Club notes

Club launches garden initiative

The Blair Garden Club has announced its “Garden Initiative Program” and is accepting proposals from 501(c)(3) and volunteer organizations in Blair County for worthy endeavors that support the garden club’s objectives.

The club is looking to expand its impact throughout the community and will distribute up to $1,000 for sustainable gardening projects.

The project must be planted and maintained by the applying organization.

Applications must be completed and returned

by May 8.

For more information, email blairgardenclub@gmail

.com or call 241-2962.

Council seeks parade participants

The Blair County War Veterans Council Memorial Day Parade will be held May 25 in downtown Altoona. Line up is at 10 a.m., and the parade begins at 10:30 a.m.

All veterans are invited to walk in the parade. Cars will be available for those who are more comfortable riding.

There will be a service held downtown following the parade on 11th Avenue.

Donations to help support the veterans will be appreciated.

To make a donation or for more details or to sign up, contact Cmdr. Lloyd Peck, 2000 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602. The deadline to sign up is May 1.

The Blair County War Veterans Council meets at

3 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home.

The council is currently accepting new members. For more information, contact Peck.

Central Class of ’69 dinner is March 26

The members of the Class of 1969 from Central High School, Martinsburg, will gather for dinner at 6 p.m. March 26 at the U.S. Hotel, Hollidaysburg.

Lakemont alumni to meet Monday

The Lakemont Alumni Association will hold its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, Duncansville.

Anyone who attended a Lakemont school is welcome and urged to attend. Spouses also are welcome.

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.

Daniel Hoover, chairman/CEO of Roaring Spring Blank Book Co., will be the guest speaker. He will talk about D.M. Bare, the early years, his move to Roaring Spring in 1861 (then called Spangs Mill), the businesses he started during his years there and the impact on the community then and now.

This meeting is free and open to the public.

National Guard Veterans Assoc. to meet

The Central Pennsylvania National Guard and Veterans Association will hold a membership and guest breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday at Prime Sirloin Buffet, Duncansville. The cost is $5 per person.

Swinging Squares to dance Thursday

The Swinging Squares Square and Round Dance Club will hold a St. Paddy’s Day Dance 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.

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

For more information, call 742-7078 or email rowdyw1


Chimrocks announce dance schedule

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Chimrock Square & Round Dance Club will hold its 49th anniversary dance from 2 to 5 p.m. today at the Masonic Hall, 1008 Edgar St.

The club meets from 7 to 9 p.m. on the first and third Sunday of each month.

For more information, call 695-4874.

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


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