First Rock-A-Thon to benefit the Bedford County Pink Ribbon Fund will be held Oct. 3, beginning at 9:30 a.m., on porch of the Fort Bedford Inn, corner of Richard and Penn streets, Bedford. To participate, rockers obtain pledges from sponsors. The money raised will benefit people battling breast cancer in the Bedford County area. Pledge sheets and money must be turned in on the day of the Rock-A-Thon. Pledge sheets are available at For more information, call 814-494-5761. In addition, rockers can rock on their own time and any where during October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Democrats of Bedford County will meet via Zoom at 7 p.m. Sept. 22. People not on the email list and wishing to attend should send an email to For more information, visit or email

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.

Imler Hometown Gathering scheduled for Sept. 27 has been canceled due to COVID.

Free youth pheasant hunt will be sponsored by the Bedford County Sportsmen’s Club and the Pennsylvania Game Commission Oct. 10 at a location along Oppenheimer Road. The hunt is open to youths ages 12 to 16. Participants must have completed the hunter trapper education course and have their card. Register online at the Pennsylvania Game Commission website, under Youth Pheasant Hunt, for either the 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. sessions. Dogs will be used by their handlers. Free food and drink will be provided. A free practice will be held Oct. 9, starting at 5 p.m., at the sportsmen’s club. Guardians are invited. The club will provide instructors and shells, and clay targets will be thrown. COVID-19 precautions will be followed. For more information, call 847-2558 or 494-3832.

Bedford DAR will meet at noon Sept. 22 at the regent’s home, 106 Aspen Way, Bedford, for a picnic lunch. Bring a dish to share. The program will be “Forgotten Heroes.” The raindate will be Sept. 29.

Items for the Bison Weekend Backpack Program are being collected by Thomas Automotive. The program benefits the students in the Bedford Area School District by sending home single-serving food items to help cover two breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners and a snack to ensure these students have food for the weekend. All food donations need to be single serve and microwavable (if it needs heated). Items in need are instant oatmeal, granola bars, pop tarts, small boxes of cereal, microwavable mac n’ cheese, microwavable rice, soup, Hormel dinners, cup of noodles, Campbell’s cup of soup, Ramen cups of noodles, Chef-Boyardee cups, crackers, pudding, fruit/applesauce cups, fruit snacks, goldfish, pretzels, raisins, microwave popcorn and juice boxes. To donate supplies, bring items or monetary donations to Thomas Chevrolet Subaru in Bedford.

Chicken barbecue dinners will be available for pickup between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Bison Corral Gift Shop, Schellsburg, in a fundraiser hosted by the Schellsburg Lions Club. Each dinner will include one-half chicken, two sides, a roll and a cookie for $10 each. Pre-order by calling 285-0491 or any club member. The meals will be prepared by the Chicken Wagon.

Bedford County Marine Corps League, Detachment 675, meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday at the Fort Bedford VFW, 3508 Business 220, Bedford. Memberships available to Marines, FMF Corpsmen, FMF Chaplains and all branches of the service, including active duty, reserves and discharged/retired men and women. For more information, call 814-276-3535, email or text 814-937-6654.

Everett Area High School Class of 1952 dinner at Ed’s Steak House on Sept. 26 has been canceled.

Bedford Elks have canceled the 2020 Halloween Parade due to the state’s 90-day extension of the governor’s COVID-19 pandemic disaster declaration.

Constitution Day commemoration will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Sept. 17 at the gazebo, Public Square, Bedford, to celebrate the 233rd anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution. Speakers will include retired U.S. Army Col. Eric Robyn and retired U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Art Halvorson. Sections of the Constitution and of the Amendments will be read by various people. Lee Roy will sing the national anthem and the “Lord’s Prayer.” Pastor Dekan George from the Pleasant Hill Bible Church will give the invocation.

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.

Bedford Senior Center will host its annual indoor yard sale 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 17 and Sept. 18 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 19. All proceeds benefit the center.

Everett High School Class of 1954 will not hold its annual reunion on Sept. 26 due to the coronavirus.

Everett High School Class of 1965’s class reunion, scheduled for Sept. 26, is postponed to a later date. Classmates will be notified of the new date and location.

Bedford High School Class of 1951’s 69th reunion has been canceled. The class reunion is generally held in September each year.

Wills Mountain Archery 3-D shoots will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 26 and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 27 at the club grounds, Route 96, north of Hyndman. For more information, call 842-9340.

Joseph Earlston Thropp’s history in Everett with the Earlston Furnace operation and the creation of the community “across the river,” called Earlston, a Thropp family name, is the subject of the September historical exhibit at the Everett Free Library during normal hours of noon to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Barbara Sponsler Miller assembled the exhibit from former exhibit material and new materials.

H&BT advisory committee’s Harvest Hayride/Fall Event on Sept. 26 and the Glow Walk on Oct. 10 have been canceled. Plans remain in place for the raffle ticket drawing with winners announced on Sept. 26. Check the website for updates.

Imler Area Volunteer Fire Company has canceled its Tuesday evening bingo games for the remainder of the year. The organization is planning to host some drive-through meals in the near future.

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 High School Class of 1960’s 60th-year class reunion has been postponed. A new date will be announced at a later time. Quarterly meetings also are canceled until further notice.

Kennametal retired breakfast group will not meet until further notice.

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.

Everett High School Class of 1959 meetings on the third Thursday have been canceled.

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 or 814-947-7060 to register.

Deadline to submit information for the Club News Page is Monday at 5 p.m.

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