Coudersport Borough and its community partners, the Coudersport Lion’s Club, Coudersport Rotary, Adult Probation services and Northern Potter High School, recently worked together to paint the historic Coudersport & Port Allegheny Railroad Station that now houses borough offices and the police station.
The project was part of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s Fresh Paint Days Program created in a partnership with Glidden Professional Paints and The Home Depot.
The old railroad depot holds a special significance to the community. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. Fifteen volunteers contributed over 200 volunteer hours to restore the historic depot to its original grandeur.
(Photo: Roy Kowalski, Glidden Professional representative and Beverly Morris, Coudersport Borough Manager.)
“On behalf of Coudersport Borough Council and its residents, I want to thank Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful for selecting Coudersport Borough Depot as a recipient for the 2015 Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania! Our building was in much need of painting and this grant was the catalyst for getting it done. These old depots are few and far between and our depot is a historical landmark and we are very proud of it.” said Beverly Morris, Coudersport Borough Manager. “Guidance from the Glidden Professional Paint representative and The Home Depot made the process of selecting the right paint and supplies for the job an easy process.”
Other Fresh Paint Days projects around the state include:
-- Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry & Tourism – Oil City, Venango County;
-- Sisters of St. Joseph Neighborhood Network – Erie, Erie County;
-- North Braddock Cares, Inc. – North Braddock, Allegheny County;
-- Dupont Borough – Dupont, Luzerne County;
-- Friends Association for Care & Protection of Children – West Chester, Chester County;
-- Washington & Jefferson College – Washington, Washington County; and
-- Borough of Alburtis – Alburtis, Lehigh County.
“It is very inspiring to see what can be accomplished when community members come together. These transformations are a visible reminder of the pride that people have for the places they live. Through our partnership with Glidden Professional and The Home Depot we are honored to be a part of these community revitalization efforts,” said Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the Keep PA Beautiful website and the Fresh Paint Days Program webpage.