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Dinner to aid pumper restoration

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Geeseytown Fire Company will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at 4 p.m. Saturday until sold out. The dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, dessert and drinks. Cost is $8.

The project is for funding the restoration efforts of the fire company’s 1935 Seagrave pumper that it recently reacquired.

In 1967, the ladies auxiliary bought this Seagrave after it was declared surplus by the City of Altoona. It was used in Geeseytown as a parade truck for several years until it was sold and went to California.

Several years ago, it was located in Texas. After some discussions with the owner, it was bought back and arrived needing some work.

Separate fundraising takes place for this project. No fire company funds are used for this as this is a stand-alone effort.

Any company or individual that wishes to make a donation should make checks payable to “Geeseytown Fire Company 1935 Seagrave Project.”

Test drives part of Tiger Pride Day

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Courtesy Lincoln is bringing Lincoln’s Driven to Give program to the Hollidays-burg community in an effort to raise up to $8,000 for Hollidaysburg Area High School cheerleaders.

For every person who takes the wheel and test-drives an eligible Lincoln vehicle during Tiger Pride Day Aug. 17 at Tiger Stadium, Lincoln will donate $20 to HAHS cheerleading. Lincoln will donate another $10 for every participant who takes a second test-drive in a different 2019 Lincoln vehicle. The funds will go toward new equipment.

“When Jen Krug reached out to ask us about having this event during Tiger Pride Day I was excited and couldn’t wait to get started, especially since I have two cheerleaders of my own at home,” said Robby Shaffer, sales manager at Courtesy Lincoln.

The event, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., will feature vehicles from the 2019 Lincoln lineup. Dealership staff on site will be able to assist with all vehicles and provide additional information about each vehicle available for test-drive.

There is a limit of one donation per person and one donation per household. Must be 18 years of age or older with a valid driver’s license.

A recent event raised more than $3,500 for the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society to spay and neuter animals prior to adoption. More than 115 Altoona-area residents test-drove an eligible Lincoln vehicle at Courtesy Lincoln on July 27.

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