Potter County Boys and Girls Club is appealing to the public for help as the organization prepares to open for a second year of operation. Long-range goal of the volunteers who serve as directors is to establish a network of youth centers countywide, on the heels of the opening of the first club headquarters a year ago at the Alliance Youth Barn in north Coudersport. Boys and Girls Clubs provide a safe place to learn and grow; ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals; life-enhancing programs and character development experiences, hope and opportunity. A wide variety of activities are offered, from video gaming to computer programs, hobby groups, life skills, education and career focuses, and the arts.
Through the support of donations and a grant from the county’s Integrated Children’s Services Planning Committee, the organization was able to hire a full-time executive director and address other start-up needs for its first year. Now, officers are seeking more people to help, whether as board members or volunteers. Financial support is also welcome. Contributions can be dropped off or mailed to Northwest Savings Bank, 302 N. East St., Coudersport PA 16915. Checks should be made out to Boys and Girls Club of Potter County. The club has its own Facebook page, titled Potter County Boys and Girls Club. The club is also raising funds by selling raffle tickets for these eagle and bear wood carvings. Drawing will be held at the Falling Leaves Festival in Coudersport on Oct. 6. Tickets are $2.00 each or three for $5.00.
Organizers plan to open for a second school year at the Alliance Youth Barn, tentatively on Oct. 9. Directors will be meeting at 1 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 5, to discuss the future direction of the club.
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