Women's club awards adult scholarships
HOLLIDAYSBURG - The GFWC Hollidaysburg Area Women's Club awards a scholarship annually to an adult woman who is returning to school after a break in education from high school, who lives in Blair County and who is attempting to improve the life of herself, her family and her community.
The club's education committee reviews applications, conducts interviews and selects the winner.
Members of the Hollidaysburg Area Women’s Club’s education committee presented a $1,000 scholarship to Barb Weakland (seated) and Lori Remis (absent from photo). Standing are (from left): Barbara Harpster, Trish Hoyne (club president), Cheryl Georgiana, Leslie Smith, Karen Meihaus, Geny Barthelmes and Sue Barton (education committee co-chairwoman).
Alma Scanlon (left), chaplain for the Loretto American Legion Auxiliary No. 748, is shown with Bridget Yahner, president of the unit, as they show off the charter, issued by the national headquarters in 1944, that they recently uncovered while cleaning at the Legion Hall.
This year, the club was able to award two scholarships. The 2013-14 recipient of the $1,000 Adult Woman's Scholarship is Barbara Weakland, a member of the GFWC Hollidaysburg Area Women's Club who is pursuing a bachelor's degree in business at Penn State Altoona.
A second award in the amount of $750 was presented to Lori Remis, a nursing student at the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center.
The GFWC Hollidaysburg Area Women's Club's scholarship and grant program is made possible by the support of their fundraisers by the community, local businesses and its club members.
'Writing Family History' topic of meeting
HOLLIDAYSBURG -?The Blair County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Roller Hojeth Memorial Library, 431 Scotch Valley Road.
The guest speaker will be Carol Bickel, a genealogist for the last 30 years, who has written family genealogy, history books and established genealogy discussion groups in Harford County, Md.
She will cover topics such as why you should write a book, how to write it, where to start and what information to use. She also will show examples of different ways to turn research data into a book.
Check out the library's latest publications and upcoming events at bcgslibrary.org or at the meeting.
Bridge club announces recent winners
The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has annouced the winners of its recent games.
April 2 -?North/South: Jean Keller and Louise Magee, first; Bob Bellon and Irv Seltzer, second. East/
West: Dauby Oswalt and Jean Green, first; JoEllen Gehl and Phyllis Robbins and Carl Hurd and Helen Gorsuch, tied for second.
April 3 - Seltzer and Ed McCauley, first; Keller and Green, second; Barbara Marinak and Othella Anderson, third; Bea Stevens and Mary Moran, fourth.
Games are open to the public and are held at 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 12:30 p.m. Thursdays at Park Hills Country Club, Altoona.
For more information, call Peg Robinson at 942-8396.