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MCSI, PO Box 193, Millerstown, PA  17062 IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS DO NOT GO UNNOTICED IN MILLERSTOWN Millerstown Community Success, Inc. (MCSI), is 501-c-3 non-profit incorporated membership organization established by volunteer citizens of the greater Millerstown Area encompassing Millerstown Borough, Tuscarora Township, and Greenwood Townships in Perry and Juniata Counties with Millerstown addresses.  The organization was incorporated in 2004 with a mission for the enhancement of the physical design and improvement and appearance of the Millerstown Square, encourage and develop community pride, stewardship of cultural assets, preservation and enhancement of  the historic character of Millerstown Borough, and to encourage and develop pride in appearance of homes and businesses. One of the ways that the organization fulfills one of its many missions is to present certificates  to property owners in recognition of recent beautification and improvement efforts at their homes and properties.  Recent certificates were presented to Ed and Emily Weger, New Harvest Community Church, Pat Goodling, Rob and Wendy Sweger, Frank and Teresa Woodard, Sweet Water Springs Farm, and Randy and Sue Spriggle.  Over the years, dozens of other area citizens have been recognized for visual and esthetic improvements of their homes and businesses. Now in its fourteenth year of operation, MCSI has raised and returned thousands and thousands of dollars to the Millerstown community to preserve and enhance the town that the organization loves and supports in so many different ways through improvement projects and donations to other organizations' projects to improve the community.  One major project was a redesign and rebuilding of the Islands in the Millerstown Square to make the traffic pattern more vehicular and pedestrian friendly.  This project alone cost over $36,000. Electric was also run to the islands which was donated by Greg Dunlap.  The Millerstown Community Park has also benefited from the generosity of MCSI by having a new picnic pavilion built and other items for a total of $7,500. Some home improvement projects have also been undertaken for residents who need assistance for a total of $3,000.  MCSI is very interested in encouraging people to support local business and was instrumental in erecting a new business highway sign on Routes 22-322 West.  Businesses paid to have their advertisement on the sign but MCSI's cost to have the sign erected was approximately $2,000.  New Welcome to Millerstown Signs were placed at the entrances to the Borough in memory of different citizens who made donations to help with the signs but MCSI's share of the costs was again approximately $1,800.  Lighting to the Millerstown sign off the exit from Routes 22-322 west was added at a cost of over $1,600 and the flag pole in the town square was lit with outlets added at another cost of over $1,800. Various donations have been made to other organizations' projects, the Millerstown Lions Club received $5,000 to help purchase the new LED lights and tree that light up the town during the Christmas holiday, the Greenwood PTO received a $2,000 donation to help build a new playground facility at the elementary school, the Historical Society of Perry County received another $2,000 to help with projects to improve the historical Cochran-Anspach home on Market Street owned by the society and the Millerstown Fire Company has received donations to help with their Christmas in Millerstown projects.  Since its inception, MCSI has cleaned the town square 2 times a year and has provided new cigarette butt receptacles in addition to donated ones from area businesses.  The group is also responsible for the planting and maintaining of the floral displays in the Millerstown Square. There is no end to the ways that MCSI has helped to improve and make a good community even better, and the group owes those who have supported their efforts over the years a debt of gratitude.  The group is seeking interested citizens in the area to join them on their Board of Directors or just as volunteers with their projects.  They meet the 4th Thursday of each month, (no meeting in December), at the Millerstown Borough building at the end of High Street; meetings are held at 7 p.m. and usually last just one hour.  Interested persons can communicate with the group's president, Curt Black, at 717-589-3598 or by e-mail at candc12@comcast.net About Millerstown Community Success, Inc. - MCSI In August, 2003, discussions began to take place regarding the appearance of our town square and the approaches into town, as well. Local resident Curt Black saw a need and a purpose for both visual and physical improvements, and with only a few phone calls, got a strong response from other townspeople. Many meetings have taken place at Borough Hall since that time, and the following ideas have been or will be implemented. First of all, this very website was discussed and approved before the Borough Council at their November 2003 meeting. In the first step necessary to begin the mission, new officers were voted on and installed at the January 2004 meeting. This was due to state and federal regulations pertaining to non-profit organizations seeking to obtain grants and funding for community projects and improvements. The present committee now consists of the following volunteers : Curt Black, President Harold Brookhart, Vice President Sherry Black, Treasurer Lisa Warner, Secretary Board of Directors ... Sherry Black, Randy and Lisa Warner, Joe and Teresa Hunker, Pastor Bob Meyer,  Harold and Olga Brookhart, Larry & Clint Hile, Dave Patton and Austin Gish. The purpose of this organization is to beautify and revitalize the borough of Millerstown while preserving its historical significance. Millerstown is a small rural community in northeastern Perry County. It is the oldest planned community in the county and at one time had the most stone buildings in the state of Pennsylvania. The surrounding area is agriculture based land and the borough is home to people employed in the town and surrounding areas, including Harrisburg and Lewistown. We are asking you to support our endeavors. We realize that we will need to meet our goals and objectives without burdening the citizens of Millerstown. Your support, either personally, financially, technically, or politically will be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, The volunteers of Millerstown Community Success, Inc.                 
Please contact Curt Black with questions/concerns/suggestions, or would like to help or join MCSI.          candc12@comcast.net 
ANNUAL COLLECTIBLE BIRTHDAY CALENDAR PROJECT UNDERWAY Due to the COVID19-VIRUS, three Millerstown Community Success, Inc. projects have been canceled, both of the popular craft shows in March and November, and the outdoor show at the park in August. The funds that we raise always go back into the community to continue beautification and maintenance of Millerstown, but this year has not been a profitable year because of the virus shutdown. The only other project that the organization does is a really neat collectible birthday calendar each year, and we are asking people to support it to put together another great calendar for 2021.  The calendar always has a picture of a historical building in the Millerstown area in black and white; this year is a picture of the stone building of the United Methodist Church in Millerstown Borough. Tom Ulsh takes the photographs each year of the building on the calendar.   The 12 month tear-offs are below the picture. Calendars are $5 and birthdays and anniversaries are $1 for each name.  You do not give the years, just the dates for each month. For additional information and orders, call Curt or Sherry Black in Millerstown at 717-589-3598.  Arrangements can be made to pick up the calendars at the Black home, or they can be mailed to you at an additional cost.  The calendars will be available before Christmas, and they can also make great Christmas gifts. “Show Your Bloomers” Contest Winners Millerstown Community Success, Inc. ran its second year (2020) contest in Millerstown Borough to encourage the citizens to participate and work together to make Millerstown more colorful and attractive this summer. The contest was called “Show Your Bloomers” and the contest was very successful. Flowers and plants were everywhere, and judges evaluated and assigned the awards for each of the categories that the committee had planned.--Prettiest Porch, Container Garden (Pots), Yards and Gardens, Window Boxes, , Businesses, Churches, Patriotic Theme, and Unique and Unusual . The winners were as follows: PRETTIEST PORCH: Loretta Shotsberger; CONTAINER GARDEN (POTS): Wendy and Jerry Wise; YARDS AND GARDENS: Kim and Ed Savercool; PATRIOTIC THEME: Cindy and Jim Roush; WINDOW BOXES: Lois and John Melville; UNIQUE AND UNUSUAL: Tessa Hinterliter; BUSINESSES: Stitch in Time; CHURCHES: New Harvest Church. Many thanks to everyone who made Millerstown bloom this year and make Millerstown Proud! Hopefully, MCSI will run the contest again next year. Thanks also to the appointed committee who planned the event; the volunteers met several times and made the plans for a highly successful event and thanks for the judges to go around town to view the beautiful flowers and arrangements; needless to say, it was difficult to make the decisions for each category because there were so many participants.
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MCSI, PO Box 193, Millerstown, PA  17062 IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS DO NOT GO UNNOTICED IN MILLERSTOWN Millerstown Community Success, Inc. (MCSI), is 501-c-3 non-profit incorporated membership organization established by volunteer citizens of the greater Millerstown Area encompassing Millerstown Borough, TuscaroraTownship, and Greenwood Townships in Perry and Juniata Counties with Millerstown addresses.  The organization was incorporated in 2004 with a mission for the enhancement of the physical design and improvement and appearance of the Millerstown Square, encourage and develop community pride, stewardship of cultural assets, preservation and enhancement of  the historic character of Millerstown Borough, and to encourage and develop pride in appearance of homes and businesses. One of the ways that the organization fulfills one of its many missions is to present certificates  to property owners in recognition of recent beautification and improvement efforts at their homes and properties.  Recent certificateswere presented to Ed and Emily Weger, New Harvest Community Church, Pat Goodling, Rob and Wendy Sweger, Frank and Teresa Woodard, SweetWater Springs Farm, and Randy and Sue Spriggle.  Over the years, dozens of other area citizens have been recognized for visual and esthetic improvements of their homes and businesses. Now in its fourteenth year of operation, MCSI has raised and returned thousands and thousands of dollars to the Millerstown community to preserve and enhance the town that the organization loves and supports in so many different ways through improvement projects and donations to other organizations' projects to improve the community.  One major project was a redesign and rebuilding of the “Islands” in the Millerstown Square to make the traffic pattern more vehicular and pedestrian friendly.  This project alone cost over $36,000. Electric was also run to the islands which was donated byGreg Dunlap.  The Millerstown Community Park has also benefited from the generosity of MCSI by having a new picnic pavilion built and other items for a total of $7,500. Some home improvement projects have also been undertaken for residents who need assistance for a total of $3,000.  MCSI is very interested in encouraging people to support local business and was instrumental in erecting a new business highway sign on Routes 22-322 West.  Businesses paid to have their advertisement on the sign but MCSI's cost to have the sign erected was approximately $2,000.  New Welcome to Millerstown Signs were placed at the entrances to the Borough in memory of different citizens who made donations to help with the signs but MCSI's share of the costs was again approximately $1,800.  Lighting to the Millerstown sign off the exit from Routes 22-322 west was added at a cost of over $1,600 and the flag pole in the town square was lit with outlets added at another cost of over $1,800. Various donations have been made to other organizations' projects, the Millerstown Lions Club received $5,000 to help purchase the new LED lightsand tree that light up the town during the Christmas holiday, the Greenwood PTO received a $2,000 donation to help build a new playground facility at the elementary school, the Historical Society of Perry County received another $2,000 to help with projects to improve the historical Cochran-Anspach home on Market Street owned by the society and the Millerstown Fire Company has received donations to help with their Christmas in Millerstown projects.  Since its inception, MCSI has cleaned the town square 2 times a year and has provided new cigarette butt receptacles in addition to donated ones from area businesses.  The group is also responsible for the planting and maintaining of the floral displays in the Millerstown Square. There is no end to the ways that MCSI has helped to improve and make a good community even better, and the group owes those who have supported their efforts over the years a debt of gratitude.  The group is seeking interested citizens in the area to join them on their Board of Directors or just as volunteers with their projects.  They meet the 4th Thursday of each month, (no meeting in December),  at the Millerstown Borough building at the end of High Street; meetings are held at 7 p.m. and usually last just one hour.  Interested persons can communicate with the group's president, Curt Black, at 717- 589-3598 or by e-mail at candc12@comcast.net ANNUAL COLLECTIBLE BIRTHDAY CALENDAR PROJECT UNDERWAY Due to the COVID19-VIRUS, three Millerstown Community Success, Inc. projects have been canceled, both of the popular craft shows in March and November, and the outdoor show at the park in August. The funds that we raise always go back into the community to continue beautification and maintenance of Millerstown, but this year has not been a profitable year because of the virus shutdown. The only other project that the organization does is a really neat collectible birthday calendar each year, and we are asking people to support it to put together another great calendar for 2021.  The calendar always has a picture of a historical building in the Millerstown area in black and white; this year is a picture of the stone building of the United Methodist Church in Millerstown Borough. Tom Ulsh takes the photographs each year of the building on the calendar.   The 12 month tear-offs are below the picture. Calendars are $5 and birthdays and anniversaries are $1 for each name.  You do not give the years, just the dates for each month. For additional information and orders, call Curt or Sherry Black in Millerstown at 717- 589-3598.  Arrangements can be made to pick up the calendars at the Black home, or they can be mailed to you at an additional cost.  The calendars will be available before Christmas, and they can also make great Christmas gifts. About Millerstown Community Success, Inc. - MCSI In August, 2003, discussions began to take place regarding the appearance of our town square and the approaches into town, as well. Local resident Curt Black saw a need and a purpose for both visual and physical improvements, and with only a few phone calls, got a strong response from other townspeople. Many meetings have taken place at Borough Hall since that time, and the following ideas have been or will be implemented. First of all, this very website was discussed and approved before the Borough Council at their November 2003 meeting. In the first step necessary to begin the mission, new officers were voted on and installed at the January 2004 meeting. This was due to state and federal regulations pertaining to non-profit organizations seeking to obtain grants and funding for community projects and improvements. The present committee nowconsists of the following volunteers : Curt Black, President Harold Brookhart, Vice President Sherry Black, Treasurer Lisa Warner, Secretary Board of Directors ... Sherry Black, Randy and Lisa Warner, Joe and Teresa Hunker, Pastor Bob Meyer,  Harold and Olga Brookhart, Larry Hile, Clint Hile, Dave Patton and Austin Gish The purpose of this organization is to beautify and revitalize the borough of Millerstown while preserving its historical significance. Millerstown is a small rural community in northeastern Perry County. It is the oldest planned community in the county and at one time had the most stone buildings in the state of Pennsylvania. The surrounding area is agriculture based land and the borough is home to people employed in the town and surrounding areas, including Harrisburg and Lewistown. We are asking you to support our endeavors. We realize that we will need to meet our goals and objectives without burdening the citizens of Millerstown. Your support, either personally, financially, technically, or politically will be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, The volunteers of Millerstown Community Success, Inc.