Applause, Applause!

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

What a exceptional group of ladies Downtown Rotary of Lock Haven has. They are true COMMUNITY STARS. They prove to the motto “Service Beyond Self.” During the Regatta they worked the booth to promote the Angel Light project. Diahann Heverly and Tony Bruno used their voices to ask for donations for nonprofits the club sponsors through Texas House peanuts. The peanuts were all sold. President Marianne Lofti volunteers many hours to the club in all their projects as well as the Shoe Bank. On 9-11-2021, a beautiful display was seen as the Angel Lights, luminaires, at Triangle Park. The luminaires had names written on them in memory or honoring a love one. On the deck of the gazebo, luminaires had a special showing as these names are of those lost at the World Trade Centers, the Pentagon and Shanksville. Other community stars are Wendy Doherty, Sue Foust, Janine Bruno, Jeanne Baker, Bonnie Hannis, Eleanor Kodish, Gail Nestlerode, Betty Schantz and Carmen Banfill.

Lt. Commander Terry Banfill, U. S. Coast Guard should be COMMENDED for going the extra mile at the Central Mountain Football Game against Bloomsburg on Friday, Sept. 10, when he was asked if Georgia Bates of the U.S. Air Force could march with him. Officer Bates was going to surprise her family as she had not seen them in two years. She did an outstanding job. Prior to the presentation of the Colors, Lt. Commander Banfill played TAPS to honor all who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on 9-11. Commander Banfill deserves thanks for presenting the Colors at most home sports’ games. His patriotism exceeds his passion.

— Carmen Banfill

THANK YOU to Terry and Carmen Banfill for replacing my torn flag.

— Cindy Caprio


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