To the editor:
Once again we, the employees of Mifflin County Children and Youth, participated in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids' Sake fundraising event in March. The funds raised last year during this event helped to serve youth in the Juniata Valley area, contributing to the following statistics for kids matched in the Big Brothers Big Sisters' program:
58 percent demonstrated increases in academic performance, attitude toward school, and avoidance of delinquency;
67 percent showed improved relationships with adults, peers, and family;
50 percent reported increased self-confidence and improved decision making;
Thanks to various fundraising efforts, our six bowling teams were able to raise $3,363.23 to donate. At this time we'd like to thank the following businesses and private citizens for their contributions to our fundraising efforts.
Sincere thanks goes out to the following: Shawnee Archers, for providing a small game of chance license in order to hold a raffle; Wilson's Meats & Groceries, for providing the sandwich fundraiser; and Rylan Bargo, for providing the Tastefully Simple fundraiser.
We would also like to thank the following business for their donations to our raffle: Big Valley Beverage, Tractor Supply Company, Advance Auto Parts, 4-Star Jewelers, Dan Pierce Outdoor Shop, Creekside Hearth & Patio, Squire Brown's, Brindle's Hardware, Crystal Wilson, Nicki Eddinger (Lia Sophia and Premier Designs consultant),
Wilson's Gifts & Jewelry, The Logan House, Kelly Dobson (Initials Inc. consultant), Shade Mountain Naturals, Avenue Apparel, Orner's Car Wash, Burnham OIP, Diary Queen, J.P. Edward's Grill & Bar, Subway of Lewistown, Hoss's Steak & Sea House, Cakes by Nicole, KFC, Burger King of Burnham, Dunkin' Donuts,
South Side Hoagie Shop, Mike's OIP in McVeytown, Vince's Pizza & Family Restaurant, Domino's Pizza, Pop's Deli, Sticky Bun Cafe, Billy's BBQ, Milroy OIP, Little Cupcake Shoppe & Bakery, Michele's Restaurant & Pizzeria, Smitty's Sports Bar & Grill, Brookmere Winery & Vineyard, Weis Markets, Giant, Patty Zannino (Mary Kay consultant),
Subway of Burnham, Sherwin Williams, Ernest Hill Kennels, The Red Zone, Bargain Beer and Soda, Lingle's Distributing, Stacie Miller Portrait Design, JAE Design, Yoder's Tees & More, Mifflin County Conservation District, T & T Mechanical, Juniata Valley YMCA, California Dreamin Tanning, Vibe Hair & Nail Salon, Serenity Spa, New Hue, One Stop Communications,
Glick's Shoe Fly, Lisa Savitts (Pampered Chef consultant), Samantha Speicher (31 Gifts consultant), Valley Sports N Outdoors, Studio 4 Sixteen, Deihls' Flowers, Lewistown Florist, Bobkat Auto Repair, Bev Berich (Longaberger consultant), Wray's Landscaping, Burnham Hardware, Family Auto, Holiday Hair, Aaron's, Joe's OIP, CarQuest-Minium Auto Parts, MCS Bank, T&J's Instant Replay, Seven Mountains Winery, Gus's Pizza Shop, Majik Rentals,
Friendship Bookstore, Himalayan Salt Cave, Miller Cinemas 6, Carousel Skating Rink, Central Novelty, Extrava Market, Harshbarger's Sub N Malt, Main Street Market, Big Valley Animal Hospital, Ron's Fruit Market, Subway of Milroy, Honey Creek Inn, Zion Hair Salon, FoxPro, twin Kiss, Cost Cutters, GameStop, A.J. Peachey and Sons, and Angelo's Hollow Inn.
Finally we would also like to thank everyone who made baked goods for our bake sale and everyone that bought baked goods, sandwiches, Tastefully Simple items, and raffle tickets.
With the help of everyone involved we were able to help this wonderful organization once again this year.
The Employees of
Children and Youth