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On Centre: Penns Valley | Meal at Hoss’s benefits Penns Valley students

The Parent Teacher Group of Penns Valley Intermediate fifth- and sixth-graders is holding a fundraiser with Hoss’s Steak and Sea House to raise money for student field trips.

Fifth-graders will be going to Old Bedford Village in June, and sixth-graders will be going to Washington, D.C., in May.

About 200 students are part of this year’s fundraising efforts.

On Friday, Hoss’s in State College will donate 20 to 25 percent of participating customers’ total checks to the groups.

“We thought this would be a great fundraiser because everyone needs to eat, and why not enjoy a night out for dinner and at the same time benefit the PTG?” said spokeswoman Pam Royer. “We don’t have a goal; we are just trying some new fundraisers so that people aren’t buying something that they really don’t want just so they can support the school.”

Anyone who wants to participate will need to print a copy of the announcement from the Penns Valley Area School District website and bring it to the restaurant. The printout includes a group number, as that is what gets the fundraiser credit.

It is applicable to lunch and dinner only. Distributing invitations on Hoss’s property is prohibited.

“We hope to see lots of people there supporting us,” Royer said.

Information can be found at

Cards are also available for those who do not have the ability to print. Contact Royer at for more information.

Money raised by the PTG also supports performing arts programs and other student and teacher needs that are not covered in the district budget, Royer said.

The PTG also is holding a spaghetti dinner created by sixth-graders in April and a district carnival May 9 and 10 at Penns Valley Area High School. Royer said that this fundraising event is new this year.

Booster clubs from the high school and community organizations have been asked to be a part of the carnival, as well, to rent a space and set up games for their own fundraising efforts.

Garbrick Amusements & Manufacturing has been contacted to provide several rides, Royer said, and food and live entertainment will also be included.