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ACE Award nominations open for submission

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce’s Farm-City Committee is accepting nominations for the Blair County Agricultural Community Excellence Award.

The ACE Award was started as a continuation and expansion of the chamber’s successful Farm Family of the Year Award, which was initiated in 1970.

In addition to farm families, the ACE Award also allows for nominations of agriculturally oriented individuals, agribusinesses and nonprofit organizations. Activity and participation in Blair County community affairs and the promotion of Blair County agriculture will be the criteria used for selection.

The deadline for nomination is Aug. 10. For more information contact Stacy Hoover at shoover@blairchamber.com.


Giant unveils new reusable shopping bag program

The Giant Company has introduced a new reusable bag program designed to provide additional support to community partners focused on eliminating hunger, changing children’s lives and healing the planet.

The bags will rotate seasonally, each retailing for 99 cents, with 50 cents from the sale of each going to the corresponding nonprofit partner.

The first bag, in stores now, benefits eight local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in the communities where the company has a presence: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Penn State Children’s Hospital in Hershey, Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital in Danville, Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., University of Virginia Children’s Hospital in Charlottesville, Va., WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital, WV., Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore, and Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital.


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