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Wheels at the Lake scheduled for Sept. 1-2
Thursday, July 12, 2012
By Dianne Byers Staff Writer
CURWENSVILLE - Curwensville Lake Authority, yesterday, accepted a proposal from the Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education Chinklacamoose Chapter to host the sixth annual Wheels at the Lake.
The 2012 festival is scheduled for Sept. 1-2 with all proceeds benefiting the Clearfield and Curwensville food pantries.
A schedule of events is still being finalized, according to Diane Shaw, spokesperson for the contingent that attended yesterday's meeting. Details for the family-friendly event will be announced once they have been set.
According to the written plan submitted by ABATE, "The idea is still the same, six years later, to partner with CLRA to attract more people to Curwensville Lake, increase utilization of the facilities and make a contribution to a local needy charity."
Admission on Sept. 1 will be $2 per vehicle with $1 from each admission fee being donated to the food pantries or $1 admission with the donation of non-perishable food items which will be donated to the food pantries.
Sept. 2, the same fee schedule will be in effect until 3 p.m. After that time, the $2 admission fee will be retained by CLRA.
Regular fees for camping and vehicles pulling watercraft will be in place both days.
In other business, the authority:
• reported the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has given permission to upgrade the playground near pavilion No. 3 rather than pavilion No. 2, originally proposed in the grant application. DCNR gave permission for the revision provided the authority makes repairs costing approximately $3,000 to improve safety at the pavilion No. 2 play area.
The board also reviewed a proposal to deliver and install a new play unit at a cost of $12,895 and a bench at a cost of $300 from Jeffrey Associates, Indianola. Susan Reed, authority member, said once the authority has received a signed contract from DCNR for utilization of the grant, the equipment will be ordered. The company said it would take one to two months for the equipment to be received.
• thanked Clearfield Borough for its donation of playground equipment that was recently repainted and installed by the lake's staff at the playground at the lake's campground.
• discussed again forming a non-profit 501(c)(3) group that would work on planning and fundraising for development on lake property. Members were asked to bring a list of names of persons who might be interested in serving on the board and these persons will be contacted by the authority.
• authorized the purchase of a commercial-grade weed trimmer from Gates Hardware, Curwensville, at a cost of approximately $320 plus an additional head at a cost of $50 to allow larger weeds and small brush to be trimmed. The authority also approved the purchase of a load of stone to repair roads on the lake property.
The authority's next meeting is Aug. 8 at 3 p.m. at the Curwensville Lake Recreation Area administrative office.
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