The Newville Fountain Festival Committee met on August 16, 2018 to close out business related to this year’s annual Fountain Festival. Chairman Carolyn Kough reported that the festival was a tremendous success. Financially, the expanded car show resulted in a significant profit for the two-day event. As a result, the Newville Fountain Festival Committee has presented checks in the amount of $500 to the following organizations: PAW Packs Program Inc., John Graham Public Library, Neighbors in Christ, Big Spring Food Bank, Big Spring Senior Center. The committee has also set aside the balance of the profits in a special fund designated for the future care and maintenance of the Newville town fountain. The members of the Fountain Festival Committee wish to thank the many sponsors, volunteers and all who contributed to the success of this year’s event.
The 2019 Newville Fountain Festival will return on June 14-15, 2019, with the theme “MUSIC and DANCING COME TO NEWVILLE!”
Walking Together: Emotional Memory
Walking Together is presenting a talk on Thursday, September 13, 2018, by Karen Kaslow, RN, of Keystone Elder Law entitled “Emotional Memory”. Her talk will show how emotions are a key factor when caring for someone with memory loss. The impact of emotions on communication and behavior will be discussed. Walking Together will meet in the Rhoades Fellowship Hall at the First United Presbyterian Church, 111 W. Big Spring Avenue, Newville, PA, at 6:30 p.m. It will include a time of connecting with others in similar circumstances. Refreshments will be served. The program will conclude at 8 p.m. and is open to the public. For more information call (77)776-7525 or Cathy Graver at the Big Spring Senior Center, (717) 776-4478.
Walking Together: Caregiving for the Memory Loss Community is jointly sponsored by the First United Presbyterian Church, The Big Spring Senior Center and Green Ridge Village, all of Newville, PA. It looks to offer education and information to support people who are dealing with a loved one’s memory issues on a daily basis.
PA CleanWays of Cumberland County, in partnership with Cumberland County Vector Control,
will Hold Tire Collection on September 29th
(August xx, 2018) – PA CleanWays of Cumberland County, in partnership with Cumberland County Vector Control, will host a tire collection for County residents. The local group is seeking to eliminate illegal dumping and littering of tires in the county by providing a convenient and affordable alternative. The collection will be held on Saturday, September 29th, from 9 to 1 PM, at the East Pennsboro Township Public Works facility located at 645 Tower Road, East Pennsboro Township, PA 17025.
Pre-registration and prepayment are requested by September 26th and can be made by calling Stephanie Larson at 724-836-4121 x104 between the hours of 9AM – 4PM, Monday through Friday. Credit card and check payments will be accepted. Registration begins on August 20, 2018.
• Car/truck size on or off rim: $2/ tire
• Tractor trailer size: $7/ tire
Large agricultural tires and tires from commercial operations will not be accepted.
Tires that are improperly disposed leach toxic chemicals that contaminate soil and water. They also provide breeding grounds for mosquitoes, increasing the risk of West Nile Virus and Zika Virus. Tire piles are also in danger of catching fire. Tire fires are known for being difficult to extinguish and create an abundance of smoke that carries toxic chemicals from the breakdown of synthetic rubber compounds, contributing to air pollution.
“This would be a great opportunity to “clean house” and remove unused tires from private properties. Your recycled tires will be reground and used as rubber mulch, play turf, landscaping borders, athletic turf, and rubber asphalt roads, among other uses. Tire recycling is a win for the homeowner, as well as the environment,” said Mike Onofrey, PA CleanWays of Cumberland County Coordinator.
“These collections provide a convenient, low cost alternative to the community. The tires that are collected at these events won’t end up over the hill where they would be difficult and costly to remove,” said Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. “I commend PA CleanWays of Cumberland County and Cumberland County Vector Control for recognizing a need and partnering to provide an outlet to county residents.”
About Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s mission is empowering Pennsylvanians to make our communities clean and beautiful. Since 1990, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and its volunteers have removed over 133 million pounds of litter from Pennsylvania’s roadways, greenways, parks, forests, and waterways. To learn more about Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, visit http://www.keeppabeautiful.org.