I want to thank each and every one of you for participating in our townwide event tomorrow (Saturday) I spent the morning distributing maps to various locations that are setting up yard sales. Several have already started and have had good response. Tomorrow is a big day for our community. I've received lots of thank yous and I explained to each one of them my reasons for doing this.
"Our community is hurting- we all know that. The economy plus past transgressions have hurt our town, and we continue to suffer. But by pulling together for just one day- we can make a difference.
I fully expect thousands of dollars will be brought here on Saturday- and that's such a blessing for all of you. It's a shame that this can't happen on a regular basis.
I look at Wellsboro and the sucesses they have with events and I marvel at the comraderie they have by "working together" and I wish that for Coudersport. We need to be more cohesive here- we're lacking somehow the ability to plan ahead- look toward the future and make this a better community in which to work, play and exist." And I am saddened by this.
What we accomplished this month is nothing short of a miracle.
Various organizations are opening their hearts to help others such as the Boy Scouts, the Mission Team, and Penny Lampman who is selling donated items to benefit Special Olympics, and Stan Swank from Jubilee is donating flats of bottled water so we can sell it at our own yard sale and give all the proceeds to the Backpack project. One gentleman from Williamsport will be selling food on the square and I suggested he donate a percentage to one of our charitable organizations and he readily agreed.
There will be visitors here from Williamsport, Olean, Bradford, Mansfield, Wellsboro and other areas. Be kind and courteous- welcome them and invite them back. We can set an example here of good sportsmanship- friendship and a spirit of togetherness if we try.
I hope you all have a wonderful time tomorrow- and that everyone is safe. The local police will be around town, and the Pennsylvania State Police will be in the area. I hope they're not needed,but it brings a semblance of comfort just knowing they're in the vicinity. Drive carefully- and I wish all good things for all of you- buyers and sellers alike.
Friday, September 4, 2009
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 9/04/2009 04:55:00 PM