The First Annual Tuscarora Academy Fundraiser was a big success that could not have happened without: a lot of hard work by our fund-raising committee; great community support by sponsors of the event; use of the Juniata Valley Winery grounds and facilities; and the auction services of Steve McLaughlin. In addition, hundreds of individuals donated items for both the silent and live auctions, including books,pottery, rifles, photographs, collectibles, and artwork, as well as a shoo-fly pattern, civil war reproduction fabric quilt by the Juniata Valley Quilters Guild.
The committee members were: Audrey Sizelove, Austin and Nancy Willi, Sheila Yorks, Waynett Dunn, Chuck and Nora Houser, Bill Rohm, Laurie Cox Gilbert, Tennille Shetron, Becky Smith and Mike Hower.
Sponsors at various contribution levels were: Trustee, $500 – DuMor, Inc., Miller & Gentry CPA’s, Maple Lawn Associates, Inc., Brown Funeral Home Inc.; Principal, $250 – Baum Transport, Inc., Sausman Insurance Agency; Teacher, $100 – Byron Gray, Jack Gaughen Network Services Hower & Associates, Robert D. Hower Mifflintown Storage, Leonard Insurance Agency, Kauffman Insurance Agency, Regester Chevrolet, Inc., Spruce Hill Body Shop, Roger Snyder Insurance LLP, Fayette Trailer Sales, Casner’s Service Center, Mahantango Enterprises, Stuart and Janice Kehler, Jane Marhefka; Student, $50 – Marilyn’s Pool Supplies, Jim and Brenda Clark, Juniata Lumber, Joe Zook Accounting Service, Walter Rex Funeral Home, Long’s Store, Oxbow Customizing Processing, Benner’s Butcher Shop LLC, John H. Sheaffer Dodge, Taylor Service Center, Donna Grentz, Nancy Wolfgang, Seth Mosebey, Dorothy Sheaffer, Karen Henry, and Laurie Cox. The JCHS Board of Directors also thanks: Century 21 Above and Beyond, Fox’s Pizza, WJUN Radio, Swartz Signs, Bread of Life Restaurant, Loveshine Rentals, Absolute Bliss, Serendipity Day Spa, Locust Grove Retirement Village, Geisinger, Willa’s Gym, Thompsontown Emmanuel Lutheran Church, and the musicians, Fever Trees, East Juniata High School Jazz Band, and Faces 4 Radio.
Without the buyers who attended the event it also could not have been such a great success. Hats off to you!
Thanks to everyone for their support of this first annual fund-raiser event which will help to keep the Tuscarora Academy open as a Museum.