Valley News Digest
GVCC planning fall auction
The Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce is busy planning its 2013 fall auction, to be held Oct. 24 at The LOOM in Waverly.
A portion of the proceeds from the fifth annual auction will benefit The Bridge of the Penn-York Valley Churches, according to information from the chamber. Food tastings from several local restaurants will begin at 5:30 p.m., and the auction will begin at 7 p.m. Admission to the auction is $10.
Items already donated for the auction include a party from the Valley Bowling Center, a fall cleanup package from Robinson Contracting and Landscaping, an overnight stay at Apple Ridge Bed and Breakfast, and several gift certificates from local businesses.
Tickets are available from chamber board members and by contacting the chamber office at (607) 249-6192. Monetary and item donations also continue to be accepted.
Sayre FD holding recruitment day
The Sayre Fire Department hopes to recruit Sayre Borough residents to join their squad during an upcoming volunteer firefighter recruitment day.
Firefighters from Engine Co. No. 1, Howard Elmer Hose Company #4 and J.E. Wheelock Hose Company No. 5 will provide information on joining the department starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. The recruitment day will take place at the borough public works building on South Thomas Avenue.
At a recent borough council meeting, fire chief Gil Crossett said department officials especially hope to attract young residents who may be interested in responding to fire calls.
No experience is necessary, and training will be provided by each company, he said. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, he said.
Waverly co-op now open
Following a grand opening held Saturday, the Crooked River Co-op in Waverly is now open for business.
The co-op, located on the second floor of the former village hall on Broad Street, will sell artisan wares from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays.
Shoppers turned out Saturday for the co-op's grand opening, which featured wares from 16 member artisans, according to a release from the co-op. The artisans are given options on their sales commissions based on their staffing of the co-op, the release states.
Items for sale include woodcrafts, beauty products, glass garden flowers and bird feeders, goat's milk products and antiques. The Susquehanna River Archaeological Center will soon join antique vendors in selling items donated to the museum for resale, the release states.