On Centre: Bald Eagle Area | Bargains galore at Milesburg yard sale

October 1, 2013 

Though trees still sport their leaves, lawns in Milesburg soon will be covered.

The borough’s second fall community yard sale is set for Friday and Saturday. Borough Secretary Paula Hall said last year’s debut sale, inspired by a similar spring event, went so well, she suggested an encore to the Borough Council.

“It gives people a way to maybe get rid of some things before the winter settles in, and get some extra cash,” Hall said.

There’s no starting time, but early birds, please, at least wait until after sunrise to begin your treasure hunts.

The sale lasts as long as bargains, rather than colorful leaves, carpet yards and driveways.

Looking ahead

The Howard Area Lions Club has a clear vision for its upcoming fundraiser.

In support of eye care, the club’s annual White Cane Days will take place Oct. 11-12 at three Beech Creek locations. From noon to 6 p.m. the first day and 8 a.m. to noon the second, the Uni-Mart and Lykens Market convenience stores and the Sovereign Bank will accept donations for eye examinations, vision research, leaders dogs for the blind and eyeglasses for Third World nations.

Last year’s White Cane Days fundraiser generated more than $400, said Dwayne Haines, the club treasurer.

“Hopefully, we’ll surpass that,” he said. “If we can reach that, that’s still two good days.”

Part of a national effort, the fundraiser is tied to National White Cane Safety Day on Oct. 15. Congress designated the day in 1964 to promote awareness of white canes — an internationally recognized aid for the blind that an English photographer invented in 1921 to increase his visibility to cars — and the need for motorists to use special care around people using them.

For information about the fundraiser, call Haines at 570-962-2939.

Back in time

October brings the final month of the year to enjoy Curtin Village.

Through Oct. 31, weekend tours of the historic Boggs Township site include visits to the Curtin Mansion and the Pleasant Furnace at Eagle Ironworks, where demonstrations explain the process of smelting iron ore into pig iron.

In addition, visitors can see the Worker’s Village, an example of an early 1800s company town with a two-room log cabin, several homes and a boarding house.

Saturday tours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Sunday, they run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults, $1 for children 12 and younger.

For more information, visit www.curtinvillage.com.

Chris Rosenblum writes a weekly column about news in the Upper and Lower Bald Eagle valleys. If you have news to share, email crosenbl@centredaily.com or call 231-4620.

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