Member News – September 18, 2019

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  • The Ken Pollock Auto Group will hold a car seat safety check in conjunction with the PA State Police tomorrow, Sept. 19, from 2-5 p.m., at its Tire and Auto Center, located at 88 Wyoming Valley Mall Blvd, Wilkes-Barre. 


  • The Danville Area Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation, will hold its grant awards breakfast on Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 8:30-10 a.m., at the Meadows Community Center at the Maria Joseph Continuing Care Community. This event annually celebrates the investments made to community organizations through the work of the DACF. Local nonprofit organizations will be presented with 2019 grant awards during the breakfast. Reservations are required but there is no cost to attend (see printed invitation). To reserve your seat, please contact Katie Simpson by email or at 570-752-3930 by Oct. 2.


  • The Ronald McDonald House of Danville recently had the opportunity to partner with Beiter’s Home Center during the Little League World Series to raise funds for thousands of families. Beiter’s presented RMHD with a check for $30,057.05 which represents 100% of the proceeds raised from parking cars during the Little League World Series. RMHD extends a big thank you to all of the fantastic volunteers who helped make this fundraiser a huge success.



  • Susquehanna Steam Electric Station (SSES) recently hosted its annual Team Susquehanna/Berwick Area United Way golf tournament raising over $84,000 to benefit the Berwick Area United Way, and the local programs and agencies it supports.  In the tournament’s 10-year history, it has raised over $730,000 for the Berwick Area United Way.  In 2018, the event supplied 77% of all the funding awarded to agencies that serve the local community. 

    (L-R): Susquehanna Steam Electric Station Employee and Golf Tournament Chair, Kip McCabe; Talen Energy senior vice president and Chief Nuclear Officer, Brad Berryman; United Way President and Chief Executive Officer, Bill Jones; and United Way Community Impact Coordinator, Ayrin Shortlidge.

    “Susquehanna Station is proud to support the Berwick Area United Way through our annual golf tournament,” said senior vice president Chief Nuclear Officer, Brad Berryman.  “We are grateful to all the volunteers and sponsors who helped to make our 10th tournament a success.” In addition to their annual golf tournament, SSES supports the Berwick Area United Way through an annual employee giving campaign, backpack donations for their Stuff the Bus initiative, and volunteer resources for their annual Day of Caring.  They are also hosting their first annual clay shoot tournament fundraiser this fall.  


  • There will be a fun, Halloween-themed, family-friendly fundraising event on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Hawkins Chevrolet, located at 1856 Montour Blvd. (Rt. 11), Danville, to benefit the Montour Area Recreation Commission, which manages the Montour Preserve. This event is being hosted by the Danville Business Alliance and several other Danville-based organizations. It will feature an obstacle course, pumpkin toss, trunk or treat and much more. All proceeds raised from the event will benefit MARC, which currently does not have enough funding to sustain operations beyond next fall. For additional information, visit the Facebook event page, and view the below video.