Kiwanis Club plans Health Farm reunion

Courtesy photo Planning is underway for the Kiwanis Club of Altoona Health Farm Reunion on June 21 at Fort Roberdeau. The planning committee includes (from left): Kristy Replogle, Glenn Nelson, Lorrie Meloy, Frank Meloy, Dave Scott and Scott Gottshall.

The Kiwanis Club of Altoona will hold a Kiwanis Health Farm reunion from 5 to 8 p.m. June 21 at Fort Roberdeau, Altoona.

The club invites all Health Farm campers, counselors and staff to attend.

A reception will be held at 5 p.m., with a picnic dinner at 6 p.m. and a brief program at 7 p.m. There is no fee to attend.

The Kiwanis Health Farm began in 1928 in Sinking Valley for underprivileged boys.

There were approximately 24 boys who attended the farm the first year.

The farm was established to aid and help local children become loyal citizens and to build character.

The club continued to operate the six-week summer program to feed, clothe and shelter 50 boys every summer until 1964, when it became a day camp, serving hundreds of boys and girls in the Altoona area.

The health farm was discontinued in 1968.

Anyone who attended the Kiwanis Health Farm at any time is invited to attend the reunion.

For more information or to RSVP, call Fort Rober-deau at 946-0048 by June 15.

In addition, the Altoona Mirror is looking for former campers, counselors and staff members to be possibly be included in an upcoming article. Contact Altoona Mirror Staff Writer Kay Stephens at kstephens

@altoonamirror.com or by calling 946-7456.

Please include your name, phone number and when you attended the Health Farm.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.