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Courtesy photo Carlton Blanchard, a member of the Democrats of the Cove, dropped the gift cards off at Long’s Outpost for the Easter for Eli project.

Democrats of the Cove make donation

MARTINSBURG — Members of the Democrats of the Cove recently decided to purchase and donate Sheetz gift cards for the local charity Easter for Eli.

Member Carlton Blanchard represented the group and dropped the gift cards off at Long’s Outpost.

The group is planning to help with a community service project from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 8 at Acorn Cove at Martinsburg Park.

Music for the Soul seeks instruments

The Music for the Soul charity is looking for musical instruments to donate to local foster children.

Music helps adolescents release or control emotions and helps coping with difficult situations, such as peer pressure, substance abuse, the dynamics of friendships, social life and the pain of loss or abuse.

Drop-off locations are:

n The Music Emporium, 2606 Plank Road, Altoona, near the Walmart entrance.

n Altoona Penn Highlands Community College campus at the Logan Valley Mall, Altoona, and Richland Penn Highlands Community College campus, 101 Community College Way, Johnstown.

For more information, email musicforthesoulcharity


Cemetery cleanup set for May 8

Volunteers and Friends of Rose Hill Cemetery will hold a clean-up day at the cemetery, 501 Pleasant Valley Blvd., on Saturday, May 8th beginning at 9 a.m.

This is a rain or shine event. Lunch and drinks will be provided. Questions may be sent to Friendsofrosehill


Rabies clinic, grooming event is May 2

PATTON — A rabies clinic and dog/cat grooming event will be held from 11 a.m.. to 1 p.m. May 2 at the Patton Fire Hall, 410 Magee Ave.

The costs are $15 for a rabies shot, $20 for distemper/parvo and $10 for grooming of ears and nails.

Cash only will be accepted. Face masks and social distancing are required. Dogs/cats must be on a leash or in a carrier. Dogs must be at least 12 weeks old to receive a rabies shot.

Proceeds benefit Patton Fire Company No. 1.

PSU Altoona sets student showcase

Penn State Altoona, supported by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, is pleased to offer this semester’s Student Showcase virtually.

On Friday, April 30, the campus community and general public can see firsthand how Penn State Altoona students are using knowledge from the classroom to enhance many organizations’ operations, products and services.

Students will share their research, internship and capstone project presentations live via Zoom in the areas of business, electro-mechanical engineering technology, rail transportation engineering and security and risk analysis.

There will also be links to the Sigma Beta Delta induction ceremony and the announcement of the Pechter Business Plan Competition winners.

A complete schedule of the day’s presentations may be found at altoona.psu.edu/showcase.

Penn State Altoona is pleased to partner with the Blair County Chamber of Commerce and the Altoona Blair County Development Corporation for the showcase.

Pageant set, dairy promoters needed

The 2021 Blair County Dairy Princess Pageant will be held May 15 at the Williamsburg CMA Church.

A home-style turkey dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. with the pageant starting at 7:15 p.m.

Ticket reservations can be made by calling Twila Bigelow at 814-832-2993 or Jean Sollenberger at 814-793-4446. Meal tickets are $15 each (children 5 and younger are free) through May 3. Any reservations made after the May 3 deadline will be $20.

No door prizes will be awarded at the event this year, but individuals and businesses interested in supporting the event are encouraged to donate to the Dairy Princess Scholarship Fund. Donors can contact Twila Bigelow for more information.

The committee is also seeking new dairy promoters to add to its team. Dairy misses are young ladies between the ages of 8 and 11, dairy maids are young ladies between the ages of 12 and 15, and dairy ambassadors are young ladies ages 16-18 or young men ages 8-18.

To serve as a junior dairy promoter, the young man or woman must have a connection to the dairy industry and have a passion for promoting three servings of real milk and dairy products each day as part of a healthy diet. Anyone interested in joining the Blair County Dairy Promotion team can contact Kristy Bigelow at 814-515-4775.

Miss Pa., Miss Pa. Teen pageants set

JOHNSTOWN — Visit Johnstown announced Miss Pennsylvania USA and Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA Pageants will take place July 30 and 31 at Richland Performing Arts Center on the Richland High School campus.

The event will be hosted and produced by Proctor Productions. To enter to become a contestant or learn more about the event, go to www.misspennsylvaniausa.com.

For additional information, contact Sports Travel Program Coordinator, Nicole Waligora at 814-536-7993 or NicoleW@visitjohnstownpa.com.

For more information regarding the pageants, contact Melissa Pitchford at mpitchford@procprod.com for press information and Kim Hayes at 513-779-7745 or info@procprod.com for contestant/family information.


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