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Courtesy photo Members of the Patton Garden Club’s 80th anniversary celebration planning committee are (clockwise, starting at left): Mary Lou Colussy, Judy Letso, Mary Davis, Helen Ivory, Fran Lansberry, Vickie Legros, Mona Weakland and Sandy Owens.

Patton Garden Club to mark 80 years

PATTON — The Patton Garden Club will celebrate its 80th anniversary Nov. 25.

Plans are underway for a celebration to commemorate this milestone. The event will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 25 at Queen of Peace Social Hall in Patton. A tea menu and refreshments will be offered.

The speaker for the event is Jenny Rose Carey, a renowned gardener, educator, historian, author of the book “Glorious Shade” and the senior director at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Meadowbrook Farm in Meadowbrook.

This year marks 80 years since Patton Garden Club was founded and 100 years since the 19th amendment granted women the right to vote.

Passed by Congress on June 4, 1919, and ratified in 1920, the 19th amendment required a lengthy and difficult struggle, taking decades of campaign and protest.

The speaker will address the impact that garden clubs played in this historic milestone.

For more information, call Mary Davis at 674-8436 or Vickie LeGros at 674-5480.

Horseshoe Seniors plan dinner-dance

The Horseshoe Seniors will hold a dinner-dance Thursday at the Bavarian Hall, 112 S. 13th St., Altoona.

Dinner is at 5:30 p.m., followed by three hours of dancing to a DJ after the dinner.

Admission is $12 per person. Singles and couples are welcome.

This is a fun evening for seniors and new people are encouraged to come out and enjoy a time of friendship, entertainment and companionship with others.

This dinner-dance is a monthly event usually held the third Thursday of every month.

Reservations need to be made by the Monday before each event.

For reservations and more information, call Don Beatty at 946-1074.

Blair Garden Club changes meeting

Blair Garden Club has changed the date of its November meeting as stated in its 2019-20 Yearbook.

The club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the American Legion Post 516 Social Hall in Hollidaysburg.

This meeting was moved a week earlier than originally scheduled to allow many of our members to attend Patton Garden Club’s 80th anniversary celebration scheduled for Nov. 25.

The program will remain the same. Members will present a wide variety of helpful suggestions for planning the best garden. Whether tried-and-true or new creative ideas, participants will gather ideas to improve their gardens.

As this is the club’s holiday social, members are to take either an appetizer or a dessert. A monetary collection will be taken at this time for the Altoona Food Bank.

Genealogical society to host speaker

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

Julie L. Decker, assistant teaching professor of nursing at Penn State Altoona, will present “The Battling Belles of Bataan and Corregidor.”

When the Japanese invaded the Philippine Islands in December 1941, more than 100 Army and Navy nurses were stationed at military bases throughout the nation. The presentation chronicles the heroism of the nurses who remained in the Philippines as it fell under control of the Japanese.

This meeting is free and the public is invited to attend. The facility is handicap accessible.

Swinging Squares to hold dance

Swinging Squares Square and Round Dance Club will meet from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Jaggard United Methodist Church, 1801 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona.

Dances are on Thursday nights. Club caller is Howard Williamson, and the club cuer is Donna Williamson.

There will be no dance on Thanksgiving.

It is always free to watch. Class member fee is $4. Nonmember fee is $4.50.

For more information, call 742-7078 or email rowdyw1@outlook.com.

Chimrocks to honor former caller

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Chimrock Square & Round Dance Club will hold a dance from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Masonic Hall, 1008 Edgar St. It will be Emil Corl Tribute Night.

The cost is $5 to dance. It is free to observe.

Future dances include:

Caribbean Christmas — Dec. 1.

Christmas party — Dec. 15.

For more information, call 695-4874.

Area clubs and nonprofits can email information and photos to community@altoonamirror.com. For more information, call Brenda Carberry at 946-7459.

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