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Chamber event changes

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Blair County Home Garden & Healthy Living Showcase, co-sponsored by the chamber and the Blair-Bedford Builders Association, will take a year off and return in 2022.

“The chamber board and the builders board unanimously agreed that the show’s long history of success makes it too much of a gamble to hold a substandard event,” Chamber Board Chairman Darin Tornatore said in a statement.

Meanwhile, the chamber’s annual meeting and awards presentation, originally scheduled for Jan. 29, has been moved to Feb. 26. The location and the format have not been determined.

Sheetz aids health care workers

On Monday, employees from Sheetz gathered at local hospitals across Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia to assist health care workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.

Sheetz employees unloaded a combined total of 9 tons of food at 24 hospitals in the communities Sheetz serves. The meals include a variety of snacks and drinks to help fuel medical personnel including doctors, nurses and hospital staff as they work around the clock to deliver care to those fighting COVID-19.


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