Children mark Fair Housing Month
The month of April was designated as Fair Housing Month to commemorate Congress passing the Civil Rights Act of l968. On an annual basis, the Altoona Housing Authority hosts some type of event for the children to participate in and celebrate Fair Housing Month.
This year, the Altoona Housing Authority, in collaboration with the Gloria Gates Memorial Foundation After School Program at Fairview Hills, sponsored a poster/essay contest for children to participate in with the theme of "I Have a Dream of Fair Housing."
Children from the Gloria Gates Memorial Foundation After School Program at Fairview Hills, in collaboration with the Altoona Housing Authority, participated in a poster/
essay contest with the theme of “I Have a Dream of Fair Housing.”
Paulette Cornett, fair housing administrator for the City of Altoona, along with staff members from the City of Altoona, judged the posters and essays.
A recognition ceremony was held at the Fairview Hills Community Center with an ice cream social for all participants.
Golf tournament to benefit fire school
EBENSBURG -?On Sept. 5, Cambria Care Center of Ebensburg will host its inaugural golf tournament to benefit the Volunteer Fireman's Association of Cambria County and Vicinity and support its annual firefighter training.
The Cambria County Fire School trains hundreds of firefighters across Pennsylvania.
"We are only one of a few county associations that still run a county fire school program," said Paul Kundrod, treasurer of the association. "We run over 50 classes on the three weekends of the Cambria County Fire School held each spring. These classes are open to any firefighter statewide, and the response by firefighters has been fantastic. This past year, we had 775 registrants taking a variety of classes at our school site in Patton."
The CCC Golf Classic will be a four-person scramble format held at the Ebensburg Country Club at 408 Manor Drive, across from the Care Center. It will feature a luncheon, an All Fore Friday after-business mixer and an awards dinner with activities for nongolfers.
Golfers can participate in skill contests and other games with all proceeds benefiting the association, which is made up of 57 fire departments from a multi-county region.
For more information, call 471-2111 or visit Cambria Care Center's Facebook page.
Smiles for Miles golf event is Aug. 2
The 2014 Smiles for Miles Non-Profit Golf Tournament will be held at 1 p.m. Aug. 2 at Sinking Valley Country Club, Altoona.
Proceeds will go to raise awareness of nonketotic hyperglycinemia, a very rare and incurable disease to help families currently battling NKH and to assist in raising funding for continued research for NKH and other orphan incurable pediatric genetic diseases.
The Smiles for Miles Foundation will donate proceeds to Penn State University College of Medicine, Pittsburgh University School of Medicine and the University of Colorado Nonketotic Hyperglycinemia Research.
Smiles for Miles was founded in honor of Miles Daniel Brunner, who was born Oct. 31, 2012. Shortly after birth, Miles was diagnosed with NKH.
Miles' fraternal grandparents, Penny and Jerry Brunner of Bellwood, and Miles' father, Matthew Brunner, founded Smiles for Miles Foundation.
Shaner Hotel Group from State College and Select Medical from Harrisburg are the key sponsors of the tournament. Beerbower Jewelers from Hollidaysburg is this year's hole-in-one sponsor.
Association plans mushroom program
EBENSBURG - The Allegheny Mountain Woodland Association will hold its third workshop of 2014, "Wild Mushrooms: From Foraging to Forest Farming," from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 2 in the Ebensburg Borough Building meeting room, 300 W. High St.
The workshop will focus on reasons to look for wild mushrooms. Participants will explore wild mushroom foraging and marketing in the region and learn how seasonal mushrooms can be used to enhance your diet and forest-based enterprise.
This program will be taught by Eric Burkhart, the plant science program director for Shaver's Creek Environmental Center. He also teaches courses for the Penn State Ecosystem Science and Management Department.
Preregistration is required, and only 50 slots are available. The cost is $30 ($20 for AMWA members), which includes registration, refreshments and a pizza lunch. The outdoor afternoon session follows lunch, and it will take place west of Ebensburg on Route 22 (directions will be provided at the program).
To register, call 472-8560 (Noll's Forestry).