Local briefs

Benefit softball tournament Saturday for Justin Kline

ANTES FORT — A Central Mountain High School senior is sponsoring a slow pitch softball tournament on Saturday to benefit Justin Kline, a Beech Creek man who was diagnosed with leukemia several years ago and continues to recover.

Skylar Ley, daughter of Stafford and Brandi Ley of Mill Hall, said she wanted to use her senior project to help somebody in the community and selected Justin.

The coed, double elimination tournament will be held at the Antes Fort Park.

There will also be a 50/50 and raffle of baskets and many other items.

For information about the tournament, contact Stafford Ley at 570-772-3134.

Protest to end human detention camps is Friday in Centre County

STATE COLLEGE — “Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps” will bring Centre County residents together at Martin Luther King Plaza on Fraser Street between College and Beaver from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday to protest the inhumane conditions facing refugees.

The vigil will be one of nearly 600 taking place on five continents, and one of 20 taking place in Pennsylvania. Advocates, activists and impacted persons will speak on the issue of human detention camps in the United States.

At 9 p.m., around the country and around the world, participants will light candles in a silent vigil for all those held in US detention camps to bring light to the darkness of our government’s inhumane treatment of migrants at the border.

Sponsors include SEIU, American Federation of Teachers, American Farm Workers, Dolores Huerta Foundation, New Sanctuary Coalition, Fair Immigration Reform Movement, Border Network for Human Rights, Witness Homestead, numerous frontline immigration advocacy organizations, a multitude of faith-based organizations, the Women’s March, and Indivisible.

More information at https://www.lightsforliberty.org/ Local contact: Janet Irons, 814-234-0502.

Visit the Farrandsville Furnace on Sunday

LOCK HAVEN –The July Second Sunday Program of the Clinton County Historical Society will be on July 14 at the Farrandsville Furnace, one of the first Hot Blast Furnaces in North America.

The program is titled ” Hard Iron, Soft Coal” and tells the story of cutting edge iron production in the 1830’s in Clinton County. The coal mined in Minersville just a short distance from the furnace was the fuel that fired this 19th century technology.

Second Sunday programs are presented monthly to support the mission of the Historical Society to collect, preserve and share the history of Clinton County. Programs are free and future presentations can be viewed on the website www.clintonpahistory.org. Sponsors of our Second Sunday programs are Croda, Woolrich Inc., The Bus Stops Here and First Citizens Community Bank.

Tickets for the August 3 Barn Dance are now on sale at the Heisey House Museum or by visiting our website www.clintonpahistory.org. The McNett Country Band is back performing your favorites. Put on your cowboy boots and come dance with us as we raise funds for Historical Society projects.

Susquehanna Valley

Quilt Guild to meet

PENNSDALE — The Susquehanna Valley Quilt Guild will hold it’s next meeting on Thursday, July 18, at 7 p.m. at the Pennsdale United Methodist Church, 658 Village Road, Pennsdale, PA. Members should note date change.

Jill Shaw of 118 Fabrics and More from Sweet Valley will be speaker. Her program will cover Donna Robertson’s patterns from Fabric Cafe’s famous three yard lap quilts. Jill will be bringing samples of three yard bundles of fabric that just look like they were made to be together, along with books and single patterns. This quilt would be a great to send along to a future college student, Christmas present, or a charity.

On Saturday, July 20, starting at 9 a.m. at the church, Jill will be teaching a workshop on the three yard quilts. She has made this class very easy to fit your own fabric choices or to buy a beautiful new bundle. There will be a small fee for the workshop as well as several different options for the pattern alone, with pattern and fabrics bundles, etc… Everyone is welcome to both the meeting and the workshop. Please call Sue Keller at 570-916-3131 to register for this new and interesting workshop.

This guild is open to any and all interested in the promotion and teaching the art of quilting. From beginners to masters are welcome. Any questions can be directed to 570-547-1940 or check out our Facebook page.