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Firemen’s convention starts Saturday

The 98th annual Cambria County Volunteer Firemen’s Association Convention will be held Saturday through Aug. 3.

It will be hosted by Adams Township Volunteer Fire Company No. 2 at Berwind-Wayside Park, St. Michael.

The public is welcome to enjoy food, games, firemen’s activities, a golf tournament, cornhole tournament, softball tournament and a car cruise on Sunday.

Live music will include Three Of Hearts Aug. 1, From The Top Aug. 2 and Octane Aug. 3.

For more information, call 495-4111 or visit Adams Township Volunteer Fire Department No. 2 on Facebook.

Singers needed for community chorus

Singers are needed to help form the Altoona Community Chorus.

For more information, call 934-5537.

Nittany Greyhounds set meet/greet

STATE COLLEGE — The Nittany Greyhounds Meet & Greet event occurs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of each month at Petco, 40 Colonnade Way.

There will be a table with information and greyhounds to interact with, including adoptable ex-racing greyhounds.

The next event is on Sunday. For more information, contact Ellen at ellen@nittanygreys.org or visit www.nittanygreys.org.

UPMC golf event raises $60,000

The UPMC Altoona Foundation raised $60,000 at UPMC Altoona Foundation’s 10th annual Golf Classic held June 17 at Scotch Valley Country Club, Hollidaysburg.

Funds raised will benefit the renovations and remodeling of the UPMC Altoona Regional Birthing Center. Funds will also support the Donald and Nancy Devorris Nursing Scholarship Fund at UPMC Altoona, which provides financial aid to those enrolled in nursing programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The tournament results are as follows:

Morning flight: Season-Aire, first; Eastern Door Controls, second; and Pepsi Beverage Co., third.

Afternoon flight: UPMC Health Plan Team No. 3, first; Xanitos, second; and Benzel’s Bretzel Bakery, third.

Sunrise Rotary plans golf tournament

Altoona Sunrise Rotary will host the 24th annual Becky Sheetz Memorial Golf Tournament Aug. 8 at Park Hills Country Club, Altoona.

Register by Juyly 31 at www.beckysheetzgolf.com.

The event primarily benefits The Arc of Blair County and Special Olympics of Blair County. The secondary beneficiary is the Rotary Club of Altoona-Sunrise Foundation.

The event is a four-person scramble with shotgun starts at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

VFW seeks sponsors for golf event

Duncansville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8724 will hold its 10th annual golf scramble on Aug. 17 at Sylvan Hills Country Club, Hollidaysburg, with a

9 a.m. tee-off.

Proceeds will benefit the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home Activities Fund.

Organizers are looking for hole sponsors. A $50 donation will get the donor recognized on the tee box of choice. A $100 donation includes hole sponsorship and Facebook recognition.

For more information about registration, hole sponsorship or donations, call the VFW at 695-9703 or mail donations to Duncansville VFW, P.O. Box 128, Duncansville, PA 16635.

Civil War Round Table to meet Aug. 6

BOALSBURG — The Central PA Civil War Round Table will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 6 at the PA Military Museum auditorium, 51 Boal Ave.

Craig Caba will speak on “The Treasures of Gettysburg from the J. Howard Wert Collection.”

Union Lieutenant J. Howard Wert served as a special scout and special guide during the Civil War.

A strong abolitionist and Underground Railroad conductor, Wert amassed a treasure of letters and articles that is now the largest private military collection in the country.

As a 10-year-old youth, Caba was a 1959 charter member and later President of the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table and the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association (GBPA), with which he has been involved continuously.

For more than 50 years, Caba has presented lectures to Civil War Round Tables and is the author of numerous books on Gettysburg, the Civil War and the Underground Railroad.

His latest book is “J. Howard Wert’s Gettysburg: A Collection of Relics from the Civil War Battle”, complete with illustrations of rare memorabilia gathered by Professor Wert as the evidence of history.

Caba served as a Civil War consultant for Time-Life’s Civil War series on Gettysburg, the History Channel, Maryland Adelphia Cable and Pennsyl-vania Cable Network.

He received the Eisenhower Preservation Award from the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association for his life-time efforts with Gettysburg’s historic Daniel Lady Farm and the Gettysburg Monuments Preservation project.

Caba is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, an antiquarian and a retired history educator.

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.

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