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Perry Mason working in the kitchen at the Moshannon Community Center during the Spaghetti Dinner.

Perry Mason and his family are fairly new to the Clarence area, having resided in Altoona for 8 years and here since 1997. Yet in this amount of time they have become very community active not only with the SSRTA, but also coaching girl’s softball and boy’s and girl’s basketball. Perry was our past president for 2001 through 2002 and is now acting treasurer. Perry’s wife Carrie has chaired the Walker’s Committee and now chairs the Signage Committee. We had a very nice picture of Carrie and their daughter Amanda planting flowers at the Clarence Kiosk in our last newsletter. Amanda attends Mountaintop Elementary and their son Aaron attends Bald Eagle Area High School. Perry works for the State College Water Authority and Carrie drives school bus and van for Jim & Terry’s Reliable Auto. Between the two of them Perry and Carrie have been the driving force behind our annual Spaghetti Fund Raising Dinner. They have participated in the Red Moshannon Canoe Race serving up some much appreciated food and drinks. Perry is our main liaison to the Quehanna Boot Camp (see article presenting plaque on the next page). Due to his energy and drive many projects concerning the trail’s development and safety have been accomplished. The Mason’s each enjoy driving their own ATVs and as a family have shared quality time out on the trail.