By PAUL GARRETT
For The Express
JERSEY SHORE - Nittany MiniMart recently presented a check to members of the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership, to help with the completion of the Jersey Shore Borough's plans to rejuvenate the river access along the Susquehanna river.
Nittany MiniMart recently presented a $1,190 check to Susquehanna Greenway partnership toward renovations to the river access area in Jersey Shore. From left are, Mindy Knepp, Marketing Manager for Nittany MiniMart; Katie Martin, Food Services Supervisor for Nittany MiniMart; Jeff Greeley, Operations Manager for Nittany MiniMart; Jersey Shore Mayor Dennis Buttorff; Rhonda Richards, Territory Supervisor for Nittany MiniMart, and Bridget Kane, Communications and Outreach Coordinator for the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership.
The river access and boat launch have been in disrepair for years
Jersey Shore Mayor Dennis Buttorff, said 90 percent of the money is in place through grants, but the town needs to come up with another $50,000 in matching funds to complete the project.
"We (Greenway Partnership) have been going around to the various organizations, clubs and businesses in town and showing them our presentation," said Buttorff. "Nittany MiniMart, located at 815 Allegheny St. was one of those businesses."
"We thought it was a great way to enhance the Jersey Shore community. We wanted to help them out and be part of it," said Mindy Knepp, marketing manager for Nittany MiniMart, a subsidiary of Nittany Oil, based out of State College.
The company donated a penny from all gasoline sales at all of their stores located around Pennsylvania, along with special food and beverage items, throughout the month of August. Their contribution totaled $1,190.
" I think it's great. I mean it's super that they supported this. We have been reaching out to a number of businesses and individuals in the community," said Trish Carothers, executive director of the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership. "We have received $11,000 in contributions. We still need $39,000, but it's a start," said Carothers.
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