Facchine To Speak About DuBois Water Supply

March 15, 2005 at 9:05 PM

           Evo Facchine will present “History of the DuBois Borough Water Supply 1881 to Construction of Anderson Creek Reservoir” at the Thursday, March 31 meeting of the DuBois Area Historical Society. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in the E.D. Reitz Museum, 30 W. Long Ave., DuBois. The meeting is free and open to the public.

            Facchine, the DuBois Area Historical Society President, will present a chronology of the events, the trials and tribulations of the community leaders that brought the newly formed Borough of DuBois from well water supplies through periods of sporadic reservoir supplies, to the culmination of the development of the Anderson Creek Reservoir, one of the finest waters supplies in Pennsylvania.

            He also will speak about the councilman and water committee chairman who led the way , despite criticism, to the wonderful facility that serves what is now the City of DuBois.

            One of the original organizers of the DuBois Area Historical Society, Facchine has served the Society in several capacities, including being the Society’s first treasurer. He has served as president for the past three years.

            Sixteen members and guests attended the February meeting of the DuBois Area Historical Society. The guest speaker for the meeting was Eileen Anthony, who presented the history of Bilger’s Rocks.

            Elections were held at the meeting with the following ballot approved for two year terms:   2nd Vice President – Paul Ramsey, Secretary – Tom Schott, Treasurer – Nellie Beer, Director of Genealogy – Audrey Lott, Director of Library – Virginia Schott, Museum/Curator – Beecher Klingensmith, Representative for Sykesville/Big Soldier/Springville – Mona Cramer, Representative for DuBois/Sandy Township/Treasure Lake – Bob DuBois, Representative for Penfield/Hollywood/Houston Township – Irene Poinelli, and Representative for Falls Creek/Smithtown/Singing Hills – Ken Wiser.  Upcoming programs include: April (date to be announced) – John Sobel, “Civil War Re-enactor.”  May 25 - Galen Kilmer, “DuBois Area High School Local History Projects.” All are free, at 7:30 p.m. in the E.D. Reitz Museum, 30 W. Long Ave., DuBois.


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