Wing Fest set at Blue Knob

“Rock The Knob & Wing Fest” will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Blue Knob Clubhouse Pavilion.

Participants can try wings and vote for their favorite wing sauce to determine the “King Of The Wings.” Rail­Towne will provide music from from 6 until 9 p.m. Admission is $5 in advance and $8 at the gate. Advance tickets are available at the Blue Knob Clubhouse.

Applebee’s fights cancer

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar restaurants nationwide and throughout Pennsylvania have teamed up with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to take a stand against childhood cancer in a monthlong fundraising campaign.

Now through Aug. 12, more than 1,050 participating Applebee’s restaurants aim to raise $1 million to help fund cutting-edge medical research. Restaurants will raise money in a variety of ways, including donating a portion of lemonade sales, selling paper lemons and hosting a series of fundraising events.

Area participating Applebee’s locations include Altoona, Ebensburg, Johnstown and State College.

State College

Local hotelier recognized

Hospitality Asset Management Co., based in State College, has been named by Choice Hotels, one of the world’s largest hotel companies, as Premier Hotelier of the year.

The designation of Premier Hotelier was given to HAMCO in May at its annual convention in Las Vegas.

It’s the second major award the hotelier received this year. In April, Days Inn Penn State was named 2017 Hotel of the Year by the Wyndham Hotel Group. The location also won Hotel of the Year last year, making it the first to win the honor in back-to-back years.

HAMCO also operates the Wingate and the Microtel Inn in Altoona.