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July 10, 2014

Fundraiser to benefit historical society

DANVILLE – Two young women are holding a fundraiser to benefit the Montour County Historical Society.

Sarah Temple and her sister Amber Lehman grew up in Danville and wanted to do something to give back to the community, said society president Lynn Reichen.

A “Dine to Make a Difference” community fundraiser at Bob Evans Restaurant, in Shamokin Dam, will be held from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 11, 12 and 13.

Bob Evans will donate 15 percent of sales when customers present the fundraiser flyers.

The Montgomery House of Danville flyers are available at Cole’s Hardware, McWilliams Uniform Shoppe, the T-Rail Restaurant and other locations.

The fundraiser is valid for dining in or on carry-outs.

Temple, 23, said she and Lehman, 25, took the fundraiser on themselves. “It’s my connection with Bob Evans as assistant manger that got us thinking about  fundraising through them. Amber did a fundraiser at the state hospital in Danville first,” Temple said. They are also Danville High School graduates.

Temple has a degree in secondary mathematics education from Bloomsburg University. Lehman works as an aide at Danville State Hospital.

“Amber brought the idea up to me because she was interested in doing something to give back to the town we grew up in. We both love Danville and can’t imagine living in a better place. Our whole extended family pretty much all live here and we plan to spend our lives here as well. It’s our love for Danville that drove us to help the Montgomery House to continue to educate others in the history of this great borough, Temple said.

Their father served as a police officer in Danville for 25 years.

“We are thrilled to be the organization Sarah and her sister chose for their project. This shows the board that the young people in Montour County are interested in our history and we hope this encourages others to not only support the Montour County Historical Society but visit our museums and even join the society,” Reichen said.

The society maintains the Montgomery House Museum and Mooresburg One-Room School Museum.

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