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October 12, 2012

In brief: Ebensburg looking for park name

EBENSBURG — Ebensburg Borough recently completed improvements to the former Babcock site on South West Street.

Work at the site include a new pavilion, sidewalks and curbing, paving, landscaping, utilities, fencing and gate and a parking area.

“The project has greatly improved the appearance at the entrance to town,” Shawna Drop, community development director, said. “The park will serve as a multipurpose for sports teams and their fans at Memorial Park, a rest stop or luncheon area for the Ghost Town Trail and also as a welcoming site for Ebensburg’s visitors.”

Ebensburg Council is seeking a name for the park. Suggestions can be submitted to Ebensburg Borough, 300 W. High St., Ebensburg, Pa., 15931; by calling 472-8780, or by emailing

Sweaters, gloves, phones collected for vets

Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory, in conjunction with more than 1,000 veterans and family memorial care providers nationwide, is sponsoring the annual Operation Sweaters for Veterans initiative.

Beginning Nov. 1 and running through Veterans Day, Nov. 12, Hindman will accept new or gently used sweaters and gloves to be delivered to local veterans’ hospitals, homes and service organizations.

In addition, Hindman, along with Easly-Hindman Funeral Home & Crematory, Hastings, is a Cell Phones for Soldiers drop-off center.

Residents are invited to bring old cellphones to be recycled and be converted into free talk time for military personnel.

The phones, sweaters or gloves can be dropped off at Hindman Funeral Homes, 1521 Frankstown Road or 146 Chandler Ave.; or Easly-Hindman Funeral Home, 333 Beaver St., Hastings.

Representatives collecting for food pantries

State reps. Frank Burns, D-East Taylor Township, and Gary Haluska, D-Patton, announced their constituent service offices are now accepting nonperishable food donations to benefit local food pantries for the holiday season.

Donations may be dropped off at Burns’ Johnstown office, 535 Fairfield Ave., or Ebensburg office, 119 S. Center St.,  from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

Donations also may be dropped off at either of Haluska’s constituent services offices, located at 323 Mellon Ave., Suite 1, Patton, and 808 Caldwell Ave., Suite 103, Portage.

 For more information, call Burns’ office at 536-8400 or Haluska’s office at 674-8939.

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