American Legion holds Easter party
GALLITZIN - American Legion Post 174 of Gallitzin, Sons of the American Legion and Auxiliary recently expressed their thanks to the special contributors for the post's annual community Easter party.
More than 180 kids plus parents attended, making it their biggest crowd ever. The post gave away bicycles, fishing rods and numerous toys all because of donations received.
American Legion Post 174 of Gallitzin, Sons of the American Legion and Auxiliary gave away bicycles, fishing rods and numerous toys at its annual Easter party, all because of donations received.
There were visits with Easter Bunny, who has volunteered for the last nine years, treat bags of goodies and craft tables for all to make their own.
Boy Scout Troop 59 and leaders helped with the crafts. Business sponsors included Algas, C&G Savings Bank, Degol Organization, Gallitzin IMS, Gallitzin Fire Co., Gibbons Funeral Home, Kos Body Shop, Mazz's Pizza, Midway Cafe, Moreland Small Engine, Myers Insurance Agency and S&T bank, all of Gallitzin, as well as Martin's Foods, Sam's Club and Toys R Us, all of Altoona.
Leukemia benefit set at Cathedral
Knob's Knockout Leukemia Benefit, a spaghetti dinner, basket fundraiser and silent auction, will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 8 at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona.
Proceeds will benefit Terry Knob, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia. All money raised will go to medical and living expenses.
The spaghetti dinner is $8 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and younger. Take out is available, and you need not be present to win baskets. Silent auctions also will be held.
Tickets are available at LTD Academy, Core Physical Therapy, East Side Concrete and Blair Dance Academy or by contacting Michelle Metzgar at 937-0451 or Knobsknockoutleukemia@yahoo.com.
A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door.
Golden?Tiger Golf Classic is June 16
HOLLIDAYSBURG -?The Hollidaysburg boys and girls golf team will hold the third annual Golden Tiger Golf Classic on June 16 at Scotch Valley Country Club.
The format is a four-person scramble with a shotgun start at noon. Registration begins at 11 a.m.
A meal will be served following the tournament, and the fee also includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, 50/50, prizes for a hole-in-one, closest to the pin, longest drive and more.
All proceeds benefit the Hollidaysburg boys and girls golf team.
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Blair County 4-H selling blueberries
Blair County 4-H clubs are selling 10-pound boxes (approximately 10 pints) of large, clean blueberries for $27. Berries will be delivered on June 23.
Orders can be placed through any 4-H member until Friday. Proceeds benefit both the specific club and county-wide 4-H activities.
4-H is the youth development program of our nation's Cooperative Extension System, offering youth opportunities to learn by doing in a variety of arts and sciences.
Blair's community clubs are based in Altoona, Bellwood, Duncansville and Hollidaysburg, with three more to begin soon in Martinsburg and Sinking Valley.
Historical society plans June events
EVERETT -?The Bloody Run Historical Society has announced several activities for June.
The society will meet at 7 p.m. June 3 at the Everett Railroad and Community Museum on Fifth Street.
At 2 p.m. June 29, Laura and Michael Jackson will present a slide show titled "Wonders of Wildlife" at the museum at 2 p.m. Note: This month's open house is on the fifth Sunday not the usual third Sunday of the month. The museum will be open from 1 to 4 p.m., including the gift shop and the nearly completely renovated caboose. There is no admission, but donations are appreciated and needed to maintain the facility.
The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday with no admission charge. Visit www.bloodyrunhistory.com for a look inside the museum and more details. Groups are welcome.
The topic for the historical exhibit at the Everett Free Library for June is the Bedford County Sports Hall of Fame and is assembled by Barbara Miller. The exhibit can be visited during library hours.
Deadline for SFU camp is Saturday
LORETTO -?Registration for the St. Francis University's Scholars in English Summer Camp will end on Saturday. The camp will be offered from July 6 to 11 at St. Francis University.
It is for students in grades 10 through 12 who are dedicated to the study of English writing and literature.
Teens attending the camp have the opportunity to earn three transferrable English credits while learning from full-time faculty members at St. Francis.
Campers will stay in Agnes Hall for five nights and dine in Torvian Hall for a buffet-style dining experience. Resident assistants will supervise campers at all times. For more information, visit www.francis.edu/scholars-in-english-summer-camp.