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Member News- July 8, 2020

Columbia/Montour Fireman’s Relief Carnival

Columbia/Montour Fire Departments Weekend Carnival at The Bloomsburg Fair!
Friday, July 17th  – 4 PM until 10 PM
Saturday, July 18th  – 12 Pm until 10 pm
Fireworks Scheduled for Saturday night at Dusk (9:30 pm-ish)

Fire Department Companies from 2 Counties bringing hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, caramel corn, sweet corn, ice cream, peanuts, hot/sweet sausages, loaded potatoes, french fries, Roast Beef sandwiches AND MORE!

Cruise-In Saturday and display your antique or muscle car!
Goodwill Hose Company – Danville- Chicken BBQ (Sat.)
Lime Ridge Fire Company (Walking Taco)
Millville Community Fire Company: Caramel Corn, Peanuts, Cotton Candy, Donuts, Soda and Rip-Offs
Berwick: Eagle Hose Company: Roast Beef & Cheddar Sandwiches
Berwick: Rangers Hose Company: Loaded Potato
Benton Volunteer Fire Company: French Fries
Mifflin Twp Forest Rangers & Fire Company: Big 6 Wheel and Soda Pitch
Bloomsburg Fire Department: Hot & Sweet Sausage, Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Hot Dogs and Cheesesteaks
Main Twp Fire Company – Sweet Corn
* (Tentative) – Wilburton #1 Fire Company –  Potato Pancakes
 Check here for more information.
Grant Opportunity Through Seven Mountains Media

Seven Mountains Media and Seven Mountains Creative are donating $30,000 in marketing resources to local businesses that need a boost. Three different businesses will be chosen to receive a $10,000 Local Business Grant.

Their goal is to create a solid marketing plan that elevates your brand and drives business through your doors.

As a full-service creative agency and broadcasting company, they have the resources to manage your entire marketing strategy.
Please read the requirements here and if you qualify, fill out the application form.


Weis Center Fall 2020 Announcement

Typically, you receive a new Weis Center for the Performing Arts brochure in mid-July outlining all of our upcoming season performances. But as we all know, this hasn’t been a typical spring or summer by any means.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated health and safety concerns for patrons, artists, and staff, the Weis Center for the Performing Arts will not be hosting any public, large-scale performances through December 2020. We have made this decision in cooperation with Bucknell University, based on current information provided by state and federal public health officials.

While we had a fully-booked fall schedule, many international artists were forced to cancel their tours amid travel and safety concerns. And of course, our primary concern is always the health and safety of our artists and patrons, both international and domestic. We are making efforts to reschedule many of those artists for the following fall.

We are, however, actively planning a spring 2021 season in the hopes that we will be able to hold safe public gatherings at that time. When we do reopen in the spring, we will be implementing stringent protocols to keep patrons, artists and staff members safe, including expanded sanitation measures before, during, and after performances and public health screenings that may include having your temperature taken.

Understandably, we are very disappointed to share this news with you, as the performing arts are needed now more than ever, to inspire, connect, and reinvigorate our communities. But live performances will return. And when they do, we will be more grateful than ever to reconnect with each and every one of you.

In the meantime, please connect with us on Facebook and Instagram. Each week, we post a new “Weis Center Sessions” video, featuring a member of the Bucknell community on the Weis Center stage. Videos will primarily feature live music and poetry readings; we hope they bring you comfort and inspiration during these challenging times.

As plans progress for public performances in 2021, we will continue to keep you updated through social media channels and by email. If you are not already on our e-newsletter list, consider signing up today by sending an email to

Youth in Philanthropy Groups Award Grants

Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) is a philanthropic-oriented education program offered by the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation. The purpose of the program is for youth to understand the meaning of philanthropy, learn about the local nonprofit world and take part in the grantmaking process. Through this program, students are empowered to make a positive impact in their communities now and in the future.

YIP groups, consisting of approximately 15 high school students from eleven school districts in our region: Benton, Berwick, Central Columbia, Columbia-Montour Area Vo-Tech, Danville, Midd-West, Millville, Northwest, Selinsgrove, Shikellamy and Warrior Run, completed their annual grantround at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. This year’s grantround timeline was adjusted due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Christine Orlando, senior program officer of the Foundation explained, “Due to social distancing guidelines, the students met virtually to review and discuss their grant recommendations. Then, grant awards were mailed recently to the nonprofit organizations in support of the valuable services they provide youth across our region.”

This year, 63 grants totaling $53,500 were awarded. These grants were funded by generous community support from the following donors:
Anonymous Berwick Health and Wellness Fund
Jeremy Betz
The Booth Family Fund (Danville Area Community Foundation)
Central Columbia Educational Foundation, Inc.
Central Susquehanna Community Foundation
Danville Business Alliance Promotions
Danville Superintendent’s Educational Initiative Awards Fund (Danville Area Community Foundation)
Michelle Ebner
Patricia H. and Richard E. Garman Fund (Selinsgrove Area Community Foundation)
Alan and Danielle Hack
John M. and Jacqueline Kurelja J. P. Mascaro and Sons and White Pines Landfill
Nancy Mathna
Robert J. and Kathleen A. McWilliams
Millville Community Foundation Inc.
Nancy J. and John J. Marr
Neighbors Helping Neighbors Fund (Danville Area Community Foundation)
Julie Petrin
Robinson Donor Advised Fund (Selinsgrove Area Community Foundation)
The Seebold Family Fund (Danville Area Community Foundation)
Service 1st Federal Credit Union
Sunbury Area Community Foundation Unrestricted Fund (Sunbury Area Community Foundation)
Sunbury Area Health Fund (Sunbury Area Community Foundation)
Bonnie M. and James Trump
Warrior Run Education Foundation – Defender Fund

For more information on the YIP program, visit The YIP program is coordinated by Christine Orlando, CSCF Senior Program Officer.

Benton YIP awarded the following grants:
Benton Area School District, SPARK, $1,580.00
Benton Area School District, Benton Athletic Department Community Connections, $1,200.00
Benton Area School District, Buddy Bags for Understanding, $800.00
Northern Columbia Community & Cultural Center, N4Cs Community Emergency Relief Fund, $1,000.00
The Children’s Museum, Inc., Enrichment Programs for Benton Area Students, $420.00

Berwick YIP awarded the following grants:
Berwick Area School District, YiP, $2,400.00
Berwick Area YMCA, Cardboard Construction Initiative, $800.00
Berwick Theater and Center for Community Arts, Berwick Theater Marquee Enhancement, $600.00
For the Cause, Youth Mental Health and Education Expansion Program, $800.00
The Children’s Museum, Inc., The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum comes to Berwick!, $400.00

Central Columbia YIP awarded the following grants:
For the Cause, Youth Mental Health and Education Expansion Program, $1,000.00
Friends of the Columbia County Traveling Library, A Place for Us: Columbia County Library Clubs for Middle School and High School Students, $800.00
Harmony Arts Foundation, The Harmony Café, $800.00
Orangeville Public Library, Summer Reading 2020, $800.00
Single Mothers Individually Living Empowered, Inc., Children’s Activities for Reading, $800.00
United Way of Columbia and Montour County, Healthy Fit Club, $800.00

Columbia-Montour Area Vo-Tech YIP awarded the following grants:
Central PA Business & Education Association, Leadership & Career Awareness Program Development & Expansion, $500.00 Columbia County Commissioners for Columbia County Family Centers, Big Buddy Program, $1,250.00
Columbia Montour Area Vocational Technical School, School-Wide PBIS Plan (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports), $1,250.00
DJ Choices, Inc., Prevention thru Education, $1,000.00
For the Cause, Youth Mental Health and Education Expansion Program, $500.00
The Children’s Museum, Inc.., Learn to Solder at Maker Faire, $500.00

Danville YIP awarded the following grants:
Danville Area Community Center, Keeping Kids Connected, $600.00
Danville Child Development Center, Engaging Opportunities for Summer School-Age Children, $600.00
Eos Therapeutic Riding Center, Veterinary and Medical Support, $500.00
Evangelical Community Hospital, Primary School Education: Coping with Stress and Empathy, $500.00
Geisinger Clinic Nurse-Family Partnership, Building Block Project, $300.00
Montour Area Recreation Commission, MARC 2020 Park Projects, $600.00
North Branch Young Life, 2020 Danville Capernaum Project, $600.00
The Good Samaritan Mission, Kid’s Bed Program – Good Samaritan Mission, $800.00
The Good Samaritan Mission, Many Hands Helping Others – Good Samaritan Mission, $500.00

Midd-West YIP awarded the following grants:
Foundation for Free Enterprise Education, Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week 2020, $1,000.00
Generoo Organization, Generoo Summer Theatre Camp, $1,000.00
Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA, STRIDE Team at Middleburg Elementary School, $1,000.00
Middlecreek Area Community Center, MACC Kid’s Night / Teen Night Special Programming, $1,000.00
Paxtonville United Methodist Church, The Five Seven O, $1,000.00

Millville YIP awarded the following grants:
AGAPE Love from Above to Our Community, AGAPE’S Weekend Food Backpack Program, $1,000.00
Central PA Business & Education Association, Leadership & Career Programs Development & Expansion, $500.00
Eos Therapeutic Riding Center, Veterinarian and Medication Expenses, $500.00
Friends of the Columbia County Traveling Library, learning through Literature: Preventing Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Abuse through Fiction, $500.00
Geisinger Health System Foundation, Geisinger Caring Cart – Millville Request, $500.00 Harmony Arts Foundation,
Panel Discussion: What Do You Want To Do With Your Life?, $500.00
Millville Area School District, Annual Millville Life Skill’s Picnic, $500.00
Nicholas Wolff Foundation, Inc., KidsKash YIP 2020, $1,000.00

Northwest YIP awarded the following grants:
For the Cause, Youth Mental Health and Education Expansion Program, $1,500.00
Geisinger Health System Foundation, Geisinger Caring Cart – Northwest Request, $500.00
Nicholas Wolff Foundation, Inc., KidsKash YIP 2020, $1,000.00
Northwest Area School District, Health Fair, $500.00
Northwest Area School District, Life Skills, $1,000.00
Northwest Area School District, Trauma and Mental Health Support, $500.00

Selinsgrove YIP awarded the following grants:
Camp Koala, Camp Koala Teen Grief Camp, $900.00
Nicholas Wolff Foundation, Inc., KidsKash YIP 2020, $900.00
Random Canyon Riding Program, SureHands HandiMove Lift System, $900.00
Regional Engagement Center (REC), Free Drop-In Program, $900.00
Selinsgrove Area Recreation Inc., Outdoor Yoga, $500.00
Snyder County Coalition for Kids, Meals for Seals, $900.00

Shikellamy YIP awarded the following grants:
Eos Therapeutic Riding Center, Veterinary and Medical Support, $1,000.00
Ronald McDonald House of Danville, Camp Dost, $2,000.00
Susquehanna Valley Law Enforcement Camp Cadet, Camp Cadet, $2,000.00

Warrior Run YIP awarded the following grants:
Camp Koala, Camp Koala Teen Grief Camp, $1,000.00
Father’s Hope, Hope for back to school, $300.00
Transitions of PA, Transitions of PA New Beginnings Backpack Project, $1,000.00
Warrior Run School District, National Honor Society Special Education Field Day, $1,200.00

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