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Courtesy photo The Loretto American Legion Auxiliary held its annual Turkey Basket Raffle (trunk load of groceries) on Nov. 14. The winners were Donna Hayes of Cresson and Sally Miller of Chest Springs. Shown are just some of the groceries.

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The Loretto American Legion Auxiliary held its annual Turkey Basket Raffle (trunk load of groceries) on Nov. 14. The winners were Donna Hayes of Cresson and Sally Miller of Chest Springs. Shown are just some of the groceries.

Group seeks donations to help others

Every year, Allegheny Trailrunners Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, is proud to give its remaining proceeds from trail running events from the past year to many non-profit organizations and charities. However, with COVID-19 restricting the size of events in 2020, Allegheny Trailrunners is faced with a new challenge.

“With two canceled events and another race capped to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, one would expect we would decrease our giving for this year,” said Ben Mazur, president of Allegheny Trailrunners. “However, it has been far more challenging for nonprofits and charities in our region. So we are pooling together our time and talents to make this year’s giving more impactful than ever before by introducing Allegheny Trailrunners: Giving 2020!”

Allegheny Trailrunners is still committing to give proceeds from its smaller 2020 season to nine different organizations in the region that Allegheny Trailrunners care about the most. But in addition, Allegheny Trailrunners is asking its community and the general public to give as well. Allegheny Trailrunners using its online registration system to create online donation campaigns for each of those nine organizations.

The nine organizations/charities that Allegheny Trailrunners are supporting in 2020 are: Ambucs Altoona, AMED Authority, Camp Anderson, Central PA Humane Society, Healing Patch Children’s Grief Program, The Learning Lamp, Out of the Cold Centre County, Toys for Tots: Ebensburg Chapter and the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry.

“We hope that our event participants and the community-at-large will join us in giving to these organizations,” said Mazur. “We even set up the online campaigns that if anyone feels passionate for a particular organization or cause, they can create their own fundraising page and reach out to their circle and ask friends and family to give to organizations and charities that are the most meaningful to them.”

To join this campaign, go to www.alleghenytrail

runners.com and click on “join our giving efforts”. The campaign concludes on New Year’s Eve.

In the past nine years, Allegheny Trailrunners has donated almost $100,000 to local organizations. Allegheny Trailrunner attribute this humbling byproduct to the amazing participants, sponsors and public support of our races.

NARVRE cancels Jan. 6 meeting

DUNCANSVILLE ä The National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees’ Jan. 6 meeting at Prime Sirloin Buffet has been canceled.

For more information, call Jim Bacza, unit president, at 934-1673.

Historical society cancels meetings

BEDFORD — The board meetings of the Bloody Run Historical Society have been canceled until further notice due to the coronavirus.

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