Project Leader: Elisa Mayes Project Dates: February 13 - December 16, 2011 Email address: email@example.com
September has been my busiest month in SCA to date, but I'm happy to say a lot was accomplished. At the end of August I attended the California University of Pennsylvania and borough partnership meeting where I discussed my plans for the month and people were very happy to hear about my work and ideas for town. I also made the transition to creating a River Towns Action Team in California that will meet the third Saturday of each month. That was a big accomplishment for me and the Action Team has been very helpful whenever I had a question about town.
My work has also expanded to another town in the area, Rices Landing. Jeff and I are splitting this project and have already had a clean up day and met with borough council and they seemed supportive. We are putting plans in place to do some projects specifically related to the parks in town and involving the area Boy Scouts.
This month our team also traveled to western Maryland and West Virginia for a tour of the C&O Canal Towpath trail towns. We encountered quite a bit of rain so our biking was limited but the trip was still a great learning experience to see the similarities and differences between our towns and the ones down there.
Another highlight of the month included volunteering at Friendship Hill's Festifall. This was a popular event held in southern Fayette county near our river town of Point Marion. I dressed up in colonial era clothes and assisted handicapped and elderly individuals in driving them up and down from the festivities to the parking lots. This was a good opportunity to talk to new people about my work in the area. It was a month to remember and October is setting up to be a great month as well.