In May 2018 the mosaic titled We are all Unique was installed by Connor Heath and the Huntingdon Area High School staff. The mosaic installed made the cover of our local newspaper, The Daily News. The story also shared information about the 2018 SPBI Grant.
Project: Inviting Creative Play and Reading
Submitted by: Sarah Worley
UPDATE Fall 2017: Sarah has recently gained permission from the Weis Market and the Huntingdon Borough to work on her project. She is also working with a Juniata Studio Arts Students and Faculty to develop the mural. Sarah has received enough materials to build the Little Free Library and plans to install not only one at Weaver Park but a second LFL at the Huntingdon Community Food Garden!
Sarah Proposed to create a public mural project around the concrete platform in Weaver Park behind the Huntingdon Weis Market and paint it to look like a stage in order to invite dramatic and creative play in that space where children are already. The second part of the project is to build a “Little Free Library” in that same park to encourage and invite reading to children on the benches and the acting out of stories on the stage.
Project: Andrews Benches
Submitted by: Beth Williams
Proposed: Seating area at the Portstown Park Skate Park
UPDATE: Beth has completed her seating area project at the skate park. She worked with the Huntingdon Career and Technology Center faculty and students to build the bench in addition to the borough to seek proper permission for the seating area.
Live announcement of October 2016 SPBI winner
Project: We Are All Unique Mosaic
Submitted by: Erin Shaffer, Huntingdon Area High School Art Teacher and Connor Heath, Art Student
Proposed: Mosaic to be located at the Huntingdon Area High School front entrance
UPDATE: Connor has completed his mosaic windows in May of 2018. Conner worked on his large mosaic from home with the guidance of his Huntingdon Area High School art teacher Mrs. Erin Shaffer. The mosaic was recently installed on the front entry window of the Huntingdon Area High School gymnasium.
Project: Historical Blair Park
Submitted by: Julie Peoples
Proposed: Considered Huntingdon’s Hidden Treasure, Blair Park garden cleanup, signage, heirloom plants to be updated for the Huntingdon Park & Road Association with assistance from the Master Gardeners of Huntingdon County.
UPDATE: Julie has completed her SPBI Grant proposal. The project worked with the Huntingdon Park and Road Association and the Huntingdon County Master Gardeners. A sign has been installed at the entrance of Blair Park in addition to perennials that are kept by the volunteers of the park.
Project: Boro Park Beautification
Submitted by: Linda Goodman
Proposed: Work with Boy scout Troop 28 of Huntingdon to cleanup and beautify the park across from Laneys Feedmill.
UPDATE: Linda has completed her SPBI Grant proposal. The cleanup was completed in the spring of 2016 with the Huntingdon Boy Scout Troop 28. The troop built new benches and picnic tables in addition to working on general cleanup of brush, trees, and weeds.
Project: Walk Huntingdon
Submitted by: Pam Grugan
Proposed: Purchase and install permanent signage around Huntingdon to encourage walking.
UPDATE: Pam has completed her SPBI Grant proposal. The Walk Huntingdon signs are up around town being utilized by locals and tourists visiting the area. Pam is now working on researching options for “Bike Huntingdon” signage for our local cycling enthusiasts.