Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce Holds Bi-Annual Meeting
By David Keeler
The Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce held its Bi-Annual Membership meeting Thursday evening, July 21 at Mark’s Valley View Restaurant.
Chamber President Carol Goodman welcomed the 40 people present, and in lieu of a blessing prior to dinner, Goodman called for each person to offer their own silent prayer.
The evening’s table fare was the restaurant’s delicious chicken and biscuits. Goodman introduced restaurant owners Mark and Stacy Houck.
During dinner, Goodman said new chamber members include Laceyville beautician Jeanne DeRemer and her husband, Tony, who joined on behalf of the Oldest House; the Moxie Church; Loaves and Fishes Ministry and Herb Gery Engineering, who briefly told the group about his business which is located on Spring Hill.
Wendy Gaustad, chamber executive director, presented her bi-annual state of the Chamber report which offered updates on a number of chamber activities and projects. She noted that volunteers are especially needed to help with the annual Fall Festival and North Branch Triathlon, which takes place in October.
Gaustad said that upcoming events are now posted on the chamber website at www.wyalusing.net and that membership should exceed this year’s goals. The chamber’s barn quilt project is beginning to slow down, and she plans to have the board consider ending it. But Gaustad said the Barn Quilt dial and discover feature is extremely busy this summer with people from all over the United States calling in. She extended thanks to Peggy and Frank DeMartino for their hard work in making the process a success. She said they devoted two-to three evenings per week to work on the quilts since the project started over two years ago.
Officers elected included: Carol Goodman, President; Kim Homer, President Elect; Ruth Leichliter, Secretary, and Kevin Huyck, Treasurer.
Guest speakers for the evening were Brian and Carol Stein of Laceyville’s Oldest House who came to the meeting dressed as the original inhabitants might have been in 1779. They offered a look at the significance the house has held in the community over the years. Brian Stein said it is a rare example of a middle-class house from the late 1700’s.