Seniors prom today in Mount Union
MOUNT UNION -?The Big Band Sound, in conjunction with the Mount Union Area School District, will hold the annual seniors prom from noon to 2 p.m. today in the school gymnasium.
Student Council will help with light refreshments and hospitality.
This year's theme is "Under The Sea."
Adults of any age are invited for two hours of free dancing and listening enjoyment.
Area man seeks help with getting van
Johnathon Martin of Hastings is in need of a handicap-modified van to get him around.
Martin, 23, a college student, has short arms and is in a wheelchair. He recently passed his driving test, but has a license limited to a vehicle modified with joystick controls.
"I have realized graduation is creeping up on my and when it comes, my degree is pretty much worthless unless I can get a vehicle to transport myself to work," he said.
The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation only covers the cost of the modifications, not the cost of the vans, so Martin needs to come up with a 10 percent downpayment on the $30,000 vehicle.
An account has been set up through gofundme.com/8sz33w.
TOPS to hold open house Thursday
HOLLIDAYSBURG -?Hollidaysburg Chapter 379 of Take Off Pounds Sensibly will hold an open house Thursday in the basement at Zion Lutheran Church, Allegheny Street. Weigh-in is from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by the meeting from 6 to 7 p.m.
Members pay an annual registration fee of $28, and monthly dues are $3. A TOPS magazine is also sent once a month to those who join.
TOPS is a support group for children (7 years or older), teens, women and men who are struggling to lose weight. There are no contracts to sign.
For more information, call 934-9139.
Dinner, basket fundraiser is May 17
ST. BENEDICT - A spaghetti dinner and basket fundraiser will be held May 17 at The Rembrandt Club 393 Jackman Road.
The basket fundraiser will start at 10 a.m., and dinner is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Take-outs will be available.
All proceeds will go toward medical expenses for Ricky Myers, who was in a very bad car accident.
For more information, contact David Morgan at 724-422-1429 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Brian Toth at 243-7674, Mike Toth at 977-4146, Tim Neal at 724-388-5576, Bobby Colgan at 724-465-8679 or Deana Neal at 724-465-8679.
Orchid show set in State College
UNIVERSITY PARK - The Central Pennsylvania Orchid Society will hild its 49th annual orchid show May 17 and 18 at the Snider Agricultural Arena on the campus of Penn State University.
Admission is free. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=269468949889281&set=gm.591363240954330&type=1.
Fairview to host children's dance
A free dance for children of all ages will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. May 19 at Fairview United Methodist Church, 2214 Fifth St., Altoona.
No church affiliation is necessary. Children are supervised at all times by safe sanctuary-certified church members, and snacks are provided.
This month's theme is "Disco."
For more information, call Rhonda at 330-6761.