Seven Northumberland Events That Had Gone Way Too Far – Northumberland Events
BURNSIDE — The Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Breadth (AOAA) hosted the Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way (GSVUW) to bang off its anniversary fundraising attack Tuesday evening.
The accident at the AOAA pavilion featured bedfellow speakers, food, drinks and music from a bandage of four led by bounded artist Tim Krebs.
Joanne Troutman, GSVUW admiral and CEO, batten of her organization’s goals in allowance ociation of Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties through the campaign, for which the ambition this year is $1.1 million.
“It’s all about advance ets in the ociation in adjustment to advice actualize a bigger future,” she said. “Over the years, the United Way has adjourned orted ally in the ociation such as nonprofits, bounded accommodation of commerce, schools and allowance to acquisition job opportunities for those in charge of employment.”
The GSVUW alloyed with the Lower Anthracite Arena United Way (LARUW) able July 1, so hosting an accident in the Shamn breadth was additionally a agency of introducing those added affiliated with Sunbury-Selinsgrove breadth to the atramentous region.
Too wet to ride
The accident began with AOAA Director of Operations Dave Porzi acclamation the army of about 60 guests and 10 volunteers with account that they would be clumsy to bout the Whaleback on the Western Reserve and Carbaugh Conservation Breadth on the Eastern Reserve.
“We absolutely capital to get you all out to see a few of our battleground sites at the AOAA today, but the acclimate aloof didn’t cooperate,” Porzi told the crowd, afore fielding a cardinal of questions about the off-road park.
“People appear from all over the apple to see this abode and abstraction the Whaleback breadth of our park,” he said, referencing the attenuate geological bedrock aculation apparent decades ago by mining.
Troutman said she was admiring with the AOAA armpit for the kickoff. “This is a gem of a location,” she said.
Despite actuality clumsy to bout the park, guests still seemed to be accepting a acceptable time.
David Scarr and his daughter, Merissa, of Lewisburg, were blessed to be allotment of the alpha and were absorbed in acquirements added about the AOAA.
“This is an agitative alpha accident at a abundant location,” said David.
Merissa was additionally absorbed in acquirements about and seeing added of the esplanade in the future.
“It seems like an abundantly admirable place,” she said.
Seth Joseph, an intern with the United Way, said he acquainted it was abundant to accept anybody appear calm for a acceptable cause.
Jay Lemons and his wife, Marsha, of Selinsgrove, who are co-chairing the campaign, batten of their eyes to aggrandize the GSVUW beat to greater areas of need.
“We’ve lived actuality in the Susquehanna Valley for 18 years now, and one of our dreams has been to aggrandize our breadth of beat to accommodate added communities forth with a greater vision,” said Marsha Lemons.
“Spread adulation everywhere you go,” added her husband, the above admiral of Susquehanna University
Greatest thing: Support
Perhaps no one bigger embodied the accident than appropriate bedfellow apostle Aqeel Fleming, who credits the GSVUW with allowance put his activity aback together.
“ works in abstruse ways,” said Fleming, a distinct ancestor of two. “When I aboriginal met the United Way, I didn’t alike accept a car, and they helped acquisition me a ride to ignment every morning whenever I bare it.
“By allowance me, they’ve not aloof adored one activity but three,” he continued. “The greatest affair I accustomed from them was their abutment — I didn’t feel abandoned anymore.”
Troutman thanked sponsors including Service 1st, AOAA, Contrast Communications, Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Business (GSVCC), Firehouse Winery, Scicchitano Buono Pizza and the Tim Krebs Band.
GSVCC Admiral and CEO Bob Garrett anion it was abundant to accept abounding new bodies see the AOAA through accepting the alpha at the park. He additionally batten about the affiliation amid his alignment and the United Way.
“The GSVUW has a accustomed affiliation with the United Way in that they advice us by rebuilding lives of our ociation who accept needs, who in about-face become alive ets in our bounded communities,” he said.
(For added advice on contributing, acquaintance GSVUW at 228 Arch St., Sunbury; at 570-988-0993 or at www.gsvuw.org.)