The Danville News

DANVILLE — A local Realtor has commended Danville borough for its snow clearing efforts.

Bonnie Trump wrote a letter to the borough council praising the public works department for the "prompt and timely work they did during the past few snowstorms. Streets, Mill Street parking and parking lots were so very much better off than any of our adjoining communities. I know it was long hours for not a large workforce and I, for one, very much appreciate the dedication and hard work of the borough work force," she wrote.

"I am a huge champion of all that the borough provides Montour County and know full well that the first impression of Danville is often time established by a visit to our downtown," she wrote.

She also commended the council for its work. "It may seem like a thankless job sometimes but there are many of us who really appreciate your service and good citizenship," she wrote. Council President Dick Blosky also applauded public works for snow removal.

The council also allowed the 2010 Danville Area March for Babies to be held April 25. Participants will begin the 2.5-mile walk at the Danville Moose Lodge, at 242 Mill St., and walk through part of Riverside and back to the Moose lodge. Fire police and the Danville ambulance have been notified, according to Lynn Miller, chief administrative officer at Geisinger Medical Center. Geisinger Health System has been a long-time partner with the March of Dimes which benefits from the walk.

Geisinger President and CEO Dr. Glenn Steele is state honorary chairman for the March of Dimes Prematurity Campaign and Geisinger employees have been active in the annual fundraiser for a number of years, according to Miller.

Last year, Geisinger employees and the Danville community raised more than $37,000 to improve the health of babies in the region. At Tuesday's Montour County commissioners meeting, Commissioner Jerry Ward urged area residents to take part in the walk. "Last year was a huge success. It's heartwarming to see all the people walking across the river for the babies," he said.

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