Local briefs

Shoe Bank to be open

March 10

LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven Area Shoe Bank will be open on a different date this month.

It is scheduled to offer free shoes on the third Saturday of the month but will be open on Saturday, March 10 instead, from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. The date change is for this month only.

The Shoe Bank gives free school-quality shoes, usually sneakers, to eligible kids and teens.

It is located inside Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St., two doors up the street from Triangle Park.

Children and young people, from wee ones through 17-year-olds, are eligible if they have a CHIP card, a similar insurance card, or a Medical Access card. They also may be referred by an agency or organization. The Shoe Bank serves families throughout Clinton County and the Liberty-Curtin Elementary School area.

Kids and teens are invited to choose a free pair of new shoes, the ones they like the best in their size. Many sneakers are popular name brands. A selection of shoes is available in most whole sizes, for tiny tots’ feet all the way up through big teen sizes, for both boys and girls. A few half sizes are also available.

The free new shoes come with a free new pair of socks, and kids are encouraged to take home a free book or two.

Anyone who knows a family who can benefit from this service is encouraged to pass the word along. For more information about the Shoe Bank or to become a volunteer, call Wendy at 570-295-3443.

LHU to host spring senior

business reception

LOCK HAVEN– Lock Haven University’s Business Administration and Accounting Advisory Board will hold a senior reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 23 in the Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center’s Poorman Ballroom.

The reception, which is open to the public, is for LHU students enrolled in the senior capstone course. Local businesspeople are encouraged to attend and network with students.

The event provides an opportunity for senior students to network with local businesspeople and apply interpersonal and social skills, which are needed for this type of business setting. The advisory board believes strongly that this course component provides a valuable learning opportunity that many students are not afforded during their academic careers and that it will improve their confidence, skill, and ability to interact comfortably in a professional networking environment.

Refreshments will be provided, but alcohol will not be served at this student event.

Those interested in attending must reserve with Cori Myers by Friday, March 16, at 570-484-2274 or by emailing cmyers@lockhaven.edu.

New Love Center to benefit from ‘Raise the Region’

JERSEY SHORE — The New Love Center is participating in the Raise the Region event, set for March 14 from 6 p.m. until March 15 at 12:59 p.m.

The New Love Center Cafe serves more than 400 lunches per month from its location at Trinity United Methodist Church in Jersey Shore, and The New Love Center Food Pantry, 229 S. Broad St., serves nearly 450 families each month with boxes of food, milk, eggs, fruits and produce.

The New Love Center Cafe has a part-time paid cook and sexton, while the food pantry, which served 197,000 meals last year, is operated totally by volunteers.

Except for two USDA grants that are used to purchase food from the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, The New Love Center is dependent upon donations from area churches, organizations, and individuals to operate. The food pantry itself has 20 refrigerators and freezers in operation that store food for distribution days.

For many seniors, the food they get once a month from the food pantry sustains them from month to month when finances are short. Many appreciate the eggs and fresh produce that they could not normally afford.

Your donations to Raise the Region on March 14 and 15 will continue this important outreach so no one goes hungry. To donate, simply go to www.raisetheregion.org from a computer, smart phone, iPad, etc. to make an online donation March 14 or 15. Running totals will be shown throughout the day at that website.

Help the New Love Center feed those who are hungry by participating in Raise the Region.

Film Festival, free admission at PA Military Museum

BOALSBURG — Three hundred and thirty seven years ago, King Charles II of England granted the charter for a proprietary colony on the North American continent to William Penn to settle a debt he had with Penn’s father. This was the founding of “Penn’s Woods” in 1681.

The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission commemorates this event on Sataurday and Sunday, March 10 and 11, with agency-wide programs, exhibits and free Sunday admission annually on the second weekend in March.

Locally, the Pennsylvania Military Museum uses the weekend to screen historic films and introduce the 2018 schedule of events.

“Our public programming is finalized by February,” says museum educator Joe Horvath, “And Charter Day Weekend is the date we unveil what’s in store for the coming year.” On Saturday March 10, the U.S. Army Signal Corps series, “Why We Fight” plays in the museum theater throughout the day while Sunday March 11 will offer free admission to visitors starting at noon.

In addition to keeping annual events such as World War One, World War Two, and Vietnam War living history camps, two new temporary exhibits are planned for Spring. “Memories of the Great War” will display items brought back by veterans after the First World War and “Compact Firepower” will highlight sub-machine guns of the WWII era. “Finding ourselves amidst the WWI Centennial and the 75th Anniversary of WWII allows for quite interesting exhibits and programs,” says museum administrator Tyler Gum. “…the evolution of technology & warfare, the changes in society, it is all quite fascinating.”

The Pennsylvania Military Museum and 28th Division Shrine at 51 Boal Ave, 16827 is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. For more information on activities visit www.pamilmuseum.org; call 814-466-6263 and like us on facebook.