The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

The Danville News

April 17, 2013

Week of the Young Child celebrated in Montour County

DANVILLE — What were a fire engine, a transit bus and a school bus doing parked in front of the Montour County Courthouse Tuesday morning?

Montour County Commissioners Chairman Trevor Finn brought Squrt Engine 23 because he’s a Danville firefighter. County Transit Director Amanda Boyer drove a transit bus and county Deputy Sheriff Bill Beitz brought a sheriff’s vehicle.

A Danville police cruiser was nearby because Danville Police Chief Eric Gill was helping with traffic control.

Also parked there was a yellow Danville Child Development Center bus that transported children to the courthouse.

The various modes of transportation symbolized the book “The Bus for Us” by Suzanne Bloom and chosen as this year’s selection for the Eighth Annual Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child early literacy initiative. Bloom recently visited the Thomas Beaver Free Library where she read her book to a packed community room.

Despite some rain and wind, children filled the courthouse steps for an observance of the Week of the Young Child, which is this week.

Finn read the proclamation the commissioners issued to celebrate young children and their teachers in the county.

Commissioners Vice Chairman Jack Gerst read the Bloom’s book with Commissioner Jerry Ward pointing out vehicles she described.

“This is always one of our favorite days when a group of children comes visit us,” Gerst told the crowd.

After he finished reading, he had the kids scream as loud as they could so people in Riverside could hear them.

Jim McClincy, of Sunbury, also known as the “Singing Mailman,” entertained with songs before and after the book reading.

And, of course, one of the sing-along-songs was about the wheels going round and round on the bus.


Text Only
The Danville News
The Daily Marquee
Danville Sports
  • Danville grad Gronsky signs with Cardinals organization

    JUPITER, Fla. — It’s been a whirlwind past couple of weeks for Jake Gronsky, and it’s about to get headier for the Danville High grad.

    July 22, 2014

  • xbandits22.jpg Bandits bound for Eastern World Series

    Most of them will be juniors or seniors when the fall scholastic year rolls around here in just a few short weeks, some are even in college already. But for a brief moment back on July 5, Danville Bandits manager Tony Fritz could’ve sworn he was staring at a bunch of Little League kids with the way his team was excited having earned a spot in the Stars and Stripes Salute 18U Tournament championship game.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Macmain.jpg H.S. baseball: 2014 Daily Item All-Stars

    Asked what was most responsible for Mac Ney’s success, his superb athletic ability or strong work ethic, Ryan Lentz pegged it a 60/40 split.

    June 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • boyslax16d.jpg High School Boys Lacrosse: Selinsgrove beats Danville to advance to district final

    There’s something to be said about old-time, rock ‘em, sock ‘em playoff hockey that gets famed commentator Don Cherry fired up.

    May 15, 2014 1 Photo