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MAY

Our area is home to an abundance of products that are used and enjoyed not only here in central PA, but in some cases, all around the world! With so many great options in our own backyard, why look elsewhere? Let’s support these amazing local products by Sourcing it Local this May!

BLAIR CANDY

Established in 1939, family owned and operated since 1947.  The Blair Candy Company, currently in its 85th year of operation has been a staple of the Altoona business community through thick and thin.  With 3rd and 4th generation owners, Blair Candy, currently located at 3421 Beale Avenue (Altoona) has come a long way from when Patrick Dandrea purchased a small corner store on Green Avenue (in downtown Altoona).  Over the past 80+ years Blair Candy has continued to grow, adapt to the trends, deal with competition from the “big box” stores, and has now managed to become a leading distributor in the candy industry nationwide.  Shipping nationwide and Worldwide, from one box orders to full truckloads of candy, all while maintaining their “family business” approach to their employees, customers,  and business values.   With over 3,000 different types of candy on hand, PLUS ice cream supplies, paper supplies, coffee, tobacco, small games of chance, and more!  You can find it all at the Blair Candy Company.  Stop in to their store or check us out online at www.blaircandy.com !

MARIANNA'S FUNDRAISERS

Marianna’s Fundraisers was established by the DelGrosso Family in 1981 as a way to help organizations meet their fundraising goals.  By offering fresh, quality products, Marianna’s Fundraisers allows people of all ages to enjoy prepared, authentic Italian foods at home.  Marianna’s Fundraisers helps thousands of groups raise funds for a variety of worthy causes such as churches, non-profit organizations, clubs, bands and school groups.  The team at Marianna’s Fundraisers pride themselves in making your community better, one pizza and hoagie at a time.  For more information on Marianna’s Fundraisers, The Fundraiser That Sells Itself, visit www.mariannasfundraisers.com.

COLDWELL BANKER

Locally owned and operated, Town & Country Real Estate opened its doors in 1973 and in 1986 joined Coldwell Banker Residential Affiliates, Inc. and became known as Coldwell Banker Town & Country Real Estate. Under Bob Pennington’s ownership and guidance, the company has sold over 17,000 homes in Blair County. Thanks to the people of Blair County, Coldwell Banker Town & Country is Blair County’s All-Time Top Selling Real Estate Agency.

DELGROSSO

DelGrosso Foods, Inc. is the oldest major family-owned producer of pasta sauce in the U.S., tracing its roots to 1914 and an Italian immigrant’s old-world recipe for pasta sauce.  Ferdinand and Mafalda DelGrosso formalized production of the sauce for retail beginning in 1947.  DelGrosso Foods, Inc. is still family-owned and operated, and DelGrosso products are still manufactured in Tipton, PA, where the story began.  For more information about DelGrosso Foods, Inc. and to share in the family’s tradition, visit www.delgrossofoods.com.

DON'S PIZZA

Don Hoover founded the business in 1971 and managed it for 17 years until the construction of I99 prompted his son to take the reins. The dough is crafted daily by a consistent artisan. Recognizable by its signature dancing yellow lights, the establishment is a hidden gem tucked away on a dead-end road. Located across from the East Freedom Walmart, just follow the glow of those yellow lights. Don’s Pizza extends its gratitude for being recognized as the Hometown Favorite Pizza of 2023. Their distinctive yellow lights and custom pizza boxes set them apart. For many, Don’s Pizza isn’t just a meal—it’s a food group. Their square sheet pizzas, especially the original pepperoni, are beloved, but customization is always an option, whether you’re ordering by the slice or the sheet. In addition to pizza, they offer round pies, strombolis, and gluten-free options.

MAPLE BROOK

Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a beginner, Maple Brook Nursery can be a valuable resource for all your gardening needs, offering both products and expertise to help you create and maintain a beautiful outdoor space.

Maple Brook Nursery specializes in selling plants, trees, shrubs, flowers, and other gardening supplies to individuals and landscapers. We are an one-stop shop for gardening enthusiasts, providing a wide range of products and services to help customers with their gardening and landscaping needs.

OLLINGER BROS

Get ready to build your dream home in Central Pennsylvania with Ollinger Bros Brick & Stone Supply!

 Ollinger Bros: Celebrating 80 years of excellence, we’re your local source for quality building materials. From classic brick to elegant stone, and everything in between, including hardscapes like pavers and retaining walls, we’ve got what you need to make your home stand out!

And the icing on the cake? Our prices are unmatched! We’re firm believers in providing top-notch materials at prices that won’t break the bank for anyone.

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting your journey to homeownership, we’ve got you covered. Swing by either our Hollidaysburg or DuBois locations and let our friendly experts help you find the perfect fit for your project.

But hey, we know life gets busy. That’s why we’ve made it super easy to browse and shop online at ollingerbrick.com. Explore our digital catalog and discover endless possibilities right from the comfort of your own home.

Make your dream home a reality today! Visit us online or in-store and start building with Ollinger Bros Brick & Stone Supply – 80 years of excellence and counting.

PACIFICO BAKERY

Pacifico Bakery started over 60 years ago and continues today to be the areas leading producer of quality breads. The business was started in 1947 by Angelo Pacifico after he was laid off from the railroad. The business was Incorporated with three sons as officers in 1964 when Angelo retired. Leonard, Alfred and Ralph then took over the business’s reins.

In 1965, due to crowded conditions at the bakery, a decision was made to purchase Fairview Bakery. The family operated both locations until 1972, when all productions for the business was moved to the Fairview location. Several local bakeries were purchased to help increase sales and production and added into the Pacifico Bakery Family.

Today Pacifico Bakery is running an operation larger than ever, producing fresh baked breads, rolls
and more on the daily. There are over 60 workers employed at Pacifico Bakery.

Pacifico’s has become a family tradition in this area and continues to provide families with delicious breads. As Pacifico Bakery continues to grow the main mission continues:

“We strive to maintain the same quality and tradition that Angelo and his sons worked so hard to achieve.”

ROLL'S MEAT MARKET

Roll’s Meats was established in 1947 by three McCaulley brothers of Bellwood, Pennsylvania. Rowan, Lloyd, and Frank McCaulley, began their butcher shop and delivery service with two hundred dollars and the support and advice of several local businessmen who wanted to give them a “hand up” in the community.

As children of the depression, the McCaulley brothers’ motivation was to work hard and use their talents to provide for their families. Each brother brought valuable qualities to the business. Rowan, “Roll”, for which the store was named, was knowledgeable in food service and production, and very skilled with a knife. Lloyd was genuine, charming, customer-service oriented, and gifted in the area of sales. Frank was honest, disciplined, dedicated, and excellent at buying and bookkeeping. This made a combination of abilities that would become the beginning of an establishment that would serve the community and support many families financially through the decades.

TYRONE MILLING

Built in 1826, Tyrone Milling Company started as a grist mill, grinding local wheat and other grains into flour.  Area farmers would bring their grain crops to be ground into usable products.  For this service, the miller was usually paid one-tenth of the total amount collected.  The Mill, located in Ironville PA, was built alongside the Little Juniata River, which provided a steady water supply to power the horizontal water wheel used in those early days.  During its long history, the Mill has changed hands six times.  The previous owners’ names included the Lyon, Stewart, Beyer, Kessler, Johnson, and now the Hershey Family.

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