What I love about living in Blossburg has always been the community itself. Whether it be a town festival, patronizing local businesses, celebrating a milestone anniversary for a local organization, cheering on the high school football team or rallying around someone that needs some extra support, the people of Blossburg have never failed to ‘show up’ for one another.

My husband and I both grew up in Blossburg and, as parents, we couldn’t ask for a better place to raise our family. Blossburg has always been a very welcoming and patriotic community and, aside from the physical aspects (i.e having an elementary school in our neighborhood, the Island Park and other amenities), we have a community that has always allowed its residents to thrive.

Even after living here my entire life and witnessing these qualities, I experienced first hand the extent of the support and pride that Blossburg puts in its community and residents when I had the opportunity to be a part of the Vietnam Moving Wall’s visit to the Coal Festival. From escorting the Wall to town, volunteering to help set up and tear down the Wall, guarding the Wall, providing resources, delivering meals and drinks for the volunteers, the treatment of the veterans who visited the Wall, etc., Blossburg set the bar high and made me so proud to call it my home.

There are always plenty of things to do in town and numerous ways to become involved in the community and help make it a better place for the younger generation, just like past generations have done for us.