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Grange Fairgrounds hosts horse show Grange Fairgrounds hosts horse show
1 week ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — The Pennsylvania Quarter Horse Association recently held its Mid-Summer Horse Show at the Grange Fairgrounds in Centre Hall. Event sponsorship chairman Rita McMullen was very enthusiastic about the show. “We have 625 horses entered, which translates to about 2,500 people [Read More]
Military museum hosts 'Vietnam Revisited' bivouac Military museum hosts 'Vietnam Revisited' bivouac
1 week ago - Centre County Gazette
BOALSBURG — The weather was hot and steamy. Water from a morning downpour hung on the thick brush and grass near Alpha Company’s field headquarters tent. Nearby soldiers were busy donning their weapons and gear for a patrol in the woods. It looked like a scene from a movie or a [Read More]
Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival fills Grange Park Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival fills Grange Park
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — The Ninth annual Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival brought 20 Bluegrass bands and a crowd of thousands to the Grange Fairgrounds in Centre Hall over the weekend. This year’s event drew even larger crowds than last year, with attendees coming from a dozen or more states, [Read More]
Luncheon welcomes new Blue Band director Luncheon welcomes new Blue Band director
3 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — On July 1, about 100 Penn State University students, faculty and alumni gathered in the Blue Band building on the Penn State campus for a luncheon to welcome Gregory Drane, the newly appointed director of the band. Drane took on his new role following the retirement of [Read More]
Village of Coyler celebrates Independence Day Village of Coyler celebrates Independence Day
3 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
POTTER TOWNSHIP — Other towns in the county have parades, usually put on in conjunction with carnivals as fundraisers for volunteer fire companies, but the tiny village of Colyer's Fourth of July parade is just for fun — a pure celebration of American independence. The parade traces [Read More]
Military history comes alive at Centre Hall Library Military history comes alive at Centre Hall Library
3 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — The Centre Hall branch of the Centre County Library has begun its children's summer reading program, “Every Hero Has a Story.” And, during the program's July 2 meeting, military heroes were featured, with two military reenactment groups paying a visit to the [Read More]
Grange Fairgrounds hosts Relay for Life fundraiser Grange Fairgrounds hosts Relay for Life fundraiser
4 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — The 11th annual Happy Valley Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society was held June 27 and 28 at the Grange Fairgrounds in Centre Hall. This annual event is one of the top fundraisers of its kind, ranked 15th in its division and 138th in the nation. This year [Read More]
Centre Hall Yard Sale Days draw large crowds Centre Hall Yard Sale Days draw large crowds
4 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — Though best known for the Grange Fair that packs its town each year, Centre Hall also hosts another widely attended event each year — its Town Wide Yard Sale Days, held the last full weekend in June. Town Wide Yard Sale Days began when several local business owners [Read More]
Centre Hall Women's Club makes donations Centre Hall Women's Club makes donations
4 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — The Centre Hall Women’s Club recently presented donations to four Penns Valley community organizations: Centre Hall Library, Centre Hall Fire Company, the HOPE Fund of Penns Valley and Penns Valley EMS. Women’s Clubs began in the United States in the 1860s, with [Read More]
Historic cars 'lap the block' in Bellefonte Historic cars 'lap the block' in Bellefonte
5 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — The American auto industry began in earnest about 100 years ago, thanks to men such as Henry Ford. It grew steadily until interrupted by World War II, when car makers switched to making tanks, Jeeps, airplanes and munitions for the war effort. For several years there were no new [Read More]
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