The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

State News

November 10, 2012

In Brief | Funds OK’d for rail service to industrial park


Mount Aloysius hosting open house

Mount Aloysius College will host an open house for  prospective students and parents at 10 a.m. Sunday.

Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast at the Health and Physical Fitness Center.

Those who attend can sign up for a private consultation with the college’s financial aid experts. Admission staff will also take attendees through the admissions process at the school. Participants will have the opportunity to meet their admissions counselor and take a student-run tour of the campus.  

A complimentary lunch, complete with live music, is a prelude to a “Student Activities, Health Services and Athletics Fair.”

Any student applying to the college during the event will enjoy a waived fee.  

To pre-register for the open house, call (888) 823-2220 or visit the college’s website at

Cards collected for service members, families

From Sunday through Nov. 30, American Red Cross blood donors also may participate in the organization’s seventh annual “Holiday Mail for Heroes” program.

The Red Cross collects and distributes cards to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families.

Local blood drives will feature cards for blood donors to sign.

Following each blood drive, the Red Cross will collect the signed cards and work with Pitney Bowes Inc. to get the cards to their destination.

For more information, go to or call (800) RED CROSS.

Chamber seeking help with luminaries

The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce is seeking interested groups such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, youth groups, 4-H, school groups and other organizations to help with the Christmas luminary project.  

Luminaries will be placed and lighted every Friday and Saturday evening from Nov. 23 through Dec. 22.

For additional information or to volunteer, contact the chamber office at (724) 238-4200. 


DAR raffles quilt to help vets

Members of the DAR, Joseph Schantz chapter of Johnstown, made a quilt that will be chanced off to raise money for disabled veterans in the Johnstown and Altoona region.

The quilt is on display at The Quilt Shop in Ebensburg’s mini-mall.

Chances will be sold during Johnstown’s Veterans Day parade at 4 p.m. Monday.

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