Local briefs

‘Duckstock’ memorial

fundraiser returns for ninth year

MILESBURG — “Duckstock” returns Saturday for its ninth year, at Sickle Park on the American Legion grounds.

For the past eight years, this annual memorial function has raised food for the Milesburg Food Bank, and money raised after expenses has always gone to a family in need. This year, proceeds will go to a veteran in need.

The event is held by Milesburg resident Lester “Ducky” Walk in memory of his son, Lester “Ducky” Walk III, who died at the age of 20 in a four-wheeler accident on Sept. 5, 2008.

The function begins at 10 a.m. and is kid-friendly until 7 p.m. The event is open to the public and encourages rustic camping and BYOB.

Donation for admission is canned goods and a covered dish.

The event also includes a live broadcast and shirt sales.

Nutrition advisor to

speak at Covenant Cafe

LOCK HAVEN — The Covenant Cafe, an early-stage Alzheimer’s activity group, will host a speaker at the meeting Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St.

Lori Masser, nutrition education advisor from the Penn State University Extension office in Lycoming County, will give the presentation “Healthy Snacks” with a demonstration on making trail mix and a yogurt parfait.

Entertainment will be provided by student violinist William Fishter.

Kitty Oechler will instruct a beginner’s drawing class and will lead a noodle ball game.

New members are always welcome.

The Covenant Cafe is a joint venture between the Outreach and Witness Committee of Covenant United Methodist, the Alzheimer’s Support Group and the Alzheimer’s Association. Participants are given an opportunity to be involved in socially and physically stimulating programs which will help them remain as active as possible. Individuals and families who are interested in being involved in this special program are invited to call Fran Decker, MSW, LSW at 748-4302 or 570-263-2084 for more information.

Wildcat Kick-Off is

Aug. 12 at Miller Brothers

MIL HALL — The Eighth Annual Wildcat Kick-Off will be held Saturday, Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Miller Brothers, 1 S. Water St.

Dubbed a “great family event for fans of all ages,” the day is filled with fun for everyone and includes a car wash, games and lots of great food.

Participating teams include band, baseball, boys and girls basketball, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, gymnastics, softball, swimming, boys and girls soccer, tennis, track and field, volleyball and wrestling.

The Central Mountain athletics office will be at the event selling season passes and parking passes.

Jason Dumm live at

Riverview Park

DUNNSTOWN — Jason Dumm, along with Kevin Cierpilowski and Dusty Heggenstaller, will appear live at Riverview Park on Sunday, Aug. 20, from noon to 3 p.m. in a benefit performance for the Clinton County SPCA.

There will be raffles and food available.

Donations will be accepted, with all proceeds going to help care for the animals at the SPCA.

Centre County YMCA

plans advocacy event

BELLEFONTE– The YMCA of Centre County will host local, state and federal elected officials at the Bellefonte and Howard elementary schools’ Summer Lunch Program, to celebrate the fourth annual YMCA Advocacy Week in Pennsylvania.

YMCA Advocacy Week is intended to showcase the many ways the Y benefits the local community through programs and services under the three areas of focus: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

The Y is a powerful ally and advocate for local communities with its experience in offering high quality programs and services and the maintenance of strong community relationships. The Y has the ability to organize grassroots efforts and influence public policy around a wide range of social issues, such as child welfare and public health.

The public is invited to join YMCA of Centre County staff and volunteers on Tuesday, Aug. 8 from 11:30 am to noon at both the Bellefonte and Howard elementary schools for “A Day at the Y.” The Y will show the community all it has to offer.

For more information on YMCA Advocacy Week, contact Howard Long at 814-355-5551 or hlong@ymcaocc.org via email.