Club bestows awards on youngest player
Justin Marinak, 13, recently received the Mini-McKenney and Ace of Clubs Awards from Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club manager, Peg Robinson.
Marinak is the youngest bridge player in the area ever to receive such honors. Justin is the grandson of club member Barbara Marinak.
Justin Marinak, 13, receives the Mini-McKenney and Ace of Clubs Awards from Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club manager, Peg Robinson. At left is Irv Seltzer, club president.
Bridge club announces winners
The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the winners of its recent game.
July 9 - Carl Hurd and Jean Green, first; Peg Robinson and Roger Howey, second; Diana Colabrese and Jeannine Fagley, third; Phyllis Robbins, John Soldo, Helen Gorsuch and Jean Keller, tied for fourth.
July 10 - Ed McCauley and Irv Seltzer, first; Hurd and Robinson, second; Keller and Green, third; Barbara Marinak and Ted Shade, fourth.
July 17 - Hurd and Robinson, first; Soldo, Betty Covino, Hope Sheehan, Fred Colabrese, Barbara and Justin Marinak, tied for second.
Games are open to the public and are held Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. at Park Hills Country Club, Altoona.
For more information, call Robinson at 942-8396.
Patton Garden Club to meet Monday
PATTON -?The Patton Garden Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Patton Library.
The guest speaker will be Monique Ridet, who will be doing a presentation on table top fountains.
Last month, the club held its annual picnic at the Patton Park, and members enjoyed a presentation on miniature gardening by Mary Davis.
The members have been very busy this year with their civic beautification projects, which include weeding and planting of the corner lot and various planters throughout the borough of Patton and planting at the Cambria Heights High School.
In May, the members went to Piney Creek Nursery and learned about some new plants and had a demonstration on the techniques in planting containers.
In June, the members went to the Renzie Park Rose Garden in McKeesport for a tour of the rose gardens.
Anyone with an interest in gardening, flowers or horticulture is welcome to attend club meetings or call Jan at 674-3390 for more information.
NARVRE cancels August meeting
The August meeting of National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees Inc. has been canceled due to vacations.
The next meeting will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 3 at the Prime Sirloin Buffet, Duncansville.
NARVRE is the only chartered national organization whose sole purpose is the protection of railroad pension rights.
Retired or veteran railroad employees (or widows) of any craft are invited to this informal meeting.
For more information, call Steve Phillips, president of Unit 173, at 886-2113.
Catholic Daughters introduce officers
A dinner meeting of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court St. Victoria No. 646 was held for Priest Appreciation Day and introduction of new officers.
The new officers are Kathy Kasubick, treasurer; Jenny Leskovansky, financial secretary; Peggy Murawski, treasurer; Genya Bannon, vice Regent; and Toni Krupa, Regent. Installation of officers will be Sept. 10 at Christ the King Parish Center, Houtzdale.
Longstanding members were given pins for their years of membership in Court St. Victoria.
An officers and members conference will be held Oct. 3 and 4 at Hershey Lodge and Convention Center.
A trolley tour of Hershey will be offered. Anyone wishing to attend the conference or the trolley tour must make a reservation by calling Toni Krupa at 378-6181 for more information.