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Women’s club offers scholarship

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The General Federation of Women’s Clubs/Hollidaysburg Area Women’s Club has a scholarship opportunity for adult women who return to school to improve their life and their community.

To be eligible for the scholarship, the candidate must be a resident of Blair County and experienced a lapse in time between high school graduation or obtainment of GED certificate and admission to a college, business school, trade school or other post-graduate school.

For more information, contact members of the Education and Libraries Committee, via email at

GFWCHAWC@gmail.com or access the application at https://gfwchollidaysburgwomensclub.com/grants-scholarships-1.

Applications are due by Nov. 1.

Coalport fall basket event canceled

COALPORT — The Coalport Streetscape Committee has canceled its annual Fall Basket Party for November.

The committee has held this annually for 12 years, and it is its biggest fundraiser.

If anyone would like to make a monetary donation, it would be greatly appreciated. The committee is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations are tax-deductible.

Checks can be made payable to the Coalport Streetscape Committee and mailed to 1117 Mill St., Coalport, PA 16627.

Plans are underway for the 2021 event next fall.

Pet event to benefit Eyes for Olive

JOHNSTOWN — The Stadium Pub & Grille will host a Halloween Pet Trot from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 24 to benefit the Eyes for Olive Fund.

Area residents can bring pets in costume for a trot around the parking lot. All participants will receive a treat bag. T-shirts will be available for purchase with all proceeds going to the EFO Fund.

Riss Photography will have mini photo sessions available on Oct. 25 for a donation that will also go to the EFO Fund. To schedule a pet photo session, call Stacey at


The Eyes for Olive Fund is a fundraiser to help Olive, a 1-year-old goldendoodle who was born with cataracts that left her almost totally blind. Stacey and Pat Martella rescued Olive in December of 2019 and were unaware of her health condition.

Since Olive needs to have cataract surgery in Pittsburgh, the Martellas are hoping to raise enough money to pay for surgery on one eye while they pay the cost of surgery on her other eye.

“If our fundraiser is a success, we will continue it every year and donate proceeds to a dog or cat who is in need of surgery that the pet’s owner can’t afford,” Pat Martella said.

For more information, visit the restaurant’s website, stadiumpubgrille.com.

Soup, bake sale to benefit Relay For Life

NEW PARIS — The Ridge Walkers Relay For Life Team will hold a Soup & Bake Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 7 at the East St Clair Township Building, 1445 Quaker Valley Road (along State Rout 56 west of Cessna).

Proceeds will benefit Relay For Life of Bedford County.

Soups will include chili, ham and bean, vegetable, stuffed pepper, ham pot pie and potato corn.

A variety of baked goods will be available. There will also be a small selection of craft items on display.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/Ridge-Walkers-for-Relay-For-Life.

Historical society seeks board members

BEDFORD — The Bedford County Historical Society is seeking board member nominations.

The nominations must be of members in good standing. Names of potential nominations must be submitted to the chair of the nomination committee no later than

4 p.m. Nov. 2.

Nominations may be submitted by postal letter, postcard or email. The positions currently available and associated terms are as follows:

Four positions of a three-year term from 2021 to 2023.

Two positions for a one-year term from 2021 to 2022.

Newly selected members will be announced at a later date.

For more information, contact Gillian K. Leach at

623-2011 or bedfordhistory@embarqmail.com.


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