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Shoe Bank to give free, new shoes this Saturday

LOCK HAVEN – Kids pick out a new pair of sneakers or shoes, parents get a break with their budget, and volunteers enjoy happy smiles. That’s what the Shoe Bank is all about. It’s a simple idea: free, new shoes for kids and teens who need them.

The Lock Haven Area Shoe Bank will be open Saturday, Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St., Lock Haven.

Families may come from throughout Clinton County and the Liberty-Curtin Elementary attendance area. Kids and teens must be accompanied by an adult and have their Medical Access card, CHIP card, or similar type of insurance card. An agency also may referral a family.

Anyone who knows a family who can benefit from this service is encouraged to pass the word along.

The free new shoes are available in a variety of brands. They come with a free new pair of socks, and kids are encouraged to take home a free book. All of this is made possible by donations and grants including one from the Clinton County Community Foundation.

For more information about the Shoe Bank or on how to become a volunteer, contact Diahann at 814-571-5324 or lhasb@outlook.com.

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‘Cider & Candidates’ event Oct. 26 in Renovo

RENOVO — Democrats and friends are invited to attend “Cider & Candidates,” a free outreach event being planned for Saturday, Oct. 26 in Renovo Borough.

The social gathering will take place from 1-2:30 p.m. at the 16th Street Park and will feature opportunities to meet candidates seeking office, Cider and festive autumn snacks, fun activities, including pumpkin and rock painting!

“This is a fun way to bring Democrats and those interested in learning more about our party together ahead of the Nov. 5 election,” said Rose Reeder, chair of the Clinton County Democratic Committee. “We are excited to be holding this event in Western Clinton County and hope that people from the surrounding precincts will come out and join us for this afternoon event!”

For more information, visit www.ClintonCountyPaDemocrats.com.

4th Annual Santa Jump Jamboree is Nov. 9

BEECH CREEK –The 4th Annual Beech Creek-Blanchard Santa Jump Jamboree will be held on Nov. 9. Santa and elves will parachute onto the ball field at 1 p.m., weather permitting, and then greet kids and hand out treats.

Vendors will be set up and available from 10 a.m.to 3 p.m, and crafts for the kids will be open from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at theBeech Creek Fire Hall, Community Centr and Borough Building.

There will be six bikes given away, five ham and five turkey meals given away, plus a Chinese Auction and 50/50 drawing that will be drawn after the skydiving.

Anyone interested in a vendor spot or being a sponsor for this event, please call Billie Orndorf at 570-962-9944 or email SantaJump2016@gmail.com

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