Club notes

Courtesy photo Joe Gribbin (left), president of the Rotary Club of Portage, presents a $600 donation to Tom Caulfield, president/director of Veteran Community Initiatives. VCI assists with the social and economic needs of veterans and their families through programs such as: Veteran Assistance Outreach, Veterans Court and Veteran Benefits Assistance, along with several other programs.

IDA board cancels meeting

The 52nd annual meeting of the Improved Dwellings Inc. Board of Directors scheduled for Aug. 26 has been canceled due to the pandemic.

VFW to hold Food Share Program

DUNCANSVILLE — The Duncansville VFW 8724 Auxiliary will hold its monthly Military Food Share from noon to 5 p.m. Monday.

All active military, veterans, widows and widowers living in Blair County are eligible.

Please bring your military ID. Enter the VFW from Route 764/Dunnings Highway onto Newry Lane in Duncansville.

Homers Gap Civics plan yard sale

The Homers Gap Civic Association will hold a yard sale at 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15. Food and baked goods will be available for purchase.

Table rentals are $10 for inside and $5 for outside.

For more information or to reserve a spot, call Meg at 932-3883.

Beekeepers to hold picnic, auction

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Cambria-Clearfield-Blair County Beekeepers will meet Saturday, Aug. 15, at Canoe Creek State Park, 1400 Turkey Valley Road, Pavilion No. 1.

The meal will be at 12:30 p.m., followed by an auction.

This is the annual picnic and auction.

There is no charge to attend, and participants don’t have to be beekeepers to attend.

For more information, call 472-7637 or email pigeonflyr@verizon.net.

Festival canceled due to virus

ST. MICHAEL — The Adams Township Volunteer Fire Department No. 2 has canceled the Forest Hills Labor Day Weekend Festival scheduled for Sept. 5-7 due to COVID-19 and related issues.

Plans are underway for the 2021 Forest Hills Labor Day Weekend Festival.

Catholic Daughters to meet Aug. 12

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Our Lady of the Alleghenies Court No. 1755, held its regular monthly meeting on July 8 at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

Masks were distributed at the door to all those attending, and social distancing was observed.

Gift bags were filled by the members and were distributed to St. Leonard’s Home on July 10.

A decision was made to move the Aug. 12 annual court picnic meeting to the Knights of Columbus Hall and will be dependent upon upon Gov. Tom Wolf’s restrictions at that time.

Members are not to bring covered dishes as the food will be catered by Smoky Pig Restaurant and paid for by the Court. Donations will be accepted to help defray the costs.

Members should contact Darlene Harella at 934-1759 or dharella@gmail.com if they plan to attend. Reminder: Please bring an item from home for the annual fundraising auction. The recipient of these monies will be selected at the next court meeting.

The CDA Education Contest will not be held this year; money will be given for a memorial plaque for past chaplain, Father Tony Legarski.

Coupons will not be sold this year for the Boscov’s “Friends Helping Friends” event.

Toiletries can be brought in anytime for the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank, and lottery tickets will be sold at the Aug. 12 meeting.

The 2020-21 Catholic Daughter of the Year will be honored and presented with a banner and Certificate of Appreciation at the August meeting. Also, Father Allen Zeth of St. Patrick’s Church, Newry, will be installed at the Aug. 12 meeting to serve as court chaplain.

Anyone needing any additional information about the Catholic Daughters cn contact Laurie Staub at 327-9663. All Catholic women are welcome.

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


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