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Civil War Reenactment

plans upcoming events

STATE COLLEGE — The August meeting of the 148th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company C, Civil War Reenactment Group will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 7:30 p.m. at Hoss’s Steak and Sea Restaurant, 1450 N. Atherton Street, State College.

The Civil War reenactors will be discussing their summer and fall Civil War reenacting schedule to include the Annual Gettysburg Battle Reenactment the weekend of Aug. 22-23 at the Daniel Lady Farm site in Gettysburg, the Fall Skirmish of the Battle of Antietam/Sharpsburg the weekend of Sept. 12-13 again at the Daniel Lady Farm site in Gettysburg, and the Annual Battle of Cedar Creek Reenactment in Middletown, VA the weekend of Oct. 17-18.

During the Civil War, seven of the ten companies of the 148th PA Regiment were recruited from Centre County and became known as “The Centre County Regiment.” The 148th PA Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company C, Reenactment Group has over 20 active members from Centre, Clearfield, Mifflin, Juniata, Northumberland, and Blair Counties.

The Regiment is actively recruiting new members. Anyone who is interested in learning more about Civil War reenacting or the Civil War in general is encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact President Lynn Herman at 814-861-0770.

Rural veteran outreach

program next Thursday

LOCK HAVEN — Veteran Community Initiatives, Inc. (VCI) will hold a Rural Veteran Outreach Program Thursday, Aug. 13 at the Lock Haven Veterans of Foreign Wars post located at 1110 E. Water St. Lock Haven, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The event is aimed at providing information to veterans and their families about potential benefits available to them.

“We strive to reach as many individuals as possible and clear up what is out there for our area veterans,” said Tom Caulfield, VCI Director. “Part of that process is to bring out representatives from a number of organizations who offer an array of services to our veteran community.”

Presenters will provide attendees with information concerning medical care, disability claims, job search assistance, and information about Veterans Court.

Attendees are asked to wear face masks, if able, and maintain social distancing guidelines. The event will also be limited to accommodate the capacity guideline and to ensure the safety of participants.

All veterans, family members, and friends are invited. No cost refreshments and a light lunch will be provided. For questions call VCI at (814) 255-0355.

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