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Wheels for Meals to provide backpacks

The Mountain Lion BackPack Program will hold a fundraising event, “Wheels for Meals: Car, Motorcycle and Truck Show,” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 24 at Peoples Natural Gas Field VIP Lot.

Event organizers are seeking vendors for crafts, home party businesses and food. Vendor spaces are available for $35. Vendor spaces are a first-come, first-serve basis and only one vendor per home party business will be allowed.

In addition to vendors, organizers are seeking participants to show their antique/classic car, motorcycle or truck. Vehicle early registration is $25 and day-of registration is $35. Cash prize awards will be awarded for best in show for the categories of car, motorcycle and truck, along with runner-ups in each category.

Proceeds from Wheels for Meals benefit the Mountain Lion BackPack Program and purchasing food to provide to AASD elementary students in need over the weekends during the 2019-20 school year.

The program feeds an average of 1,000 elementary students during the school year from October to May.

For more information, contact Amber Smith, program director, at 946-3651 or mountainlionbp

@blaircap.org. Information is also available at www.mountainlionbackpackprogram.org


Civil War Round Table to meet July 2

BOALSBURG — The Central PA Civil War Round Table will meet at 7 p.m. July 2, at the Pennsylvania Military Museum auditorium, 51 Boal Ave.

Professor John Quist will speak on “James Buchanan.”

James Buchanan, Pennsylvania’s only President, is known as one of the worst presidents this country has had, blamed for vacillating and not acting with enough vigor during the secession crisis of 1860.

Quist is a professor of history at Shippensburg University.

All members and anyone interested in joining the Central PA Civil War Round Table are encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact Central PA CWRT President Lynn Herman at 861-0770.