On Friday, May 17, volunteers from Chesapeake Energy donated their time to help paint the outside of the Keystone Theatre. As part of the United Way Day of Caring, they painted trim work on doors and windows, a large side fence and the main theater entrance area. In addition to the painting project, Chesapeake Employees helped clean up a paint spill accidentally made by BCRAC's director Elaine Poost. They were relieved the non-hazardous spill was easy to clean up and Poost was thankful to have the special engraved bricks in front of the theater unscathed. Thanks to the quick reaction of Chesapeake volunteers on site, the half-gallon of red paint was quickly cleaned up!

BCRAC and United Way members relate, "Chesapeake Employees truly went above and beyond the scope of this planned painting project - from cleaning up spilled paint to even replacing a broken latch and knob on a fence which was discovered while painting the side fence area of the theater. The volunteers showed a dedication to the project and their community unlike no other," relates United Way director Kerri Strauss.

Event volunteers included Chesapeake's Jane Clements, Stacee Bellows, Jeff Scarboro, Dorine Crisman, Eric Ezzolo, Buddy Kondikoff, Mike Dinelli, Dan Stanton, James Crandall, Jacob Swartz and Lewis Strain.

This project was one of several planned to take place this year. Day of Caring is United Way's signature event which helps connect companies interested in helping to agencies in need of volunteers.

Anyone interested in learning more about the Day of Caring can contact Kerri Strauss at United Way of Bradford County at kerri.strauss@unitedwaybradfordcounty.org or 570-247-5569.

Submitted article.