Penn State Students Volunteer At Museum

August 29, 2013 at 9:14 PM


Front from left:  Lucas Shook, Ryan Duttry, Noah Serafini, Owen Braun, Jordan Eisman, and Dr. Sandra McChesney. Standing from left:  Josh Pennington, Curt Heck, John Hayes, DuBois Area Historical Society Director of Building and Grounds Tom Rubritz, and Dan Moore.

          Nine incoming Penn State DuBois students faculty facilitator Dr. Sandra McChesney, instructor in English, spent over two hours on August 23 helping with improving and cleaning the room where DuBois Area Historical Society displays its fire department collection and large carriages and wagons.

            The incoming freshmen, as part of new student orientation, were participating in Outreach Day where Penn State DuBois students serve their community. The Student Life Office had a variety of options for volunteering service time, including the DuBois Area Historical Society. This year’s effor was directed toward preparing the room with the fire department displays, which will be the last stop of the Society’s October 12 Spirit of DuBois Lantern Walk. Items were moved from that room to a second floor storage area and painting and general cleanup were completed under the supervision of society President Ruth Gregori, Tom Rubritz, and Ginny and Tom Schott.

            The students included:  Jordan Eisman of Brockway, Ryan Duttry of DuBois, Noah Serafini of Brockway, Lucas Shook of Rimersburg, Owen Braun of Mechanicsburg, John Hayes of Morrisdale, Curt Heck of Tioga, Josh Pennington of Morrisdale, and Dan Moore of Drifting.

            “We are grateful for the Penn State DuBois students visiting and working with us,” said Gregori. “We all had a good time and accomplished a great deal of work. The section of the museum we worked in is better prepared to be a stop on the Lantern Walk thanks to their efforts. We hope the students will tell their friends about the museum and come visit us again.”

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