Adam Holliday chapter presents awards
The Adam Holliday Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its meeting on April 15 at the Park Hills Country Club, Altoona.
Guests of the chapter were the winners of the annual essay contests and their families.
Barbara Garver, American History Essay chairwoman, presented awards for essays about the National Parks and their beauty and importance.
Award winners were Anna Hockenberry, Standing Stone Middle School; Brandon Stuber, Huntingdon Area Middle School; and Madeline Shanafelt, Frankstown Elementary School.
Viola Bettwy, Good Citizen Essay chairwoman, presented awards to Gavin Williamson, Altoona Area High School, who also placed third in the Pennsylvania State DAR Essay Contest. Gavin is invited to receive this award at the Pennsylvania State DAR Luncheon in June in Washington, D.C.
Other Good Citizen Essay winners present were Kathleen Price, Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, and Cassidy Bowmaster, Williamsburg High School.
Any woman who can trace her lineage to a Revolutionary War Patriot is welcome to join DAR and participate in its mission to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism.
For more information on joining, call Rosalyn Howsare, secretary, at 942-9149.
Women’s Connection plans luncheon
All ladies are invited to come and hear “Joyful Notes” at the Altoona Women’s Connection luncheon at noon May 10 at the Park Hills Country Club.
The special feature will be music by the trio Simply Grace.
The speaker will be Cathy Schrader of West Virginia.
Reservations must be made by calling Mary Lou at 944-5438 by May 7.
Bridge club announces recent winners
The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the winners of its recent games.
April 19 — Jean Keller and Jean Green, first; Hope Sheehan and John Regan and Mary Moran and Bea Stevens, tied for second/third; Ed McCauley and Helen Gorsuch and Peggy Gutshall and Barb Vander Jagt, tied for fourth/fifth.
April 20 — Marcia Dravis and Dave Dravis, first; Jean Keller and Jean Green, second; Diana Colabrese and JoEllen Gehl, third; Bea Stevens and Mary Moran, fourth; Ed McCauley and Irv Setzer, fifth.
Games are open to the public and are held at 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 12:30 p.m. Thursdays at the American Legion Social Hall in Hollidaysburg.
For more information, visit altoonaduplicatebridge
.com or call Bruce Baldwin at 695-0182.
Nursing alumni to meet May 9
Altoona Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. May 9 in the puzzle room at Graystone Villa, 1101 Flamingo Drive, Altoona.
It is a general business meeting, and all are invited to attend
For more information, call Dot Lansberry at 201-2556.
Railway employees to meet Wednesday
DUNCANSVILLE — The National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees will hold their monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Prime Sirloin Buffet.
NARVRE is the only chartered national organization whose sole purpose is to protect pension rights.
All retired, veteran and present railroad employees (or widows) of any craft are invited to attend the meeting of NARVRE Unit 173, Altoona.
For more information, call Bob Passarell at 356-0125.