North Penn Area United Fund Announces 2018 Donation Drive


campaign letters were sent in the mail last week.

Organizations in our local communities need your help.

When you attended events at your local library, have received aid when in need due to sickness, fire or natural disaster, visited your local food pantry or enjoyed local parks and free community events – It was possible due to generous people like you!

Thank you to those who already have donated!

Please help us reach our goal so we may help other local organizations.

Visit the North Penn Area United Fund page on for more information about submitting your donation either online or through the mail.

2018 United Fund Donation Drive Letter

Blossburg V.I.B.E. Presents “Shop SmallTown” on Small Business Saturday

Stop into Blossburg on Saturday, November 26th to get a start on your holiday shopping.  Businesses in Blossburg will be running specials and events throughout the day, along with local craft and art vendors, and community groups.  Visit the Shop SmallTown page for details.  Visit the Shop SmallTown Facebook Page here.

Receipt Raffle – Purchase anything for any price at a store in Blossburg on November 26th, write your name and contact information on the back and place your receipt in one of the collection boxes for a chance to win a basket filled with items and gift cards from Blossburg area businesses!

Shop Small Totes – Visit Blossburg retail locations and get your free reusable Shop Small tote celebrating Small Business Saturday!

But! We know you can’t just shop ’til you drop, so we have lots going on for you and your family.  Read below for the day’s events, businesses, and specials

Print out a copy of our 2016 Business Directory that you can get here: 2016-business-directory

2015 Light Up The Holiday’s Contest

Blossburg V.I.B.E. Presents Light Up the Holidays Contest 2015
House and Business Decorating Contest

Decorate your house or business storefront for the holidays and maybe you’ll win a prize from V.I.B.E.! Light Up the Holidays judging will be held Dec. 18, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. everywhere in the borough of Blossburg. Prize donations are welcome – contact

The “Light up the Holidays!” contest is free of charge and open to every resident of Blossburg. You don’t even need to sign up!  Just decorate your house or business and you’re in.

Blossburg V.I.B.E. members will select 4 residential winners and 1 business winner.

More Info:

  • Judging: Dec. 18th, 6 p.m. to 10 pm – Remember to turn on your lights!
  • Contact V.I.B.E. for more information:

2014 Winners Click here for pictures

  • Amy and Rob Bowens
  • Karen and Glenn Lattimer
  • Randy and Brend Sokoly
  • Rita and Lawrence Larson
  • Best Business Display: Amy and Rob Bowens

Shop SmallTown – Nov. 28th

Blossburg V.I.B.E. announces that Small Town Christmas is now called Shop SmallTown.  Shop Local. Shop Blossburg.  We’re planning a fun filled day of activities on November 28th starting with the Frosty 5k in the morning, Ice Skating in the afternoon, and our Small Business Saturday event from 9am to 4pm.  Visit the Shop SmallTown page here.

Light Up The Holidays – 2014 Winners

Blossburg V.I.B.E. is proud to announce the winners of 2014 Light Up The Holiday’s Contest: Best Business Display – Drake Morse Nationwide Insurance! The 4 Best Overall decorated houses are: Randy and Brenda Sokoly, Amy and Rob Bowens, Rita and Lawrence Larson, and Karen and Glenn Lattimer! Thank you to everyone who decorated their house this year and helping to Light Up the Holiday’s. Just a reminder, this year’s winners won’t be eligible next year, so start planning your display! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Amy and Rob Bowens
Johnson St.


Karen and Glenn Lattimer
St. Mary’s Street


Randy and Brenda Sokoly
S. Williamson Rd.


Rita and Lawrence Larson
Davis St.



Drake Morse – Nationwide Insurance
Main St.




Community Yard Sale – April 26th

YardSaleIt’s time for the Blossburg Community Yard Sale Sign-ups! Call 570.638.2005 or email to add your location to the yard sale map. The yard sale is on Saturday, April 26th from 8am – 2pm. Free coffee and maps at The Brick Tavern. Blossburg Borough will also be having spring clean-up during the week of April 28-May 2. And if you still don’t get rid of all of your clutter…be sure to drop off all of your electronics on Tuesday, April 29th from 5-8pm in the plaza. This e-recycling event sponsored by Blossburg Vibe, can take all electronics except TVs and microwaves. Bring your computers, printers, cameras, etc. What a great week to clean up!

Community Garden Work bee

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Community Garden Work Bee

Blossburg V.I.B.E. will be hosting a work bee for the Community Garden on April 5th starting at 10 am.  We’ll be cleaning up the boxes, rebuilding a few boxes, and making a few raised beds to make them wheelchair friendly.  If you’d like to help out, stop on by.  If you’re interested in reserving a garden box at the community garden or for other questions, call Jackie at 570-781-7010.

Blossburg V.I.B.E. Announces Holiday Light Contest Winners

BLOSSBURG, Dec. 23 — Blossburg V.I.B.E. (Visions in Business & Entertainment) announced the winners of the Light Up the Holidays house decorating contest after judging displays in five categories Sunday night. The judges followed every street in the borough to find the best decorated homes. “There were so many beautifully decorated homes and businesses,” said judge Jill Nickerson, Blossburg V.I.B.E. vice president. “We finally narrowed the list down to six – we had a tie in one category. There’s no overall winner, there are six great winners.”


Most Christmas Spirit: Jill Choplosky & Rich Helton, 104 Liberty St., lower apartment (Great job making the best of available space!)

Whimsical (TIE) : Amy & Robb Bowens, 170 Johnson Street

Whimsical (TIE): Nicole & Derek Lindquist, 235 S. Williamson Rd.

Victorian: Rita & Lawrence Larson, 154 Davis Street

Green Christmas: April & David Thompson, 100 Granger St. (SEE VIDEO – The lights are connected to the music. We liked the creativity.

Best Business Display: Ryan & Melanie Shaut, Bloss Holiday Market, Riverside Plaza (not lit but beautiful!)


Several of last year’s winners were all beautifully decorated again but were not eligible to win this year. We also noticed some past winners had their lights off Saturday night (yes, we’re looking at you, Ed Bogaczyk).


Photos by Lonny Frost and Heidi I. Jones.


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