Memorial Day 2020 will see a new event in the borough: The Race for Reynoldsville.
Winslow Township resident Leanne Buhite-Waring is working with a committee of people to bring the event to Reynoldsville. She said she hopes it will raise the community awareness of two projects- the veteran’s memorial park and the Reynoldsville Pool renovations. She’s also hoping to raise money for both organizations.
The race will include a 5-K event and a 1-K walk/fun run. Students at the C. G. Johnson Elementary School will help design the t-shirts.
Buhite and her committee will be canvassing local businesses and industries for financial support. An account has been created at S and T Bank for the race and she hopes will become an annual event.
At its January 9 meeting, Reynoldsville Borough Council
president Bill Cebulski announced the formation of a new committee to honor
borough residents who work to better the community. At the January 14 meeting,
the first Citizen of the Month Award was given to Henry Deible.
Deible has been a leader in the Reynoldsville community for
many years as a member of council and other organizations.
“He’s always been a part of Reynoldsville with First
National Bank and Community First Bank,” said council president Bill Cebulski,
who is Deible’s brother-in-law and “a father figure to me.”
Cebulski also listed Deible’s many achievements and
Deible dedicated the award to his family.
“It doesn’t come without a lot of sacrifice on the family
level also,” he said. Many of his family members were at the meeting to watch
Contrary to the rumors, the Reynoldsville Pool will be open
as usual this summer. So said Reynoldsville Recreation Commission (RRC) representative
Jack Matusky at the January 14 meeting of the Reynoldsville Borough Council.
“It’s going to open, [and] we’ll get through,” he said. “We
need to update the pool. It’s 53 years old,” he added.
The RRC has raised around $10,000 but needs close to $200,00
for all the repairs that are needed. The commission applied for a grant last
year but was denied. The group is applying again this year and plans to have it
submitted in February.
In his remarks, Matusky read a list of the members of the
RRC and how long each person has been a member. He also thanked the borough
crew and the Reynoldsville Water Authority for their help over the years.
Later in the meeting, Council member John Burkett was appointed to the commission.
Snyder-d’Argy Funeral Home moving forward
Jacob d’Argy of Brookville, owner of the Snyder-d’Argy
Funeral Home in Reynoldsville, introduced himself to the new council and
explained how he took over the funeral home from long-time owner and resident
Bernie Snyder and how he is committed to the community.
While speaking of their friendship, d’Argy talked about how
after Snyder passed away last January 11, he had a difficult time deciding on
if he was going stay involved with funeral home without him.
“Coming into that anniversary (of Snyder’s death), I decided
that, you know what, I need to honor this man and what he did for the
community,” d’Argy said. He offered what help he could provide to the community
and said he plans to continue the free movie at the Red. White and Blueberry
Festival in July.
Some minor renovations have begun at the funeral home, he
said, with plans for more in the future.
The Borough of Reynoldsville will kick off the Christmas Season by lighting the Christmas tree in front of the borough building on Main Street on Fridya night, November 29 at 6:00 p.m. Come join in the Christmas carols and the free cookies and hot chocolate.
The Reynoldsville VFD Lighted Christmas Parade will be held November 30 beginning at 6:00 p.m. Registration begins at 5:00 p.m. on South Fifth Street in front of Mike’s BILO.
For more information or to register a unit, contact Chief Darren Scolese at 603-2869.
The Reynoldsville Blueprint Initiative along with the
Reynoldsville Community Association is launching a campaign for Small Business
Saturday on Nov. 30, 2019. We have entry
rugs and Shop Small shopping bags donated by American Express.
In order for you to participate in this campaign, please
think of a small giveaway from your place of business, something like a
calendar, small imprinted item, etc. that would keep your business name in
front of them. Also, write a narrative or
coupon of your business with an invitation for them to come in to shop on
Saturday, Nov. 30. Sheri Price will
print cards with this information to insert in each of the shopping bags to be
given out at the tree lighting. Bags can
also be picked up on that Saturday at the businesses.
October 27 in Reynoldsville. The parade starts at 4 p.m. at the ambulance garage on Main Street. Trick or Treating runs from 4-6 p.m. There will be a Trunk or Treat at the C.G. Johnson Elementary School. The Halloween Dance will be from 6-8 p.m. at the Bellamauro. Bring a non-perishable food item to benefit the Jeff Tech backpack program.