Curwensville Community Center Is On The Go!
The Curwensville Community Center Board and auxiliary group, the Special Events Committee recently added four Mitsubishi Heating and Air-Conditioning Units to the Curwensville Community Center in June 2014. This is the first time since the building was added in 1968 that air-conditioning has been made available. President of the Center Board, J. Duane Test says, “Many of our local organizations already use the Center on a regular basis such as our local Scout Troops, GFWC, Curwensville On The Go, Curwensville Midget Football and Little League groups, Clearfield County Children’s Aid Society, the Election Board, Lezzer Lumber, and our newest group, the Curwensville Blueprints revitalization team. With their continued support and from donations made from generous community individuals and our corporate sponsors such as Lezzer Lumber, Curwensville Development Corporation, and Wickett & Craig, the Board anticipates this new addition will increase the Center’s usage even more during the Spring and Summer months with added wedding receptions, baby showers, private parties that will take place even in the hottest weeks of August.”
“This is a welcome addition!” stated J. Duane Test, Board President. “The community has always come together to make each and every project a success and we couldn’t be prouder of having a top notch facility like ours to host kids to grandparents ages for a fun and safe place to go close to home.”
Coming in July is the Center’s first community-wide yard sale scheduled during the “100 Mile Yard Sale” days on July 18 &19th from 9-4 p.m. The Center will host both indoor and outdoor spaces and any kind of summer sale is welcome from house, garage, patio, garden, bake sale…even auction style! Spaces are available for a $5 donation and should a table or two be needed for display, they can be added for and additional $2 ea. Later this year, the Special Events Committee will launch the second family festival, Oktoberfest 2014 starting Friday evening October 3 through Sunday afternoon October 5th is a full weekend of activities. Vice-President of the Board and event coordinator, David Rose tells us, “We look to make this year’s Oktoberfest even bigger and better than the year before. Vendors are already registering to offer their products, concessions, games, and activities to complement Saturday morning’s 5K Run/Walk, family relay games, kids face-painting, helium balloons, pumpkin decorating and host of other contests and activities. This year, we will have a new featured activity inside the Center as we will host regional artists and artisans for a gallery show between 9-4 p.m. followed by an authentic German Oktoberfest dinner or choice of an American favorite starting at 6 p.m.. Saturday evening will end with a fireworks display on the banks of the Susquehanna River. We encourage vendors and community groups to register now before spaces become limited. They can call 236-3797 to request a registration form or download it from the Community Center’s website at www.curwensvillecommunitycenter.com.”
Recently, the main room kitchenette was remodeled with a new counter top, sink and cabinets with plans for the addition of WIFI internet access and much needed electrical upgrades in the hopes the Center can offer an after school recreation spot for young adults staring in the 2014-2015 school year. Donations are what makes it possible and are always welcome, so that the Special Events Committee can help added programs and activities to the Center’s list of offering. Donations specified for a specific purpose such as “special events” or “building improvements” and should be mailed to the Curwensville Community Center, PO Box 171, 11 Stadium Drive, Curwensville, Pa 16833.