Letter: Community support appreciated
The Piankatank Community League owes a big thank you to league members and community friends who by their generous donations helped us have another successful Book Buddy Project. For a sixth consecutive year, the community league gave 65 gift bags of books to selected students at Petsworth Elementary School. This has been an ongoing project that we couldn’t have accomplished without community support. By accomplishing our goal to encourage kids to read at home and to become better readers, we hopefully will shed light on a pressing need to provide books to students to start their own collection of books to call their own.
The community league has been in existence for almost 60 years and has been in the current building on Harcum Road since 1970. As you can imagine, the building is getting to that stage where repairs and updating are a must. Up until this year, our last major “fix-up” day occurred in 2009. Last month, approximately 13 league members and community friends came out to participate in another successful major “fix-up” day. Since last month, we have had to replace a failed water heater and once again, volunteers stepped up to take care of the situation with their time and donations for a new one.
This year we have called on the Harcum community to support our road clean-up day and our covered-dish dinner for Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue. And true to form, the community has answered our call for support.
If you are not familiar with the last active community league in Gloucester County and want to know more about what we do and how to become a part of our activities, just give me a call. We will be glad to have you become one of our dedicated partners in helping the community.
Thanks to all who give back to the community through your dedication to the Piankatank Community League.
Paul Malcolm, chairman
Board of Directors