The 12th Ward Civic Association announced its festival and cruise-in, originally scheduled this weekend, has been postponed.
The association will be holding their 3nd Annual Fall Festival/Cruise-In from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, at the 12th Ward Civic Center and grounds, located at 2900-3032 South 10th Avenue, Altoona (off 31st Street between Pine Avenue and the Mill Run Culverts).
All makes/models are welcome for the cruise-in and there is no registration fee. Trophies will be awarded to the People's Choice winners in 7 age categories of vehicles starting with "pre-1939". One entry blank will be given for each raffle sheet or food combo purchased inside the 12th Ward Civic Center. Trophies will be awarded at 4:30 p.m.
Inside the Civic Center will be a gift/basket raffle, a large item raffle to include Longaberger baskets, bake sale and food to include pulled pork sandwiches with sides and hot dogs with sauerkraut.
On the grounds, will be games of chance, crafts, a bounce house, face painting, petting zoo, kids games and activities, a monster truck and much more.
Featured again this year is the 2st Annual 12th Ward 500. This is an authentic Matchbox/Hot Wheels race to be held on over 120 feet of track. Registration for this event will be held between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. only. The first race will be at 1:30 p.m. until the final elimination. Blair County Commissioner Donna Gority and Altoona City Councilman Bill Schirf will be the celebrity judges. This is an all age race - fastest in Altoona wins! Start digging out your fastest cars. If you can't bring your classic car, bring your Matchbox/Hot Wheels car to race! Entrance fee is $1.00 per car entered with a limit of 3. Trophies and prizes will be awarded for the final 4. The Civic Association would like to thank Swan's Trophies Plus for donating the trophies for the 12th Ward 500.
Entertainment will include DJ Swirvin' Irvin from noon to 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Chuck-E-Cheese, Dennie Huber, balloon artist from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. & the AAHS Jazz Ensemble from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Also on the grounds, will be interactive displays and information by the following: Aid for Animals, Laws for Paws, Altoona Fire Department, AMED, Altoona Regional Health System, The ARC of Blair County, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Blair County Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Boy Scouts Troop 15, Operation Our Town, Pink for Link, and US Armed Forces Mothers.
Business sponsors for the event are: Altoona Curve Baseball, Altoona Mirror, Barbara Jean's Florist, Boardwalk Bar & Grill, Burgmeier's Hauling, Chuck-E-Cheese, Clippers & Shears, Curves, Connie Russo (Mary Kay Representative), DelGrosso's Foods, Inc., Denny's Restaurant, Evolution Alternative Physical Therapy & Wellness, Galactic Ice, Giant Eagle, The Hite Company, Holiday Bowl, Inc., Hooters of Altoona, Hoss's Steak and Sea House, Idlewild Park, Imler's Poultry, Interiors by Decorating Den, Jayme Cornelius (Avon Representative), Jethro's, Kim Moyer (Lia Sophia Advisor), Knickerbocker Tavern, Lakemont Park, Lia Sophia Advisor, King's Family Restaurant, Lee Food Service, Lindsay Garman (Pampered Chef Advisor), Luciano's Auto Body, Mama Randazzo's Pizzeria, Marzoni's, The Meadows Frozen Custard, Mike's Court, New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc., Oak Spring Winery, Olive Garden, Orkin, Outback Steakhouse, Pal-Minos Pizza, Penn State Altoona, Pepsi Bottling Group, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pleasant Valley Recreation Center, ProCare Health & Fitness, Ramada Altoona, Red Lobster, Reliable Towing, Royal Treatment Hair & Nail Spa, Say It With Sweets, Sheetz, Inc., Slinky Action Zone, Snap Fitness, Splish Splash Auto Bath, The Summit Tennis & Athletic Club, Swan's Trophies Plus, Tea Merchant 101, T.G.I. Friday's, Tim's American Caf, Tom and Joe's Restaurant, Vocelli Pizza.
For more information about the festival, please visit www.12thwardcivicassociation.com or call Jean Cornelius at 942-4642.