The 23rd annual Sweetheart Banquet sponsored by the men of the Reynoldsville Area Prayer Breakfast will be held Friday, February 14, at the First United Methodist Church in Reynoldsville. The social time will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the banquet beginning at 6:00 p.m. Entree choices include roast beef, stuffed chicken breast, or pork chop. The cost is $19.00 per person.
Tom Hart will be the master of ceremonies and music will be provided by Mony Kunes. the Reverend Don Prauer will be the special speaker.
Reservations are necessary by Saturday, February 8. RSVP Carol at 653-8568 or jack at 653-2024. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Passages, Inc., is sponsoring a Human Trafficking Awareness event on Thursday, January 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the Reynoldsville Fire Hall.
Soccer sign ups 5-7 will be held February 7 and 8 at the the Foundry from 10 a.m.-noon.
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 community efforts.
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 the presentation.
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.