PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”The Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and Southern West Virginia chapterâ€™s â€śLight Up a Childâ€™s Lifeâ€ť week-long wish campaign set forth Monday with day oneâ€™s fund-raising total equaling nearly enough to grant two wishes.
The foundation, which grants once-in-a-lifetime experiences â€” such as vacations, celebrity meetings and shopping sprees â€” to children facing life-threatening illnesses, ages two-and-a-half to 18, calculates the cost of a wish as $3,400.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsutawney Borough Council approved the 2011 budget with no tax increase at Mondayâ€™s council meeting.
Council President Susan Glessner said at last monthâ€™s meeting that council did agree to shift 0.15 mills from the recreation department budget to the library fund budget to make up for the short fall in funding from the state.
Glessner has praised the department heads and borough employees for working hard on next yearâ€™s spending plan so that they can continue with all of the boroughâ€™s services without increasing taxes.