Local briefs

Art display at Porter Library

LAMAR — Rebeccah Brungard, 17, a senior at Central Mountain High School, will host an art display and used book sale at the Porter Township Community Library for her senior project.

The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6.

When coming up with this project, Rebeccah said her aunt, June Strouse, suggested she do something with the library.

“And, I love art, so we came up with painting the walls of the library to brighten things up. I’ve been into art for as long as I remember, in fact I’m planning on going to college for it as well,” she said.

Rebecca is the daughter of Chuck and Julie Brungard, of East End Mountain Road, Mill Hall. She has a younger sister, Emily.

Art Alliance plans events

LEMONT — The Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania has begun the planning to celebrate its golden anniversary, 50 years of recognizing, developing and supporting the visual arts.

The main celebration will be held at Shaver’s Creek on Sept. 23.

In the meantime, there is the 50th anniversary juried show in the Robeson Gallery at Penn State, which runs through April 26, and the two-day annual studio tour May 19-20.

Then there are the continuing classes offered at the art center.

Buoyed by the success of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, several artists 50 years ago formed the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania.

The alliance also supports two affiliate group, Farmland Preservation Artists of Central Pennsylvania and the Potters Guild, which maintains studio space in the basement of the Art Center in Lemont.

Salvation Army plans concert

LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven Salvation Army presents NEOSA Brass, Timbrels and DART Concert on April 6 at 6 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 119 E. Church St., Lock Haven, Pa. 17745. The concert is free.

Alzheimer’s group meeting

LOCK HAVEN –The Covenant Cafe, an early stage Alzheimer’s activity group, will be meeting on Tuesday, March 6, at 1 p.m. at the Ross Library to attend Holly Achenbach Yohe’s presentation on women’s fashion of the Colonial era.

After the program, the group will go directly to the Covenant Cafe located at Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W.Main St. to complete a St. Patrick’s Day craft with volunteer, Carol Poorman. If time permits, the group will also participate in physical activities using the Wii.

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 in this group are given an opportunity to be involved in socially and physically stimulating programs which will help them remain as active as possible.

New members are always welcome. Individuals and families who are interested in being involved in this special program are invited to call Fran Decker, MSW, LSW at (570) 748-4302 or (570) 263-2084 for more information.

CMMS plans mini-thon

MILL HALL — The Central Mountain Middle School will be holding its second annual Mini-THON on April 28.

This multi-hour event will bring together hundreds of students and teachers from CMMS for a common cause, conquering childhood cancer.

In order to hold a successful event this school year, we are seeking monetary and in-kind donations from local businesses. For more information on donating goods or services, please contact Jaime Kessinger at jkessing@kcsd.us, Elise Godner at egordner@kcsd.us or Megan Heggenstaller at mheggenstaller@kcsd.us.

LHU video wins award

LOCK HAVEN — Each year, Lock Haven University Student Activities and the Haven Activities Council (HAC) sponsor the annual Homecoming Golf Cart Parade, a popular event that showcases the university’s many student clubs.

The 2017 parade brought more than 2,000 participants and spectators out to enjoy the fun campus tradition.

HAC recently submitted a video highlighting the parade for the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) National Your Best Campus Tradition award. The video made it into the finals — the top three for campuses with less than 5,000 students, and competed for online votes on Monday, February 19 at the NACA convention in Boston.

The two schools LHU competed against were Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., and Gettysburg College. HAC’s video received the most votes and won registration to the 2019 NACA National Convention and a slot to present, an article in Campus Activities Magazine, and $1,000 toward the parade.

The video was shot and edited by student Kylee Doyle and the students interviewed were Mike Williams and Rachel Capece, both HAC members. To view, visit https://youtu.be/07RowQmoSvM.