JERSEY SHORE - For every gallon of gasoline sold at the Nittany MinitMart, 815 Allegheny St., during August the store will donate one cent to the Jersey Shore Public River Access project fund.
Additional proceeds will be obtained through the purchase of select food service items including pizza and smoothies, and through a variety of beverage and snack food items.
Supporters and passersby are encouraged to visit the store during the month of August to take advantage of these special promotions, and to participate in prize and giveaway opportunities.
The historic Borough of Jersey Shore is located along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. The town's location and identity are entwined in its river heritage, yet there is no public access to connect with the rich resources of the river. The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership is working with the borough, the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and other community leaders to develop a safe public river access that offers recreation opportunities for boating, fishing, swimming and sightseeing.
"Residents of Jersey Shore have been interested in getting a good public river access for years," said Trish Carothers, Susquehanna Greenway Partnership executive director. "Most of the funding for this project has been secured, just $50,000 needs to be raised from the local community to take this project from start to completion. We appreciate the participation of Nittany MinitMart in the fund drive for the public river access."