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Local book sale to be held in support of library

MIFFLINTOWN — In an effort to support the Juniata County Library and community, the Friends of the Juniata County Library are holding a special book sale to raise money to purchase additional Chromebooks for the library to loan out. They are in high demand at this time as students need to be able to use full-screen computers for remote learning.

The Romantic Mystery Grab N’ Go Paperback Book Sale will take place Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. in the lower-level parking lot behind the library, by the Historical Society Archives. Signs will be posted.

Cost is $3 for a pre-assorted bag of 10-12 or more. Romance paperbacks or mystery paperbacks. Tell us which you prefer and we will bring you a bag or two (or three) of books right to your car.

McCoysville food

distribution is Oct. 17

MIFFLINTOWN — The Juniata County Food Pantry will hold a distribution of food and other groceries for families who live at the western end of Juniata County on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 10 a.m. at McCoysville Presbyterian Church, 2562 McCoysville Road.

To be eligible for any Juniata County Food Pantry distribution, families must live in Juniata County and meet certain income guidelines. Families must contact the Food Pantry between Oct. 1 and 10 if they wish to attend this distribution. Appointments are required.

For more information about eligibility or to sign up for the McCoysville distribution, please contact the Juniata County Food Pantry, (717) 436-9718.

Local groups search for community support

McCLURE — The McClure-West Beaver Community Chest fund will assist eight local groups with a fundraising drive from Oct. 1 through Nov. 2.

Benefitting organizations are McClure Fire Company, Bannerville Fire Company, the quick response services from McClure and Bannerville, the McClure Library, West Beaver Veterans Memorial Pool in McClure, the local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts troops and the McClure Little League.

All organizations are helped by local volunteers and the money raised in the fund will help these groups continue to function. Due to COVID-19 there will not be any door-to-door solicitation. Donations can be dropped off at the drive-through or night drop at the MCS Bank in McClure. Donations will also be accepted by mailing to McClure- West Beaver Community Chest Fund, 286 Pine Crest Drive, McClure PA 17841.

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