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Bald Eagle Area 2011 Commencement Address June 8, 2011
~ BEA Class President Lance Williamson I’ve never really seen myself doing this, so I had no idea what to write. To be honest, this speech could be very good or the worst in Bald Eagle history. I will say it may very well be one of the shortest. First, I would like to congratulate each of you; we made it and now we are finally free to pay taxes, do our own laundry, and accumulate massive debt in college. When graduation would creep into my mind throughout my days in school, I was under the belief that it would never come. Now that graduation is here another thought keeps creeping into my head, where did the time go? The time has flown by and quite frankly the only thing I won’t miss is waking up at 6 a.m., but even that doesn’t really change for the better because now we have to wake up and go to work or college and we will be doing it mostly on our own. I have no idea what I’ll do without my carpool buddy Cassondra Ross in the morning, or what I’ll do when I don’t see my best friends in the whole world every day. There are so many memories that all of us will never forget; I’ll miss it. I’ll miss all of it. I’ve been trying to figure out why I’m going away to college, basically on my own, and the only reason that comes close to explaining this question is that we have spent 12 years preparing ourselves for this moment and we would being doing an injustice to ourselves if we don’t go become the best we can be. The time I have spent here has shown me who I am and given me the tools to explore and conquer the world’s speed bumps, and for that I am forever thankful. I will also be forever thankful for being able to experience these years of school with all of you. I couldn’t have imagined spending these years with a better group of people. I am not fond of every memory I have made here, but I am fond of the countless hours I have spent here with all of you. I have not, nor will I ever, regret any decision that I have made here at Bald Eagle, because all of those decisions have made me into the person I am today. I am very proud of who I am and will always be proud to say I came from Bald Eagle. I would like to now thank all of you for sharing this most memorable day with me and I wish nothing but the best for all of you. Class President Lance Williamson Thank you.
2011 Bald Eagle Area Senior High School Graduates Brendon Andrews Brooke Anskis Michael Auman Mackenzie Bagley Cassandra Baird Jessica Barndt Wyatt Barnyak Brice Beals Joshua Beck Tyler Bennett Shane Besong Kenneth Bickel Keirstyn Biggans Krista Biggans Crispolo Bloom Jordon Boone Sara Bowling Hannah Brand Brittany Brenneman Taylor Breon Dayne Brower Ashley Bucha Brittany Butterworth Shaina Byers-Miller Cody Catherman Kelly Chambers Alec Charnick Jasa Chronister Michael Ciancarelli Kayla Confer Ryan Confer Ashley Cooper Tiffany Cooper Jesse Corl Conor Corman Alyssa Crader Patrick Crowley
Trina Davidson Courtney Decker Daniel DeSoto Logan Dillon Kaiden Dyke Shane Eckenrode Cody Etters Nathan Etters Shelby Etters Kendra Fetzer Brooke Fisher Lydia Flickinger Caitlin Foresman Danielle Fulton Jesse Fye Tynnia Garrett Ashley Gates Drew Geier Justin Giedroc Chris Gillespie Amber Glunt Lillian Glunt Thomas Gordon Hunter Granite Kyle Granite Tyler Greer Shaina Hahn Kassie Heeman Andrea Hewitt Cody Hicks Cayla Hockenberry Coleman Hoffman Vaughn Holderman Anne Hoover Cody Houtz Trevor Irvin Kyle Kinley
Stephanie Koleno Drew Kotzur Christi Lerch Mark Leskovansky Mallory Leupold Tyler Little Courtney Lose Amber Lucas Ethan Lucas Samantha Luse Laura Lutz Michael Lutz Casey Lyncha Rebecca Martin Joshua Maurer Ryan McCloskey Amber McClure Daryle McKean Maggie Meek Cory Meyer Katelyn Miller Kayla Miller Keith Miller Vincent Milloch Melinda Mitchell Cory Moore Kasey Moore Mariah Myers Jennifer Neely Allison Nevel Tessa Newman Erin Nilson Stephen Parmely Taylor Parsons Mandi Perryman Brandon Quick Steven Ranio
Angela Raybuck Jenna Reese Jacob Richards Zachary Rider Ryan Ritter Hunter Robison Heather Salvanish Joseph Salvanish Erica Saxion Zachary Sayers Joshua Schall Kelsey Shaw Jason Sherry Jessica Simcisko Kyle Sipes Adam Snook Doug Snook Ron Snook Dillon Snyder Elmer Spicer Megan Staub Emily Sutton Cora Talarigo Alan Taschler Jesse Taylor Justin Taylor Nicholas Taylor Fawn Thomas Megan Thompson Stacia Walker Dalton Walters Dillon Watkins Allison Wedlake Lance Williamson Kyle Womer
BEA students begin their graduation day activities with a Senior Breakfast, and watch a video showcasing their seventh grade/senior photos and various activities shared during the six years spent at the Bald Eagle MiddleHigh School.
Bald Eagle Area Senior High School 2011 Commencement – Alumni Field Wednesday, June 8 at 7 p.m. Bald Eagle Area administration and staff members, along with the Class of 1961, lead the 2011 BEA graduating class from the high school to Alumni Field.
Despite the warmth of the evening, Anne Hoover and Shane Besong share a laugh as they proceed onto Alumni Field for the beginning of commencement ceremonies. Bottles of water were given to all graduates to help them tolerate the 90-degree heat on the turf field.
Students bow their heads during a prayer lead by classmate Justin Giedroc.
Bald Eagle Area Class of 2011 Information CLASS OFFICERS CLASS MOTTO President – Lance Williamson To achieve all that is possible, Vice President – Brittany Butterworth We must attempt the impossible, Secretary – Kaiden Dyke To be as much as we can be, Treasurer – Anne Hoover We must dream of being more. ~ Unknown CLASS FLOWER White Tiger Lily
CLASS SONG Our Lives by The Calling
CLASS COLORS Navy Blue and Old Gold
CLASS ADVISORS Mrs. Danielle Heverly & Mr. Gary Heverly Salutatorian Amber McClure (left), Valedictorian Ashley Gates (center), Class President Lance Williamson (right), and Superintendent Dan Fisher watch the Class of 2011 enter the field.
Graduate Lydia Flickinger gives a farewell hug to underclassman and fellow drama club member Cody Mandell.
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Bellefonte’s Class of 2011 Celebrates Article & photos by Brian Baney
BELLEFONTE – Bellefonte Area High School sent off another 229 graduates to their destiny on Monday, June 13. Pomp and circumstance was in high gear as faculty lined the field at Roger’s Stadium to applaud the students on their accomplishment. The weather was beautiful with cool temperatures, blue skies and a pleasant breeze. The fine weather helped to fill the bleachers to standing room only with family and friends. After the Pledge of Allegiance, the Bellefonte Band performed with inspiration, the Star Spangled Banner and the Alma Mater. Class President, Bradley Grieb, welcomed the Class of 2011 and parents, family, and friends. Reminding the soon-to-be grads of the years gone by with his words from their eight grade year, “We are all building blocks, if one falls, we all fall.” Mr. Grieb introduced the next speaker, Class Valedictorian, Daniel Cetnar. Daniel spoke of all those who helped along their path, “We had help from the teachers, administration, staff and even from the community. That was evident at the awards ceremony where $77,000 was awarded in scholarships.” He continued by saying how it is time to pay their debt by moving on and achieving their goals, inspiring others along the way. Class of 2011 salutatorian, Brianna Wendt said, “I can remember when we all came together in sixth grade as awkward teens. We are the last class who experienced the renovations and know truly what a great school this is. We have learned to respect each other and I wish you all the very best in life. Brianna introduced the next speaker, Interim Superintendent, Dr John DiNunzio. Dr. DiNunzio’s address included having the entire student body turn and face the bleachers and applaud their parents, saying, “I want you to look your parents in the eye and show them your appreciation by clapping for all they have done for you.”
Daniel Cetnar took the stage again to introduce long time Bellefonte High School Principle, Ann Hutcheson. Principal Hutcheson, survived a long battle with cancer, which touched the hearts of many of her students. Ms. Hutcheson has been an incredible role model for the many students she has seen graduate from Bellefonte High School. Now, after serving in the education field for 35 years, Ms Hutcheson is retiring. Ms. Hutcheson said, “You will need to have wisdom, courage and compassion as you move through your life. If you have all three, you will make an impact on the lives of others. Focus on the positive in your life. What you focus on will only increase it. By focusing on the positive you will get positive results. Make a difference in our world, your world.” Along with the 229 graduates, the survivors of the Bellefonte High School Class of 1961 were in attendance. Five students of the Class of 2011 presented their grandparents in the Class of 1961 with flowers. When it was all said and done, the pomp and circumstance tossed aside, the caps were ceremonially tossed high in the air. Some caps were tossed tentatively, with grad’s fearing not finding theirs – as I remember doing many years ago. My congratulations to the Bellefonte Class of 2011. I know many of you and have even changed the diapers of one of you, who I won’t mention by name. You have all made us proud over the years, and I for one cannot wait to see what the future brings for you. Remember to count your many blessings and thank your God for them. Reach out and touch the hearts of many along life’s path. God bless the class of 2011! Please see The Gazette Web site and Facebook page for all of Brian Baney’s photos from the Bellefonte Graduation.
The Bellefonte Class of 2011 applaud their classmates during the procession
Brianna Wendt, Salutatorian of the Bellefonte Class of 2011
Bellefonte’s Class of 2011 Valedictorian addressed his fellow classmates
Bradley Grieb, Sr. Class President, welcomed those in attendance
Bellefonte High School Principal makes her final Commencement address
Bellefonte’s administration applauds the Graduating Class of 2011
Bellefonte 2011 grads give thanks where thanks is due – their parents!
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Penns Valley High School Holds Commencement By Sam Stitzer
Seniors carry flowers in memory of deceased class member.
Phil Stattel directs the choir of seniors.
Janelle Welch poses with her parents, Doug and Shari Welch.
Graduates toss their hats to celebrate their great achievement!
Valedictorian Kerry Snyder gives remarks to the class.
Valedictorian Kevin Montminy addresses the class of 2011.
Class of 2011 President, Claude Witmer, from the Gabe Neiderer welcomes class of 1961 gives advice classmates and audience. to the new graduates.
Penns Valley Area High School held its annual commencement on Friday, June 10, at the school athletic stadium. The class of 111 seniors took the walk across the platform to receive their diplomas, marking a major milestone in their journey of life. Earlier threatening rainstorms politely skirted the area, producing not one drop of rain to spoil the occasion. Honoring a recently established tradition, members of the Penns Valley High School class of 1961 stepped onto the field and took their seats. The Penns Valley Alumni Association has been inviting alumni from the class that graduated 50 years before the current class. The class of 2011 entered next, with each student depositing a flower in a large vase in memory of fellow student Eric Henry, who had passed away. Although gone, he was not forgotten on this momentous night. The National Anthem and the Penns Valley Alma Mater were sung, then class of 2011 president, Gabe Neiderer welcomed the audience and classmates. He thanked the Penns Valley community for their help and support in the students’ lives. He thanked the teachers and school administrators for their help and for making many good memories. He ended his remarks by saying “In life, don’t let the party get the best of you – you get the best of the party.” A choir of class of 2011 members sang the song For Good, followed by a selection from the Gingersnaps, a male quartet of seniors. Penns Valley Schools Superintendent, Brian Griffith offered his heartfelt congratulations to the graduation seniors, then introduced Claude Witmer, the president of the class of 1961. Mr. Witmer advised the class of 2011 to “not waste time deciding what you’re going to do. Don’t run in place for a couple years deciding which direction in life you’re going to take.” His closing remark was “Make sure you choose a profession or career which you really enjoy, because if you do that, you will never have to work a day in your lives.” Secondary Principal, Jacquelyn Martin introduced the two class Valedictorians, Kevin Montminy and Kerry Snyder, who
each spoke to the crowd. Kevin Montminy said that “High school is a platform that we are about to jump off of into whatever we may want to pursue. This jump doesn’t have to be a complete blind jump of faith. We have a base that we’ve established through the years at Penns Valley, and it’s now our chance to build on this and make life what we want it to be.” He quoted poet Robert Frost: “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.” Kerry Snyder quoted several writers and artists, including Andy Warhol: “They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” She said that she and her classmates could not afford to waste time as they face the challenges of the world including the environment, foreign affairs and the economy. She encouraged her fellow graduates to “use the time you have to make a difference in this world.” Jacquelyn Martin also recognized senior Michelle Kuzma for not missing one day of school from seventh through 12th grades – an amazing feat! Finally, the moment had come! Penns Valley teacher Sarah Farrant called the seniors’ names, and one by one, they ascended the platform, and received their diplomas, accompanied by much applause, and a few hoots and hollers from family, friends, and well-wishers. When all had received their diplomas, and were officially declared graduates, class of 2011 members broke out the Silly String, an air horn, and even a vuvuzela (stadium horn) to celebrate. The band struck up the Naval Sea Cadet March recessional music, and the graduates left their seats and lined up along the south fence of the stadium. On cue, 111 hats flew high into the air in traditional celebration! Friends and families poured onto the field for about a thousand hugs, handshakes, and photos. It was truly a night to remember. It will be the talk of future class reunions, and perhaps 50 years from now, this class will return to this field as honored guests, offering sage wisdom to the graduating class of 2061. We congratulate the Penns Valley class of 2011, and we wish them well.
JUNE 17, 2011
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Centre Count y Schools Elks Name Students of the Year South Hills Sonography Students Receive Nationally Recognized Awards Contributed by South Hills School of Business & Technology STATE COLLEGE – South Hills School of Business & Technology students Stacey Smith and Katy Sauers will be awarded the highest of honors as recipients of scholarships from two nationally recognized professional organizations in the field of ultrasound technology. Stacey Smith will travel to Montreal, Canada, where she will be recognized as an outstanding ultrasound student by the American Society of Echocardiography at their annual conference. ASE is a professional organization of physicians, cardiac sonographers, nurses, and scientists involved in echocardiography, and is the largest international organization for cardiac imaging. Katy Sauers of Mifflinburg is one of five top students who will be awarded an honorary scholarship by The Society for Vascular Ultrasound. SVU is a professional organization representing vascular technologists, vascular physicians, vascular lab managers, nurses, and other allied medical ultrasound professionals. Sauers will be recognized by the group this summer at the Annual SVU Conference held in Chicago, IL. After completing their required hospital internships, both students will graduate in June from the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at South Hills School of Business & Technology.
BELLEFONTE – The Bellefonte Elks Lodge 1094 recently held its annual Student of the Year Banquet, at which time Students of the Month from Bellefonte and Bald Eagle High Schools are recognized and honored. Following the Banquet, Jacob Stem was chosen as the Bellefonte High School Student of the Stacey Smith
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STATE COLLEGE – Teens ready for gaming action, psyched to compete in a Teen Quest, or revved to hang out with the B94.5 Zoo Crew will want to head to Schlow Centre Region Library on Saturday, June 18 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Refreshments, opportunities to win prizes, and autographs from Ike the Spike are all part of the fun. Plus it’s a great time to register for the ‘You Are Here’ Summer
Reading program – and the chance of winning an iPod or other participant prizes. As Young Adult Librarian Karen Lambert says, “Testing out the new saucer chairs in the Teen Space, downloading free songs, ebooks, and audiobooks, browsing the game collection, checking out vampire books and action DVDs – these are just the start of what teens can do at the library!”
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Amanda Puff was awarded the David B. Garver Memorial Scholarship from the Bellefonte Elks at the Penns Valley Area High School Awards program on June 8. She is shown with Lorna Spearly, the Elks Youth Chairperson (right).
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Year for Lodge Year 2011-2012. Not pictured, Shane Besong was named the Student of the Year for Bald Eagle Area High School. Shown here are Lodge Youth Activities Chair Lorna Spearly (left), Jacob Stem, and Dale Moore, Bellefonte Lodge Exalted Ruler.
SCAHS Student Uses Artistic Talent to Enhance Gardens By Tiffany Woodall
When State College Area High School students began brainstorming senior projects, Kristen Van Tilburg had one major criterion: to make a difference. “I wanted to do a project that would help the community, not just do a project to get it done with,” said Van Tilburg, who recently wrapped up her project of tagging plants in the gardens of Centre Crest Nursing Home in Bellefonte. She started in March 2010 by photographing each plant as it bloomed. Once she knew what the plants looked like, she collected information about them. She then made signs to identify each plant, which included a photo and nametag. Throughout the process she met with Penn State Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners to verify the information she had gathered and to make sure her resultant signs were in agreement with what they had envisioned for the gardens. Fran Nuhfer is a master gardener of four years who helped to sponsor Van Tilburg’s project. Nuhfer volunteers at Centre Crest to provide weekly garden programs for residents, which have included making applesauce, composting, and decorating pumpkins. “They like to get their hands in the dirt,” Nuhfer said about the residents. The purpose of organizing garden programs is to promote an interest in gardening, provide another aspect of stimulation and build a “can-do” attitude. Van Tilburg’s signs have been used to create a Bingo game for residents and will soon be used to create “Old Weed,” a spin off of “Old Maid.” “In this time of life, [residents] have lost so much. They need something, and gardening is that thing that nurtures t h e m , provides them a way to be c r e a t i v e ,” said Nuhfer. It seems that Van Tilburg achieved her goal in helping the community through her project. “I really like seeing the results,” she said, “seeing that everything’s blooming for the second year and I can put my signs in. It’ll be good to know that
I helped out.” Va n Tilburg has been a ballet dancer for 12 years at the Per forming Arts School of Centra l Pe n n s y lvania and has taken computer g r a p h i c s Kristen Van Tilberg of State College High is shown along with her and photo artistic plant identifications arts classes for the Centre Crest gardens. in high school. “I’ve always had an interest in flowers and photography,” she said, “but it’s more of just a hobby. I’m interested in going into engineering.” Penn State, Lehigh University, Drexel University, and University of Maryland are among her choices for college.
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Nita-Nee Kennel Club Invites Dog Lovers Home Nursing Agency Raises Funds to Four-Day Dog Show for Community Health NeedsÂ The Second Annual â€œHappy Valley Clusterâ€? STATE COLLEGE â€“ The Nita-Nee Kennel Club is pleased to announce the second annual Happy Valley Cluster, a four-day extravaganza of dog shows and obedience and rally trials. Presented in partnership with the Chambersburg Area Kennel Club, the event will take place July 21 to 24 from 9 a.m. to about 3 p.m. at the Grange Fairgrounds in Centre Hall. Hundreds of dogs will compete for championship points, the coveted Best in Show and High in Trial trophies, and obedience and rally titles. â€œIf youâ€™re interested in buying a puppy, this is the perfect opportunity to see dozens of dog breeds up close and personal. More importantly, you can talk to their owners about breed characteristics, grooming requirements, and health issues,â€? according to show co-chair Bonnie Kustanbauter. She continues, â€œOne of the reasons dogs find themselves in shelters is because prospective owners donâ€™t do their homework and are unprepared for the realities of dog ownership.â€? Â The shows are free and
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Established in 1970, the Nita-Nee Kennel Club is an AKC-recognized club, whose members are committed to the advancement and welfare of all dogs. Previous community service projects include a photo booth for Special Olympics and the donation of pet oxygen masks to Centre County fire departments. More information on the club can be found at www.nnkc. org. For more information, please Bonnie Kustanbauter (814) 355-5259.
MOUNT NITTANY PHYSICIAN GROUP: EXPANDING CARE THROUGHOUT THE REGION. By building the Mount Nittany Physician Group, weâ€™re expanding access to care throughout the region. Weâ€™re focused on providing better, more comprehensive and specialized care â€“ no matter where you live or what your needs. The name
John Wagner of Winburne (Centre County) held the winningÂ number â€“ 582 â€“ for the Home Nursing Agency 2011 Mercedes Moment fundraiser held May 19.Â Â Now, in its eighth consecutive year, Mercedes Moment is Home Nursing Agency Foundationâ€™s annual signature fundraising event. Funds raised support the agencyâ€™s charitable mission of providing care and support to individuals and families in need, Pictured in the car 2011 Mercedes Moment winner John Wagner, as well as provide funding to standing â€“ Lisa Korman, Home Nursing Agency Administrator of Centre enhance programs benefiting County and Charles Driscoll, owner of Mercedes Benz of State College. entire communities within its 13-county service area. State College, New Look Uniforms & Blair Based on the 7 p.m. three-digit Pennsyl- Digitizing & Embroidery, Reliance Bank, vania lottery for May 19, only 1,000 tickets Barry and Marlene Halbritter, Catered were sold to win either a new Mercedes SUV Affairs, Delta Health Technologies, Gazette or $30,000 cash prize.Â Printers, The Hancock Group, LMI Adver â€œThank you to everyone who supported tising, McQuaide Blasko Law Offices, Moreus this year,â€? said Pam Seasoltz, Home field Communications, Sheetz,Â University Nursing Agencyâ€™s director of development. Orthopedics Center, Allstate Insurance â€“ â€œThis event is truly a community fundraiser Matt Camapagna, F.N.B. Wealth Managethat provides much valued dollars allowing ment, Imlerâ€™s Poultry, McCloskey Builders, us to make a difference in the lives of those Mount Nittany Medical Center, Principal we serve. Today, many of people we care for Financial Group, Dr. James and Roberta have needs beyond normal circumstances. Ramsay, Dr. Paul & Genevieve Raymond, Because of your tremendous support, we can Reilly, Creppage and Co., Roaring Spring lighten the burden and lend a helping hand Water, Seltzer Financial Strategies,Â Stevens to our patients and their families in their Mortuary, Top to Bottom Interiors and time of need.â€? Wagner & Finn Attorneys. In addition to ticket buyers,Â the foun- The Foundation welcomes all private dation is also grateful for the support of and public donations, which are tax-deductcommunity partners: Highmark Blue ible to the fullest extent of the law. For more Cross Blue Shield, M&T Bank, The Teeter information, contact Pam Seasoltz at (814) Group, Brookline, Forever Broadcasting, 946-5411, ext. 2565 or visit www.homenursHome Health Resource, KOPP Drug, The ingagency.com. Lakemont Partnership, Mercedes Benz of
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BEA Board of Education member, Tom Bowes of Howard, was one of the Class of 1961 members who attended the 50th-year reception given by the Bald Eagle Area School District. Bowes is standing in front of a WelcomeBack display created by BEA art students in honor of the Class of 1961.
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How fast the years do fly! The Bald Eagle Area School District welcomed back members of the BEA Class of 1961 with a reception prior to the 2011 commencement ceremonies. Classmates enjoyed listening to the music of their era, even dancing in the school cafeteria to Dionâ€™s Runaround Sue, which was a No.1 hit in 1961. The group also viewed a slide show of their senior yearbook pictures, courtesy of Fred Smith of Bellefonte. During commencement activities, the alumni were seated on BEAâ€™s Alumni Field, along with the current graduates. Sam Gates, VicePresident of the Class of 1961, gave a short, entertaining address during the ceremony. The event was part of the Class of 1961â€™s 50th year reunion celebration, which will also include a tour of the Bald Eagle High School that will be given by Superintendent Dan Fisher on July 11, prior to their scheduled reunion activities at the Bellefonte Moose Lodge #206.
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Sweet Treats & Music at the Lemont Strawberry Festival Article & photos by Karen Dabney
LEMONT – Despite the humid weather and a brief rain shower, approximately 700 strawberry lovers flocked to the Lemont Village Green to attend the 30th Annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 11. The family-oriented fundraiser featured two local bands, children’s activities, and fresh strawberry shortcake. The first Strawberry Festival was held in June 1981. One of the organizers, Sue Smith, said, “We started small, picking the strawberries ourselves, and holding the festival at the Spring Creek Presbyterian Church.” From that modest beginning, the event has expanded to fill the Lemont Village Green, attracting local residents and even some attendees from other states. The event’s signature dessert, strawberry shortcake, featured fresh local berries, local ice cream and homemade cakes. Smith said, “We used 176 quarts of strawberries from Reuben Peachey of Belleville, cakes by 38 local bakers, and eleven tubs of Meyer Dairy ice cream.” Jude and Paul Simpson of the Centre Region Bicycle Coalition made strawberry and ice cream smoothies for participants using a bicycle-powered blender they constructed for $100. They said a retail model would cost $3,000. The blender, attached to the back fender of the bicycle, was powered by a repositioned bicycle chain as Paul pedaled. To protect onlookers from the moving chain beside the blender, he installed a chain guard made from a transparent plastic car headlight. His wife, Jude, said the blender can also make salsa and margaritas. Members of the Art Alliance of Central PA offered a variety of children’s activities, including tempera painting on easels, sculpting in clay, and face painting. Young artists Josselyn and Jayla Nau created colorful paintings with assistance from their mother, Julie Nau. “They love to paint,” she said. Between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., High Horse Farm and Pottery of Pine Grover Mills provided very popular children’s pony rides
Performing with Ellen Shutz (second from left), are (from left to right) guitarist Sam Christensen, Nicole Gargiulo, Emily Dennis, Leia Wasbotten, and drummer Carter Freije. Behind Nicole is keyboardist and vocalist Desiree Dennis.
for $1. During the first half of the evening, the State College band, OverheaD, played covers of rock songs and other popular tunes from the 1960s to the present. Band members included Eileen Christman on electric fiddle, bass, and keyboards, and Richard Plut on drums. Kevin Fagley and Tom Mallouk played guitar and bass. Their songs included Taking Care of Business, What if God was One of Us?, and If You’re Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band). Fagley said, “This is a great place to play. We love Lemont.” State College singer/ Attendees at the Strawberry songwriter Ellen Shultz and Festival enjoyed a relaxing her band played during the evening with friends, listening second half of the festival. to live music and enjoying The group specialized in strawberry shortcake and folksy, acoustic music with strawberry smoothies. The multiple part harmonies, line for strawberry shortcake including original music extended along the back of the and covers. In addition to Lemont Village Green. Shultz, the band consisted of keyboardist Desiree Guitarist Kevin Fagley (left), Dennis, fiddler Leia Wasbass player Tom Mallouk (center) botten, guitarists Sam To make strawberry and electric violin player Christensen and Tommy smoothies, Paul Eileen Christman of OverheaD Gariulo, bass players K.C. Simpson powered entertained the audience with Hirth and Ryan Bassett, the Centre Region rock music from the 1960’s to the drummer Carter Freije, Bicycle Coalition’s present. Drummer Richard Plut Nicole Gargiulo, and Emily bicycle blender, also performed. Dennis. Christensen and as his wife, Jude the women performed Simpson held the vocal leads and harmonies. In addition to Shultz’s blender lid in place. original songs and contemporary tunes, the band gave a fresh, modern flavor to oldies such as Folsom Prison Blues, Wade in the Gabriel Gamson enjoys a pony ride on Water, Here Comes the Sun, and Dylan’s It Ain’t Me, Tassel, led by handler Alicia Romaniec Babe. (right), and accompanied by Gabriel’s During the evening, festival attendees could father, David Gamson (right). tour the historic Thompson Grain Elevator and Coal Sheds, also known as the Granary, which is located on Mount Nittany Road beside the Lemont Village Green. Proceeds from the Strawberry Festival benefit the ongoing restoration of the Granary. Smith said, “We were able to raise nearly $3000 toward our next project of bathrooms for the Granary property.” Julie Nau assisted her daughters Jayla (left)
and Josselyn (right) with creating colorful paintings, one of the children’s activities organized by the Art Alliance of Central PA.
Please see The Gazette Web site and Facebook page for all of Karen’s photos from the Lemont Strawberry Festival.
Edible Plants & Flowers Can Mix Beautifully Member of the Penn State Master Gardeners of Centre County Extension The joys of gardening become even better with edible plants in the garden. A wide range of options are available such as vegetables, fruit and nut trees, berry bushes, and herbs. The most popular option is mixing vegetable plants among flowers. Plant a few tomato plants among marigolds. In early spring, plant a few pansies in a container along with lettuce. Or tuck some lettuce, radishes, beets, and spinach near daffodils. These greens will hide the daffodil leaves after they are finished blooming. Perhaps include a cherry tomato plant such as “Sun Gold” in a window box or hanging basket. Try growing a tomato plant in an upside-down hanging container. “Rainbow” chard adds interest to any area in the garden. Experiment and grow some Asian greens or kale in the garden. Don’t think rows. Mix and match colors and textures of flowers and vegetables to create a stunning effect. Try broccoli beside red salvia. Most vegetables need between six and eight hours of direct sun each day. Leafy veggies will grow well with less sun, such as four to six hours per day. The first vegetable of spring is asparagus. Asparagus is a long-lived perennial plant often lasting 15 years or longer. Choose a location carefully because it is going to be there for some time. It will take three years before spears can be cut. Another long-lived plant is rhubarb. This very winter-hardy perennial is drought tolerant. Rhubarb grows best in fertile, well-drained soil that is high in organic matter. A couple plants will supply many pies later. No herbicides near ring bulbs and these plants. Plant Rhubarb with sp ffodil and tulip A fruit or nut tree it will hide the spent da time. om can be used in the landleaves after blo scape to provide shade or as an accent tree in the garden, and also becomes a food source. Consider dwarf versions and often two fruit trees are needed for pollination. Strawberry, blueberry, and raspberry bushes are another option. By the second or third year, these bushes should be in full production. Pruning is necessary after the first year and blueberries need acid soil with pH below 5.5. Netting is recommended to keep birds away from the blueberries. Herbs add interesting textures and colors in a garden and are often rich in fragrance. Locate the herbs near the kitchen so they are easy and convenient for use. Perennial herbs,
Fran’s early garden starts out with spring onions and leaf lettuce, along with perennial columbine and primrose – pretty as well as practical. such as chives, oregano, sage, and thyme, should be located in a separate area to avoid tilling them up in the spring. A “contained” area will also keep these herbs from spreading throughout the garden. Beware of the mints! These will become invasive. Instead of growing spearmints and peppermints etc. directly in the garden, grow the plants in containers to limit spreading. Plant annual herbs such as parsley, dill and fennel in the garden and often they will reseed the following spring. Basil and cilantro will need to be planted each year. Perennial herbs that are not hardy in zone 6 are rosemary and sometimes lavender. Bring them indoors in the fall to a cool, sunny location in your home. Two lavender cultivars that are usually hardy in zone 6 are Munstead and Hidcote. The best joy of having an edible landscape is harvesting and eating your produce. Bon Appetit!
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