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JOHNSTOWN- A Johnstown middle school student was recognized Wednesday for his actions and choice to stick up for someone being bullied. School officials said it’s something the school has been promoting with their “Be Someone’s Hero” campaign to stop the bullying. Jaiywon Breeden,11, is a fifth grade student at East Side Elementary. The assistant principal, Tom Smith, said when Jaiywon saw another student being bullied, he stood up and stepped in to stop it.
Pennsylvania Mountain Service Corps, PMSC, is a local initiative of AmeriCorps. This National Service Movement engages thousands of Americans of all ages and backgrounds in a domestic Peace Corps. Members serve their communities in the areas of education, environment, public safety, and human needs and receive a living stipend, educational monies, and a wealth of experience.
There will be a closure along Raccoon Park Road starting Monday, January 23, 2017 and tentatively ending in August of 2017. The road will be closed from the Lakeside Restroom to the Southern Boat Launch near the boat rental. The Lakeside Restroom and Southern Boat Launch will both be accessible during this time. The boat trailer parking lot between those areas will be closed. Visitors with boat trailers are asked to park in the parking lot across from the boat rental parking lot at the entrance to the beach area. Traffic from US 30 to the beach, campground, park office or cabin areas should plan an alternate route. Wildflower Reserve
The Wildflower Reserve contains one of the most diverse stands of wildflowers in western Pennsylvania–over 700 species of plants. Top 10 Activities at Raccoon Creek
There are dozens of fun activities to do at Raccoon Creek State Park, but here’s a list to get you started. Raccoon Creek State Park is one of Pennsylvania’s largest and most visited state parks. It began as a Recreational Demonstration Area operated by the National Park Service in the 1930s during the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) era. The park encompasses 7,572 acres and features the beautiful 100-acre Raccoon Lake. Facilities are a mix of modern and rustic with group camps from the CCC era.