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Free summer lunch Jackson Elementary holds program kicks off in end-of-year picnic for students Nanty Glo Borough newspapers

Vol. 96 No. 24

ISSN:1529-9910

By Calem Illig

for Mainline Newspapers

Free summer lunches have now become an option for children in the Nanty Glo area. The Nanty Glo United Methodist Church has teamed up with the Cambria County Child Development Corporation to provide free lunches for children in the area throughout the month of June. According to Pastor Bill Warrick of the Nanty Glo United Methodist Church, the program is open to anyone ages 18 and under. He noted that there is no requirement for a proof of residency or income, and he is hoping to serve as many children as possible within the area. “We are expecting to serve between 40-50 children within the area,” said Warrick. “If we only serve 20 [kids] though, we would still be happy to be making a difference.” The free lunch program, which is administered through the United States Department of Agriculture, encourages healthy eating habits for children. The goal of the program is to not only provide free lunches for the children of the community, but also to develop lifelong healthy eating habits.

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The free lunches will be served every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the month of June. The lunches begin at noon and last until 1 p.m. After the children finish their meals, Warrick noted, there will be select activities throughout the month for the children to enjoy. The children will have the opportunity to participate in presentations from the Cambria County 911 Center as well as the local fire and police departments. Warrick also noted that there are more than a dozen volunteers helping with the process, and the volunteers are needed to help prepare the meals, watch the children, and help with the activities. Anyone interested in volunteering to help with the free lunch program can contact Warrick at the United Methodist Church. The first free meals were served to the children on June 7. Warrick stated that, as of now, the free meals are only planned to be offered throughout the month of June. If the program is successful, however, Warrick proclaimed that there is the opportunity to expand the program into the month of July as well.

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Jackson Elementary students (from left) John Williamson, Coreigh Anderson, Josh Bearer, and Keagan Amenti enjoy a picnic lunch to celebrate the end of the school year. Photo by Allie Garver.

BVMA receives update on three ongoing projects

SEE LUNCH, PAGE 4A

By Allie Garver

of Mainline Newspapers

At the Blacklick Valley Municipal Authority meeting held on Wednesday, May 31, Mike Pisarcik gave the engineer’s report because Rich Wray could not attend the meeting. Pisarcik talked about the ongoing projects, with the first one being the Fords Corner wastewater project. “Basically, everything is tied in right now,” said Mike Pisarcik. “What we’re going to be doing here is going in and doing the topsoil on one of the properties.” Pisarcik continued by saying that a drainage field needs to be constructed on Finntown Road between two homes there. Water is coming up between the homes and needs to be addressed. “I’ve got another problem with an old leach bed,” said Pisarcik. “We’re probably going to drain that down and re-topsoil that.”

Gianna Grimaldi (left), Aubrey Kabo, and Haylee Campbell bring their favorite blankets to Jackson Elementary for a picnic during their lunch period. Photo by Allie Garver.

was working well and was on cost financially. He told the authority that the work laying conduit and fiber optic underground control lines was moving forward but could only be completed as fast as the construction work by Global Heavy Corporation was being completed. Shura presented two pay applications for $61,975.47 and $46, 849.50 to be approved and paid by the authority for the continuing work at the plant. The

Jackson Elementary students Michael Nelson (left), Link Stoltz, Ben Bearer, and Logan Dalfonso enjoy their time together during the picnic held at the school during lunch. Photo by Allie Garver.

Nanty Glo Water Auth. hears progress on treatment plant project

SEE PROJECTS, PAGE 3A

By Amber Stich

of Mainline Newspapers

At its June meeting, Nanty Glo Water Authority heard an update from engineer Brian Shura on the current water treatment plant project. Shura said the project

SEE PLANT, PAGE 3A

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