By R.L. McCray

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I saw the "old" gymnasium at Corry Area High School on Thursday during the middle school girls basketball game. It was pretty impressive. The new bleachers are first class and there are now orange mats against the wall from end to end of the playing surface. Todd Knapp pointed out a few things with Marc Fralick by his side.

It was nice for Corry's region championship girls volleyball team to get air time on TV after Thursday's big win over Harbor Creek. They even did interviews with coach Kelly Goodsel and players Rachel Brady and Tayler Elchynski.

Sparky Ross tells me that the Union City American Legion is hosting a steak fry today from 4-9 p.m. for $12. Takeout is available.

Interesting talking to my former neighbor, Peggy Mick. She now works in North East but lives in Corry. She told me that when and if the COVID-19 virus ever ends, her dream vacation would be to go to Thailand or Greece. She had photos of a great trip to a canyon in Utah.

The Corry VFW will hold another Mexican night on Oct. 29 starting at 5 p.m. Hopefully Kay Black can help but she's hobbling on a sore knee.

Get-well wishes to Mike Short. Sam Dubrosky is filling in for him at the VFW.

The other day I remembered that longtime teacher and coach Bill Klapthor had a white car that he called Whitey Ford. I also found a photo from a sports banquet (early 1960s) that featured Ford, Yankee catcher Elston Howard and my uncle, the late Jim Hannan.

Happy belated birthday wishes Oct. 11 to Laura Cochrane and Oct. 14 to Elaine Jukes and Rob Weis (the big 50).

And belated anniversary wishes to Chris and Rod "Pops" McCray, number 48, Marsha and Greg Marsh (47th), Candy and Bob Savko (25th) and Ashlyn and Brandon Mitchell (3rd).

Moose Dunnewold tells me he got in a final round of golf at Carter Heights Golf Course and that owner Toni Johnson is closing next week.

It's been a great golfing season for many since the courses have been open despite the virus. I learned that this was the 10th year from Betsy VanderSchaaff working in the clubhouse at North Hills Golf Course.

Next Saturday, Oct. 24, Penn State kicks off its football season at Indiana at 3:30 p.m. on FS1 TV.

The benefit for Roberta "Bobbi" Anderson is at the VFW pavilion Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

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