Students from the IUP Culinary School were out collecting donations last Saturday to help the Punxsutawney Area Community Center (PACC) raise money to purchase a digital projector to replace the old 35mm projector.
Pictured is Rob McCoy (center), PACC director, accepting a donation in the amount of $1,300 that was raised by students during Tag Days.
McCoy said that so far, $30,000 has been raised by various groups.
The cost of a digital projector is approximately $70,000, and the board of directors is hoping to purchase one before the end of spring.
(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)
October 20, 1897
Destructive Forest Fire
A destructive forest fire is raging in the large timber tract north of Brookville, known as the Mayes tract. There are several thousand acres of excellent pine and hemlock on it, and the loss will be enormous.