Sunday, June 2, 2019

The Duane Dow Memorial Fireworks Planned for July 6th in Austin

Fireworks flying in the night sky

The Austin Pride Committee will host the Annual Duane Dow Memorial Fireworks at the Austin Junior/Senior High School, 138 Costello Avenue, Austin, Pa., on Saturday, July 6, 2019.

A wide variety of concessions will be available.

Activities scheduled from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM.

More information can be found on the Austin Pride Committee Facebook page.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Remembering Austin's Fallen Heros

On Saturday, September 29, 2018, as part of his Eagle Scout project. Noah Leightley, son of Jennifer and Curt Leightley, presented a Dedication Ceremony titled Austin's Fallen Heros, honoring the seven (7) individuals from Austin/Austin Area who gave their lives in service to our country

Furthermore, Noah raised the money needed to purchase the banners pictured below which line Main Street, Austin, Pennsylvania.

PVT. Perry Hooftallen, U.S. Army, KIA October 19, 1944, WWII

Capt. Edgar E. Nuschke, U.S. Air Force, KIA January 21, 1967, Vietnam War.

PFC Edward Ritsick, U. S. Army, KIA March 11, 1968, Vietnam War

PFC Robert I. Roberts, U. S. Army, KIA May 28, 1951, Korean War

PFC Howard W. Thompson, U. S. Army, KIA February 21, 1945, WW II

PFC Fred J. VanWhy, U.S. Army, KIA February 8, 1951 WW II - Korean War


Sunday, April 7, 2019

Miles Moate and Noah Leightley Promoted to the Rank of Eagle Scout

An  Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony was held on April 6, 2019, at the Austin Area High School, Austin, Pennsylvania, to promote Miles Moate and Noah Leightley to the rank of Eagle Scout.

Both Miles and Noah belong to Boy Scout Troop 524 in Austin and had completed the requirements for Eagle Scout this past Fall.

Eagle Scout is the highest rank that can be attained in Scouting.

Noah Leightley, Jennifer Leightley, Scoutmaster, and Miles Moate

Miles with his parents Bryan and Amanda

Noah with his parents Jennifer and Curt

Monday, January 7, 2019

Next Austin Pride Committee Fish Fry Is Friday, April 5, 2019

The Austin PRIDE Committee will be starting their Fish Fries again Friday, January 11th, 2019.  They will have one every other Friday until Good Friday!

Please mark the following dates on your calendar:
  • April 5

Cost: $11.00

Baked or fried fish
French fries or baked potato
Coleslaw or applesauce
And your choice of dessert

Call 647-5594 for take outs 

Serving starts @ 3:00

Place: Austin Fire Hall


Note: The Austin PRIDE Committee is the organization who sponsors the annual Fourth of July Fireworks, Holiday Lighting on Main Street, and many other community activities.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Austin Pride Lights Up Main Street

Photo Credit Brittany Earle

Photo Credit: Brittany Earle

Photo Credit: Brittany Earles

Photo Credit: Brittany Earle

Photo Credit: Brittany Earle

Photo Credit: Brittany Earle

Photo Credit: Brittany Earle

Photo Credit: Brittany Earle

Photo Credit: Brittany Earle

Photo Credit: Brittany Earle

Photo Credit: Brittany Earle

Photo Credit: Brittany Earle

Photo Credit: Brittany Earle

Photo Credit: Brittany Earle
"The Austin Pride Committee is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization based in Austin, Pennsylvania within Potter County. The main focus of our organization is to aid in community revitalization and to continue to instill and nourish a sense of pride within our residents and our town. We actively fundraise and partner with like-minded organizations to be able to lead initiatives such as an annual Independence Day firework display, community service and awareness scholarships, volunteer community cleanup days, community festivals, and the like. This year, we have initiated a town lighting project for the upcoming holiday season. Individual fundraising efforts, combined with personal donations, County grant support, local Borough partnership, and a pile of volunteered work hours have enabled us to be successful." -     Potter Leader-Enterprise, November 8, 2018           

left to right, middle/back row Lexi Nichols Madison Hooftallen, Terry Hooftallen, Rhoda Hooftallen, Becky Pennypacker, Joe Pennypacker, Ruth Flory, Kerry Ehrensberger, Brooke Shupe, Tony Nichols, Jeanette Nichols, Keaton Shupe front row left to right Shaylynn Nichols, Dawson Hooftallen, Blair Shupe and Carson Cooney