Rubber duck races set for Saturday
CLAYSBURG -?Claysburg Preserving Artifacts, Stories and Traditions will sponsor rubber duck races on Saturday.
Claysburg P.A.S.T. will sell two sizes rubber ducks. The smaller ones will sell for $10, and the larger ones will sell for $20 each. Ducks will be numbered and registered. Ducks will be placed at the starting line in Smokey Run near the Claysburg Church of the Brethren at 2 p.m., and the race will end at the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata stream at the Senior Center.
The Keystone Klickers have had a good first summer, clogging at The Simpson Temple Strawberry Festival on June 21, the inaugural Burnout for Cancer at the Jaffa Shrine Facility on Aug. 2 and the Imler Fire Company ox roast on?Aug. 14. Shown are (from left): front — Lilyann McCormick, Dominic Michelone and Natalie McCormick; back — Cindy Kelley, Katie McCormick (instructor) and Sarah Musselman. The Keystone Klickers also have performances coming up in September. New classes are starting Sept. 3 at the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA. Call 330-2306 for more information about learning to clog or to book a performance.
The estimated travel time will take approximately 30 minutes, depending upon stream flow. Half of the total proceeds will be awarded to a number of the winners yet to be determined. If 100 ducks are sold at $10 each, $500 would be awarded. If 500 ducks are sold at $10 each, $2,500 would be awarded. Proceeds of the Rubber Duck event will be used for 2015 Hall of Fame expenses estimated to be approximately $1,500.
Food will be available for purchase from the Claysburg P.A.S.T. at or near the senior center with proceeds going to the Claysburg Education Foundation.
Members of the food committee are Rhonda Eckley, Brenda Marriner, Maria Leppert and Mona Eckley.
Lynn and Janice Crist are the co-chairmen of this event.
Ducks are on sale at Yingling Insurance, the Claysburg Library and from members of Claysburg P.A.S.T.
Rockhill Trolley Museum sets car show
ROCKHILL FURNACE - The Rockhill Trolley?Museum is looking for people with an antique car, tractor or any vehicle 25 years of age or older to display alongside its vintage electric trolleys at its Steel Wheels Meet Rubber Tires event.
The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Sept. 13.
All drivers will receive a free ticket for unlimited trolley rides during the day. Bring your cameras and record the special lineups with the vintage cars and the electric trolley cars.
Trolleys from Johnstown, York, as well as an old open summer trolley (like Mr. Rogers' Trolley) from Brazil (if weather permits) will be available for scenic three-mile rides along the Blacklog Creek passing the Rockhill Iron Furnace remains to Blacklog Narrows.
Participants can see other trolleys in the collection, including a snowplow, snowsweepers, a freight motor and a Bullet trolley. See the 100-year-old interurban trolley undergoing restoration. The museum store offers trolley-related gifts. Snacks and drinks may be available at an additional cost.
Besides the free tickets for all drivers displaying their automobile, fares are only $8 for all riders over 2 years of age; those under age 2 are free. Tickets are good for unlimited rides all day long.
A Best of Show Award will be given as well, with the winner receiving a free opportunity to participate in the "Run A Trolley" and a one-year membership to the museum.
The museum is on PA 994 just west of the US 522/
SR 994 intersection at Rockhill Furnace/Orbisonia.
Signs along US 522 guide visitors to the adjacent East Broad Top Railroad. Maps, directions and more information are available at www.RockhillTrolley.org or by calling 447-9576 (weekends).
Senior driving programs offered
Seniors for Safe Driving will hold several highway safety education programs for seniors ages 55 and older in the area.
The programs are certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The successful completion of the program makes senior drivers eligible for a 5 percent discount on their automobile insurance premiums, across the board, for a period of three years. Those who have never participated in a senior driving program previously must attend a two-day (four hours each) or one-day eight-hour standard class. To qualify for a one-day refresher program, seniors must have attended a senior driving program in the past.
To register for a class, call 800-559-4880 or visit www.seniorsforsafedriving.com.
Upcoming classes include:
Sept. 10 - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Presbyterian Village, Hollidaysburg.
Sept. 13 - 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., UPMC Altoona
Sept. 25 - 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Curwensville Library; 1 to 5 p.m., Bellwood-Antis Public Library.