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February 15, 2013

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JOHNSTOWN — Contest honors senior volunteers

The Salute to Senior Service program is encouraging Pennsylvania residents to nominate outstanding senior volunteers age 65 or older who volunteer at least 15 hours a month.

Nominations for outstanding senior volunteers will be accepted until March 31.

Online voting will take place April 15-30 to select state winners by popular vote at

From those state winners, a panel of senior care experts will pick the national Salute to Senior Service honoree.

Home Instead Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network, will donate $500 to each of the state winners’ favorite nonprofit organizations, and their stories will be posted on the Salute to Senior Service Wall of Fame.

In addition, $5,000 will be donated to the national winner’s nonprofit charity of choice.

Completed nomination forms can be mailed to Salute to Senior Service, P.O. Box 285, Bellevue, Neb. 68005.

To complete and submit a nomination form online and to view the contest’s official rules, visit

Information: 693-2911.

Scholarships offered

Financial assistance for those seeking to further their education in careers in construction can receive help through the Merit Shop Construction Scholarship program.

This scholarship program is sponsored by the Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors and administered by the Merit Shop Training & Research Center.

The one basic qualification to be eligible to apply for a scholarship is being enrolled in a trade school, college or university program that is directly related to a construction career.

Scholarships generally range between $1,500 and $3,000.

Individuals must submit all required forms and related materials on or before Feb. 22 in order to be considered.

This deadline includes all reference forms.

Information: 717-653-8106 or

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