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The Centre Region "Gifts-For-Parks" Program

Wondering how you can help improve the Centre Region? Join the Gifts-For-Parks initiative! Donations of all shapes and sizes help CRPR provide important "extras" that create a more enjoyable leisure experience for all area residents.

2016 CONTRIBUTIONS (Jan.- Present):Cub Scout Pack 383

  • The November weather benefitted a few of our Park Partners as they were able to get out and complete fall projects. Cub Scout Pack 383 (photo on right) had 30 volunteers on-site at Highpoint Park on November 5 to clear leaves from the park. The State College Lions Club Football program kept four volunteers busy as they removed invasive grass and edged the sand volleyball court on November 5. And on November 14, the Ferguson Twp. Lions Club had 10 volunteers working at Cecil Irvin Park installing new signage and a Dog-I-Pot station as well as weeding the flower beds.
  • October was a very busy month as well! Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program & Global Connections worked in Sunset Park on October 20 with 20 volunteers to rake and clear leaves. The Mom's Club of State College conducted park cleanup in Orchard Park on October 15 with 10 volunteers. Cub Scout Pack 375 also worked in Graysdale Park on October 9 with 16 volunteers. Skills of Central PA worked in Nittany Orchard Park on October 6 with 8 volunteers; they cleared and hauled brush from an overgrown area.
  • JUMP launched into action on September 18, 2016 at Circleville Park. The group pulled weeds from the Bocce Ball court and filled in low spots and dressed the area.  The group repaired low spots on the ball field and also pulled weeds from the parking lot islands.
  • On September 13, 2016, Boy Scout Troop 380 worked at Nittany View Park to repair a washed-out trail area and pulled weeds in the play area. They brought 20 volunteers with them to complete this work.
  • On September 11, 2016, 31 volunteers with Cub Scout Pack 380 pulled weeds from the play areas and repaired the walking path at Blue Spring Park.
  • Also on September 11, 12 volunteers from St. Paul Lutheran Church pulled weeds and placed mulch in the flower bed at Cecil Irvin Park. While this group isn't an official park parnter (yet!), they wanted to complete this community service. Thank you!
  • On Thursday, August 25, 2016, 8 volunteers from RHY Residential Youth Advocate, Burrows Street Youth Haven, and Centre County Youth Service Bureau were on-hand at East Fairmount Park completing brush clean-up. Thank you for your service!
  • CRPR thanks the PSU Schreyer Honors College students (photo at right) for installing the new sections of split rail fencing at Millbroook Marsh Nature Center on Sat. 20 Aug 2016 as part of the “My Backyard Project” program at University Park Campus.
  • Our thanks to Jean & Craig Miller for their donation to purchase materials to rebuild an entrance ramp (near the Quonset Hut) to the boardwalk at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center.
  • CRPR thanks Eagle Scout-candidate Joseph Sepich (Boy Scout Troop #83) for his project to construct a trail bridge near the main entrance of Oak Hall Regional Park in College Twp.
  • Our thanks to Mr. Lew Roscoe & Mrs. Ann Farell Roscoe for donating to the agency a framed Harold Altman print of Holmes-Foster Park from the Estate of Dr. Patricia Farrell (1934-2010). The print will be on permanent display in the main lobby of the Centre Region COG Building. Holmes Foster Park was the first municipal park in the region.
  • On Sat. 9 Apr 2016, 2 members of the Penn State "Irving Hall Club" spread about 10 yards of playground mulch in the upper playground areas at Holmes Foster Park for 2.5 hours. CRPR thanks to these dedicated volunteers!
  • On Sat. 2 Apr 2016, 2-5 PM, 24 volunteers from Cub Scount Pack 330 (Bellefonte) Wolf and Bear Dens picked up debris, raked leaves from the shrubbery and flower beds at Spring Creek Park. from the park. They worked from 2 to 5 on Saturday. Our sincere thanks!
  • Our thanks to the Book Benches of Centre County program for their contribution of a unique bench at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center. Thanks also to Landscape II Inc. for providing the concrete pad for the bench. The GPS coordinates of the new bench are 40.812635 and -77.837634.

2015 CONTRIBUTIONS to the CRPR Gifts-For-Parks Program 

  • CRPR thanks the 7 volunteers from Cub Scount Pack 44 (Pine Grove Mills) for helping to clean up the grounds of Millbrook Marsh Nature Center on 16 Nov 2015.
  • CRPR thanks the staff of Home Depot #6841, State College, PA 16803, for their donation of building materials to use in the parks.
  • CRPR thanks the 10 volunteers from the Professional Management Group of PSU for their 2 hours of work at East Fairmont Park on Sun., 4 Oct 2015. The group cut back brush from the walking path and along the fence at the paved court.
  • CRPR thanks the groups and businesses who volunteered to work in the parks during the 2015 United Way Day of Caring on 1 Oct 2015.
  • CRPR thanks the State College (Evening) Rotary Club for donating 5 "Little Free Library" units for placement at various parks in the area. Link to photos of each unit.
  • CRPR thanks Denee Christine Judy for her donation to Millbrook Marsh Nature Center in remembrance of Jennifer Byers Shreck.
  • CRPR thanks OrderUp-State College for donating funds for the movie license fee at the Dive-In Movie Night at Park Forest Community Swimming Pool on Wed. 19 Aug 2015. Admission to the pool after 5 PM was free!
  • Students of the SCASD Delta Program c/o Nick Gildow, performed community service at Orchard Park on 3 June 2015 with 10 students in 2 shifts through the morning and afternoon (20 total). They stained all the park benches, several waste receptacles, and the fencign surrounding the trash transfer station. They also picked up debris as they performed their work throughout the park.
  • CRPR thanks Alpha Phi Omega of PSU for their volunteer efforts on Sat. 18 Apr 2015 for providing community service at East Fairmont Park. They had 10 volunteers and stained the park benches, sign posts and picnic tables. They removed overgrown brush from along the fence line at the court, and raked out all of the play areas.   They were on site for 2 hours.
  • CRPR thanks our friends at Green Towers, based in State College, for providing and installling a prototype “Beecosystem ®” in the barn at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center in April. The 60-day pilot project ended in mid-June and was then removed.
  • CRPR thanks Global Connections of Centre County for their donation of funds to enable the puchase of a new laptop computer, webcam and headphones to extend their "Conversation Partners" program to the Centre Region Senior Center. This program will match seniors with non-native speakers on campus and in the community for language practice and cultural exchange. The program provides a one-to-one or small group opportunity for partners meet at least one hour per week for conversational English.  The seniors will also benefit from the program by becoming a friend to a person from another culture and learning about that culture in a personal way.

2014 CONTRIBUTIONS (Aug. - Dec.) to the CRPR Gifts-For-Parks Program 

  • Our thanks to To Zacheus Stager and Boy Scout Troop #375 for their efforts to plant 10 dwarf apple trees at Circleville Park as part of Zacheus' Eagle Scout project. Donations raised by the Scouts were successfully applied to fully complete this project; the balance of $368.74 in donations was then presented to the CRPR Gifts-For-Parks program. Our sincere thanks to each team member.
     
  • Our thanks to the Centre Co. Assn. of Realtors ® for their donation to enable the installation of a recycled-plastic park bench at Green Hollow Park in Patton Twp.
     
    PSU EcoCar
  • On Sunday, 9 Nov 2014, 25 members the Penn State Advanced Vehicle Team / Ecocar3 volunteered for leaf raking at Sunset Park from 2–4 PM to assist with fall clean up. Borough Mayor Elizabeth Goreham also addressed the students to thank them for their ongoing efforts to improve the environment. (Photo at right)
     
  • 96 visitors enjoyed the 2014 Carn-e-vil at the Centre Region Senior Center on Thurs., 30 Oct, raising $193 in entrance donations for the Senior Center.  A special thanks to these firms who assisted by sponsoring or supporting this community event:
    Gumby’s Pizza, Dunkin Donuts, Insomnia cookies, Village Eating House, Trader Joe’s, Weis Markets, Days Inn, Pita Pit, Baby’s Burgers & Shakes, The Home Depot, Lowe’s, The Family Clothes Line and Wasson Farms.
     
  • The family and friends of Dorothy A. Mantz presented memorial contributions totalling $1,175 to the Centre Region Senior Center. In addition, a new entrance table was presented for the Senior Center lobby area.
     
  • The Comcast Foundation made a donation of $2,944.59 resulting from CRPR hosting the 2014 Comcast Cares Day on Sat. 26 April 2014 involving many park areas.
  • State Farm Companies Foundation 12 Sept 2014: The State Farm Companies Foundation, through its Good Neighbor Grant Program, has awarded a $500 grant to the Centre Region Parks & Recreation Authority to assist with providing youth scholarships to the Park Forest Community Swimming Pool. Shown in the photo is Cindy Evcic, local State Farm Agent, presenting the award to Todd Roth, CRPR Aquatics Supervisor. This is the 3rd year that CRPR has received this assistance from State Farm.
  • Our thanks to American Legion Nittany Post #245, Post #245 Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion and the American Legion Riders for contributing funds for 25' flagpoles at each of the following 5 locations: Park Forest Pool, Welch Pool, Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, Oak Hall Regional Park and (when constructed) Whitehall Road Regional Park.
  • Our thanks to Brenda & Dennis Hameister for making a donation to Millbrook Marsh Nature Center in honor of the 50th Wedding Anniversary of Bryce & Betsy Boyer.

2014 CONTRIBUTIONS (Jan.- July) to the CRPR Gifts-For-Parks Program (and listed in the Fall 2014 Active Guide)

  • Thank you to Christeen J. Kisslak for donating four framed park photos to display at the CRPR Office.
  • Our thanks to the 30 CentreGives donors who contributed a total of $1,990 to Millbrook Marsh Nature Center.
  • Our thanks to Girl Scout Troop 40415 for donating funds to Millbrook Marsh Nature Center for the bird feeding station (feeders, seed, hardware).
  • Our thanks to Comcast and other community groups & volunteers for their assistance for the 2014 Park Partner / Comcast Cares Day on Sat. 26 Apr 2014.
  • Thank you to Giant Food Stores LLC and Forever Broadcasting Inc. for their contributions to assist the 2014 Easter Egg Hunt and the 2014 Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt for Teens.
  • Thank you to the following sponsors who provided in-kind donations to Millbrook Marsh Nature Center for the 2014 Earth Day Birth Day on Sun, 13 Apr 2014: Walmart, Target, Weis Markets, Sheetz (Valley Vista), Panera Bread, State College Spikes, Blaise Alexander Chrysler Jeep Dodge, Dietz & Watson, Rite Aid Pharmacy, Honeybaked Ham, Eat N Park, Sounds – State College, McDonald Lawn & Landscape, ARPM Realty, Lowes, Pizza Mia, Home Depot, Penn State Alumni Assn., Trader Joe's, Noodles and Company, Giant Food Stores LLC, Houck Home Care and Cleaning.
  • Our thanks to Dr. Rick & Rose Marboe for their donation to renew the domain name of MyMillbrookMarsh.org for 9 years.
  • Our thanks to Mr. John Hoffman for building and donating 4 woodduck nesting boxes for installation at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center.
  • Delta Sigma Pi, the coed business fraternity, performed a community service project at Sunset Park on Sat. 30 Mar 2014, with 20 volunteers. From 8-10:30AM the group cleaned debris and leaves from the sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits, the infield of the ballfield, the pavilions and play areas. They also picked up winter tree debris.
  • Our thanks to Centre Soccer Assn. for their funding assistance to re-engineer 3 wider soccer fields on the Land Development Plan for Whitehall Road Regional Park.
  • Our thanks to Grace Lutheran Church (Pastor Allison’s Youth Group) for their work project on 6 Apr 2014 at Smithfield Park with 12 volunteers: raked all the leaves from the park, picked up all of the sticks and branches, scrapped off the pavement moss near the pavilion, sand/stain the park benches.

2013 CONTRIBUTIONS (Aug. - Dec.) to the CRPR Gifts-For-Parks Program
(and listed in the Fall 2014 Active Guide)

  • To the 2013 donors (listed here) who directed their gifts to benefit the State College Area Municipal Band
  • To the Park Forest Swim Team Parent's Group, a $90 donation for pool equipment or future improvements.
  • Delta Sigma Pi for the fall clean-up assistance provided by their 30 volunteers at Holmes Foster Park on 17 Nov 2013.
  • "Kohl's Cares" for a $500 donation to assist operations at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center (25 Sep 3013)
  • The 70 volunteers who worked in CRPR park areas on Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 as part of the 2013 United Way "Day of Caring."
  • Walmart Stores Inc. for a $2,000 donation to support the 2013 youth summer camps at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center.
  • State Farm Companies Foundation for a donation to assist with pool scholarships for youth.
  • Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. A donation to assist with offering the June 2014 "CRPR Touch-A-Truck Expo."
  • Aquatic Safety Research Group LLC - A donation to the Gifts-For-Parks Program.
  • The Comcast Foundation for a donation of $2,012.50 resulting from hosting the 2013 Comcast Cares Day on Sat. 27 April 2013 involving 114 community volunteers working in various parks.

2013 CONTRIBUTIONS (Jan. - July) to the CRPR Gifts-For-Parks Program (and listed in the Fall 2013 Active Guide)

  • Donations from the following businesses supported the Earth Day Birthday 2013 Event at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center: • Insomnia Cookies • Giant #111 (East College Ave) • Philly Pretzel Factory • Pizza Haven • Websters • Eat 'N Park • Weis Markets • Jimmy Johns • Trader Joe's • Schneider's Dairy • The Growing Tree.
  • Woodrings Floral Gardens donated roses for the Romantic Moonlight Walk at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center (June).
  • Ron Smith, PSU Instructor, for donated design services to create the MMNC Summer Camp T-shirt illustration.
  • Outdoor Nation / Appalachian Outdoors grant for supplies and equipment at 2013 MMNC Specialty Summer Camps.
  • The following businesses graciously donated gift cards and coupons for the 2013 Family Fun Nights at Welch and Park Forest Community Swimming Pools: Denny's, Jersey Mike's Subs, Hoss's, Hi-Way Pizza, Premiere Theatres, Northland Bowl, Brother's Pizza (near the Nittany Mall), Kiwi and Otto's.
  • Our thanks to The Bicycle Shop for donating funds towards the operation of the 9th Annual “CRPR SPLASH, PEDAL & DASH” Youth Triathlon scheduled for Sat. 27 July 2013.
  • Ms. Diane Kerly donated funds to assist 2013 operations at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center.
  • The University Area Joint Authority (UAJA) has pledged the donation of 1,700 cubic yards of compost to be used to amend the topsoil at Oak Hall Regional Park. The Recreation Authority has made arrangements to transport the compost to the park on a monthly basis thru November 2013.
  • $7,000 has been presented by a donor who wishes to remain anonymous towards the constuction of the Visitor Parking Area at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center (17 Jul 2013). Engineering work for that project is underway.
  • $15,000 has been presented by a donor who wishes to remain anonymous towards the constuction of the Visitor Parking Area at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center (7 Jun 2013).
  • Mr. & Mrs. Gerard Brault have donated scholarship funds for two Lifeguard candidates to attend the next annual CRPR Lifequard Certification Class (April 2014). The scholarship funds were presented to express their heartfelt thanks for the sucessful lifesaving teamwork by Stephen Boris, Taylor Brennan and Luc Lallement on 12 Jun 2013 at Wm. L. Welch Community Swimming Pool.
  • APArchitects LLC, Boalsburg PA, for in-kind services to successfully obtain an increased occupancy certification for the barn at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center. As a result of building improvements, the maximum occupancy was increased from 80 to 170 (2 floors, combined).
  • "COMCAST CARES" DAY: The 2013 event was held on Sat. 27 Apr 2013 at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center and at 8 other park sites, involving over 114 volunteers!

2012 CONTRIBUTIONS to the CRPR Gifts-For-Parks Program

• "COMCAST CARES" DAY: The 2012 event was held on Sat. 21 Apr 2012 at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center and at 11 other park sites, involving over 250 volunteers! Coupled with the volunteer labor by Comcast employees and families, the Comcast Foundation presented CRPR with a $3,097 donation to assist Millbrook Marsh Nature Center.

To Boy Scout Troop 40 Eagle Scout Candidate Joseph C. Liechty for his project at Park Forest Community Swimming Pool to rebuild the stormwater checkdams and to extend an underground drain line.

The 2012 PNC-United Way DAY OF CARING volunteers (84 volunteers from 7 gruops) who assisted with parks maintenance projects at 6 parks on Thursday, 4 Oct 2012.

A donation from H. Alan Weisel and Marjorie H. Weisel to assist with constructing the Visitor Parking Area at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center.

A donation in honor of Marge Manning from Dr. Ned C. Deihl to assist the general operations fo the State College Area Municipal Band.

Two donations to advance general operations of the State Colllege Area Municipal Band by Jennifer Koberna in honor of Russel Shipley and in honor of Marge Manning.

A donation from State of the Art Inc. to assist with ongoing operations at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center.

A donation from an anonoymous donor towards the future construction of the planned Visitor Parking Area at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center.

2012 Presentation

Mr. Joe Rocco (right) of Comcast is shown presenting the Comcast Foundation check to Rec. Authority Board Chair Sue Mascolo on 18 Oct 2012. Our sincere thanks to each volunteer and to Comcast!
Photo by CRPR Program Manager Niki Tourscher.

2011 COMCAST CARES DAY: Mr. Joseph Rocco (left) and Mr. Kent Baney (right) from Comcast present Sue Mascolo (center), Recreation Authority Chair, with a check for $1,110 from the Comcast Foundation to supplement the volunteer labor provided on “Comcast Cares Day” held on Sat. 30 Apr 2011 at the Hess Field Complex and at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center.

This donation to the CRPR Gifts-For-Parks Program will be used to assist with renovations at the Hess Field Complex. A special thanks is also extended to the many Comcast family members who volunteered.

2011 Photo by CRPR Supervisor Molly Hetrick

Comcast Check Presentation

CRPR is pleased to recognize the following donors for contributions made to the Gifts-For-Parks program since August 2011, as published in the Fall 2012 Active Guide:

 A special thanks to The Bicycle Shop, State College, for cosponsoring the 8th Annual CRPR Youth Triathlon with CRPR.

  To the following restaurants for their donations of items & coupons for the Family Pool Events at Welch and Park Forest Communtiy Pools: Subway, Denny’s and Home Delivery Pizza

•  Freeze Thaw Cycles Inc., 109 S. Allen St., State College, for a donation to assist with sponsoring the 2012 Bike-In Movie Nights.

  Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. for a donation to assist with sponsoring the 2012 CRPR Touch-A-Truck Expo.

  The State Farm Companies Foundation and Agent Cindy Evcic for a May 2012 donation to assist with the operation of the Summer Swim Team program at Park Forest Community Swimming Pool.  Thanks also for the 2010 and 2011 donations to assist the the team!

The Walmart Foundation for a May 2012 donation to assist with equipment for the Wetlab at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center.

The staff at the Walmart Distribution Center, Woodland PA, for their May 2012 donation to assist with the operation of the 2012 Youth Flyfishing Camp for Trout at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center.

The State College Woman's Club for their May 2012 donation to assist with operations at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center.

Marian Bonomo for donating a new "Omron 5 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor" for use at the Centre Region Senior Center.

Eagle Scout Candidate Andrew Madore (and his project volunteers) for coordinating the construction of the display structure for a new Swim Team Record Board, along with landscaping, at Wm. L. Welch Community Swimming Pool.

the Park Forest Swim Team for enhancements at Park Forest Community Swimming Pool, as coordinated by James A. Pawelczyk.

Eagle Scout Candidate Alex Hillsley (and his project volunteers) for coordinating the construction of the display structure for a new Swim Team Record Board, along with landscaping, at Park Forest Community Swimming Pool.

Rick & Rose Marboe for their donation to enable the purchase of a portable projection screen and a computer projector for Millbrook Marsh Nature Center.

Matthew McDowell of Port Matilida for contributing 30 hours of volunteer service to collect litter at 17 parks during Fall 2011. An additional 30 hours was contributed at 15 parks during Summer 2012.

6-year old Merrick Goodman, who asked friends and family to donate towards Millbrook Marsh Nature Center instead of buying birthday presents for his party.  The donation was presented by his mother, Denise Goodman.

the 2011 PNC-United Way DAY OF CARING volunteers who assisted with parks maintenance projects in the local parks on Thursday, 6 Oct 2011.

A donation to assist with operations at the Tom Tudek Dog Park from c/o Mike Hill at Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals (Oct. 2011)

CRPR is pleased to recognize the following donors for contributions made to the Gifts-For-Parks program since August 2010, as published in the Fall 2011 Active Guide:

• The Park Forest Swim Team Parents donated $240, the net proceeds of the sale of the "2010 Swim Team Season Review" DVD production. The funds will be used to assist with the upgrades to the Swim Team Record Board at the pool.

• The volunteers and sponsors for the 2010 Halloween Costume Parade.

• The following donors to the "Fred & Anne Coombs Endowment Fund for Millbrook Marsh Nature Center" at the Centre County Community Foundation in remembrance of Dr. Fred Coombs: Richard L. & Cheryl A. Campbell, Frederick J. & Louise A. Leoniak, Philip H. Sieg, RE/MAX Centre Realty, Janet Fowler Dargitz & Karl G. Steodefalke, Shirley J. Palermo, Vincent P. Norris & Jane R. Mentzer, John R. & Bernice R. Meyers, Russell V. & Barbara A. Copland, Edward A. & Charlene A. Friedman, Emory J. & Beverly R. Brown. Their donations of $635 were added to the endowment fund.

• Michael Feffer and Carline Crevecoeur donated funds for a new, digital, LED-display time & temp sign for the Wm. L. Welch Pool Complex.

• The American Legion Nittany Post #245, Post #245 Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion, and the American Legion Riders donated funds to place 25' aluminum flagpoles and USA flags at (1) Park Forest Community Swimming Pool, (2) Wm. L. Welch Community Swimming Pool and (3) the new Spring Creek Educ. Building at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center.

• Mary Alice Graetzer for donating her archeological survey and research services in advance of the construction of the Spring Creek Education Building at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center. Mary also volunteers as a (founding) member of the Nature Center Advisory Committee.

• Our thanks to the following donors for their contributions totaling $660 to the Centre Region Senior Center in remembrance of Mildred Irene "Mid" Witmer: Lillian Hutchison, Joan M. Ehle, Alpha Fire Co. Inc, Olen & Beverly Dugan, Rebecca Pegher, Donna V. Witmer, Carole A. Yandel, Barbara A Lippincott, Edith Nousek, Michael L. Houser, Loretta Waslohn, Gaye Hults, Margot Pebbles, Virginia Lawrence, Gregory P. Witmer & Dr. Angela Wong.

CRPR thanks the following donors to the "Safety and ADA Renovations" currently underway at the Hess Softball Field Complex:    (Link to CRPR Photo website)
- Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. furnished 241 tons of 2A aggregate + 81 tons of limestone screenings (bedding sand) for the ADA parking area and pathways.
- Patton Township for hauling these materials from the quarry to Hess Fields.
- Harris Township for hauling the compost to the site, filling along the entrance driveway, excavating along the Field 1st first base line.
- The Borough of State College, the Townships of College, Ferguson, Harris & Patton and the State College Borough Water Authority for their valuable assistance with respect to excavation services and hauling stone and fill materials for the electrical line trenching and the ADA pathway installations.
- Veolia Environmental Services for providing a dumpster and debris disposal for demolition materials.
- Home Depot for providing paint for the fencing.
- Mt. Nittany Middle School students (United Way Day of Caring) and to Kathleen Yurchak and son Gabriel for fence painting.
- UAJA for providing the compost to topdress the softball field turf.
- Mr. Galen Dreibelbis for donating the existing facilities at the complex (field equipment, fencing, lighting, buildings)
- Michael Lee, PE, Reese Engineering for design assistance with the utility systems at the site.
- Dave Koll of Jacobs & Koll Inc. for providing the use of his construction forklift to assist with installation of the 4 backstops.
- Arrow Concrete Company Inc. donated concrete to install protective bollards around the electrical transformer.

• To the State Farm Companies Foundation for their $500 grant to the CRPR Swim Team programs, coordinated by State Farm Agent Cindy Evcic on 31 May 2011.

• To the Wal Mart Foundation for their $500 grant to Millbrook Marsh Nature Center on 12 Apr 2011.

• To the employees and family members of Comcast for volunteering on "Comcast Cares Day" (30 Apr 2011) and completing projects at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center and at John Hess Softball Field Complex.

•A donation made by Peggy Z. Shipley to the State College Area Municipal Band in honor of the 50th wedding anniversary of Dr. & Mrs. Ned Deihl.

• The Centre Region Senior Center received two recent donations:
1. Joyce Churley donated a Windows XP PC and flatscreen monitor.
2. Richard Bayletts donated craft supplies with a total value of $1,000 on behalf of his late wife, Karen Bayletts.

• A donation from Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. to cosponsor the 2011 CRPR Touch-A-Truck Expo.

• A donation from The Bicycle Shop to cosponsor the 2011 CRPR Youth Triathlon

 

CRPR is pleased to recognize the following donors for contributions made to the Gifts-For-Parks program since August 2009 (and published in the Fall 2010 Active Guide):
• Chocolate Madness
• Plato’s Closet
• Dunkin’ Donuts
• Pizza Hut
• Envinity
• Red Lobster
• The Family Clothesline
• Jennifer Shuey
• Nature’s Pantry
• Rapid Transit Sports
• Weis Markets
• Eat-n-Park
• Home Delivery Pizza
• Premiere Theatres
• Musik Garten
• GIANT Foods Stores
• Northland Bowl
• Diane Kerly
• Auntie Anne’s Pretzels
• College 9 Theatres
• Burger King
• Videon Central, Inc
• Tom Tudek Memorial Trust
• State College Downtown Improvement District
• H. Denning Mason, Attorney at Law
• In remembrance of Dr. Craig Erickson by Blake & Linda Gall
• The State Theatre
• Wegman’s
• Freeze Thaw Cycles
• The Philly Pretzel Co.
• Subway
• Appalachian Ski & Outdoors
• Elizabeth Goreham
• Meyer Dairy
• Ted & Deborah First
• Dayton & Sheri Coles
• Darren Balkey
• Mr. & Mrs. Rod Bartell
• Coldstone Creamery
• Qdoba 
• PSU RPTM 356 Students
• Ponderosa Steakhouse
• Tussey Mountain
• Robert J. Davis
• Timothy J. Davis
• Charles Marboe
• Richard C. Marboe
• Paul Marboe
• ClearWater Conservancy
• Rotary Club of State College
• What-A-Blast Laser Tag
• Calvary Baptist Church 
• Mountain Top Insurance Agency
• Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center

• Centre County Community Foundation
• State College Women’s Club
• State College Lions Club
• Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc.
• Central PA Convention & Visitors Bureau
• Wal-Mart Stores
• State College Bird Club
• Craft Workers from the Centre Region Senior Center
• Senior Region Senior Center Participants

c/o Centre County Community Foundation:
• Earnings from the Manning Endowment for the State College Area Municipal Band
• Earnings from the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center Endowment Fund
• Earnings from the Fred & Anita Coombs Endowment for Millbrook Marsh Nature Center

• All the volunteers who donated their time and energy to our parks and programs.

CRPR is pleased to recognize the following donors for contributions made to the Gifts-For-Parks program: August 2008 through July 2009:

• Volunteer crafters at the Centre Region Senior Center.
• Chocolate Madness
• 105.9 JOE FM Radio
• The Bicycle Shop
• American Assoc. of Univ. Women
• Dairy Queen
• Woodring’s
• The Family Clothesline
• Webster’s
• Nature’s Pantry
• Growing Tree Toys
• Tussey Mtn. Outfitters
• McLanahan’s
• Rapid Transit Sports
• Weis Markets
• Kim A. Horn
DONATIONS FOR PARK FOREST POOL RENEWAL:
• Elks Lodge #1600
• The Park Forest Pool Swim Team
• James A. Pawelczyk
• Fundraising by Mr. Pawelczyk
• The J. Kevin & Rosemary Parry Family
• Rachel Parry
• Hannah Parry
• Lucia Parry
• Brad & Susan Lunsford
• Ken & Mechteld Hillsley
• American Legion Nittany Post #245, Post #245 Auxilliary, Sons of the American Legion, and American Legion Riders

Participants at the Centre Region Senior Center contributed funds to assist with replacing the dishwasher.
• Cinema 6 Theatre
• Paperwork’s By Beth
• GIANT Foods Stores
• Northland Bowl
• Auntie Anne’s Pretzels
• College 9 Theatres
• Burger King
• P.J. Harrigan’s
• The State Theatre
• Applebees
• Hotel State College
• The Philly Pretzel Co.
• Subway
• Appalachian Ski & Outdoors
• Joy’s Salon for Kids
• Stephen Van Houk
• Videon Central, Inc
• Backyard Burger
• 2000 Degrees
• PSU RPTM 356 Students
• Ponderosa Steakhouse
• The Olive Garden
• Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center
• Freeze Thaw Cycles
• Patagonia
• Outback Steakhou
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• Schneider’s Valley Dairy Farm
• Rotary Club of State College
• Mountain Top Insurance Agency
• Kountry Kitchen Kettle Korn
• Tom Tudek Memorial Trust
• State College Downtown Improvement District
• H. Denning Mason, Attorney at Law
• State College Women’s Club
• State College Lions Club
• Grant from the PA Conservation Corp.
• Central PA Convention & Visitors Bureau
• Campbell, Miller, Williams, Benson, Etter, & Consiglio, Inc.
• Earnings from the Manning Endowment for the State College Area Municipal Band
• Earnings from the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center Endowment Fund
• Earnings from the Fred & Anita Coombs Endowment for Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
• Rod & Kathy Bartell for the SC Area Municipal Band
Nittany Valley Medical Associates PC for the SC Area Municipal Band

• The Nittany Nomads

• Dr. Richard C. Marboe

Nittany Nomads

Five members of the "Nittany Nomads" chapter of the American Volksmarch Assn. (#726) present a donation to the CRPR Gifts-For-Parks program at Lederer Park on 20 Nov 08. The group offers regular and special walks involving many local parks. President Ann Shepherd is presenting their donation to CRPR Director Ronald J. Woodhead.

Comcast Photo

 

As a follow-up to "Comcast Cares Day" on 3 May 08, the Comcast Foundation donated $1,500 to assist daily operations at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center. This photo commemorates the check presentation by Joe Rocco of Comcast (right) to Ronald J. Woodhead, CRPR Director (left) on 7 Aug 08 at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, with the assistance of the campers from the CRPR Canoe Camp for Youth. CRPR thanks the employees of Comcast for their volunteer efforts at the Nature Center and the Comcast Foundation for their contribution. Since its founding in 1999, the Comcast Foundation has distributed more than $50 million in support of programs implemented locally in Comcast communities. 

The rosters below do not include donations for Remembrance Trees or for the capital campaign at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center.

CRPR is pleased to recognize the following donors for contributions made to the Gifts-For-Parks program: August 2007 - July 2008 (and published in the 2008 Fall Leisure Guide):
• State College Lions Youth Football League
• Rod & Kathy Bartell for the SC Area Municipal Band
• Chocolate Madness
• Dick's Sporting Goods
• Perkins
• 95.3 3WZ Radio
• The Bicycle Shop
• Home Delivery Pizza
• Gavek's Graphics
• Cici's Pizza
• Nittany Cakery
• Rosewood Silkscreening
• Webster's
• Nature's Pantry
• Growing Tree Toys
• Tussey Mtn. Outfitters
• Pizza Mia
• Rapid Transit Sports
• Weis Markets
• The Olive Garden
• Shaver's Creek Environmental Center
• Sylvan Learning Center
• Tadpole Crossing
• Outback Steakhouse
• Diane Kerly
• Cinema 6 Theatre

• Pure Imagination
• GIANT Foods Stores
• Northland Bowl
• Auntie Anne's Pretzels
• Premiere UEC Theatres
• Burger King
• The Parry Family
• Brad & Susan Lunsford
• Brian Raider
• Ross & Brenda Cooper
• PF Pool Swim Team
• P.J. Harrigan's
• Appalachian Ski & Outdoors
• McDonalds
• Dante's
• High Street Pub
• Penn Skates
• Sylvia Apple
• Mt. Nittany Wheelworks
• Ken & Mechteld Hillsley
• Pizza Hut
• PSU RPTM 356 Students
• Damon's Grill
• James Pawelczyk
• Comcast Foundation
• Emma Schaper
• Backyard Burger
• Earnings from the Fred & Anita Coombs Endowment for Millbrook Marsh Nature Center

• Schneider's Valley Dairy Farm
• Ponderosa Steakhouse
• State of the Art, Inc.
• Rotary Club of State College
• 2000 Degrees
• Frost & Conn, Inc.
• Dennis & Brenda Hameister
• KFC
• PSU OPP
• Tom Tudek Memorial Trust
• State College Downtown Improvement District
• Starbucks - N. Atherton
• Leadership Centre County Class of 2008
• State College Women's Club
• State College Lions Club
• Grant from the PA Conservation Corp
• The Diane Kerly Fund
• Miller, Kistler, Campbell, Miller, Williams & Benson, Inc.
• Earnings from the Manning Endowment for the S.C. Area Municipal Band
• Earnings from the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center Endowment Fund

CRPR is pleased to recognize the following donors for contributions made to the Gifts-For-Parks program: August 2006 - July 2007 (and published in the 2007 Fall Leisure Guide):
• Chocolate Madness
• Applebees
• Perkins
• 93.7 FM The BUS
• The Bicycle Shop
• Home Delivery Pizza
• Rapid Transit Sports
• Weis Markets
• The Olive Garden
• Shaver's Creek Environmental Center
• Growing Tree Toys
• Tadpole Crossing
• Outback Steakhouse
• Diane Kerly
• Cinema 6 Theatre
• Penn State University Athletics
• GIANT Foods Stores
• Rosemary Ickes
• The Nitany Mall
• John Miller
• Donna Queeney
• Appalachian Ski & Outdoors
• Susan Nejako
• Dante's
• State College Spikes Baseball
• Cinema 5 Theatre
• Mt. Nittany Wheelworks
• Becky Brooks
• Pizza Hut
• PSU RPTM 356 Students
• Damon's Restaurant
• Tiffany Barto
• Stone Soup Market
• Gary Brubaker
• Joe Jovinelly
• Schneider's Milk
• Ponderosa Steakhouse
• State of the Art, Inc.
• State College Rotary Evening Club
• Tom Tudek Memorial Trust
• Coldstone Creamery
• State College Downtown Improvement District
• Starbucks - N. Atherton
• State College Lions Youth Football League
• Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc.
• Penn Skates
• State College Women's Club
• PSU Office of Physical Plant

• Joyce Kerr
• State College Lions Club
• Grant from the PA Conservation Corp
• State College Little Lions Youth Football League
• Miller, Kistler, Campbell, Miller, Williams & Benson, Inc.
• Grant from the Central PA Convention and Visitor's Bureau
• Grant from the Centre County Community Foundation
• Earnings from the Manning Endowment for the S.C. Area Municipal Band
• Earnings from the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center Endowment Fund
• Earnings from the Fred & Anita Coombs Endowment for Millbrook Marsh Nature Center

All the volunteers who donated their time and energy to our parks and programs.

Thank you!

CRPR is pleased to recognize the following donors for contributions as published in the Fall 2006 CRPR Leisure Guide:
• Chocolate Madness• Applebees
• Perkins
• 93.7 FM The BUS
• Ponderosa
• Home Delivery Pizza
• Rapid Transit Sports
• Weis Markets
• The Growing Tree
• Shaver's Creek Environmental Center
• Dairy Queen
• Tadpole Crossing
• Outback Steakhouse
• Diane Kerly

•.Rod & Kathy Bartell
• Paul & Jennifer Koberna
• Edwin L. Herr
• William Sacks
• Peggy & Donna Shipley
• Fred D. Gay
• Ruth Leventry
• Thomas Smith, III
• Aileen Homan
• Bob Carline
• Maryann Pasda DiEdwardo
• Larry Kuhns

• Cinema 5
• Mount Nittany Medical Center
• Becky Brooks
• John Kontier
• PSU RPTM 356 Students
• Grays Woods Elementary
• T.G.I. Fridays
• State College Rotary Evening Club
• State of the Art, Inc.
• GFWC State College Woman's Club
• Damon's Restaurant
• Tom Tudek Memorial Trust
• Ferguson Twp. Garden Club
• John & Mary Ann Blazosky
• The Bicycle Shop
• P.J. Harrigans Restaurant
• Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc.
• Backyard Burgers
• State College Lions Club
• Grant from the PA Conservation Corps
• Robert Furmanek & classmates
• State College Lions Youth Football League
• Miller, Kistler, Campbell, Miller, Williams, & Benson, Inc.
• Grant from the Central PA Convention and Visitor's Bureau
• Grant from the Centre County Community Foundation
• Earnings from the Manning Endowment for the S.C. Area Municipal Band
• Earnings from the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center Endowment Fund
• Earnings from the Fred & Anita Coombs Endowment for Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
All the volunteers who donated their time and energy to our parks and programs. Thank you!

2005 Donations for the State College Area Municipal Band:

Donna Z. Shipley: a donation to assist with the purchase of a 3-drum tom-tom set for the band.
Peggy Z. Shipley: a donation to assist with the purchase of a 3-drum tom-tom set for the band.
William Sacks: a donation to assist with the purchase of a Vibraphone for the band.
Edwin & Patricia Herr: a donation to assist with the purchase of a Vibraphone for the band.
Paul & Jennifer Koberna: a donation to assist with the purchase of a Vibraphone for the band.
Fred D. Gay: a donation to assist with the purchase of a Vibraphone for the band.
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Manning: the establishment of an endowment that will benefit SCAMB via the Centre County Community Foundation. This is the third endowment held by the foundation for the Centre Region Parks & Recreation Authority.

Donations recognized in the 2005 Fall Leisure Guide:

• Chocolate Madness • Subway • Nittany Nomads Club • Dame Broadcasting • Ponderosa • Domino's Pizza • Rapid Transit Sports • Weis Markets • The Growing Tree • Shaver's Creek Environmental Center • Dairy Queen • Tadpole Crossing • Dr. Richard C. Marboe & family • Diane Kerly •.Ms. Maureen Oswald • S. C. Area High School Class of 1952 • Thomas J. Jech • Backyard Burgers • Mount Nittany Medical Center • PSU RPTM 356 Students • B & E Cycles • State College Rotary Evening Club • State of the Art, Inc. • State College Woman's Club • State College Little League • Tom Tudek Memorial Trust • Outback Steakhouse • Damon's Restaurant • Champs Sports Bar & Grill • Hoss's Steak & Sea House • Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. • Cleveland Brothers Equip. Co. • Park Forest Swim Team • Grant from the PA Conservation Corps • Miller, Kistler, Campbell, Miller, Williams, & Benson, Inc. • Grant from the Central PA Convention and Visitor's Bureau • Grant from the Centre County Community Foundation • Endowment earnings from the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center Fund & the Fred and Anita Coombs Fund at Centre County Community Foundation • All the volunteers who donated their time and energy to our parks and programs.  Thank you!

Donations made from August - December 2004

▪ A donation from the State College Woman’s Club for Millbrook Marsh Nature Center and the Tudek Park Butterfly Garden.
▪ A donation from Diane Kerly to the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center Capital Campaign.
▪ A donation from Diane Kerly for Millbrook Marsh Nature Center and for Tom Tudek Memorial Park.
▪ The volunteer efforts of 7 PSU Rec. Parks & Tourism Mgmt. students for planning the 2004 Harvest Festival at MMNC.
▪ Reduced prices from Domino’s Pizza for CRPR to provide lunches to United Way Day of Caring volunteers.
▪ A donation of two used computer systems by Dr. Richard C. Marboe. 
▪ A donation from the Centre County Community Foundation, Inc. for the taping and broadcast of the 2004 Annual Halloween Costume Parade on C-NET channel 7.
▪ A donation from the Nittany Nomads Club in support of the community walking program (for park trail maintenance).
▪A donation from the Park Forest Swim Team Parent Group to assist with the purchase of replacement swim lanes for Park Forest Pool.
▪A donation from Altrusa International Inc. of Centre County for the development of a Self-Guided Wetlands Walk brochure at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center.

Donations made through August 2004

CRPR is pleased to recognize the following contributions to the Gifts-For-Parks program as published in the Fall 2004 Leisure Guide:
• Donation from Chocolate Madness; Dame Broadcasting; and State College Rotary Evening Club for time and goods for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt.
• Donation from Rapid Transit Sports for youth track meets, the CRPR Youth Triathlon, and the 2004 Peanut Carnival.
• Donation of peanuts from Weis Markets for the 39th Annual CRPR Peanut Carnival.
• Donations from Shaver's Creek Environmental Center; The Growing Tree; Tadpole Crossing; McDonald's of State College; Eat-n-Park Restaurant for the 39th Annual Peanut Carnival.
• Donations from Dr. Richard C. Marboe for the bird blind at the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center and acquisition of the MyMillbrookMarsh.com domain name.
• Donation from Maureen Oswald of a Win98 Personal Computer to use with the swim meet scoring software at Park Forest Community Swimming Pool.
• Donations from Dairy Queen for summer camp activities and for the Senior Citizen Picnic.
• Donation from Robert Finley for the large "Marsh view" window at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center.
• Donation from the sale of artwork by Holly Fritchman for MMNC educational materials.
• Donation from Robert Ayer for the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center Building Fund.
• Donation from Diane Kerly for the Dogipot Stations at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center.
• Donation from State of the Art, Inc.; Mr. Don Hamer, to Millbrook Marsh Nature Center.
• Donation from Eastern Mountain Sports for Trail Day at Thompson Woods Preserve.
Outback Steakhouse for providing lunch for 500+ volunteers during Spring Spruce-Up Day.
• Contribution from Welch & Park Forest Pool's Swim Team Parents for the purchase of Pace Clocks.
• Grant from the Centre County Convention and Visitor's Bureau for Millbrook Marsh Nature Center highway signs and identification signage on the barn.
• Endowment earnings from the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center Fund at Centre County Community Foundation.
• Endowment earnings from the Fred and Anita Coombs Fund for Millbrook Marsh Nature Center at Centre County Community Foundation.
• A bench for Tom Tudek Memorial Park in memory of Kaitlin & Patrick C. Foytack, by friends & co-workers of Ann & Jason.
• Grant from the Pennsylvania Conservation Corps for the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center and other municipal parks in the Centre Region.
• Donation from the State College Little League for 23 tons of ballfield mix for Haymarket Park ballfield.
• Donation from the Tom Tudek Memorial Trust for the Dogipot stations at Tudek Park.
• Donation from Thomas J. Jech for a bench at Tudek Memorial Park in honor of Paula Jech.

Donations made through December 2003

•The 150 volunteers from 15 groups involved in the PNC-United Way "Day of Caring" on Oct. 3. Thanks also to Papa Johns Pizza, S. Atherton St., for providing discounted pizzas for the volunteer lunches and Wegman's, Giant and Weis grocery stores for their donation of beverages.
State College Lion's Club and Community Volunteers in support of the Annual Halloween Costume Parade, held on Monday, Oct. 28.
• Donation from GFWC The State College Woman's Club to Millbrook Marsh Nature Center & the Tom Tudek Memorial Park Butterfly Garden.
• Donation of computer equipment by Richard C. Marboe, Ph.D.
• Donation from Don Hamer/The Hamer Foundation to Millbrook Marsh Nature Center Building Fund
Anonymous donation for Centre Region Senior Center Yoga program supplies
• Donation from Diane Kerly to the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center Building Fund.
•Donation of goods from Panera Bread Co. for the "Tree Trimming for the Birds" Program.

Donations made from April - December 2003

The following donations were listed in the Fall 2003 Leisure Guide (published 07 Sep 03)
• Donation from Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. for youth programming and scholarships.
• Donation of peanuts from Weis Markets for the 37th Annual CRPR Peanut Carnival.
• Donation from Shaver's Creek Environmental Center of prizes for the Peanut Carnival.
• Donations from Dairy Queen for summer camp activities and for the Senior Citizen Picnic.
• All the volunteers for the 6th annual Spring Spruce-Up Day on May 3. 30 groups with over 500 volunteers participated. A special thanks to Outback Steakhouse for providing lunch for all volunteers.
• Endowment earnings from the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center Fund managed by the Centre County Community Foundation.
• Endowment earnings from the Fred and Anita Coombs Fund for Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, managed by the Centre County Community Foundation.
• Donation from Gene & Jackie Melander to Millbrook Marsh Nature Center.
• Donation from the Independent Insurance Agents of Centre County to Millbrook Marsh Nature Center Endowment.
• Donation from Don Hamer / State of the Art Inc. to Millbrook Marsh Nature Center.
D&E Communications (formerly CEI Networks) for providing high-speed internet access to the PC Learning Lab at the Centre Region Senior Center.

Donations made through March 2003

The following donations were listed in the Summer 2003 Leisure Guide (published 06 Apr 03)
• Donation from Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. for youth recreation programming & scholarships.
Daniel Linzell, Ph.D., P.E.:  for contributing professional design services for the 34' boardwalk bridge across Thompson's Run at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center. The donated services were valued at $4,000.
• Donations from the Park Forest and Welch Pool Swim Team Parents Booster Clubs to assist with the purchase of new starting blocks for each pool.
• Donation of gift certificates from Gardner's Candy for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt.
• Donation of tax software by Community Help Centre for use at the Centre Region Senior Center.
• Donation from John & Denise Olivett for the 2003 CRPR Youth Track Meets.
• Donation from Gene & Jackie Melander for Millbrook Marsh Nature Center.
Anonymous donation of $17,500 to the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center Endowment Fund at Centre County Community Foundation.
• D&E Communications (formerly CEI Networks) for providing high-speed internet access to the PC Learning Lab at the Centre Region Senior Center.
• Donations made to the "All-Aboard" Fund-raising Campaign for the marsh boardwalk at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center. Click here to view a complete list of all donors to date.
• During 2002, CRPR sold 1,860 discounted amusement park tickets, and earned $1,697 for the CRPR Gifts-for-Parks program!

Donations made through January 2003

The following donations were listed in the Spring 2003 Leisure Guide (published 23 Feb 03)
Welch Pool Swim Team Parents Organization:  for a $2,919.14 donation for 50% of the costs of 6 new starting blocks for Welch Community Swimming Pool.
Community Help Centre: for donating tax preparation software for use at the Centre Region Senior Center.
Panera Bread for their donations of bagels, breads, and pastries used for the annual "Tree Trimming for the Birds" children's program held on  Dec. 18.
• Donation of candy for programs from Wal-Mart Super Center, North Atherton Street.
• D&E Communications (formerly CEI Networks) for providing high-speed internet access to the PC Learning Lab at the Centre Region Senior Center and to the COG/CRPR offices.
• Donations made to the "All-Aboard" Fund-raising Campaign for the marsh boardwalk at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center. Click here to view a complete list of all donors to date.

Donations made through November 2002

The following donations were listed in the Winter 2003 Leisure Guide (published 29 Dec 02):

• The 150 volunteers from 15 groups involved in the PNC-United Way "Day of Caring" on Oct. 3. Thanks also to Papa John's Pizza, S. Atherton St., for providing discounted pizzas for the volunteer lunches. The work crews tackled projects at 7 park areas.
Wegmans Food Market Inc. for providing a contribution that will be used for:
(1) youth recreation scholarships, and
(2) youth sport league equipment and supplies (basketball, softball, soccer, swim teams).
• Donations from the State College Woman's Club for:
(1) the "All Aboard!" Fund-raising Campaign at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center,
(2) a Remembrance Tree (Spring 2003 planting) for the nature center, and
(3) for the Butterfly Trail at Tom Tudek Memorial Park.
• Donations made to the "All-Aboard" Fund-raising Campaign for the marsh boardwalk at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center. Click here to view a complete list of all donors to date.
• Donation for a park bench at Sunset Park in memory of Dylan B. Balch-Lindsay. The donations were coordinated by Linda Bentlage, Copley, OH. The redwood bench was installed in October by the CRPR Parks Crew.
• Donation of in-kind services in the amount of $2,500 for engineering services related to Wm. L. Welch Community Swimming Pool by Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc.(HRG), State College.
State College Lion's Club and community volunteers in support of the Annual Halloween Costume Parade, held on Monday, Oct. 28, 2002.
CEI Networks, a D&E Communications Company, for providing high-speed internet access to the PC Learning Lab at the Centre Region Senior Center and to the CRPR offices.

Donations from April through August 2002

The following donations were listed in the Fall 2002 Leisure Guide (published 29 Aug 02):

• All the volunteers for the 5th Annual Spring Spruce-Up Day on April 27. 32 groups with 346 volunteers participated. A special thanks to Outback Steakhouse for providing a luncheon for all volunteers.
• Donation from State of the Art, Inc. for improvements at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center;
"Centre Squares" Square Dance Club for providing a donation to Millbrook Marsh Nature Center;
• Donations in support of the 2002 CRPR Youth Summer Track Meet Program from Rapid Transit Sports and Denise & Paul Olivett;
• Donation from Gary Ream, Woodward Camp, in support of the CRPR Youth Sport Leagues;
• Donation from Nittany Bank to provide youth recreation scholarships;
• Donations to provide a memorial park bench at Tom Tudek Memorial Park from the State College Area High School Class of 1972, Wilson & Elizabeth A. Hutton, John M. & Linda S. Talone, Earlin D. & Marilyn M. Lutz. The class also sponsored a Remembrance Tree for fall 2002 planting beside the new park bench.
• Carnations donated by Woodring's Floral Shop for the audience at the State College Area Municipal Band Mother's Day Concert;
Weis Markets Inc., Rolling Ridge Drive, for products to support the 36th Annual "CRPR Peanut Carnival" on July 25.
Trout Unlimited - Spring Creek Chapter for partnering with CRPR to provide the "First Cast" Youth Fly-fishing Camp at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, with special thanks to:
Flyfishers Paradise, Inc., State College
PA. Dept. of Environmental Protection - Growing Greener Program
Mr. Dwight Landis of Hempstead-Lyndell (Publishers), Inc., Bellefonte
Tussey Mountain Family Fun Center, Boalsburg
PA. Fish & Boat Commission, Pleasant Gap Hatchery
CEI Networks for providing high-speed internet access to the PC Learning Lab at the Centre Region Senior Center and to the CRPR offices.

Donations through March 2002

The following donations were listed in the Summer 2002 Leisure Guide:

• The interest proceeds from the two endowments at Centre County Community Foundation:
     - The Fred & Anita Coombs Fund for Millbrook Marsh Nature Center: $1,335.
     - The Millbrook Marsh Nature Center Fund: $1,323.
Memorial donations directed to benefit the State College Area Municipal Band in memory of L. Peter Gold. Dr. Gold was a charter member of the band.
• An anonymous donation of $1,000 to Millbrook Marsh Nature Center for materials to construct the second Sun Shelter.
Our thanks to the following businesses for assisting with the 2002 CRPR Easter Egg Hunt on March 30:
• Classic Rock WBUS 93.7 FM
• Gardner's Candy, Tyrone
• Wal-Mart, North Atherton Plaza
• Wal-Mart, Benner Pike
• Weis Market, Rolling Ridge Drive
• Giant Foods, Northland Center
• Giant Foods, East College Avenue
Nittany Bank for a June 2002 donation to be used for youth recreation scholarships.

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