Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause.

On Aug. 10 and 11, the 1968 graduating class from Lock Haven and Immaculate Conception high schools celebrated their 50th class reunion. The planning committee deserves an APPLAUSE and a standing ovation for a job well done. We’d like to recognize Woozy Walker, Pete Spangler, Linda Solomon Ely, Jane Barner Edwards, Judy Forester Young, Ruth Cook Smith, Donna Baier Dorey and Darla Sweitzer Bowes. Haywoods did an excellent job, both evenings. The menu was varied and the food was excellent. Can’t forget the decorations, the Chinese Auction and the 50-50 drawing. This committee thought of everything!

— Ken (Class of 68) and Karen Shadle, Mill Hall.

The Friends of the Community Pool @ Mill Hall would like to THANK the Clinton County commissioners for their annual support. This year the lifeguards at the Community Pool at Mill Hall were excited to be able to take to the lifeguard stand knowing they had new umbrellas to protect them from the UVA rays and new guard tubes to use in case of emergencies. These items were possible for the staff due to the Clinton County commissioners donation. The Community Pool at Mill Hall was built in 1971 and was a project of seven municipalities working together to provide a safe swimming location in Clinton County. The pool now only receives annual donations from the county commissioners, Bald Eagle Township and Mill Hall Borough. Thankfully, the Community Pool was able to provide another safe summer swimming season for all of Clinton County!

THANK YOU to Robb Elementary School. Miss Boob, Mrs. Martin, Mrs. Welshans, Mrs. Dillon, Mrs. Rocky, Mrs. McLaughlin and our principal, Mrs. T.! You all helped us grow and learn so much that we are off to the middle school this fall. No matter where we are, we will keep our memories from Robb in our hearts. We love and appreciate all that you do. We will always be “Wild For Robb!”

— Love, Chuckie, Angelica and Brandon

A sincere THANK YOU to all who donated to the school supply drives sponsored by “Polished To a T Salon” and Lock Haven Hospital Extended Care. Your kindness is appreciated!

— Dickey Elementary School teachers

There are so many wonderful people in Lock Haven who own businesses and those who work for them. I could write about so many people who go above and beyond to serve and be thoughtful of others as they do their work each day. I have to share about two businesses I think are excellent at what they do and have a kind heart for people. First is the service department at MacIntyre Chevrolet-Buick. Donnie runs a great service department that is not only very good at taking care of problems, but his people do it efficiently and build relationships with customers. I particularly want to express my admiration for Greg and Todd. They are awesome and are able to work with customers on a tight schedule. The other business I want to recognize is Sport and Spine Chiropractic Rehab on North Grove Street, the same street as Fox’s Market Haus and The Old Corner, and in the same building as CareerLink. Dr. Jason Madigan holds multiple degrees and is very active in the National Strength and Conditioning Association, staying current on research findings that apply to individuals who are athletes with back, neck and core-related issues as well as those who are not athletes but experiencing back and joint problems. He sends patients simple explanations backed by research related to his diagnosis of their problems and proposed treatment plans. He is kind and thoughtful and really knows his stuff! Jason works actively and collaboratively with other professionals in the community, such as school coaches and athletic trainers, as well as some physical therapists such as Phoenix Physical Therapy. There are others in Lock Haven I can write about. On a recent day, these folks were on my mind because they do such a wonderful job and build relationships with customers. Others such as Miller Brothers Auto Sales, Odd Fellas, State Farm in Lock Haven (see Ivana), Nittany Travel, Pine Creek Veterinary (see Dr. Bob Reese), Avenue 209, Todd’s Auto Body, Music One, The Express, Renovo Record and more could have the same thing said about them. THANK YOU!

A huge round of APPLAUSE go to the hardworking and talented people who made our First Day Back to School Picnic a huge success. The officers of the Clinton County Chapter of Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees had the tables cleaned and covered with white paper. Denice Kramer, Fran Kramer, Donna Yost, Joanne Heimer, Betty Giles, and Phyllis Grenoble were super in preparations. Two chefs, Jim Giles and Sanford Yost, cooked the hot dogs. Great job! There was a variety of delicious food. Almost 60 retirees enjoyed rekindling and reminiscing.

— Carmen Banfill