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Meet the Ranger Saturday at fort

Fort Roberdeau will host “Meet the Frontier Ranger” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2.

Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for children ages 11 and younger.

Jared Frederick portrays a frontier ranger at Fort Roberdeau. During the Revolutionary War, rangers garrisoned at Fort Roberdeau patrolled the frontier along the Allegheny Front scouting for enemy raids by British rangers and their Native American allies.

Frederick is a native of Blair County and a lifelong history enthusiast. Earning degrees in history from Penn State and West Virginia universities, he has worked as a ranger for the National Park Service, volunteers with various local historical organizations and conducts living history programming throughout Pennsylvania. He also is the author of eight books.

Park’s Apple Cider Festival Sunday

Prince Gallitzin State Park will host its annual Apple Cider Festival and Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, at Muskrat Beach Area 2.

The festival features more than 100 craft vendors,

20 food vendors, live entertainment from the bands Ride the Song and Tree, hay rides, a petting zoo, chainsaw carving, apple cider demonstrations and environmental education programs.

Admission is free with donations accepted for parking. All donations collected by Friends of Prince Gallitzin State Park will go toward supporting projects and events for the park.

In an effort to alleviate traffic, buses will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to shuttle people from Prince Gallitzin Marina to the festival area. Both shuttle services are free, with donations being accepted. Individuals requiring ADA parking, with large strollers or pets will be instructed to park at the Muskrat Beach Area.

For more information, contact Jessica Lavelua, park manager, at 814-674-1000 ext. 103, or by email at princegallitzinsp@pa.gov.

Penn Highlands to host Family Day

JOHNSTOWN — Pennsylvania Highlands Community College will host Family Day from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Richland Campus.

Family Day, which is open to the public, will include free activities such as bounce houses, stuff-a-bear, whack-a-mole, spin art and CD crafts.

Family Day is the culmination of Homecoming Week 2021, which takes place this week. Visit www.pennhighlands.edu/homecoming/ for details on activities.

This event is intended to be held outside. Penn Highlands will follow all COVID-related guidelines. Details regarding COVID-19 can be found at www.pennhighlands.edu/coronavirus/.

For more information about Family Day and Homecoming Week, contact student activities at 814-262-6463 or studentactivities@pennhighlands.edu.

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