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Courtesy photo The Rotary Club of Hollidaysburg recently donated $1,000 to the American Rescue Workers to support the important work they are doing in feeding local residents in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Shown are (from left): Rotarian Bob Williams, Sally Williams (Rotary Club president), Deborah LaValla and Victor LaValla of the American Rescue Workers.

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The Rotary Club of Hollidaysburg recently donated $1,000 to the American Rescue Workers to support the important work they are doing in feeding local residents in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Shown are (from left): Rotarian Bob Williams, Sally Williams (Rotary Club president), Deborah LaValla and Victor LaValla of the American Rescue Workers.

Ambucs donates to emergency fund

Ambucs Altoona continues to support the community in this time of need.

A $1,000 donation was earmarked directly to the United Way of Blair County’s COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, which was established to aid individuals and families who are experiencing income loss as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Relief funds will be distributed each Friday, until funds have been depleted.

“Ambucs is aware many folks are struggling because of the coronavirus circumstantial shutdowns mandated over the last few weeks. “We Ambucs are grateful to be able to support our community,” said Rachel DiAndrea, Ambucs president.

The Altoona Chapter of Ambucs (American Business Club) is a community-focused group helping children, teens and adults with mobility challenges.

It serves the community by providing therapeutic AmTrykes, educational scholarships for physical therapists and residential ramp building.

To learn more about helping, consider becoming an Ambucs member. For more information, visit AMBUCSAltoona.com or visit the club on Facebook.

Historical society cancels meeting

DUNCANSVILLE — The regular meeting of the Duncansville Area Historical Society scheduled for Tuesday has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic restrictions. The next meeting will be July 14, if restrictions are lifted.

Catholic Daughters recognizes students

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Our Lady of The Alleghenies Court No. 1755, met March 11 at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

Congratulations were expressed to the local winners of the C.D.A. National Education Contest.

In the essay category, the winners were: Nicholas Georgiana, first; Matthew Peachey, second; and Tyler Lightner, third.

In the poster category, the winners were: Mary Heigh, first; Lola Wilson, second; and Evie Koch, third.

Themes for the contests were: “Here I Am Lord, I Come To Do Your Will” and “Doing My Best To Do Good.”

The court welcomed Heidi Petrunyak and Ann Taylor as new members.

An election was held for delegates, alternates and members to attend the Catholic Daughters National Convention to be held July 15-19 in Dallas, Texas.

Elected were: Laurie Staub, Annamaria Trombello, Fritzie Durbin, Mary Dively, Darlene Harello, Patty Fromknecht and Pat Gildea.

Due to the coronavirus, all future meetings and attendance to meetings will be held as per directions from the CDA State Court.

A nominating committee was selected to serve for upcoming local officers election. Chosen were Diana Byrnes (chair), Darlene Harella and Ann Taylor.

Anyone needing any additional information can call the local regent, Toni Prough, at 695-7033. All Catholic women are welcome.

PARSE cancels May 19 meeting

The Pennsylvania Association of Retired State Employees, Blair-Bedford-Huntingdon Chapter 1-10, has canceled its May 19 meeting.

“We hope everyone is staying healthy and ready to get back to some sense of ‘normal.’ We are encouraging everyone to contribute financially to a food bank of their choice. You will receive a notice when the next meeting or event will be held,” said James C. Dell, secretary.

For more information, contact Dell at 793-0060 or jcdell@centurylink.net.

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