Club notes

Courtesy photo Grocery bags were donated to families as part of the “Feed Your Community” program celebrating the William Penn Association’s 134th anniversary.

Group donates food to mark anniversary

After canceling its April and May sessions, the William Penn Association, Branch 800, met June 8 at Our Lady of Lourdes Education Center, Altoona, respecting social distancing and wearing masks.

The group decided to proceed with the annual branch picnic. It will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 5 at Highland Park, Altoona. The cost is $5 per person with no charge for children under 12.

Reservations may be made by calling Dan Greiner at 943-7471 by July 25. Members and guests are invited to attend and enjoy food and fellowship.

Officers voted to give a monetary donation to St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen and Catholic Charities, both in Altoona, and to the American Rescue Workers, Hollidaysburg.

The branch participated in the association’s Feed Your Community program by filling two large cloth bags with groceries and delivering them to two families. This was a gesture in celebration of the WPA’s 134th anniversary.

The WPA is a fraternal organization with headquarters in Pittsburgh and branches throughout the United States.

For information, contact Bob Jones at 942-2661.

AFSCME 8306 to meet Wednesday

DUNCANSVILLE — The regular meeting of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Retirees Sub-chapter 8306 will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the union office on Patchway Road. Officers will meet at 12:30 p.m.

Those attending will be required to wear masks and social distance due to current COVID-19 restrictions.

Historical society plans activities

EVERETT — The Bloody Run Historical Society will meet at 6 p.m. July 6 at the Everett Railroad and Community Museum. Interested persons welcome.

The Everett Railroad and Community Museum welcomes visitors from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. There is no admission charge but all donations are appreciated to keep the facility functioning.

Barn Star drawing instructions return to the Everett Railroad and Community Museum on at 12:30 p.m. July 11. Pre-registration not required but can be done by calling Barbara Hummel at 652-9174.

There is no charge to participate but the instructor asks each participant to take a pencil, ruler and a good eraser. Three sizes of boards will be available 8-, 9- and 12-inch squares. Barn star samples will be available for study in deciding which to draw and painting at home will be discussed. Most popular are the 9×9 Ohio and the Eastern Stars.

Bloody Run Historical Society welcomes persons interested in possibly volunteering at the Railroad and Community Museum, including teens needing a project. Go to www.bloodyrunhistory.org for a virtual tour then visit the museum some Saturday.

The historic exhibit at the Everett Free Library will be the building of the Pa. Turnpike with several local photographs.

NARVE cancels July meeting

DUNCANSVILLE — The National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees has canceled its July meeting because of the coronavirus.

For more information call Jim Bacza, unit president, at 934-1673.


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