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C&N Donates $4,000 to Jersey Shore YMCA Renovation Campaign

Posted Wednesday, 23 April 2014 05:27 | Filed under C&N News

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Sean Simcox, center, C&N Jersey Shore community office manager, presents C&N's donation to Barbara Schmouder, left, Jersey Shore YMCA Advisory Board chairperson and Laura A. McMahon, right, Jersey Shore YMCA executive director.

WELLSBORO, PA – Citizens & Northern Bank has donated $4,000 to the River Valley Regional YMCA – Jersey Shore Branch’s building renovation campaign. The campaign was initially launched five years ago, but plans were put on hold due to the downturn in the economy, said Laura McMahon, Jersey Shore YMCA executive director. The $350,000 renovation is being paid for entirely through fund raising efforts.

Plans call for construction to be complete this fall. Renovations to the more than 100-year-old facility include a 3,000 square foot Wellness Center that will accommodate treadmills, ellipticals, and strength training equipment. A new 1,600 square foot aerobics room will provide space for group exercise classes, as well as popular programs such as Zumba and Silver Sneakers.  Rounding out the new fitness areas will be a new 900 square foot free-weight room.

Separate from the fitness areas, another part of the renovation includes the creation of a new Teen Center. Once completed, teens will be able to use the new room to work on homework, socialize with friends, or enjoy games like air hockey, billiards, or sports, said McMahon.

“On behalf of C&N I am extremely honored to be able to contribute to the Jersey Shore YMCA's renovation project. It is a much needed and welcome improvement that will benefit the entire community and C&N is proud to be a part of this project,” said Sean Simcox, C&N Jersey Shore community office manager.

“Having been a member of the YMCA for many years and with fond memories of the bowling alley that once was the source of many hours of fun and excitement, it is truly satisfying to see this area finally being brought back to life. The plans for the space are exactly what are most needed and will be welcomed by the entire community. Moving the fitness equipment and weights into this large space will also allow the YMCA to better utilize the space in the rest of the building resulting in a new Teen Center that will certainly fulfill a need within Jersey Shore.

“C&N recognizes that the YMCA is a cornerstone of the community in Jersey Shore and as a community bank is glad to be a part of this renovation,” he said.

Citizens & Northern Bank is a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 full service offices throughout Cameron, Potter, McKean, Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan and Lycoming counties in Pennsylvania and in Canisteo and Hornell, NY in Steuben County. C&N can be found on the worldwide web at www.cnbankpa.com. The Company’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.