P. O. Box 427
Centre Hall, PA  16828


Thank you to everyone who came out to support the 5th Annual Harry Smith Festival and the HOPE Fund of Penns Valley on Sunday, November 4.  The Elk Creek Cafe was packed with wonderful people and musicians from 2:00 to 7:30 p.m.  A big thank you to all the fabulous musicians who donated their time and talents to help out the Penns Valley area.  Amazing musical acts by Earl Pickens & Family, The Wiyos, Miss Melanie, Tyne & the Fastlyne, MaMa Corn, Pete Sheridan & the Jameson Boys and Chicken Tractor Deluxe rocked the house for this amazing event.  A special thank you goes out to

The HOPE Fund would like to thank Bryan Wasson for his hard and successful work for his senior project this year.  Bryan raised over 1,000 pumpkins and sold them on Saturday September 22 during his Fall Festival of HOPE.  Bryan created a day of activities and fun for families to attend which included a food stand, pumpkin painting/art, corn maze and other games with prizes.  Fall decorations like pumpkins, gourds, and indian corn could be purchased along with tickets for a raffle drawing to win multiple prizes that were donated by others. 

A huge thank you goes out to TJ Maxx who have joined HOPE's ambassador anchor program as a $500 donor.  TJ Maxx's contribution has helped us to continue to provide financial assistance to residents in our community who are faced with medical emergencies or personal disasters. We are a unique organization in that we are 100 percent volunteer and we raise all of our own funding. We get no federal, state or local dollars. This makes all donations that much more critical. Donations like this enable us to do what we do. 

What a great event the Turket Trot on Thanksgiving morning was.  68 runners came out to join in on the fun getting their exercise in before their thanksgiving feast!  Thank you to everyone who participated in or volunteered to help with this event.  A very special thank you goes out to Kyle Houser for sharing his time and talents in organizing this very successful event!