Applause, Applause!

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

A big THANK YOU to the gracious lady who paid for my order at Dunkin Donuts last week. They were delivered to the great crew making candy Easter eggs at Salona/Mt. Bethel Church in Salona. God bless you.

APPLAUSE to the LHU football team and coaches and to the theater students of the Sugar Valley Rural Charter School. Both groups put forth a tremendous effort in helping the Millbrook Playhouse get cleaned and ready for the upcoming 56th season! Walls were moved, trees were cut down, cleaning was done, and much, much more thanks to the efforts of these young people and their leaders. We sincerely appreciate these folks coming to help us out on the first warm Saturday of spring. What a tremendous example of community helping community!

— The Millbrook Playhouse board of directors

Folks, I want to take a moment and thank everyone who helped with this year’s Lenten services with special music, monologues, refreshments planning the service or just coming to worship God and his son, Jesus Christ, who died for us 2,000 years ago. I believe almost everyone will agree we were all blessed. It’s great to have Christians from so many different churches worshipping together.

— Your friend in Christ, Dave Benner of the Nittany Valley Fellowship

On Sunday, April 7, the Liberty-Curtin PTO hosted its 8th annual Family Bingo at the Beech Creek-Blanchard Social Hall. We would like to take this opportunity to THANK our monetary sponsors of this event: Howard Area Lions Club, Corey M. Watkins Trucking, Sugar Run Wellness-Nicole Fye, Susquehanna Transit Co., Liberty-Curtin Student Council, Howard VFW Post 8269, The Coca-Cola Co. (Milesburg Plant), Bill’s Happy Camper RV Sales & Service, McGhee Scrap Co., Mark’s Custom Meats, Arby’s of Lock Haven, Eagle Valley Electric-Robert Young, Swartz Fire & Safety Equipment, Joseph & Eleanor Marasco, Ultimate End Hair Design-Michelle Hendershot, Hendershot’s Heating & Cooling Solutions, Kessinger Propane-Billy & Rita Kessinger, Liberty-Curtin faculty & staff, LuLaRoe Matt & Stephanie Zerby, Mill Hall Chiropractic Life Center-Dr. John & Sheila Barrett, Doug & Sherri Daniels Family, Mill Hall Pharmacy, Lykens Market and LMR Tires. In addition, we would like to THANK those who donated products, gift certificates or services: Lowes, Walmart, Texas Roadhouse, Murray Motors, The Bus Stops Here, DelGrosso’s Park-Laguna Splash, Little Caesars, YBC-Your Building Center, Weis Markets, Diversified Asset Planners-Don & Heidi Leitzell, The Village Hair Connection-Tonya Orwick & Natalie Meter, Dunkin Donuts, Roxy Movie Theatre, Susquehanna Trailways, Brother’s Pizza-Beech Creek, Snippers, Knoebel’s Grove Amusement Resort, UEC Movies, Sight and Sound Theatres, Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, Mother/Daughter Primitives, Bald Eagle State Park-The Nature Inn, Scott Long, Kathy Shope, Michelle Marasco, Sandy Dotterer, Lisa Bolopue and Valerie Coakley. Finally, we would like to THANK the following people for donating food and supplies, as well as, volunteering their time and efforts: Pepsi Co.-Chipp McCann, Lawana Moore, Pam Bridgens, Valerie Coakley, Joelene Confer, Judy Shope, Hallie Lose, Penny Strunk, Stanley & Polly Donahay, Kim Myers, Karen Shadle, Michelle Marasco, Tia Willow, Heather Allen, Jackie Chaplain, Nicole Fye, Michelle Lininger, Tera Confer, Kathy Shope, Kristina Shope, Traci Watkins, Michelle Bechdel, Susan Askey, Jaime Strunk, The Old Corner Bottle Shop, Shawn & Cassie Carson, Bonnie Young, Carla Watson, Abbie Parker, Jamie Day, Nicole Boob, Carrie Peters, Jacque Watkins, Joyce Beaty, Chrystine Horner, Jamie Weiss, Nellie Lucas, Teri Allen, Amber Brungard, Eric & Shannon McCloskey, Carol Coakley, Duane Kleckner, Matt & Stephanie Zerby, Bonnie Owens, Jeff Miller, Johnny Miller, Dawn Bechdel, Denny Bechdel, Tim Rickert, Jay Frazier and Bill Strunk. A HUGE THANKS to the parents, students and teachers of Liberty-Curtin Elementary for helping to create the awesome Chinese Auction baskets. This recent fundraising event was a huge success. We sincerely appreciate your generosity and kindness to our school.

— The Liberty-Curtin PTO


If you would like to make a nomination for our weekly Saturday morning round of “Applause” for someone or some group for doing something special, send your nomination to the editor through our Virtual Newsroom at You may also contact us at The Express, P.O. Box 208, 9-11 W. Main St., Lock Haven, Pa. 17745, phone 748-6791, fax 748-1544.