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Baker Mansion holds ‘Like & Share: History for the Holidays’

Courtesy photo Cheryl Saive, winner of Baker Mansion’s “Like & Share: History for the Holidays” grand prize from Kranich’s Jewelers, is shown with her husband, John.

On Nov. 23, the Baker Mansion Facebook Page began its five-week “Like & Share: History for the Holidays” event with two goals.

The first goal was to promote local businesses and shopping locally during the holidays. The second goal was to provide Blair County history to the community.

Each Monday, a new post was uploaded, and those individuals who “Liked” the post and “Shared” it publicly on their own Facebook page were entered into a weekly prize drawing. The weekly winners were entered into the grand prize drawing, sponsored by Kranich’s Jewelers.

Weekly winners were:

Nov. 23-28 Biography of Chief Logan: Kristy Weimer, Unkel Joe’s Woodshed, first-place, gift basket; Robert Denison, $25 gift card to Outback Steakhouse; Lori Stewart, two 12-inch subs from Front Street Deli.

Nov. 30-Dec. 5 The Big Immi-gration Boom and the PRR: Tom McConnell, International Foods gift basket; Cheryl Saive, $25 gift card to Little Tokyo Restaurant; Stephanie Miller, $10 gift card to Nicoletta’s Restaurant; Michaela Benson, gift certificate for two gyros from Athenian Cafe.

Dec. 7-12 Blair County Remembers Pearl Harbor Veterans: David Way, “Hang Tough” autographed book by Jared Frederick gift pack; Denise Cherry, $30 Dunkin Donuts gift card; Stephanie Damiano, $10 Tim’s American Cafe gift certificate; Judy Markley, two subs from Front Street Subs in Duncansville.

Dec. 14-19 Iconic Products and Businesses from Blair County: Gina Smith, “First Frontier” autographed book by Julia Plummer Schokker gift pack; Mary Ann Ruffley-Sheasley, 60-minute massage at Massage Therapy and Skin Care by Lisa; Wendy Miller, $15 Panera Bread gift card; Wendy Poorman-Baker, two coupons for free 14-inch cold sub from Brooklyn Deli in Duncansville.

Dec. 21-26 Share your memories of Baker Mansion: Ashely Langston, $100 in gift certificates to Finds Consignment Store in Hollidaysburg; Lisa Hann, $25 gift card to TJ Max; Tammy Brenner, $25 gift card to Little Tokyo Express; Kimberly Umstead, $15 Starbucks gift card.

The Blair County Historical Society would like to thank the following Blair County businesses and Individuals, who donated the prizes to make this event possible: Athenian Cafe, Finds Consignment Store, Massage Therapy and Skin Care by Lisa, Kranich’s Jewelers, Little Tokyo Altoona, Nicoletta’s Family Restaurant, Barbi Burns, Jared Frederick, Cecelia Haines, Susan Haught, Eva Kranich, Cynthia Moringiello, Julia Schokker, Kate Rimbeck and Marcia Kingston.

Congratulations to Cheryl Saive for winning the Kranich Jewelers grand prize drawing. She received a vintage seven-diamond cluster ring with yellow gold, retailed at $2,500.

For more information on Baker Mansion, visit www.facebook.com/blairhistory or www.blairhistory.org.

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