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Historical society plans July events

EVERETT — The Bloody Run Historical Society has announced its upcoming activities.

n The BRHS Open House Program scheduled at the Community and Railroad Museum on Fifth Street off North Spring Street (Route 26) will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission/participation is free. Demonstrations and hands-on activities include flight simulators and instruction in cadet drilling and much more for both adults and children. Check www.bloodyrunhistory.org for more details.

n The Everett Free Library’s July historical exhibit prepared by Barb Miller features the history of the South Penn Speedway including photos and articles from their recent reunion at the Everett Community and Railroad Station. The library is on East Main Street in Everett.

LION Bash 2019 set for Sept. 10

STATE COLLEGE — The 2019 Living In One Neighborhood (LION) Bash is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 10 in the 100, 200 and 300 blocks of South Allen Street in downtown State College. The event was originally scheduled for Sept. 4 and was recently changed due to scheduling conflicts.

The LION initiative is to enhance the unique town-gown relationship between State College and the Penn State community by providing robust experiences that bring student residents, long-term residents and community leaders together for healthy dialogues.

The LION Bash is one of the many LION experiences. This event is best described as a community resource fair/block party that takes place each year in downtown State College.

This event hosts more than 150 engagement stations where LION Bash attendees are able to learn more about the community and active organizations.

Attendees also have a great opportunity to win prizes, listen to live music and more.

Local organizations interested in hosting an engagement station or becoming a sponsor of the 2019 LION Bash can visit www.statecollegepa.us/lb.

Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

Energy Transfer donates to softball club

JOHNSTOWN — The Lady Dirtbags Softball Club will be receiving new supplies, uniforms and travel assistance with help from a $5,000 grant presented June 25 by Energy Transfer.

The league offers supervised travel 10U, 12U and 14U softball for girls in Cambria County.

According to league President Matt Hoffman, the donation from Energy Transfer will help fund items needed by the teams, as well as expanding the club’s budget to help others in need.

“This generous donation from Energy Transfer will have a big impact, not only for our kids but also for the greater Johnstown community,” Hoffman said. “This isn’t your ordinary youth softball program. In order to play for the Lady Dirtbags, it is required for each player to participate in service projects.”

Energy Transfer presented a check for $5,000 to league officials as part of its community outreach efforts. The company is supporting America’s favorite pastime for hundreds of boys and girls in communities across Pennsylvania with $150,000 in donations for youth baseball and softball programs.

In addition to supporting local youth baseball and softball organizations, the company is a proud partner of Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s Law Enforcement Torch Run and its mission to broaden opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities, donating a total of $450,000 over a three-year period.