Rotary,?Elks seek Citizen of the Year
BEDFORD -?The Bedford Rotary and Bedford Elks clubs are partnering to seek nominations for the 2014 Bedford County Citizen of the Year.
The award recipient will be chosen based on recent contributions to the life and welfare of our county's citizens and whose lives exemplify both the Rotary motto of "Service Above Self," as well as the Elks Motto of "Elks Share, Elks Care."
The nominee must be a resident of Bedford County.
To nominate a person for this award, pick up a nomination form at the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce, the Bedford County District Attorney's Office or the Bedford Elks Club, or you can submit the nomination in a letter. Be sure to include your name and contact information, the nominee's full name and contact information and a detailed summary of the nominee's qualifications.
Nomination forms and letters should be submitted no later than June 10 and sent to: Bill Higgins Jr., Rotary/Elks Citizen of the Year Committee, 228 S. Bedford St., Bedford, PA 15522
The Citizen of the Year Banquet will be held in July at the Bedford Elks Lodge. Also at the banquet, there will be recognitions of both the Elk of the Year and Rotarian of the year.
Amtran offers ride to farmers market
Amtran will offer free bus rides to anyone traveling to the Juniata Farmers Market this summer and fall.
Just tell the driver you are going to the Juniata Farmers' Market at Penn State Altoona on Thursday afternoons and you ride for free both ways.
In addition to locally grown fruits and vegetables, the market will also have baked goods, cheeses, milk, eggs, soap, bath bombs and kettle corn.
The farmers market will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. every Thursday from June 12 through?Oct. 30 at Penn State Altoona in the Rider Parking lot. Most vegetable growers accept the Farmer Market Nutrition Program vouchers and most vendors accept credit cards. (At this time, SNAP cannot be accepted.)
To learn more about using locally grown products in their own cooking, area residents are invited to the free cooking demonstrations with local culinary expert and educator, chef Michael Roddey.
2 to 3:30 p.m. June 10 - Pleasant Village Picnic Pavilion, 2700 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona.
1 to 2:30 p.m. June 11 - Senior CARE, 1311 12th Ave., Altoona.
3 to 4:30 p.m. June 12 -?Fairview Picnic Pavilion, Fairview Hills, 1614 First St., Altoona.
Financial support for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and the Pennsylvania Cooperative Potato Growers Inc. through the 2013 Specialty Crop Block Grant.
Plant clinics set in Blair County
At several area plant clinics, area residents can get answers to general gardening questions, learn about proper plant selection, bring a sample of a diseased plant for diagnosis and treatment recommendations, and have an insect or plant identified and learn the least toxic ways to treat diseases and pests.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 7 -?Tyrone-Snyder Public Library, 1000 Pennsylvania Ave.
2 to 6 p.m. June 17 - Farmers Market at Penn State Altoona, Rider parking lot, Juniata Gap Road.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 21 -?Bellwood-Antis Public Library, 526 Main St., Bellwood.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 12 -?Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 Fifth Ave.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 26 - Hollidaysburg?Area Public Library, (new building).