HUB?honors volunteer, selling berries
The Mission Central HUB of the United Methodist Church held its annual celebration on May 4.
The HUB celebrated seven years as a mission outreach for Mission Central in Mechanicsburg, a partner of the United Methodist Community on Relief.
Taking part in the Mission?Central HUB?of the United Methodist Church’s volunteer recognition are (from left): Barbara Glass, site coordinator; Beverly Motsic, volunteer of the year; and Jo Brown, volunteer coordinator.
Each year, a volunteer is recognized for their support and hard work in enabling HUB to fulfill its missions of making kits (school, health, layette and cleaning buckets) to be used locally and all over the world.
Beverly Motsic, a member of Christ Community Methodist Church, was chosen as this year's Volunteer of the Year. In her spare time, Motsic also makes dresses out of gently used pillow cases to be sent to third-world countries.
HUB's annual blueberry sale is underway. It is the group's main fundraiser to help meet the expenses of rent and utilities. The blueberries are picked in New Jersey and delivered within 24 hours. They are $30 for approximately 10 pounds and must be prepaid. They will be available for pickup on July 8 at the church you order from. To order, contact any Methodist church by Thursday.
The HUB is at 1738 N. Branch Ave., Altoona (in front of the driver's license center), and is open from 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and other days by appointment by calling 201-2123.
Snazzy Socks Fun Run is July 12
HOLLIDAYSBURG - The Hollidaysburg Community Partnership will host a Snazzy Socks Family Fun Run on July 12.
The start and finish of the race will be at the Hollidaysburg Area School District tennis courts. The race travels up Tiger Paw Path, around the high school, and back down Tiger Paw Path.
Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., with the race starting at 8:30 a.m.
The race is for children ages 8 to 14 (younger children may race with accompaniment). Children register and receive a free T-shirt, prizes, goodies and more.
Parents race for free, while children are $12 a racer for early registration and then $15 after July 9. Race day registration will be accepted.
There will be prizes for top finishers and those who dress with the snazziest outfit, including snazzy socks.
Participants can register by paper application in person and in the mail or online at www.hollidaysburg.org/#!event-4/c5mm.
All proceeds benefit the Hollidaysburg Community Partnership. For more information, call 696-0544.
Hollidaysburg Y camp begins July 8
HOLLIDAYSBURG - The Hollidaysburg Area YMCA will offer a four-week program designed to give preschool children (3- to 6-year-olds) the opportunity to explore a variety of themes and art forms like cooking, art, drama, music and science. This class will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Children must be potty-trained.
The sessions for this camp are as follows:
Session 1: Creative Cooking (July 8, 9 and 10) - This session promises to be a yummy and sometimes messy experience for all. Working in the kitchen with various types of cooking, safety tips, measuring and using recipes will be explored.
Session 2: Drama & Music (July 15, 16 and 17) - Imagination will play an important role as they participate and learn creative expression through a variety of plays, puppetry, storytelling and more. Music in its many forms will be explored with hands on experience with instruments, dancing and more.
Session 3: Art Exploration (July 22, 23 and 24) - Children will dabble in expressive art experiences focusing on a creative theme while using a variety of art mediums.
Session 4: Science & Nature (July 29, 30 and 31) - Experiments, explorations and lots of hands on science experiments will be the focus of this session.
For more information, call the YMCA at 695-3204 or 695-4467.
Budweiser Clydesdales coming to area
JOHNSTOWN - Thunder in the Valley Motorcycle Rally and Von's United Beverage announced the inclusion of the famous Budweiser Clydesdales and the new addition of the Budweiser Brewmaster Tour.
Both displays will be at Peoples Natural Gas Park, Johns Street, from Thursday to Sunday with the exception of the Budweiser Clydesdales on Thursday evening, where they will appear at Ebensburg Wheels & Wings.
The Clydesdales will also appear in the Grand Thunder Parade on Saturday.
The Budweiser Brewmaster Tour is a scaled-simulation of Budweiser's seven-step brewing process, showcasing the quality and care that goes into each Budweiser beer. The sensory tour takes visitors through Budweiser's five brewing zones, with a focus on the beer's ingredients, including barley, rice, hops, yeast and water.
Brewmaster tours will be given from 3 to 8 p.m. June 27, 1 to 8 p.m. June 28 and 1 to 4 p.m. June 29 at Peoples Natural Gas Park.