Egolf Park will not hold its annual wreath and swag sale due to COVID-19. To make a donation to the park, mail a check payable to Egolf Park and send it to Egolf Park Associates Inc., 2923 Centennial Road, Bedford, PA 15522.

Bedford Elks Lodge members will conduct their annual Porch Light Food Drive on Dec. 8, starting at 7 p.m. Individuals and families in the immediate Bedford area interested in participating should turn on their front porch light and place non-perishable food items in bags on their porch by 7 p.m to be picked up by lodge members. Donations will go to Bedford Food Outreach. Businesses wishing to make a bulk employee donation can call 623-9510 to arrange a pickup.

Shawnee Valley Fire Company Community Auxiliary will sponsor a drive-thru soup and gob sale from noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Shawnee Valley Fire Hall, Schellsburg. Soups will be stuffed pepper, chicken corn rivel, ham and bean and beef vegetable. Gobs will be chocolate with white filling and chocolate with peanut butter filling. Cost for the soup is $8 per quart, gobs are $2.50, soup and a gob costs $10. To preorder, call 839-2871 or 733-0104. Orders are due by Dec. 10.

Bedford County Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) will meet at Hoss’s Restaurant near the Bedford turnpike interchange at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 9. Current and retired federal employees and their spouses are invited to attend. For information, call 784-3345.

Schellsburg VFW Auxiliary will host a take-out only soup and bake sale Dec. 6, beginning at 11 a.m. Ham and bean and chicken noodle soups will be sold by the quart for $6. Proceeds benefit the veterans’ home’s Christmas events and projects this year.

Quarterly meeting of the Frontier Patriots Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will be held at noon Dec. 12 at Hoss’s, 4308 Business 220, Bedford. CDC guidelines will be followed. The chapter includes the counties of Bedford, Blair, Clearfield and Huntingdon. All current members are encouraged to attend, as well as any male who may be interested in joining the Sons of the American Revolution. Any male who can prove lineal descent from a patriot who served during the Revolutionary War or to an ancestor who gave aid to the American Colonists during the Revolution is eligible for membership.

Bedford County Christmas for Children, a local organization collecting toys for Bedford County families in need, will accept donations of unwrapped toys for children ages birth to 18. Items can be dropped off at Thomas Chevrolet in Bedford through Dec. 12. All donations go to local families.

Kennametal retirees’ breakfast and Christmas party will not be held this year because of COVID-19.

Bedford Daughter of the American Revolution will meet at noon Dec. 9 at the Ivystone in Osterburg. Bring gift(s) for the auction. Make reservations at 623-5737 by Dec. 7.

Saxton Community Library board will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 12, March 9, May 11, July 13, Sept. 14 and Nov. 9.

“Everett in Pen and Ink” books and calendars of historic Everett are now available for pre-order at the Everett Free Library. The pre-order prices are $10 for books and $15 for calendars; both can be shipped anywhere for an additional charge. The illustrations for the items were done by local artists.

Everett Free Library is working to find solutions for students learning virtually during school closures. The library has take-home packs for a variety of educational and entertaining topics and adventure packs to encourage outdoor exploration and can link students with Tutor.com, an online resource providing homework help from live tutors free of charge. Visit everettlibrary.org or the library’s Facebook page for more information.

The Take a Coat, Leave a Coat program is up and running at the Everett Free Library. There is a coat rack located inside the library filled with hats and coats in a variety of sizes. Anyone in need of a warm winter coat is invited to take whatever is needed, no questions asked. People with clean, gently-used coats or new hats and gloves are asked to donate them to the rack.

.22 rimfire sporters payout matches will be hosted by the Hopewell Sportsmen’s Club, 2673 Plank Road, Hopewell, each Monday, Jan. 4 through March. Sight-in will begin at 6 p.m., and the match will start at 7 p.m. Cost is $2 for juniors 16 and younger and $10 for adults. New shooters participate free for the first time. There is a 10-pound gun/optics limit. The 50-foot indoor range is heated. Bring ammunition. Combo off hand and bench rests provided by the club.

Everett Railroad and Community Museum has closed for the season and reopens in April. Anyone needing to contact the museum is asked to call 623-8850 or 623-6397.

Bedford Lioness and Lions will meet at Ed’s Steak House Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. Call 623-2121 or 623-8828 if planning to attend.

Bedford Lions meet at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday at the Bedford American Legion.

Altoona Area Lyme Disease Support Group will not meet in December. The group is the Altoona Region of the PA Lyme Resource Network. www.palyme.org. For more information, call 934-7403 or visit the group or network’s Facebook pages.

Overeaters Anonymous meets from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays via Zoom. People who think they have a problem with food are welcome to attend. For more information, call 623-1557.

Fundraisers to benefit Hope Christian Academy in McConnellsburg have been planned. A meat fundraiser will be held through Dec. 18. People can order at www.countrymeats.com. For more information, call 717-375-5078, email hopechristianacademy@yahoo.com or visit the school’s Facebook page.

Sestercentennial Celebrations Committee has created a website that contains information about the upcoming 250th Anniversary of Bedford County celebrations planned for next year. The website, bedford250.com, also contains a calendar of events that are planned throughout 2021.

Alpha Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma is accepting applications for an educational scholarship. The grant-in-aid award of up to $700 is given to a college junior or senior woman who is majoring in education. The student’s home residence must be in one of the following school districts: Bedford, Chestnut Ridge, Northern Bedford, Everett, Claysburg or Tussey Mountain. Applications require a brief essay, current transcript and resume. The completed applications are due by Dec. 5. Further information regarding the application can be obtained by mailing: Linda McElroy, 594 Ridgewood Drive, New Paris, PA 15554.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held at noon on Tuesdays at the Bedford Presbyterian Church Annex, 115 E. Penn St. Use the rear entrance to the second floor. People who think they may have a problem with alcohol are welcome to attend.

Everett VFW Post 2088 will host bingo nights every Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The games are open to the public, however people must sign in. The post will have a limited menu and only allow 115 people will be admitted. People may make reservations at 652-2144. Cost will be $1 per card for regular games and $5 per card for black outs. The club will be closed on Sundays and Mondays. The new hours for the club will be from noon until 10 p.m.

Employees of the former Howard Johnson’s Restaurant in Breezewood will meet at 11 a.m. on the second Monday at the Country Corral Restaurant, Everett.

Bedford County Vietnam Veterans Association meets at the Landmark Restaurant for breakfast at 9 a.m. on the third Thursday and for a meeting at 7 p.m. on the last Thursday.

Family Hospice, part of UPMC, is continuing to offer a free monthly Bereavement Support Group meetings on the last Tuesday from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at ACTS Community Church, 169 Bedford Plaza Rd., Bedford. Registration is required. Contact Charlene Ebersole, bereavement secretary, at ebersolec@upmc.edu or 814-947-7060 to register. Facilitated by Family Hospice Spiritual Counselor John Bennett, the support group is free and open to all members of the community grieving the loss of a loved one.

Summit Quest is open limited days and hours. For more information, call 585-2249.

Deadline to submit information for the Club News Page is Monday at 5 p.m. For more information, email vhenry@bedfordgazette.com or call 814-310-5277.

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