MEYERSDALE — Gobs, brownies and intricate cakes sat on a stage at the Somerset County Fair as children volunteers would carry the baked goods around to show those in attendance. Auctioneer Bill Arnold took bids from the crowd of about 100 people.“I’ve got $55, can I hear $60? $65, $75, can I hear $75?” he said in the fast pace associated with auctions.Each year the fair holds a baked goods auction to benefit local people in need. The baked goods are the items entered in the fair.
Jennifer Fullem has lived in abandoned apartments. She’s lived in tents in the woods. She’s one of the people who have endured homelessness in Somerset County in the past few years.“The greatest challenge of being homeless is finding a place to shower,” Fullem said. “I’m a private person and I want to shower alone. Without food stamps, it’s hard to get food. With no money or no anything and having no one, it’s hard.”On any given day, more than 15,000 people in the state are homeless.
Local superintendents welcomed Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement that there will be changes to statewide testing of elementary school students this year that should shorten the amount of time they spend on those tests by about 20 percent.“Obviously, we are pleased with this decision. The amount of testing required of students was taking a toll,” Conemaugh Township Superintendent T.J. Kakabar said.
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