'Voices of Blair County' to Assemble at PNG Field

Series: Coronavirus | Story 163

The Altoona Curve, Blair County Chamber of Commerce and Altoona Blair County Development Corp. are teaming up with local elected officials to give Blair County residents the opportunity to tell Pennsylvania’s leaders that the county is ready to face the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Through noon on Friday, May 8, a billboard provided by Lamar Advertising will be made available for the public to sign. The signed billboard will then be delivered to the Capitol in Harrisburg.

The signing process will be single-file to adhere to social distancing measures. Vehicle traffic for signers will be directed to the Tan Parking Lot near the PNG Field box office.

A designated signing area will be established where one driver at a time may pull up, exit their vehicle, sign the billboard, return to their car and then exit the parking lot toward Park Avenue.

Signers are encouraged to bring their own pen to limit the risk of cross-contamination. A permanent marker is preferred.

Those who do not feel comfortable with signing the billboard in person can sign virtually by sending the Altoona Curve a message on Facebook or email the Curve at the address [email protected]

The billboard contains the message “Blair County Strong” and allows residents from all types of business and industry to voice their opinion in support of the community.

Those sectors represented may include, but are not limited to: agriculture, manufacturing, municipalities, grocery and convenience stores, fire and EMS first-responders, local law enforcement, health care, assisted living, hospitality services, public utilities, shopping and retail, business and professional services, veterans, organized labor, local restaurants, school administrators, teachers, students, little leagues, sports and outdoor recreation.

“The events of the last two months have been much, much bigger than baseball. Right now, this is about Blair County coming together,” Derek Martin, Curve general manager, said.


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