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WISE Women adds board members

WISE Women of Blair County Tribute welcomed new board members Dr. Barbara Thaler, Traci Naugle, Angie Yasulitis and Terri Wilkinson.

The new board members will be joining and assisting in the annual Tribute dinner to be held at 6 p.m. April 15 at The Casino at Lakemont Park.

Anyone — an individual, organization or a business may submit nominations to WISE Women, P.O. Box 134, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648, or by the preferred method of electronic submission to tribute

@wisewomenofblaircounty.org.

Nomination forms are available at

www.wisewomenofblaircounty.org. Nominations must be submitted by 4 p.m. Jan. 10.

Kiwanis club coat drive underway

TYRONE — The 2019 Northern Blair County Kiwanis Club Coat Drive has commenced.

Large containers for the collection of coats, hats and gloves have been placed at Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller’s Office in Tyrone, the Northern Blair Recreation Center in Tipton and the Martin Oil Co. main office in Bellwood.

DelGrosso Foods, as it has done on a yearly basis, donated large containers to assist in the collection.

Martin Oil and the Northern Blair District Court are open during normal daylight business hours during the week. The Rec Center is open weekdays, evenings and weekends.

The annual coat drive will culminate with the Reliance Bank Holiday Basketball Tournament to be held at the Tyrone Area Senior High School gym.

This year’s tournament will be held Dec. 27 and 28 with games at 2:30, 4, 5:30 and 7 p.m. Championship and consolation games will be held at 2:30 p.m.

Dec. 29.

In conjunction with the community, the coat drive has provided thousands of coats, gloves and hats to families of Northern Blair County.

There is a special need for toddler-, child- and youth-sized clothing.

Purple Polar Bear Plunge set Dec. 28

SCHELLSBURG — The Relay For Life of Bedford County will hold its annual Purple Polar Bear Plunge Dec. 28 at Shawnee State Park.

Registration starts at 12:30 p.m., and the plunge is at 2 p.m.

There is a $25 minimum donation to register.

Event organizers are hoping to have more than 100 plungers raise money to support cancer research and patient services.

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