Heritage Center Heroes
Hard work and creativity is the key with these two Heritage Center heroes. Daily our heroes work to assist our citizens by calling friends for trucks for transport, visiting local stores for boxes or food. When you’re privileged to walk through the Summit Hill Food Pantry you realize how lucky we are to have such heroes in our midst. The pantry is seldom empty serving as a lifeline for our less fortunate residents.
Yes, our heroes are Rose Armon and George Davis. Rose and George along with their crew of energetic volunteers help feed over 140 families in the Summit Hill Borough. Without their help many families, a lot with children, would have hungry days. George assembles the tables of boxes, small to large, slowly filling the boxes over the month’s time getting ready for the day which all the qualified families come to The Center for the supplemental groceries. Every month Rose and her troops work hard unloading trucks, make runs for food stuffs, seeking out and accepting monetary donations from generous citizens and community groups, plus assisting with the upkeep of The Center by taking care of the area where the pantry is located.
Rose took over the Food Pantry shortly after Sister Mary Florence retired. The Pantry then moved from St. Stanislaus to St Paul’s UCC the current site of the Summit hill Heritage Center. In 2007 when St. Paul’s ceased weekly services, the Food Pantry continued to use the building and tried to maintain it as best they could. When the former UCC members decided to form the Heritage Center, Rose was one of the first persons to support our efforts. Along with her duties with the Food Pantry, she serves on the Board of Directors of the Heritage Center, helping to establish St. Paul’s as an educational, cultural, entertainment and social venue to enrich and better the community.
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. The Center can also be reached at (570) 645-9133 or (570) 657-0792. To help maintain the Heritage Center you may make donations to Ladies Aid, SHHC, 1 West Hazard Street, Summit Hill, Pa 18250. All donations are tax deductible the SHHC is a 501c3 nonprofit group