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Antis Township Board of Supervisors
Phone:
814-742-7361 • Emergency: 932-7701
Address: 909 North 2nd Street, Bellwood, PA 16617 (photo)
Meeting Place:
Antis Township Municipal Building
Meets: 1st Thursday (7:00 p.m.)
Chairman: Raymond Amato, Vice Chairman: Robert Smith,Jr.
Members: Charles Taylor, Kenneth W. Hostler, CJ Caracciolo

Bellwood Ambulance A.M.E.D.
Phone: 814-943-8993
Address: 1012 7th Ave. Altoona, PA 16602
Comments: Dial 911 for emergency

Bellwood American Legion Post 424
Meeting Place: Clubhouse
Meets:
3rd Monday, 7:00 p.m.
Commander:
Tom Kissell
Comments: Election in June

Bellwood American Legion Ladies Auxiliary
Phone:
814-742-8228
Meeting Place: Clubhouse
President:
Nancy Hamer

Bellwood-Antis Alumni Association
Meeting Place:
Bellwood-Antis Public Library
Meets:
4 times a year
Contact:
Joyce Knowles, 814-944-5506

Bellwood-Antis Community Trust
Phone:
814-742-8841
Address: P.O. Box 336, Bellwood, PA 16617
President:
Stanley Hostler
Vice-President:
John Frederick
Secretary/Treasurer:
Hazel Bilka
Comments: Initiate activities in the Bellwood-Antis area leading to improvements in the economic, social, educational and cultural well-being of its citizens.

Bellwood-Antis Community Picnic
Meeting Place: Committee, Bellwood Fire Dept or DelGrosso’s Park
President: Charles McCloskey, 814-742-7723
Vice-President: Susan Johnson, 814-742-7962
Secretary: Lisa Wolfe, 814-822-2286
Treasurer: Kate Frazier, 814-742-7850
Park Office: 814-684-3538
Date: Third Friday in July
Comments: A picnic that brings the community together. Free rides to all B-A school alumni and students, K-12 grade. Many family reunions are held at this picnic including an all-classes high school reunion.

Bellwood-Antis Farm Show
Phone: 814-742-8706
President: Robert Whiteford
Comments: Farm show is held Tuesday through Saturday, after Labor Day.

Bellwood-Antis Girls Softball League
Address:
RD 2, Box 183, Tyrone, PA 16686
Contact:
Charles Kirkpatrick, 814-822-2000
Age Brackets: Girls 8-12 yrs. old
Comments: Instructional league to prepare girls for play at a higher level (Jr. High ball)

Bellwood-Antis Lions Club
Meeting Place:
Trinity United Methodist Church, 533 Main St., Bellwood, PA 16617
Meets: 1st Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
Board Meetings: Last Thursday @ B-A Public Library
President: Mike Turek 814-742-8161
Vice-President: Brian Toth, Dave Taylor & Travis Mills
Secretary: Janet Mills: 814-742-7751
Treasurer: Joe Marinak (814-742-7293)

Comments: World’s largest community service organization with goals to improve our community, serve those less fortunate and provide networking opportunities. Major focus on visually impaired, diabetes and drug awareness.

Bellwood-Antis Little League Baseball
Address:
P.O. Box 746, Bellwood, PA 16617
Committee Meeting Places:
Off-season: B-A Public Library, During season: Little League Field
Meets: 2nd Tuesday of each month
President:
Scott Pearce, 814-686-7468
Vice-President: Gary Sunderland
Secretary: Jeff Barlett
Treasurer: Rhonda Nagle (814-742-9397)
Other positions: Randy Zitterbart,V-P minor league 742-7171 and Harold Pearce, Player Agent, 684-4855
Age Brackets: Little League, 10-12 yrs. old; Minor League, 7 yrs. & older; T-Ball, 5 yrs. & older
Comments: More than 200 children play in the League each summer. Our organization consists of involved parents who want to provide a quality summer activity for the community’s young people.

Bellwood-Antis Public Library
Phone: 814-742-8234
Address: 526 Main Street, Bellwood, PA 16617
Meeting Place:
Library Board, Sheetz Room B-A Public Library
Meets:
1st Monday of each month
President:
Stanley Hostler
CoVice-Presidents:
Joe Marinak & Bob Holes

Bellwood-Antis Quarterback Club
President:
Chris Doyle, (814)742-8601

Bellwood-Antis Rail Trail Group
Executive Director:
Hazel Bilka 814-742-8841
President: John Frederick
Comments: Hiking and biking trails

Bellwood-Antis School Board
Meeting Place:
High School
Meets: 2nd Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.
President: Kenneth Loucks
Vice-President: Steve Winterstein
Members: Linda Cherry, Donna Tyler, Jeff Plummer, Lisa Kovac, Scott Boyer, Steve Burns, Dr. Christopher Riddle
Solicitor: David Andrews

Bellwood-Antis School District Foundation
Phone: 814-742-2271
Meeting Place: Bellwood-Antis High School Conference Room
President: Crystal Himes, 814-742-7715
Vice-President: Jon Russin, 814-742-7203
Secretary: Deb Sitman
Treasurer: Mary Jo Caracciolo
Comments: The Foundation is a 501 (3) non-profit organization. Business and community members raise funds, which Foundation administers the teacher-grants awarded to teacher’s programs.

Bellwood-Antis Teener League
Address:
Drost Sports Complex
Contact: Ken Denny 814-742-2160

Bellwood-Antis Township Park & Recreation Authority
Address:
909 North Second Street, Bellwood, PA 16617
Phone:
814-742-7361
President:
Ray Amato
Vice-President:
CJ Caracciolo
Secretary/Treasurer: Sue Johnson
Members: Dave Worthing, Lisa Kovac

Bellwood Beagle Club
Meets:
1st Wednesday
President:
Robert Hall
Vice-President:
Blair Hollen
The purpose of the club is to promote and advance interest in the breeding and training of pure-breed beagles and to sponsor and participate in organized AKC field trials.

Bellwood Borough Authority
Phone: 814-742-8591
Address: 516 Main Street, Bellwood, PA 16617
Meeting Place: Bellwood Municipal Building
Meets: 1st Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
Chairman:
Joseph Whiteford
Vice-Chairman: Thomas Lechner
Board: Brian Kustaborder, Herb Shelow, Dave McCloskey
Secretary/Treasurer: Sherry Claybaugh

Bellwood Borough Council
Phone: 814-742-8591
Address: 516 Main Street, Bellwood, PA 16617
Meeting Place:
Bellwood Municipal Building
Meets:
1st Monday, 6:30 p.m.
President: Herb Shelow
Vice-President:
John Winesickle
Secretary/Treasurer: Jennifer Eger
Members: Mike Lang, James Bilka, Brian Thomas, Kathy Dietzel, Judy Erickson

Bellwood Eagles
Phone: 814-742-7423
Meeting Place: Bellwood Eagles
Meets:
2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 8:00 p.m.
Comments: Election in May

Bellwood Eagles Ladies Auxiliary
Phone: 814-742-7423
Meeting Place: Bellwood Eagles
Meets:
2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.
Comments: Election in May

Bellwood Knights of Columbus
Address: P.O. Box 146, Bellwood, PA 16617
Meeting Place:
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 623 E. 3rd St., Bellwood, PA 16617
Meets:
2nd Monday, 7;00 p.m.
Grand Knight:
Joseph Grabowski phone: 330-4191

Bellwood Quilting Bees
Meeting Place: B-A Public Library
Meets:
1st Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
Contacts:
Kathy Miller 814-943-0141 or Barb Parks 814-742-7796
Comments: Dues are $25.00 per year, with $5.00 going to the Library. We enjoy learning and sharing the joys of quilting. We also meet at the Library the 3rd Thursday, 6:30 to teach and encourage new quilters. Everyone is welcome!

Bellwood Sportsmen Club
Phone: 814-742-9497
Meeting Place: Club House
Contact: Kevin Pritchett
Website: www.bellwoodsportsmen.org

Boy Scouts
Troop 92
Scoutmaster: Brian Parshall, 814-684-4247 or 935-3067
Troop 29
Scoutmaster: Jeff Hanna, 814-742-9829

Council of Churches
Meeting Place: B-A Public Library
Address: P.O. Box 135, Bellwood, PA 16617
Meets: 1st Tuesday of each month Sept-June
President: Rev.Donna Vaux, 814-742-7695
Vice President: Jean Williamson
Comments: Provide framework within which local Christian congregation can discuss issues of common concerns. Also, initate programs of service to the community by which they demonstrate the unity they have in Christ and provide opportunities for participation in common worship. Clothing give-away held April & August, contact Paula Langenbacher.

Cub Scouts Pack 28
Meeting Place: B-A Middle School Cafeteria
Address: 337 South 2nd St, Bellwood, Pa 16617 Phone 742-7013
Meets: 4th Monday at 7 p.m.
Cubmaster: Chris Bowers, 814-742-8360
Committee Chair: Brenda Himes, 814-742-7013
Treasurer: Tricia Bowers, 814-686-6000
Website: www.pack28.net

Door
Address:
P.O. Box 6, Bellwood, PA 16617
Director:
Rev. David Taylor 814-935-9971
Hours:
Monday–Friday 3p.m.–8p.m.
Ages:
7th grade-12th grade
e-mail:
thedoor@mail.com
Comments: A Christ centered family environment for the youth in our community who find guidance, helping hand with homework and a home cooked meal. Bringing love to their world everyday.

Fire Companies
Excelsior Fire Company
  Phone: 814-742-8541
  Meeting Place: Fireplace, 399 South First Street, Bellwood, PA 16617
  Meets: 1st & 3rd Tuesday
  President: Jeff Henshey
  Vice-President: Deb Balkavich
  Chief: David McCloskey

Pinecroft Fire Company
  Phone: 814-943-3704
  Meeting Place: Fire Hall, RD 7, Box 890, Altoona, PA 16601
  Meets: 1st & 3rd Tuesday
  President: Melvin Pfhaler 814-329-7397
  Vice-President: Joe Dennis
  Secretary: Melissa Niedermayer
  Treasurer: Dennis Shaw

Tipton-Antis Volunteer Fire Company
  Phone: 814-742-7630
  Meeting Place: Social Hall, P.O. Box 71, Tipton, PA 16687
  Meets: Trustees 2nd Sunday @ 6:30, Company 3rd Sunday @ 6:30
  President: Dave Peterson, 814-684-4455
  Vice-President: Robert Dollar
  Secretary: Shannon Gunsaullas
  Treasurer: Steve Orlin
  Chief: Dave Peterson, Sr.

Food Share Program
Contact: Rick Beatty 814-742-8471 / Hope Center
Comments: Food distributed April and August and Thanksgiving food baskets.

Frontline Ministries
Contact: George Palmer
Address: Box 9 Tipton, PA 16617
Phone: 814-684-1515
Website: www.frontlineministries.com

Garden Club
Meeting Place:
Bellwood-Antis Public Library
Meets:
2nd Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
President:
Marie Walter, 814-742-8452
Secretary:
Kay Geis, 814-742-8709
Comments: Learn, share and grow. Our program can be a craft, learning new gardening ideas and visiting greenhouses and gardens. We have a plant sale the first Wednesday of May to benefit the Library. We also help decorate the Library at Christmas.

Girl Scouts
Contact: Debbie Garritano, Field Director
Address: Blair County Office, 1409 3rd Ave, Duncansville, PA 16603
Phone: 814-695-8510
Age brackets:
  Daisy: Kindergarten
  Brownies: 1st, 2nd & 3rd grades
  Junior: 4th, 5th & 6th grades
  Studio 2B:7th-12th grades
Website: www.talusrockpa.org.
Comments: To help girls develop to their full potential, to also help them relate to others with understanding, respect and skill. To help girls develop meaningful values and ethics that will guide their actions. Also, to help girls contribute to the improvement of society through the use of their abilities and leadership skills, while working in co-operation with others.

Hope Center
Contact: Rick Beatty, 814-742-8471 or e-mail rick.beatty@verizon.net
Address: 421 Main St., Bellwood, PA 16617
Comments: Events planned for Sept & Oct. 'The Outlet' coffee house for teens and young adults with live music, GED classes, 'Soup’s On' every Wednesday, Small Group Bible Study also study 40 Days of Purpose, counseling services will offer sessions 'Making a Marriage Work' and 'Post Traumatic Stress Disorder'. The Hope Center is designed to help people meet one another and build friendships with many acts of kindness performed quietly throughout the community. Your donation to support the programs listed plus much more are greatly appreciated.

Military Memories
Contact: Karla Davis 814-742-8777
email: davisandco@atlanticbb.net
Comments: The Bellwood Veterans Group meets at the Bellwood-Antis Public Library the last Tuesday of each month. Join the conversation or listen to the stories and memories of others.

Northern Blair County Recreation Center
Address: P.O. Box 118, Tipton, PA 16684
Phone: 814-742-9500
email: nbcrc@atlanticbb.net

T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)
Meeting Place:
B-A Public Library
Meets:
Monday evening 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
President:
Alice Sampsel 814-944-3157
Vice-President:
Debbie Woolford
Secretary:
Debbie Smith
Treasurer:
Diane Brinkman
Weight Recorders:
Mary Kay Orbine & Gloria Slavik
Comments:
A weight loss program while receiving encouragement from the other members. Group discussion.

United States Armed Forces Mothers, Squad 41
Meeting Place:
Holiday Inn Express
Meets:
3rd Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
Contact:
LuAnn Leamer, 814-943-7122
Comments:
Support group of mothers of sons and daughters serving in any branch of the active duty military.

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post #5201
Phone: 814-742-8228
Meeting Place: Clubhouse
President:
Gary Mills
Vice-President: Tom Kissell

Youth Groups
AWANA
  Meeting Place: Faith Baptist Church
  Address: Rt. 220, Altoona PA, 16601
  Phone: 814-742-2103
  Meets: Wednesday, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
  Comments: Awana is a program that is Bible based. Encourages youth to develop a close personal relationship with Christ. Classes for youth ages 3-18.

Kids Club
  Meeting Place: Hillside Community Church
  Address: 508 S. Cambria St. Bellwood, PA 16617
  Phone: 814-742-8581
  Meets: Wednesday, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
  Website: www.hillsidecommunitychurch.net
  Comments: Children's Ministries to evangelize and disciple young people to a dynamic Christian life by mature leadership through the local church. Programs for ages 3-18.

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