AOAA donates back to local communities

After another successful year, the Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area (AOAA) was able to donate $121,000 back to local communities in 2020. In June, the AOAA donated $68,500 to the Northumberland County commissioners; in September, $15,000 to the Housing Authority of Northumberland County from the “Fight the Blight” benefit ride; $20,000 was donated to Coal Township commissioners; $10,000 to Zerbe Township supervisors; $5,000 to the City of Shamokin; $1,000 each to East and West Cameron townships; and $500 to Mount Carmel Township. The AOAA has been able to give back $291,500 in the past six years since its opening. Shamokin City Council members, from left, Scott Roughton, Barbara Moyer, Mayor John Brown, AOAA Director Dave Porzi, Jennifer Seidel, Charles Verano and Administrator Robert Slaby accept a check from Porzi for $5,000.

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