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Convention center launches Christmas drive, sets open house

The Blair County Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Drive, Altoona, has kicked off its “The Spirit of Christmas Drive,” partnering with Sister Paula’s Soup Kitchen and the St. Vincent dePaul Society of Altoona-Johnstown, to benefit less-fortunate families.

Items will be collected from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 13.

Items include canned goods, new winter clothing and new toys.

An open house is planned from noon to 7 p.m. Dec. 11, where people can make donations, enjoy light refreshments and explore the convention center’s Christmas decor.

For more information, call 943-5392 or email bshriver@blaircc.net.

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