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Bedford County Fair starts Sunday
BEDFORD — The 2019 Bedford County Fair will be held Sunday through July 27 at the Bedford Fairgrounds, Business Route 30.
A pay-one-price admission includes all rides, exhibits and grandstand shows. Advance tickets are on sale through Saturday for $9. Pay-one-price admission will be $10 when the fair opens.
Gates will open at noon Sunday. Wal-Mart Distribution Center and Wal-Mart Transportation will present auto racing. The fair queen contests will get underway at 5 p.m. The rides will be open from 5 to 10:30 p.m.
On Monday, residents can take advantage of savings as UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital and Boy Scouts of Bedford County present Family Day. A $50 admission includes all rides and shows on Monday. Military Appreciation Day will also be held with free admission for military personnel and veterans with ID. Harness racing starts at 5:30 p.m., and rides run from 2:30 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday is Senior Day with seniors age 65 and older getting free admission until 4 p.m. with a Medicare card. Harness racing starts at 10:30 a.m. and Tuesday night don’t miss the Six Cylinder, Full Size Stock and Mini Van Demo Derby courtesy of Altoona First Savings Bank and SAC Inc. and Interchange Parts. Rides run from 2:30 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday features Bullride Mania courtesy of Somerset Trust Co. Rides run from 2:30 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 10:30 p.m.
July 25 features the Four Cylinder and Pick-up and SUV Derby sponsored by Weaver Sanitation. Rides run from 2:30 to 5 p.m and 6 to 10:30 p.m.
On July 26, racing is back courtesy of JLG Industries and First National Bank. Rides run from 2:30 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 10:30 p.m.
Backpack giveaway set in Tyrone
TYRONE — The third annual Wireless Zone Back-pack Giveaway will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the intersection between Verizon and Sheetz in Tyrone. The event is co-sponsored by EMG Brands.
A total of 500 backpacks will be distributed, along with a notebook, folder, pencil and other accessories to get students ready to head back to school.
There will be face-painting, notebook decorating, a water balloon toss and much more fun, along with free hotdogs and water provided by Sheetz.
Various emergency vehicles from those that serve and protect Tyrone will be on display. If you have a football fanatic, stop by the Tyrone Youth Athletic Association’s booth and sign up and cheer along with the Tyrone Youth Cheerleaders.
Planetarium selling space memorabilia
HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area School District Planetarium at the Hollidaysburg Area High School is holding a one-time sale of space and astronomy memorabilia.
Thanks to some local people who have donated these materials, residents may own a piece of history.
Some of the items include autographs by an Apollo astronaut, Shuttle astronauts and a Nobel prize winner, Apollo booklets, early spaceflight booklets, meteorite pieces and pendants, Apollo and miscellaneous coins, Early Mars Landing NASA pictures and booklets, Voyager to the outer planets sets of booklets, First Shuttle Landing Pass and several space/Astro medals. These items are all near or below market value and very reasonably priced.
There are also a few newly released (2019) proof coins from the US Mint.
There will be full-sized casts of the bottom of Buzz Aldrens Moon Boots for viewing at the display and sale.
The public does not have to attend the current Apollo Planetarium show to purchase any of these items. Doors will be open from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday and 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday. More information regarding the Apollo 11 Planetarium Show can be found at astroprof.com.