Upcoming community events scheduled
VENDORS NEEDED: Vendors and parade units are still needed for the 2014 Avonmore Harvest Jubilee parade to be held Sept. 20 at 1 p.m. The festival will run from Sept. 19 to 21. For more information, contact Ashley at (724) 762-2525.
CPR CLASS: Harvest Community Church is offering a CPR training class from 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 17 at the Kittanning Campus, 143 Reed Road, Kittanning. Those attending will receive a free CPR kit. Register at www.harvestpa.org. Classes are open to all.
BACK-TO-SCHOOL BLOWOUT: The second annual Back-to-School Blowout will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 16 at Valley Grace Brethren Church, at Routes 56 and 22, Armagh.
Teachers from the United School District, along with volunteers from the Women of Faith group of Valley Grace Brethren Church, have planned the event as a way to reach out to the children of the community and help them start the school year right.
The three rules for this free event are: children must be present to participate; children must be accompanied by and adult, regardless of age; and the event is not income-based.
It is open to all school-age children.
There will also be a bake sale, with proceeds going to help children in need throughout the school year.
For more information, to volunteer or to set up a booth, call Donnalynn Custer at (814) 322-2198.
FOOD DRIVE: The Love Basket, a nonprofit, all volunteer emergency food assistance program for Indiana County, is holding a midyear church food drive to restock their shelves.
Area churches and individuals are invited to participate during the weekend of July 26 and 27 by collecting nonperishable food items or monetary donations.
Items may then be delivered between noon and 3 p.m. July 27 to the Love Basket Warehouse in the Robertshaw Building on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus. Alternate arrangements can be made as necessary.
All food is distributed through Indiana County churches. For more information, call (724) 349-3787.