Vendor fair to benefit Making Strides
ROARING SPRING -?A "Spring Into Hope" Vendor Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 3 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 434 E. Main St., in memory of Kay Bechtel, a local cancer fighter who lost her battle with Stage 4 breast cancer in August 2013.
Making Strides team members are hosting the event to benefit the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Blair County.
More than $350 in new Little League baseball equipment was presented to the Miracle League of Blair County. President Joe Reed accepts the donation on behalf of the Miracle League from local Teener League player, Casey Rispoli. Rispoli contributed the equipment as part of a community service project.
The event will offer more than 20 vendors with products ranging from candles, kitchenware and home decor to fashion and hair accessories and health and beauty products. A basket/product raffle will be held with all proceeds going to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Blair County. Light refreshments will also be available.
For more information, find the "Spring Into Hope Vendor Fair" event on Facebook.
Day One to hold spring banquet
Day One, a Christian ministry to individuals and families, will hold its spring banquet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 8 at The Casino at Lakemont Park,?Altoona.
The featured speaker is Todd Templeton.
For tickets, call 949-9210.
Juniata to hold liberal arts symposium
HUNTINGDON - Juniata College students will get a day off from classes - and display their knowledge to faculty and their peers - when more than 180 students present their research projects Wednesday in classrooms across campus.
The Juniata Liberal Arts Symposium, first staged in 2006, asks students from most of Juniata's academic disciplines to present their research projects.
Oral and poster presentations will run from 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. in buildings across the campus, including Brumbaugh Academic Center, the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts, Founders Hall and the von Liebig Center for Science.
Regular classes will be cancelled for the day, allowing classrooms to be available for presentations.
For a complete schedule, visit www.juniata.edu/academics/research/symposium.html.
Float for Charity set for May 17
EVERETT - The sixth annual Float for Charity will be held May 17 along the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River.
The launch will take place at the Joe Ritchey Bridge in Tatesville (just north of Everett) as in past years and will conclude 10 miles downstream at Cooper's Sawmill Road in Hopewell.
Related information can be found at floatforcharity.weebly.com/ or on Facebook under Float for Charity. All funds raised this year will go to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the launch is scheduled for noon.
Free camping and live music will be provided. T-shirts and food will be for sale after the launch.
Fair queens to host CMN fundraiser
CLEARFIELD - The Clearfield County Fair Queens will host the third annual Queens for a Cause Car and Bike Show and 5K June 8 at the Clearfield County Fairgrounds.
The 5K registration will be from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. with the race starting promptly at 8:30 a.m. Awards will be given following the race. The car Show registration begins at 10 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m. Trophies will be awarded at 4 p.m.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
For more information or for a sponsorship, email Brenda Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The funds raised by this event will help to provide pediatric equipment, programs and services at Janet Weis Children's Hospital and throughout Geisinger Health System.