Folks who are in Bellefonte on Wednesdays this summer can enjoy a cool, icy treat in Talleyrand Park.
From 5-9 p.m., a Ritas Ice truck will be in the park. Rich Shore, who runs the popular shaved ice store in State College, is bringing his truck each week to the park and donating 15 percent of his earnings to a club or civic organization in the Bellefonte area. Last Wednesday, the proceeds benefited Historic Bellefonte Inc.
The second Wednesday each month, I will designate the percentage for the fine arts and booster club of Bellefonte high school, Shore said.
He has a soft spot for that club because his children were involved in music when they were students. And, hes also heard from residents whod like to see Ritas in town.
I have a lot of customers from Bellefonte and they have asked why not a store in Bellefonte, Shore said.
Thanks from the library
The Centre County Library and Historical Museum has seen several improvements, thanks to volunteer work.
Jamie Yurick led the effort to repair the brick wall in the children garden.
Melanie Phillips, development officer of marketing, promotion and fund development of the Centre County Library and Historical Museum, thanked Yurick recently.
Jamie noticed the brick wall in the childrens garden was badly in need of repair, Phillips wrote. He took it upon himself as a service project to bring together resources, people and materials from the area to tear down the crumbling wall and recycle the bricks into a new sturdy wall that will serve us well for a long time to come.
Sponsors for the project included Beavertown Block, Bellefonte, Centre Concrete, Centre Hall Masonry, Seven Mountains Central Labor Council, Wetzler Funeral Service Inc. and work time donated by the AFL-CIO.
The world needs more people like Jamie. The Centre County Library sincerely thanks all of the folks who came together to make this project possible, Phillips said.
The librarys childrens garden also has a new carved wood story chair, topped with an owl and a squirrel. The story chair was a project of HBI and the Bellefonte Garden Club.
What a beautiful addition to the childrens garden located behind the Centre County Historical Museum in time for the summer reading program.
Fire companys July 4 festivities
The Logan Fire Company is getting ready for its 40th annual July 4 celebration.
The carnival will be at the Bellefonte Armory Grounds from July 5 to 7. There will be a fireworks display at 10 p.m. July 6. The Firemans Parade will start at 5 p.m. July 7.
Connie Cousins writes a weekly column on happenings in the Bellefonte area. Send her news at firstname.lastname@example.org.