Sunrise Rotary holds speech contest
Altoona Sunrise Rotary held their 4 Way Test on Feb. 26 at The Casino at Lakemont Park,?Altoona.
Students from Jane Yingling's speech class at Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, Altoona, were invited to participate.
Altoona Sunrise Rotary 4 Way Test participants include (from left): Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School teacher Jane Yingling; students Afton Dunkle, Brennan Hurd and Chloe Lusk; and Sunrise Rotary president Steve Dalecki.
Three students were awarded certificates and cash prizes for their participation.
The winner of this year's contest was Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School senior Brennan Hurd. Brennan shared insights into rules for athletes entering college.
Brennan will be attending West Virginia University in the fall.
Genealogical society to host speaker
HOLLIDAYSBURG - The Blair County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Roller Hojeth Memorial?Library, 431 Scotch?Valley?Road. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Don Wesner of Roaring Spring will speak on Pennsylvania limestone and iron kilns. He will explain how they work and the use of the final product, as well as what part they played in the nation and how they built the pathway to modern industries. He will provide information on kilns around Blair County and some of their locations.
Wesner is a U.S. Navy veteran and was in nursing for 29 years. He enjoys doing public speaking and teaching on the civil war, Abraham Lincoln and local history. Some of the organizations he belongs to is the Blair County Genelogical Society, Pioneer Society, Sons of Union Veterans, Beekeepers Association and the Destroyer Escort Sailors Association.
Sons of the Union to meet Thursday
TYRONE -?The monthly meeting of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Tyrone-Snyder Public Library.
For more information about the organization, contact John Dillon at 378-604 or Linda Erb at 944-9059.
Association to hold banquet March 27
The Blair County Game, Fish and Forestry Association Inc. will hold its annual Land Owner/Sportsman Banquet on March 27 in the main lodge at 301 Riggles Gap Sportsmen Road, Altoona.
The roast beef dinner will be served family-style at
6 p.m. Tickets are $10, and reservations are required by calling Sharon Merritts at 946-9315 or Ashley Merritts at 944-2363. Tickets are limited.
Following the dinner, a program will be presented by the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission.
The traditional dinner is held each year to thank land owners who open their property to hunting and fishing. Sportsmen who would like to bring a land owner guest can obtain free tickets for them by calling the above number.
Bridge club announces recent winners
The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the winners of its recent games.
March 6 -?Roger Howey and Peg Robinson, first; Carl Hurd and Helen Gorsuch, second; Ed McCauley and Fred Colabrese, third; Irv Seltzer, Bob Bellon, Betty Covino, and Akbar Samii, tied for fourth.
March 7 -Hurd and Robinson, first; McCauley and Seltzer and Bellon and Samii, tied for second.
Games are open to the public and are held at 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 12:30 p.m. Thursdays at Park Hills Country Club, Altoona.
For more information, call Robinson at 942-8396.