Patton Garden Club to meet Monday
PATTON - The Patton Garden Club will hold its August meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Patton Library.
Penn State Master Gardener Becky Prostejovski will do a presentation on "Garden Art." This will be a hands-on program, where the members will make leaf-shaped platters out of hypertufa to be used as garden art.
The Roaring Spring Lions, along with the borough of Roaring Spring, sponsored a fishing derby for local area children on June 14. Fourteen Lions participated in this project. This is one of several service projects the club does for the community. The club served hot dogs and a drink for those children fishing. Pictured are some of the kids fishing with their parents helping them.
Members should take a sturdy surface, such as a cookie sheet to take their project home on.
The club recognized Slovikosky Landscaping for its donation of mulch for the Corner Lot Garden in Patton.
A garden tour was recently held at the gardens of five members. Each of the gardens had its own special and unique plantings and was enjoyed by all who participated in the tour.
Anyone with an interest in gardening, flowers or horticulture is welcome to attend the meeting or call Jan at 674-3390 for more information.
War descendants to meet Wednesday
BELLWOOD - The Descendants of Civil War Veterans will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Bellwood-Antis Public Library.
Belle Boyd will speak on "Confederate Spies."
The meeting is open to the public.
Bridge club announces recent winners
The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the winners of its recent games.
Aug. 13 - Barbara Marinak and Othella Anderson, first; Pat Dorfmeister and Martha Plummer, second; Bob Bellon and Irv Seltzer, third; Jean Keller and Helen Gorsuch, fourth; Bea Stevens and Mary Moran, fifth; Dauby Oswalt and Louise Magee, sixth.
Aug. 14 - Seltzer and Ed McCauley, first; Marinak and Anderson, second; Carl Hurd and Peg Robinson, third; Stevens and Moran, fourth.
Games are open to the public and are held at 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 12:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Park Hills Country Club, Altoona.
For more information, call Robinson at 942-8396.
Association plans ox roast next weekend
The Blair County Game, Fish and Forestry Association, 301 Riggles Gap Sportsman Road, Altoona, will hold its 76th annual ox roast from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.
This event will kick off the association's 100th anniversary celebration.
Activities include trap shooting, 3D archery (starting at 8 a.m.), running deer, bowling pin and novelty shoot, kids games, bingo, bottle cap shoot, sportsman's flea market, a .22 caliber shooting gallery and drop the block on the main range.
Labor Day activities include a field day shoot and live music from the Back Yard Rockers.
There will be food, including ox roast sandwiches, hay rides, arts and crafts vendors. Parking is free.
For more information, call the lodge at 942-8522 or visit www.blaircountygame.com.