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Courtesy photo The American Legion Auxiliary hosted the Legion Fair Queen and court in special recognition for their efforts to raise in excess of $4,200 for the Wounded Warrior Project by hosting basket raffles and selling bracelets and seeking donations. Shown are (from left): Harry Lewis; auxiliary president Flo Elizabeth, Maggie Springer, 10 (young miss); Hunter Niebauer, 19 (fair queen), and Commander Scott Eberhart. Not pictured is Alexis Niebauer, 20 (fair princess).

Courtesy photo

The American Legion Auxiliary hosted the Legion Fair Queen and court in special recognition for their efforts to raise in excess of $4,200 for the Wounded Warrior Project by hosting basket raffles and selling bracelets and seeking donations. Shown are (from left): Harry Lewis; auxiliary president Flo Elizabeth, Maggie Springer, 10 (young miss); Hunter Niebauer, 19 (fair queen), and Commander Scott Eberhart. Not pictured is Alexis Niebauer, 20 (fair princess).

Joshua House sets Thanksgiving meal

TYRONE — Joshua House invites the public to join them in giving thanks by attending its free annual community Thanksgiving meal from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the armory, 926 Logan Ave.

There is no need to register. Simply show up hungry and ready to have fellowship with others.

“I’m excited to see old friends and new friends at our annual Thanksgiving dinner, “ said Nancy Kilmartin. “It is such a privilege to be able to provide a dinner to say thank you to our community for all it does for us all year long. See you all on the 26th!”

Last year, Joshua House served approximately 400 people. To make this event a success, it takes a small army of volunteers and a generous number of in-kind food donations. Anyone interested in volunteering or donating food can contact derek@joshuahouse.com or 684-2032.

For more information, visit www.joshuahouse.com.

Studio on 5th plans Christmas show

The Studio on 5th Dance Academy is celebrating its fifth anniversary this season and will hold its inaugural Christmas show “TSO5 presents, On the 5th Day of Christmas” at 3 p.m. Dec. 22 at the Mishler Theatre, Altoona.

It will be an afternoon of the TSO5 dancers swirling, twirling and strutting to Christmas melodies. The dancers will also be performing their Rockettes routine — a five-year tradition.

Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at www.thestudioon5th.com or on the studio’s Facebook page.

Gamers raise $21,120 for CMN

The Gearbox Union, a group of gamers based in Blair and Cambria counties, held a 24-hour gaming event Nov. 2 and raised $20,120 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Gearbox members held the event behind Fiore Furniture in Altoona and held public tournaments and games. Of the amount raised, Gearbox Union members raised $14,195 for Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital.

Many local sponsors contributed to the Gearbox Union’s success, including Sheetz, S&T Bank, Fiore Furniture and Atlantic Broadband. Red Bull provided energy drinks for the team and Panda Express Altoona provided dinner for the entire team.

Even though the national Extra Life Game Day has passed, gamers can still join in the fun. Extra Life is a year-round program that allows gamers to sign up to play games any time through the year to support Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital.

Getting started is easy. Visit extra-life.org and sign up by pledging to play games from home or online on any day. Recruit family and friends to donate to your fundraising efforts. Then, play games and heal kids.

The funds raised by this event will help to provide pediatric equipment, programs and services at Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital and pediatric facilities throughout Geisinger Health System.

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