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Glendale plans backpack giveaway

COALPORT — The Children’s Aid Society of Clearfield County, along with the Glendale School District Education Foundation, have scheduled a “Back to School Bash” for Glendale school-age students on Aug. 20.

Children are invited to stop anytime from 3 to 5 p.m. at Coalport’s Beechwood Park (Pavilion 1), where they will receive free backpacks pre-filled with school supplies from the C.A.S. — funded by the county “Lightner Fund.”

Additionally, sport backpacks donated from the foundation will be distributed along with school supply boxes from The Wright Sales company, owned by former Glendale graduate Kyle Wright.

Other school supplies have been contributed by the Respective Solutions Group Afterschool Program.

In addition, personal hygiene products will be provided by the Glendale Valley Spirit and Truth Church, and other pending activities for that day may include a free toothbrush and toothpaste, and a possible visit from the Pennsylvania State Police.

Refreshments include hot dogs and bottled water provided by the Glendale PTO, Wise potato chips from Doug Rowles and snow cones from the Glendale Education Foundation.

Supplies are limited.

Historical society announces events

EVERETT — The Bloody Run Historical Society has announced that the historic exhibit at the Everett Free Library through August features the championship VFW band from the early 1940s with photos of the student members and news releases.

It can be visited at the library during regular library hours. The exhibit is presented by the Bloody Run Historical Society and assembled by Barb Miller.

A Shawnee Park ranger will present a program at

2 p.m. Saturday at the Everett Railroad and Community Museum featuring Native American culture in this area including actual tools, weapons and other relics. Admission is free. The museum will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day.

Genealogical society to host speaker

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Genealo-gical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Roller Hojeth Memorial Library, 431 Scotch Valley Road.

The speakers will be Carl Sellers, his daughter Lora Sellers, and his brother Gary Sellers, all members of the Dutch Corner History Group.

The title of the talk is “The Legacy of Indian Eve.”

“Indian Eve,” or Mrs. Eve Ernst, was taken captive by the Indians and lived with them at their camp before being traded to the English at Fort Detroit. She eventually made her way back to Bedford County. She is buried at the Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church in Dutch’s Corner.

The Sellers family are direct descendants of Indian Eve and have grown up with the story in their family. They formed the Dutch Corner History Group to collect and preserve the history of the families who live or have lived in the Dutch Corner area of Bedford County and to share the history of Indian Eve.

This meeting is free and open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.