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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Residents Encouraged To Greet Veterans Tuesday

Residents Encouraged To Greet Veterans Tuesday

Potter County Today
trout1Potter County residents are asked to turn out in force on Tuesday, May 21, to welcome this year’s participants in the local Project Healing Waters project, being conducted by members of Trout Unlimited. 

Military personnel who have been wounded, injured, or disabled will be ushered into Potter County with a motorcycle escort and will be joined by World War II veterans and other special guests on Tuesday. 

Those who would like to join the welcome in Coudersport are encouraged to borrow U.S. flags from the Commissioners Office at the Gunzburger Building and wave the flags when the procession moves through the county seat at about 2 pm.

flagHere is the schedule for Tuesday that was finalized this week by God’s Country Chapter of Trout Unlimited:

11:30 am, bus with parade participants leaves Coudersport Borough Office for Roadside Inn parking lot in Shinglehouse; 

12:45, procession moves to Oswayo Valley High School, greeted by high school band; 

1:20, leave for Coudersport on Rt. 44 (Northern Potter High School Band will greet at Jones Produce Stand on Rt. 44-49); 

2 pm, arrive in Coudersport on Main Street to Chestnut Street, turning right on Eulalia Street, left onto West Street, right to East Second/Main Street intersection, and on to Rt. 872 intersection at Ladona (Galeton High School Band will perform at corner of Rts. 6 and 872); reception at Coudersport American Legion Post 192 to follow; 

3 pm, leave Post 192 for First Fork Lodge in Costello (Austin Volunteer Fire Department will greet group at Odin and escort into Austin); 

3:45, arrive at First Fork Lodge; 4:30, bus will leave First Fork Lodge to return parade participants to Coudersport Borough Office at 5 pm.
Goal of Project Healing Waters is to aid in soldiers’ physical and emotional recovery by introducing or rebuilding the skills of fly fishing and fly tying. 

Equipment and materials are provided. This year’s sixth annual Project Healing Waters will be headquartered at Big Moore’s Run Fish and Game Preserve through Friday, May 24. 

Fifteen individuals from the Erie, Bath and Batavia VA hospitals are coming. TU is dedicating this year’s event to all World War II veterans and encouraging all WWII vets to participate in Tuesday’s escort/parade through Potter County.


Anonymous said...

This is Awesome!!!

Anonymous said...

We feel very honored to be able to escort these vets!