The Express highlights people, groups and activities worthy of applause, each Saturday morning.
The Antes Fort Historical Days Committee would like to THANK each and every one who helped make this year's event a success: Antes Fort Tractor Pulls, Comcast, Moore Farms, NAPA, Eck's Agway, TLC Fuel, W&W Body Shop, Thomas L. Dunlap, RPS Machinery, Rummings Bluestone, D.A.D.'s Landscaping, Erv's Meat Market, Camerer Farms, Premier Home Improvements, Andrews Excavating, Lynn Bowes, Ricks Alignment and Auto Repair, P. Stone Inc., Jeff Raab Enterprises, Wild Rose Inc., Hillers Fuel Oil Service, All Round Tires, R & M Heavy Repair, Lewis Veterinary, Sweitzer's Auto Sales, JAB Livestock, James Folmar, Brett Bowes, David R. Webb, Bonner Sports and RV, Antes Fort Fire Co., Jersey Shore Lions Club, Simcox Welding, Bastian Auto Repair, Jersey Shore State Bank, Wools Hardware, Jersey Shore Bookstore, Sovereign Bank, Weis, Kassabella's, Dollar General, After Hour Salon, Russell's Florist Shop, Rockwell Salon, Sheetz, Wal-Mart, Jiffy Market, Subway, Tiadghton Inn, Be Fit and Fabulous/Jersey Shore, Buttorff's Hardware, Silver Moon Furniture, Joy Ketchum, Auto Barn, Susquehanna Trailways, Al Crossley, Happy Valley Lawn Service, James A. Ely Insurance, Cotters Auto Sales, Yeagle's Service Center, Norm Hicks Auto, Frank's Garage, Stouts Pro Auto, Oakes Insurance Inc., Dorothy Crist, Wayne Township Fire Co, Jersey Shore Town Meeting, J.S. Citizens Hose Co., Nippenose Township Supervisors, Red Knights PA 32, Doc's Auto Repair, crafters, vendors/flea marketers, volunteers, and all who came to enjoy and share in the days! We invite you to help us celebrate 20 years of festivities, Sept. 15, 16 and 17, 2011.
A big THANK-YOU and our applause goes to Ruth Eoute for serving as chairperson for the 16th annual craft show from the Central Mountain Indoor Color Guard, instructors and parents. Ruth's effort and hard work have provided funds that enable the guard to purchase equipment and uniforms. Our appreciation goes to Larry and Nancy Habasevich, the Guard parents and the band parents for their help. A special thank-you goes to Pat Earon for making the ham and bean soup. An applause for Lucky 7 Meats, Pete's Meats and Grocery, Scot's Lo-Cost, Weis Markets, Good News Magazine, McDonald's, Dunkin' Donuts, WBPZ radio station, The Express and the regional TV stations for their donations and advertising, as well as to all the local businesses that displayed our poster in their stores. A gracious thank-you goes to the over 150 vendors and their donations to the guard raffle and to the public for their attendance and support in making the 16th Indoor Guard Craft Show a tremendous success.
APPLAUSE! Applause! Applause! and a standing ovation to the director, assistant director, cast and crew of "Dearly Beloved," the theater production at Central Mountain High School this past weekend. What an enjoyably funny show! There is incredible performing and vocal talent evident in the young men and women in these shows. We are fortunate in this area to have the opportunity to enjoy theater productions by these talented individuals, both at Central Mountain High School and, for some, at the Millbrook Playhouse. Thank you for a tremendous show and a job extremely well done!
- Scott, Bonnie, Rachael and Katelynn Owens, Loganton
Susque-View Home would like to THANK the Social Work Club, MountainServe and the Honor Society from Lock Haven University, and all community volunteers for helping make the Family Night a complete sucess.
Hear that sound? That's the sound of the Clinton County Historical Society breathing a big sigh of relief. Our holiday party is over, and we will close from Nov. 29 to Jan. 4. As our year comes to a close, CCHS would like to THANK all the volunteers who helped to organize and set up the party and the volunteers who help throughout the year. The historical society depends on our volunteers to help with projects and the day-to-day business of the museum. A round of applause to our volunteers, the people who help all year long.
Bellefonte area senior citizens were treated to a Thanksgiving dinner at noon on Thursday, Nov. 18, at the Bellefonte Elks Lodge. Lodge Officer Dale Moore was in charge of the event, ably assisted by Pudge Smith and Linda Nau. Bellefonte Elks volunteers served a turkey dinner to approximately 86 senior guests. Terry Chandler and Joe Pochyba prepared the delicious meal. Martie Capparelle gave the blessing before the meal and was the master of ceremonies. During the dinner, Norma Markle played the organ. The Nittany Knights Barbershop Quartet entertained. Three lucky seniors were recipients of donated handmade lap throws. Bellefonte Elks members who volunteered for the event were Jack Miller, Ron Chubb, Bill and Anna Marie Edmiston, Pudge Smith, Linda Nau, Helen Williams, Ed Evock, Sherm Lonberger, Arnie Barger, Gloria Reish, Greg and Tammy Thal, Eleanor Solt, Jack Zimmerman, Steve McCaulley, Rick Zerby, Jack Eggert, Mick and Pat Lose, Richard Steele, Dale Moore, Craig Moore, Sam and Norma Markle, Dick Mulfinger, Scooby Poorman, Terry Chandler, Joe Pochyba, Martie Capparelle. A total of $175 was donated to Bellefonte Elks charities by the guests. The Bellefonte Lodge sends a THANK YOU to all of the volunteers and the community this Lodge outreach program.
APPLAUSE, APPLAUSE, APPLAUSE and many of them to be handed out. Clinton County Special Olympics had its annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Nov. 13 at Sons of Italy and would like to thank everyone who helped to make this year's dinner a huge success. This was, by far, our best year ever! Thanks to ALL the volunteers, patrons, supporters, and thoughtful, caring individuals who supported and continue to support Special Olympics. Because of you and this very special evening, we were able to raise $3,000 to help fund the needs of the participating athletes here in Clinton County. To the Sons of Italy, what can we say? Without you, your hard work and your commitment to us we would not be able to do what we do. Gentlemen, you are amazing! You prepare and cook, days in advance, as well as, all day and all night of the dinner. Ladies of the Alpine Star, THANK YOU for your continued support through baking, sponsoring one of our gift baskets and by coming out and dining with us. Ladies, you are amazing! To the Central Mountain girls' soccer team, THANK YOU as you have helped to support Special Olympics for the past three years what a wonderful group of young ladies parents you should be very proud. To Seth Barzona and his fraternity at LHU gentlemen, any time you want to volunteer with Clinton County Special Olympics, you are more than welcome because you did an amazing job. Central Mountain High School Key Club, your ticket sales and baking were very much appreciated. THANKS go out to the Counsel for Exceptional Children at LHU for your efforts in selling dinner tickets. THANKS to everyone who donated gift baskets for our basket drawing as they always add to the fun and enjoyment to the evening. THANKS and congratulations to the basket winners, Margaret Wetzel, Mary VanEmon (winning two), Austin Kinley (winning three), Angie Smith, Father Roline, Natalie Newcomer, Joy Bowmaster, and Larry Rupert. THANKS to everyone who participated in the 50/50 drawings as this too adds to the fun and excitement of the evening. THANKS to everyone who helped to bake such wonderful desserts because over 400 patrons enjoyed your time, effort, and hard work. To the participating members of the Special Olympics Management Team, Larry and Carole Rupert, Woody Duck, Beth Collar, Carey McCloskey, Sue Miller, Denny Manno, Mark Kinley, Judy McKeague you all worked so very hard throughout the entire process of planning, preparing, and executing such an extraordinary evening that THANKS and APPLAUSE will never be enough. THANKS also goes out to all of the athletes that also assisted to make the evening such a huge success. If I have missed anyone, please understand that it is not intentional but merely an oversight and you too are applauded and appreciated because without you, this evening would not have been possible.
- Lisa Harvey, manager, Clinton County Special Olympics
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