QIDC Readies for 2008, Notes Successful Jeep Run

KARTHAUS – The Quehanna Industrial Development Corp. held their monthly meeting Oct. 15 with eight people in attendance.

It was reported that the first Jeep Dice Run was successful, with 42 Jeeps and 95 people registered for the event. Evan Park of Snow Shoe won the high score plaque and R.E. Bitner was presented a plaque for traveling the farthest distance to participate. He traveled from Michigan. A plaque was also presented to Nate Ball for his leadership with the event.

Letters will be sent to businesses that helped to make the run a success.

The construction of roads and the preparation of the site for the construction of the electric plant near Karthaus is on schedule. Approximately 50 people are employed in this construction.

The dates for events in 2008 are May 3 for the annual canoe race, July 18 and 19 for the 100 Miles of Yard Sales, Aug. 2 for the annual motorcycle dice run, Aug. 11 for the Quehanna Rally and Oct. 4 for the Jeep Dice Run.

A discussion was held to discontinue the Redneck Carnival and flower garden contest. QIDC is open to suggestions on new activities for the area. Ray Savel will contact the Clearfield County Recreation and Tourism Authority to see if they can work on finding motor coach companies to have the 100 Mile Yard Sale and an Elk tour combined for July 18 and 19.

A decision was made to hold two fundraisers. A raffle will be held with the prize of a Penn State end table. The drawing will be held Dec. 29. The other raffle will have a prize of a hand-painted, framed turkey feather by Fawn Sensenig. The drawing will also be Dec. 29.

All proceeds benefit the QIDC. Tickets can be purchased from QIDC members, at locations in the QIDC area or from the QIDC, P.O. Box 94, Karthaus, PA 16845. Or call 263-4418 or 263-7321.

The September monthly raffle winner was Melanie Moore of Karthaus.

The next meeting of the QIDC will be Jan 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Karthaus Senior Citizen Center.

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