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February 5, 2013

In Brief | Lego car sells for $1,160

JOHNSTOWN — Paul Boratko’s Lego Pittsburgh Steelers-themed supercar sold for for $1,160 on eBay. The final bid was from an individual in Johnstown who wishes to remain anonymous.

The auction ran from Jan. 24 through Sunday.

The money raised will be donated to the local chapter of Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Boratko, a Johnstown resident, said the second-highest bidder was from Australia, but that bid was beaten in the last eight seconds.

“I was shocked when I sent the invoice to the high bidder and noticed the Johnstown area ZIP code,” he said.

This the second time Boratko has auctioned off one of his designs.

A car called Vampire GT brought in $1,626 last year for the foundation.

Classes set for mentor program

Two training classes are scheduled for those interested in the Cambria County Veterans Peer Mentor Training Program.

Programs are scheduled for 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday and 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Hiram G. Andrews Center, 727 Goucher St. in Upper Yoder Township.

Peer mentor applicants must be U.S. military veterans.

Applicants must be registered to attend either session.

Those interested should call the Veterans Leadership Program at 255-7209 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Resort to debut kids’ terrain park

SEVEN SPRINGS – Seven Springs Mountain Resort will debut its introductory terrain park designed for children ages 4-7 at 4 p.m. Friday.

The grand opening of the Pirates Riglet Park features the look, feel and excitement of a major league baseball field.

The park offers a diverse selection of fun features such as a cone zone where the kids will learn to weave in and out while being towed by their coaches, a giant sized first base, oversized baseball bats for jibs, a dugout for an on-snow chill-out zone, a T-ball area for kids to hit snowballs off the tee and a home plate fort.

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