Dorcas Temple receives awards
Dorcas Temple No. 129, Daughters of the Nile, has had a busy summer. This spring marked its 21st year of working the concession stands at the Altoona Curve games.
Supreme Session was held June 9 to 13 in Reno, Nev. It was attended by Temple Queen Mary Kay Leighty, Junior Past Queen Ellen Hill and Past Queens Janet Grove and Jacky Grove.
The temple received two awards — one for its contribution of $13,638 to the Daughters of the Nile Foundation and the other for most improved newsletter.
On Aug. 9, the temple welcomed Supreme Queen Dale Obernolte to Altoona. She spoke at a banquet in her honor of a new temple being instituted in Sao Paulo, Brazil, later in August, of a club in Germany and of two new members from Guatemala City who were initiated at Imperial Session.
Later that evening, she attended the ceremonial at which Maureen Lightner was initiated new princess into the Daughters of the Nile.
The temple is having several fundraisers, including a booth at the Jaffa Craft Show Nov. 16 and 17 selling chocolate-covered pretzels. All fundraisers help support the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Altoona Class of 1964 to meet
The Altoona High School class of 1964’s monthly luncheon will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the U.S. Hotel, 401 S. Juniata St. Hollidaysburg.
For more information, leave a message at 695-2070 and your call will be returned.
Duncansville Historical Society to meet
DUNCANSVILLE — The Duncansville Area Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Duncansville Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1200 Fourth Ave. Enter from the back parking lot.
The Duncansville Volunteer Fire Company is celebrating 125 years. A new book compiled by Dale DeLozier for this milestone is available. An updated “Tragic Deaths” is available by calling Nancy DeLozier at 695-1017.
The society is interested in obtaining any pictures or information regarding Duncansville. For those unable to attend the meeting, pictures or information can be sent to Nancy DeLozier, P.O. Box 115, Duncansville, PA 16635 or call 695-1017. The society will make copies and return it.
New people are welcome to attend the meetings, which are held on the second Tuesday of every other month, except January, in the church.
Adam Holliday Chapter holds meeting
The Adam Holliday Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution met Oct. 26 at the Park Hills Country Club, Altoona.
Blair County Commissioner Terry Tomassetti gave a video presentation on the restoration of the Blair County Courthouse. The structure was originally built in 1875 and work began in 2014 to address damage done by water infiltration, invasive alterations and neglect.
Regent Michelle Shank and Project Patriot chairperson Barbara Vander Jagt thanked members for monetary donations to Fisher House. Fisher House is a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment at a VA facility. Homes are located at major military and VA medical centers. Donations will continue to be accepted at the November and December meetings.
Money raised by the chapter at the Hollidaysburg Pumpkinfest will be donated to DAR’s Tamassee School in South Carolina, which serves underprivileged children in Appalachia.
Conservation chairperson H. Jean Sinal provided a handout titled “A Complete Guide to Vegetable Container Gardening for Beginners.”
The Annual Joint Review for local DAR chapters was held at the Van Zandt VA Medical Center. Increases in volunteer hours, assignments and monetary and non-monetary donations were seen.
Any women 18 years of age who can prove lineal descent from a patriot who served in the Revolutionary War or gave aid to American Colonists during the Revolution is eligible for membership in DAR.
For more information, visit pssdar.org/chapter_sites