announced that the First-Time Ski/Snowboard Program will return this season, and with it the most affordable way to learn to ski or snowboard.For $49, new learners receive a beginner ticket, a group lesson and complete rental equipment.The package is valid ...

4 generations

The Altoona Mirror accepts photos of families who recently added a fourth or fifth generation. The photo may include one representative of each generation and should include identifications for everyone in the photo from left to right. Photos should be submitted within six months of the new ...

Yesteryear

Readers are encouraged to send or deliver old local photographs of general interest for use in Yesteryear. Information about people and places should be included. Photos must be 30 years old or older and should be sent to Yesteryear, Altoona Mirror, P.O. Box 2008, Altoona, PA 16603, or ...

Pumpkin festival to include dog show

HOLLIDAYSBURG - The 11th annual Pumpkin Festival, hosted by the Hollidaysburg Community Partnership, will feature a new event this year.The Great Pumpkin Pooch Hollidaysburg Community Dog Show will take place as part of the festival to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.The dog show will ...

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Boy Scouts to hold haunted campBoy Scout Troop 25 of Altoona will sponsor "A Night to Howl" haunted camp from 7:30 to 11 p.m.Oct. 21, 22, 28 and 29. Get off the Pinecroft exit of I-99 and follow the signs. The cost is $6 per person.For more information, call 215-1751.Paint party to raise money ...

GACTC nursing graduates receive awards

Graduation ceremonies for the Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center's part-time and full-time practical nursing programs were held at Hollidaysburg Area Senior High Schoolon Aug. 12 and 18, respectively.To date, 82 classes have graduated from this program since its inception in ...

Homecoming committees to submit photos

Area high schools wishing to recognize their homecoming kings and queens in the Altoona Mirror should email information and photos to Brenda Carberry, community news coordinator, as soon as possible.Information and photos may be sent via email to community@altoonamirror.com.Include a contact ...

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Hollidaysburg Pumpkin Festival setHOLLIDAYSBURG The Hollidaysburg Community Partnership will host the 11th annual Pumpkin Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 15 on Allegheny Street.This pumpkin-themed community event features fun activities and games for kids of all ages. Enjoy a wide variety ...

Local organizations receive grants

Local Allstate agents Duaine Detrick of Portage and David Horell, Joshua Gibson and Cullen Sheehan, all of Altoona, each presented $1,000 grants to organizations they volunteer with as part of the Allstate Foundation's "Agency Hands in the Community" program this summer.Organizations that ...