Downtown Rotary sponsors luminaries, hosts speakers

LOCK HAVEN – More than 160 Angel Lights glowed in Triangle Park the evening of Sept. 11, and The Fairplay Brass ensemble played patriotic and other selections as people read the names on the luminaries.

The annual project is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Downtown Lock Haven which meets Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m. at Avenue 209 Coffee House.

At a recent club meeting, McCartney Register, a senior at Central Mountain High School, spoke about her adventures at RYLA in June.

She is the first student the club has sponsored to attend RYLA, Rotary Youth Leadership Assembly, held annually at Juniata College in Huntingdon. The assembly is a chance for young people to learn leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills as well as network with other teens.

At the Sept. 20 meeting, club member Diane Whitaker told her fellow Rotarians about the PA Forward program for libraries in Pennsylvania. She is the director of Ross Library and vice president of the club.

Clinton County Chamber/Tourism Director Julie Brennan was the guest speaker yesterday.

Carmen Banfill is the club’s program coordinator for September.