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Friday, March 30, 2012

Father James Campbell Donates $10,000. Towards Renovations At CARP

$10,000. Donation

The Coudersport Borough Council is blown away by the generosity of Father James Campbell. A phone call was received from Father Campbell on Tuesday March 27; it was initially thought that he was inquiring about letting his parishioners know about the initiative in place to restore the basketball and tennis courts in CARP. Little did this person know that he was going to take his breath away by telling him that he wanted to personally donate $10000 dollars towards the campaign to raise 50K towards the restoration of the basketball and tennis courts. His letter explains his story on how he became the man that he is today. This project is a combined effort between the redevelopment authority, the borough council and with individuals and groups that want to see up to date facilities for our residents. To date there is approximately 16000 in the bank for this project with many more thousands pledged to the effort.

If you feel that it is important to have facilities for the young and old please consider making a donation to this project. Donations are being accepted at the Coudersport Borough office or at Northwest Savings Bank in Coudersport. No amount is too small or too large. The townspeople appreciate anything that can be put towards this effort. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact any of your council members:

George Hults
Ron Angood
Gene Neefe
Todd Husson
Brian Wahlers
Mayor Wick Furman
Borough manager Marlin Moore.

The Recreation Committee will be having a meeting in the near future to have the community rally support around this project and this most generous donation. As a council we cannot thank Father Campbell enough for his kick start to this campaign to invest in our community. The long-term goal of the borough council is to improve all the facilities in Coudersport one step at a time.

Submitted by
Brian Wahlers Recreation Committee Chairman.

Photo by Lou Karija

In photo left to right Todd Husson Brian Wahlers Father James Campbell George Hults Ron Angood


Anonymous said...

What a great thing for Father Campbell to do! He is truly a wonderful role model and a wonderful member of our community!

Anonymous said...

This man is truly an inspiration. We are so lucky to have him here in our area. From the moment you heard his first homily, it was obvioius that he was special. God Bless you Father James - and God Bless us all!

Anonymous said...


Marcia said...

Way to go Father...

the Ragostas said...

Way to go Father James. God bless you for your generosity and your desire to help the youth in our community.

Anonymous said...

Amen & Thank you so very much! How very generous!

Anonymous said...

Projects like this for our children tend to be underfunded.

We don't mind spending money to lock up our kids when they get bored and get involved in drugs but we scoff at funding things like this which give them something more constructive to do.

The he project needs 50K which is about the cost to house a prisoner for a year.

I think its awesome of Mr. Campbell to draw some attention to the project. 50K should be simple to come up with. Hopefully some others can follow suit and get behind this project too.

Maybe Jim can help by keeping us posted on the progress?

Anonymous said...

Thank you Father James!