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Used book sale set in Hollidaysburg

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Friends of the Hollidays-burg Area Public Library will hold a used book sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday in the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School cafeteria, 1510 N. Montgomery St.

All three days will also be $5-a-bag days. Those attending should wear a mask.

For more information, call the library at 695-5961.

BCAAC updates car show event schedule

The Blair County Antique Auto Club has announced the updates to its 2020 schedule.

The following events have been canceled: DelGrosso Show on July 12, Williamsburg Show on Aug. 23 and Downtown Altoona Cruise on Sept. 5.

BCAAC events that are still on include: Sunday evening cruises at Morningside Plaza,National Collector Car Appreciation Day cruise-in at Lakemont Park on July 10, First Friday cruise-in from 6 to 9 p.m. on the first Friday of each month at O’Reilly Auto Parts on Plank Road, Holiday Bowl Cruise-in from 6 to 9 p.m. July 17, Noel’s Drive In Cruise-in from 6 to 9 p.m. July 24 and the Food Truck Festival and cruise-in from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 22 at Morrisons Cove Park, Martinsburg.

For more information, visit bcaac.org.

Fundraiser Sunday to aid ArtsAltoona

Doug’s Dawgs will hold a fundraiser from 10 a.m. to

4 p.m. Sunday, July 5, at Sam’s Club in Altoona.

The booth will be selling food to help raise money for ArtsAltoona.

Maybrook milk giveaway set for July 10

Maybrook Hills, 301 Valley View Blvd., Altoona, is helping out the community with a free milk giveaway from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 10.

Just drive through the parking lot and Maybrook staff and some of its favorite service providers will be handing out gallons of milk.

Historical society postpones lecture

Due to COVID-19, the Blair County Historical Society has postponed the lecture “Altoona Did You Know? A Photo Quiz — Hidden Local Landmarks” by Jim Lowe that was scheduled for July 15 at the Railroaders Memorial Museum.

Rescheduling of all canceled lectures will be posted in the future on the society’s website, www.blairhistory.org.

State retirees cancel July luncheon

The Pennsylvania Association of Retired State Employees, Blair, Bedford, Huntingdon Chapter 1-10, has canceled its July luncheon due to safety concerns.

A business meeting is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at the American Legion Social Hall, Hollidaysburg.

The agenda includes nominating committee for officers and directors, updating reports, future programs and activities.

Social distancing and other health concerns will be followed. Refreshments will be available.

A regular business meeting is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the American Legion Social Hall. The agenda includes election of officers and directors, approval of program plans and reports from State PARSE.

Social distancing and other health concerns will be followed. Refreshments will be available.

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

Altoona Rotary assists during COVID-19

The Rotary Club of Altoona has provided three unsolicited grants to support local organizations during the current pandemic.

The St. Vincent de Paul Food For Families has continued serving people during this time and demand has increased.

The Rotary Club of Altoona provided them with $1,000 to assist in those efforts.

The Blair Regional YMCA received $1,000 for scholarships for day care and summer camp as parents are finding this year a bigger struggle with their finances.

The United Way of Blair County COVID-19 Relief Fund received $2,000 from the club of Altoona to aid individuals and families who are experiencing income loss because of the pandemic.

For more information about the Rotary Club of Altoona, visit http://rotaryofaltoona.org.

Catholic Daughters install officers

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Our Lady of The Alleghenies Court No. 1755, held its regular monthly meeting June 10 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Hollidaysburg.

An installation service was conducted by the CDA District Deputy, Frances Rhoa. Sworn in were the following new officers: Laurie Staub, regent; Patti Metzgar, vice regent; Helen Mover, financial secretary; Anna-maria Trombetto, treasurer; and Pat Gildea, parliamentarian. The new chaplain will be Father Allen Zeth, Saint Patrick’s Church, Newry.

The scheduling for the remainder of the year was reviewed indicating which events would be canceled due to COVID-19.

The July 8 meeting at the Knights of Columbus is still scheduled. The Aug. 12 picnic may be canceled and replaced with a regular meeting for this year only. The membership will be notified.

A fundraiser will be held by selling lottery tickets. The tickets will be distributed at the August meeting with winners being determined by the Pennsylvania Lottery daily number during the month of October.

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas National Convention in July was canceled. Energies will be focused with assisting with the state convention which will be held April 16-19, 2021, at the Blair County Convention Center.

The latest project of the Catholic Daughters, under the leadership of Annamarie Trombetto, was the making and delivering of face masks for the medical personnel at the hospitals and for the residents of local nursing homes. More than 1,000 masks were distributed.

Anyone needing any additional information about the Catholic Daughters should call Laurie Staub, regent, at 327-9663. All Catholic women are welcome.


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