Mon. Feb 26th, 2024

Alice Mulhollen and Bud Boom, both of Tyrone, will be part of the second ‘Singout for Crime Victims’ on Sunday, June 10 at 7 p.m. at the First Church of Christ in Altoona along Juniata Gap and Good Shepherd Roads near the Penn State Altoona Campus.
Mulhollen and Boom will join numerous other vocalists and musicians who will lend their talents to the evening to bring the community together aimed to encourage, empower, strengthen and recognize those who have been affected by crime, and to honor and remember those who have lost their lives as a result of crime.
“There truly is strength in numbers,” Sue Price Griep, Victim/Witness Coordinator for the Blair County District Attorney’s Office, said. “We just see such a need to gather together as a community, and show victims our support. No one thinks they’ll become a victim of a crime, but you just can’t wait to begin to care. We have to care right now.”
Mrs. Price Griep, organizer of the event, is also a native of Tyrone.
The event is co-sponsored by the Victim/Witness Program of Blair County, the United Survivors of Homicide Support Group and the Pastoral Care Program at the Altoona Regional Health System.
“If you haven’t been a victim yourself, I am sure you know someone who has been affected over the years by crime in their lives,” Griep said. “We just ask the community to support each other as we fight crime together, and the ‘Singout’ event is a great way to begin.”
Mulhollen and Boom will join such notable vocalists as the Men of Zion, Simply Grace, Funteller Jackson, Henry Hansard, Arlene Collins, Jeff Rackovan, Karen and Don Van Dine, Ross Hoover, the First Church of Christ Worship Team and Terry Tomasetti.
During the evening, various family members who have lost loved ones to violence will speak on their journey of faith.
Each and every day in America, 45 people are murdered, 46 people are killed by drunk drivers, 575 women and men are raped, 12,249 people are assaulted, 1,612 women are battered by an intimate partner, 2,482 children are abused or neglected, 3,775 people are stalked, 9,391 homes are burglarized, and more than 25,000 people become victims of identity theft.
The Singout is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact the Blair County Victim/Witness Program at 693-3018.

By Rick