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Rachel’s Challenge coming to HASD

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area School District Foundation and the Hollidaysburg Area School District will host a free community event to hear the inspiring story of Rachel Scott, better known as Rachel’s Challenge.

The event will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School auditorium.

Rachel was the first victim in the tragic Columbine school shooting in 1999.

Rachel’s inspiring story provides a simple, yet powerful example of how small acts of kindness and acceptance motivate us to consider our relationships with the people we come in contact with every day.

Rachel’s Challenge renews our hope that our life has meaning and purpose. Rachel’s story empowers us to start our own chain reaction of kindness and compassion, which positively affects the climate in our schools and communities.

More than 2 million students annually experience Rachel’s Challenge and have the opportunity to accept the challenges, modeled after Rachel’s life and writings. Since inception, over 23 million people have heard Rachel’s story.

Junior high and high school students will receive the same message of an opportunity to work together to change the world.

For more information, contact Jodie Albarano, HASD executive director, at 696-4454, ext. 1130, or visit www.rachelschallenge.org.

Nittany Greyhounds plan shoe drive

STATE COLLEGE — Nittany Greyhounds is holding a shoe drive fundraiser through Sept. 30 to help retired racing greyhounds find forever homes.

Collection boxes for gently used and new shoes are at Calico Creek Feed and Pet in Mill Hall, the Nittany Greyhounds Kennel near Port Matilda, The State Theatre, the State College YMCA and Petco in State College.

Meet greyhounds and learn more about greyhounds as pets at the Nittany Greyhounds Meet & Greet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of each month at Petco, 40 Colonnade Way.

For more information, email ellen@nittanygreys

.org, or visit www.nittanygreys.org.

Beekeepers to meet Sunday

The Cambria-Clearfield-Blair County Beekeepers will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Altoona Lighthouse Men’s Christian Fellowship, 224 Woomer Road.

The topic will be winter feeding. There is no charge, and participants don’t have to be beekeepers.

For more information, call 472-7637, email

pigeonflyr@verizon.net or visit www.ccbee.org.