BBBS grateful for support from the Juniata Valley

To the editor:

We are once again humbled by the tremendous community support we received for our largest fundraiser, Bowl For Kids’ Sake! Both individual and corporate support for this event demonstrates that we reside in a truly giving and generous community, for which we are extremely grateful!

Over 250 bowlers convened to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Juniata Valley! Several teams stand out for their dedication to our cause including Maple Grove Mennonite Church, the community team that raised the most money, Mifflin County Children and Youth, who had the outstanding service organization team total, and Wal-Mart, whose employee teams combined to raise the most funds of any corporate team. Other teams that put forth exceptional effort include Church Hill United Methodist Church Sunday School and the Burnham Fire Company, winner of our Firehouse challenge.

Corporate support for our event was overwhelming as well! We were once again delighted to have Wal-Mart as a Tournament level sponsor, marking their eighth year at this level! Phillips Ultrasound and Milton Hershey School showed their support as scoreboard level sponsors.

Lane Sponsors included: FoxPro, Fred Carson Disposal Services, Marlette Homes, The Juniata Valley Bank, Metzler Forest Products, Central PA Dock and Door, The Stewardship Group, and David M. Maines Associates.

Our pin sponsors included: Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital, Century 21 Above and Beyond, Big Valley Concrete, HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehab, Miller’s Plumbing and Heating, Kish Bank, Association of Mifflin County Educators, First Quality Baby Products, Trinity Packaging Corporation, Corvette America, LeMed Associates, and The Paisley Bride.

T-shirt Sponsors include: Lake Ford Lincoln, Rickenbaugh Building Supplies, Barr Funeral Home, Rep. Adam Harris, Zimmerman Trucking, Fike Brothers Carpet One, Mac’s Clothing, Ferguson Valley Storage, Sunset Windows, Juniata Lumber, Mifflin County Correctional Facility Employee Association, First Area Credit Union, McCardle Motors, and First National Bank.

The local church community assisted us as well. We are extremely grateful to the pastors and congregations of the following churches: Sacred Heart of Jesus, Trinity Church of Christ, Grace United Methodist, Lewistown Presbyterian, St John’s Lutheran, and Grove United Methodist for their support, encouragement and assistance.

Bowlers were treated to free hot dogs, chips, soda and candy throughout the weekend thanks to generous donations from Harper Brothers, Giant, Milton S. Hershey School, Sheetz Inc, and Bread of Life Restaurant.

The event itself would not have been possible without assistance from the Moose Family Center, and Ney’s Bowling Center. Thank you for being such welcoming and accommodating hosts.

Last but not least, a special thanks to all the Bowl For Kids’ Sake committee members for their time and dedication in making this fund raiser a success.

Big Brothers Big Sisters

of Juniata Valley