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Frontier Patriots to meet Aug. 8

BEDFORD — The quarterly meeting of the Frontier Patriots Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will be held at noon, on Saturday Aug. 8, at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, 4308 Business 220, Bedford. CDC guidelines will be adhered to.

The Frontier Patriots Chapter includes the counties of Bedford, Blair, Clearfield and Huntingdon. All current members are invited to attend, as well as any male who may be interested in joining the Sons of the American Revolution. Any male who can prove lineal descent from a patriot who served during the Revolutionary War or to an ancestor who gave aid to the American Colonists during the Revolution is eligible for membership.

Some purposes and goals of the Sons of the American Revolution are patriotic, historical and educational, including the following:

Perpetuating the memory and honor of Revolutionary War Patriots

Promoting fellowship among their descendants

Inspiring the Community with a reverence for the principles of government as founded by our forefathers

Pig roast set for Aug. 15 in Bedford

BEDFORD — The Bedford County Historical Society will hold its annual pig roast from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 15 as a “take-out-only” event.

Tickets are $15, which includes roast pig, filling, gravy, baked beans, coleslaw and dessert.

This year, because of the virus, the society will not be having the silent auction in conjunction with the pig roast.

The society is at 6441 Lincoln Highway. It is not open for business at this time but hopes to be open beginning the second week of August.

For more information, email bedfordhistory


Bellwood library sets book sale

BELLWOOD — The Bellwood-Antis Public Library will hold a socially distanced Used Book Sale in both of the library’s community rooms starting Aug. 8.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 8 and noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 10 to 13.

The sale will conclude with Bag Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 15. The price of a bag on Bag Day is a freewill donation.

To keep shoppers, library staff and volunteers as safe as possible during the sale, people will be asked to wear a mask as they shop, observe social distancing and please leave children under 12 home.

No book donations will be accepted during the sale.

The library will start accepting book donations again on Aug. 17.

Society board to meet Monday

EVERETT — The Bloody Run Historical Society Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Community and Railroad Museum in Everett, Pa.

The Everett Free Library historic display prepared by Barbara Miller for the Bloody Run Historical Society features the 80th Anniversary of the Pennsylvania Turnpike featuring local photos of the Clear Ridge Cut and the Dallas Gap. It can be visited during regular library hours through July and all of August.

Swiss steak dinner set for Aug. 9

ROBERTSDALE — The Robertsdale-Wood-Broad Top Volunteer Fire Company will hold a “drive-by-only” swiss steak dinner at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 9 at the fire hall, 6340 New Granada Way.

The cost is $12 per meal (adult meals only, no child portions or special orders).

Pre-orders on the day of the dinner can call 635-2495.

GBU donates to food pantry

During the COVID-19 crisis, the GBU Financial Life Home Office in Pittsburgh worked with all of its districts to support first responders by sending the organization of the district’s choice $1,000.

The Altoona District, District 45, selected the St. Vincent de Paul Assumption Chapel Food Pantry to receive the funds. The GBU home office then matched the donations of the members of Altoona District 45 to the food pantry 100% up to $2,500. The donation from the GBU home office and the members totaled $8,550.

Officers and members of District 45 presented Don Belsey, director, and Fred Pasquini, co-director of the SVDP-Assumption Chapel Food Pantry, with the checks.

The GBU Altoona District 45 also had its summer pie sale through The Pie Shoppe in Laughlintown to benefit “Dreams Go On” Therapeutic Riding Stable and “Miracle League” Baseball Organization. The Food Pantry allowed District 45 to use its space and coolers for the pie sale.

Based in Pittsburgh, GBU Financial Life is a member-owned, fraternal benefit society initially founded by German immigrants in 1892, that provides financial security and social activities to its members.

SAMA plans art camp reception

SAMA Altoona will celebrate the completion of its children’s art camp mural on the pedestrian walkway between the Railroad Museum and Altoona Pipe and Steel with an unveiling and reception at 2:30 p.m. Friday.

The mural, “Windows on Altoona,” will focus on the rich history of Altoona.

The art camp, taught by Deb Bunnell, aims to teach children more about the history of Altoona.

All are invited to attend the unveiling.

Super Cruise, Mopar Cruise canceled

JOHNSTOWN — Two area car cruises have been canceled due to COVID-19 and related issues.

The Johnstown Super Cruise Committee has canceled its 12th annual Super Cruise Antique & Classic Car Cruise that was scheduled for Sept. 12 at the Christian Fellowship Church in Richland Township. This year’s cruise was set to benefit the Laurel Highlands Vietnam Veterans Of America Chapter 364.

In addition, the Laurel Highlands Mopar Club has canceled its 13th annual Flood City Antique & Classic Car Cruise that was scheduled for Sept. 5 at Central Park in Downtown Johnstown.

This year’s car cruise was set to benefit the Johnstown YWCA. Planning for next year’s events are underway.


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