CAN DO Community Foundation fundraiser is the start of a busy summer for Ferrwood Camp

As part of its ongoing perseveration efforts at Ferrwood Camp in Drums, the CAN DO Community Foundation joined Ferrwood Camp volunteers, friends, families and supporters to organize a successful fundraising effort during the recent Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community 5Kwalk at PNC Field in Moosic.

The CAN DO Community Foundation was one of nine nonprofit agencies representing nonprofit organizations, and the only one from southern Luzerne County, to participate in the event. All proceeds will benefit Ferrwood’s music camp and other programs.

Ferrwood Camp to host Youth Health Awareness Day June 30

Ferrwood Camp will host Youth Health Awareness Day on Saturday, June 30 beginning at 10 a.m. for children ages 6-18.

Ferrwood Music Camp is located on Middle Road in Drums just off Old Turnpike Road near the Drums Elementary/Middle School. The GPS address is: 257 Middle Road, Drums, PA 18224.

The event is free and open to the public but registration is required at The first 25 registrants will receive a free step counter and the first 50 families to arrive will receive a free Farm Fresh voucher for $5 to be used at local farm stands. Those who attend the information sessions will also be eligible to win several prizes.

CAN DO Community Foundation raising money for Ferrwood at Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community on Saturday

The CAN DO Community Foundation will participate in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community fundraising event on Saturday at PNC Field in Moosic to raise money for Ferrwood Camp in Drums.

All proceeds that the Foundation team raises will benefit the music and other programs.

Walk for Ferrwood Music Camp

Why not get out and walk to support Ferrwood Music Camp? Highmark is bringing its “Walk for a Healthy Community” to Northeastern Pennsylvania and Ferrwood Music Camp is taking this opportunity to raise funds that 100% of money benefits local children. The “Walks” are held in various locations, and all expenses associated with the walk are paid for by Highmark.

Ferrwood is sponsoring teams to raise money. The camp has just celebrated its 50 year anniversary and continues to create fond childhood memories.  

Please consider participating by donating or by joining us as a walker. Your participation will make this a successful fundraiser. As the sole organization participating from the greater Hazleton community, we have the opportunity to show our community pride as we join ten other non-profits from Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Downtown building to become Irish style pub and restaurant

Downtown Hazleton’s revitalization is moving ahead full steam on the north side of Broad Street between Wyoming and Laurel streets, where construction crews are working on the future home of Broad and Barrel, an Irish style pub and restaurant that is expected to open in mid 2018.

CAN DO, Inc. purchased the building at 21-23 West Broad Street a year ago as part of its continuing commitment to the downtown with plans to renovate it into a beautiful addition to the streetscape and to attract a tenant like the one that will be leasing the building to operate the eatery.

“CAN DO is continuing its commitment to the City of Hazleton and Greater Hazleton by investing in our downtown,” said Kevin O’Donnell, CAN DO’s president. “The CAN DO Community Foundation has taken an active role in our downtown as well and is investing in its revitalization. When this restaurant opens next year and the Arts Center is completed, it will be a beautiful destination and will attract more people to our center city. CAN DO has been a part of the downtown since the 1990s when we built our headquarters at the intersection of Broad and Church streets."