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Courtesy photo Kristine Walters (left) presents Becky Johnen with her president’s pin.

Alpha Beta holds picnic meeting

On Aug. 4, the Alpha Beta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, International, met for a picnic lunch at the Raven Run Church of the Brethren pavilion in Saxton.

President Becky Johnen opened the meeting with a reflection on the women who fought for Women’s Suffrage one hundred years ago.

During the next biennium, the chapter members will help Girl Scouts of the Roaring Spring Troop 43009 earn their STEM badges as well as contribute to the backpack programs at area schools.

Immediate past president Kristine Walters presented new president Becky Johnen with her president’s pin.

Three chapter members recounted their experiences made possible from Enrichment Grants from Delta Kappa Gamma. Linda McElroy spoke of her life-changing trip to Africa, Lois Stoner shared photos of her trip to Finland to search out her family roots, and Melissa Flynn traveled to the Grand Canyon to discover the calm of nature and mindfulness.

Lunch was prepared and served by the members from the Saxton area.

Lakemont Lions plan barbecue Oct. 10

The Lakemont Lions Club will hold its final chicken barbecue of the season on Oct. 10. Times for pick-up are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The cost is $9, which includes a large half chicken, beans, applesauce and roll.

To order, call Lion Rick Siminos at 814-381-4168.

All proceeds are used to support humanitarian services,

Artwork wanted for ‘Haunted’ exhibition

BEDFORD — Artists can sign up to submit artwork for the Bedford Arts Cooperative’s October art show, “Haunted,” which opens Oct. 1.

This show will be available to view both in-person and online in a new, virtual “Imagine Gallery.”

Registration is online, email or via postal mail, and the cost to register is $10 for up to two pieces. Drop-off dates/times will be during the week of Sept. 27.

There will be a cash prize for the “Peoples’ Choice” award. 2D and 3D works will be accepted. All work must be installation ready. The exhibition theme is “Haunted,” which should be reflected in all submissions.

A free, public artists’ reception is planned for

6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 3. with masks required without exception.

The “Haunted” show will be on display through the month of October and during the “Fall Fright Nights” radio shows and will serve to enhance the overall experience of the productions.

For more information or to register your work, visit www.offpittstreet.com/bac, email info@bedfordpaarts.org, or call/text: 814-310-1987.

The Bedford Arts Cooperative is at 110 W. Pitt St., Suite 2, (behind OIP Pizza Shop) in downtown Bedford. Find it on Facebook or Google Maps,

Penns Valley fiber festival goes virtual

Looking to add to your stash from the comfort of your own home? Then join others on Facebook on Nov. 7 for the Penns Valley Virtual Fiber Festival.

Organizers have created an online community for the public to see what the vendors have and chat with other festival goers.

The focus is on small, farm-raised fiber in the Central Pennsylvania region.

Join our group at www.facebook.com/groups

/568135313866884/ for festival information. Other sites for information include www.pennsvalleyfiberfest.com, www.facebook.com/pvfiberfest and www.instagram.com/pvfiberfest.

Hashtags include #festival #fiberfestival #natural #homegrown #farmraised #shepherd #sheperdhess #sheep #wool #knittersofinstagram #crochetersof

instagram #spinnersofinstagram #organic.

Forestry association plans clays benefit

McCONNELLSTOWN — The Pennsylvania Forestry Association will sponsor the fourth annual “Log-a-Load for Kids Sporting Clays Benefit.”

The 100-bird shoot will be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Shenecoy Sportsmen Club, 5776 Shenecoy Road, McConnellstown.

The cost is $100 per shooter, which includes, light refreshments, awards and door prizes.

All profits go directly to the Log-A-Load for Kids Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and contributions to this event can be considered a donation to a charitable organization for income tax purposes.

The “Log-A-Load for Kids Foundation” is focused on raising funds to improve children’s health through treatment, education and research at Children’s Miracle Network hospitals and other local children’s hospitals.

The Log-A-Load for Kids annual campaign began in 1988 when loggers and others in the forest products community donated the value of a load of logs to their local CMN hospital.

Since then, annual the foundation raises as much as $2 million annually through golf tournaments, shooting and fishing events, dinners, truck loads of log donations and other events.

Last year, the event raised more than $2,000 and organizers are focused on doing the same in 2020.

In addition to individual registrations, various levels of sponsorships are available for individuals or organizations, and general donations will be accepted.

For more information, email Matt@forestlandgroup.com or call Matt Sampson at 570-723-8742 or sign up in person at Shenecoy Sportsmen Club.

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


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