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2021 Essay Contest Winner

Pictured from left to right:  Barb Harpster (Media Consultant, Altoona Mirror), Joe Meadows (Partner, The Meadows Original Frozen Custard of Hollidaysburg), Deidre “Charles” Dantos (Essay Contest Winner), Fred Imler Jr. (President, Imler’s Poultry) Congratulations to...

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2022 Annual Report – Ad Space Available

The Operation Our Town 2022 Annual Report will be published in March 2022, and will feature news and updates from the past year. We're giving businesses and organizations the opportunity to submit an ad that will appear in the 2022 Annual Report, which will be...

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9th Annual Golf Tournament Results

Operation Our Town held its 9th Annual Golf Tournament on September 20 & 21, 2021.  The two-day event included the Tee Off Against Drugs Student Golf Tournament, Mini-Golf Tournament at Lakemont Park, and the US Foods Neighborhood BBQ at Park Hills Golf Club on...

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2021 Essay Contest

  Operation Our Town and the Altoona Mirror invite area students in 6th through 12th grade in Blair and surrounding counties who are 11 or older to enter an essay on the topic of: “Why do people give in to peer pressure from those who use drugs?  What are some of...

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OOT 2021 Grant Recipients

OPERATION OUR TOWN AWARDS GRANTS FOR DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION Operation Our Town has announced grant awards to 16 local programs aimed at the education and prevention of drug use in Blair County.  A total of over $52,000 will be distributed to the recipients of the 2021...

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2021 OOT Golf Tournament

The 9th Annual Operation Our Town Golf Tournament will be held on September 20 & 21, 2021 at Park Hills Golf Club in Altoona. Schedule of Activities: Monday, September 20: 12:00pm – Tee Off Against Drugs Student Golf Tournament 4:00pm – OOT Mini-Golf Tournament at...

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OOT Day at DelGrosso’s Park

Operation Our Town Day will be held on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at DelGrosso’s Park & Laguna Splash! Pay just $20 for your All-Day Fun Pass when you use this coupon!  For each Operation Our Town coupon redeemed, $3 will be donated back to Operation Our Town! Print...

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Operation Our Town Announces Annual Funding Opportunity

Funding Announcement:  2021 Prevention Grant Cycle Funding Available:  Up to $50,000 for programs aimed at preventing and/or reducing drug abuse and/or crime in Blair County. Grant Fiscal Period:  Will be from August 2021 through August 31, 2022.  All funds are...

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2021 Annual Report – Now Available!

The 2021 Annual Report is now available, and features news and updates from the past year from law enforcement, treatment providers, business leaders, and others, about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the community and those in recovery.Click here to view the...

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2020 Essay Contest Winner

Pictured left to right:  Barb Harpster (Media Consultant, Altoona Mirror), Joe Meadows (Partner, The Meadows Original Frozen Custard of Hollidaysburg), Courtney Irwin (Essay Contest Winner), The Late Fred Imler Sr. (Former President, Imler’s Poultry) Congratulations...

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