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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Cameron County Community Chest 2018 Fund Drive – Nov. Update

Cameron County Community Chest 2018 Fund Drive – Nov. Update

We are five weeks into the 2018 fund drive. Over 200 letters have gone out to local individuals, businesses and organizations. We have had a great start. Through Nov. 2nd we have collected $6,352 toward our $20,100 goal. Thanks to all who have contributed. This drive will run through September 30, 2018.

Watch for our monthly updates. Each month we will feature a write up on one of the organizations that the Cameron County Community Chest contributes to. This month’s feature will be the Cameron County Recreation Board.

Cameron County Recreation Center provides many different services to the local community. The main focus is to provide a safe but fun environment for area youth to enjoy. The game room is open Tuesdays through Saturday and offers a variety of table games and electronic gaming. The membership also includes use of the outdoor basketball court and pickle ball court. They have two rooms available for rent for meetings and parties. The large room is the most popular for parties and can be rented for a minimal fee. There is no charge for non-profit rentals. Tables and chairs can be rented (when available) as well as outdoor party games. Zumba classes are held Monday through Thursday at 6:30 pm, as well as some Saturday’s at 10:00 am. Please contact the Center for more information or check them out on Facebook at Cameron County Recreation Center. The Recreation Center will continue to collaborate with the 4-H program to provide out of school programs for youth ages 8-18 as well as summer 4-H programs. This summer, two local playgrounds were supervised, South Park and Third Street. The participants enjoyed wildlife presentations from Cameron County Conservation, 4-H Bird presentation, Mountaineer Search and Rescue truck tour, a painting class by Peggy Heckman and several walking trips to local offices including the historical society, the fire hall and to the caboose to learn about Cameron County history. Cameron County Recreation is also responsible for organizing and scheduling games for the girls and boys 4th through 6th grade elementary basketball program. Cameron County Recreation Center is funded partly by the County, Emporium Foundation and Community Chest. The 4-H and summer programs are funded entirely by grants from the Emporium Foundation. For questions about any of the programs that are provided please contact the Recreation Director, Holly Manginell by phone 814-486-8915 or by email at

No donation/memorial is too small. Please send your tax-deductible contribution to: Cameron County Community Chest, PO Box 134, Emporium, PA. 15834, Attn: Judd Schager. Help to support the Recreation Board, Community Nurses, Red Cross, Friends of the Library, the Package Team, Garden Club, Special Community Requests, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H, Sylvan Heritage and the S.P.C.A.

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