The William and L.R. Gale Community Foundation, also referred to as the Galeton Foundation, is pleased to award a grant of $4,000 to the Goodyear Hose Company No. 1, Inc. for the purchase of new protective florescent clothing and gear for their fire police.

The mission of the fire company is to respond to any type of emergency to protect the people and property, assist with traffic control at accidents, fires, events or any other emergency scene. The grant money will be used to purchase new protective clothing and equipment to increase members’ visibility and safety on-scene allowing them to complete their mission of protecting the public.

The Galeton Foundation was created in 1988 through a generous gift by Lucille Gale Knapp. Lucille was the granddaughter of William Gale, after whom the town was named after 1897. She is also the daughter of Loring R. Gale who, along with his wife, established and owned a tannery in Galeton, PA. The Galeton Foundation was created and intended to be operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, literary and educational purposes or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals within the Borough of Galeton and its environs but all within the County of Potter and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Over the past 32 years, the Galeton Foundation has provided scholarships toward higher education for numerous Galeton High School students. Grants have also been awarded to support the new public library in Galeton and Collins Park, along with many other worthwhile Galeton projects.

C&N Wealth Management, Trustee of the Galeton Foundation, administrates the account. Applications for scholarships and grants are available on C&N’s website cnbankpa.com/GaletonFoundation.