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March 6, 2013

In brief: Fundraiser to benefit ailing 3-year-old

JOHNSTOWN — A fundraiser to benefit a 3-year-old boy with metachromatic leukadystrophy disease will be held beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday at Camp Harmony, 1414 Plank Road, Hooversville.

The rare and serious disorder affects the protective covering around nerve fibers. There is no cure.

The fundraiser is being held by Jen Saap, a stranger to the family who felt the need to help them.

There will be Bible trivia games, a bake sale and other food items and a Chinese-style auction with gift baskets, jewelry, gift certificates and miscellaneous items donated by local companies and individuals.

Contemporary rock and praise band Calvary Cross will donate a live concert from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

Refreshments will be served at the event during the concert.

Donations, gifts for the auction, baked goods and food items of any kind will be accepted before and at the event.

Information: 536-0412.

Hidden Valley hosts Spring Carnival

The fourth annual Spring Carnival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Hidden Valley Four Seasons Resort.

Free family-friendly activities will include snow rafting, a snow-mountain treasure dig, an obstacle course, snow golf, a limbo and hula hoop contest, balloon twists, face painting, coloring contests, ducky races, jewelry making, tennis ball roll and cupcake walk.

The Carnivale Market Square will feature music by DJ Donn, carnival foods, activities, crafts, games and prizes.

The Hidden Valley Race Club will hold a special Open Cup Race at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. The race is open to skiers of all ages and ability levels.

Registration is from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. outside the locker room on the plaza level, The cost is $5 per participant.

A Jib Jam will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday in the terrain park, followed by a torchlight Parade on Cobra Slope.

Live entertainment will feature Randy Myers from 4 to 7 p.m. on the Plaza, followed by the JWP Band from 8 to 11 p.m. at Glaciers Pub.


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