The Daily Item
HARTLETON — “We like to give back to the community,” said Tish Kerstetter, who, with her husband, Bill, owns Chilly Willy’s Restaurant in Hartleton. Chilly Willy’s recently donated $1,000 to Pennsylvania Cystic Fibrosis, Inc. (PACFI). The funds were raised through the restaurant’s annual golf tournament held at Shade Mountain Golf Club.
“We appreciate their continued support,” PACFI President Betty Hollenbach said, “and most of these funds will be used to help families affected by cystic fibrosis (CF).” PACFI was founded in 1985 as an independent, nonprofit, all volunteer 501(c)(3) organization that helps families affected by CF locally and throughout the state and funds some of the most progressive CF research in the nation.
Chilly Willy’s also supports two other local charities, Justin’s Smile and Team Taylor. Justin’s Smile was formed by the family and friends of Mifflinburg’s Justin Lloyd who died in a car accident in 2009. The nonprofit organization provides financial assistance for funeral and related expenses due to the death of a child. Chilly Willy’s also sponsors an annual whiffleball tournament to benefit the organization. Team Taylor was founded last year by the family of Taylor Bingaman, a local young man who fell down steps at his home and suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury last Thanksgiving Day. Team Taylor helps to pay for all the needed care associated with his injury.
More information about PACFI is on their website at www.pacfi.org.