Spring Plow Day set for April 19
NEW ENTERPRISE - Southern Cove Power Reunion, a nonprofit corporation at 145 Cave Road, will hold its Spring Plow Day and Tractor Show April 19 at their show grounds.
The event will be open for breakfast through evening. The rain date is April 26.
There will be plowing demonstrations, a tractor parade, tractor pulls, free flea market spaces and craft setups.
The club recently built two new museum buildings to house equipment and memorabilia. It is currently constructing a 60-by-100-foot building to house larger equipment.
The club is requesting monetary donations and donations of equipment to display at its 15 different events and shows throughout the year. Information flyers are available from club members for the 2014 events.
For more information, call 696-3377, 793-3971 or 766-3436.
Plans continue for Armed Forces Day
Armed Forces Day events will be held May 17 at The Wall That Heals, in front of the Van Zandt VA Medical Center on Pleasant Valley Boulevard, Altoona.
The day will feature military displays, music and a 2 p.m. ceremony with WTAJ's John Clay as master of ceremonies.
The guest speaker will be Admiral James Loy, a native of Altoona and former commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard and deputy secretary of homeland security.
There will be a wreath-placing ceremony by local military and service organizations at The Wall That Heals.
Any organization wishing to present a wreath should either attend the next meeting at 5 p.m. Monday in the seventh-floor conference room at the VA Medical Center or call Lloyd Peck at 942-3261 or Gregg Miller at 695-3246.
UPMC Altoona marks Volunteer Week
There are more than 600 active volunteers working throughout UPMC Altoona, and these hardworking people, ranging in age from 14 to 95, gave a total of 86,107 hours of their time in 2013.
UPMC Altoona is celebrating this week, which is National Volunteer Week.
They're recognizable by their blue jackets and "volunteer" badges. They greet anyone entering the hospital or Station Medical Center. They provide assistance, directions and escorts to visitors. They answer phones, assemble charts, discharge patients, stuff envelopes and help with filing and paperwork. They clean wheelchairs, knit baby hats, deliver meals, transfer patients and deliver charts and lab specimens.
Friends, the auxiliary volunteer group, raises money to support the unbudgeted needs of hospital departments through fundraisers and the operating and staffing of the UPMC Altoona and SMC gift shops.
Throughout the week, Volunteer Services will provide refreshments for volunteers, and each one will receive a small thank-you gift. Award pins will be given to volunteers reaching milestones in hours served; the highest milestone for this year is 25,000 hours by Maggie Klesius.
Softball game to benefit cancer society
The Altoona Area High School softball team will hold a "Strike Out Cancer Pink Game" event at 4 p.m. April 17 at Logan Elementary School, 301 Sycamore St., Altoona.
The team will play against St. Mary's High School.
The rain date is April 24 against DuBois.
There will be raffles, a bake sale and prizes.
Proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society and Stars of Hope survivor group.
Gay Pride Celebration is April 25
The Keystone Alliance/Gaylife Newsletter will present the fifth annual Altoona Gay Pride Celebration at 10 p.m. April 25 at the Slep Student Center.
The event is sponsored by the Penn State Altoona Gay Straight Alliance.
The show is free and open to the public.
Daycare to mark Week of Young Child
Begin With Us Child Care and Preschool Inc. is hosting a Week of the Young Child Celebration and PA One Book reading with Rep. John McGinnis and his assistant, Leslie Hayes.
The event will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Begin With Us, 729 Grant Ave., Altoona.
WOYC is an annual tradition started in 1971 by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Juniata trike-a-thon starts today
HUNTINGDON - Preschoolers at Juniata College's Early Childhood Education Center, as part of the Week of the Young Child activities, will hold a trike-a-thon today and Thursday on the Juniata campus to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
The Early Childhood Education Center has held the trike-a-thon for more than a decade.
The children will be riding their tricycles on a course set on the college's outdoor basketball court near Ellis Hall at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. today and Thursday.
The children will ride through a course set up with traffic cones, and all riders will wear safety helmets. If it is raining outside. Center staff will set up the course inside the center.
Members of the community can make donations as the children are riding. All donations will go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a hospital specializing in treatment of catastrophic diseases. All patients accepted for treatment at St. Jude are treated without regard to the family's ability to pay.