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Virtual Peace Service set for Dec. 10

Penn State Altoona will hold a virtual Peace Service at 7 p.m. Dec. 10.

The entire campus and local community are invited to participate in multiple ways.

Participants can take a photo of themselves showing or holding a decorative sign depicting the word “peace” or their interpretation of it.

They also can record themselves reading a poem or quote about peace or playing music about or inspired by peace.

Any other creative ideas are welcome.

Content should be sent to Sue Patterson at sap406@psu.edu by Monday, Nov. 30.

The service will be available for viewing on the Penn State Altoona website.

Board holds special reorganization

The Chrostwaite Institute Board of Directors met Oct. 30 over conference call to conduct its annual meeting and hold a special board reorganization.

Board Chair Sam Worley of Chambersburg and past president of the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs (PSAB), announced his retirement from the board after serving as board chairman since the Institute’s inception in 2008.

Charles Moyer, former mayor of the Borough of Ebensburg, was chosen as new board chair during the meeting, and James Williams of Manheim was elected Institute Vice Chair.

Current PSAB President Tom Gramling of Westmont Borough also sits on the board with fellow PSAB officers.

The Chrostwaite Institute, named after Thomas Chrostwaite, PSAB’s founder, is a nonprofit organization created by PSAB to analyze systemic enhancements in government by conducting collaborative research ventures that inform municipal/state decision-makers and promote local economies.

The Institute’s activities are dedicated to improving government efficiency, encouraging investments in core communities, promoting fiscal stability, and strengthening local infrastructure to foster community and economic development.

Since its inception, the Institute has helped to underwrite several local government research projects, including a recently released municipal management priorities survey available to the public at www.chrostwaite.com.

AFSCME to hold Christmas party

DUNCANSVILLE — The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Subchapter 8306 will hold its annual Christmas party on Wednesday at the union hall on Patchway Road.

Christmas dress in honor of the holiday, please.

Those attending should arrive at 12:30 p.m., and the meal will be at 1:30 p.m. Be sure to have your ticket from Mary Ann.

Juniata Civics to meet Tuesday

The Juniata Civics Association will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Civics Building, 206 W. 12th Ave., Altoona.

Before the meeting will be the annual Christmas party for all members starting with a dinner at 6 p.m.

A tree lighting was held Nov. 28 at the Juniata Ball Field hosted by the Civics.

Officers were elected for the 2021 year, and $5 memberships are due by Jan. 1.

No meetings will be held in January or February. Meetings will resume March 1.

The Civics building is renting the building for events. For more information, call 943 5641 and “Like” the Juniata Civics page on Facebook.

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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