News and Information
Tree Lighting Event:
The tree lighting event was a wonderful success with many excited children on hand to great Santa when he arrived on a fire truck. Thank you to the Factoryville Fire Company, Keystone College, the Factoryville Women’s Civic League, the Factoryville Men’s Civic Club, the Trail Rotary Club, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts and the Playground Task Force for their contributions to the event. Mark your calendars for December 6, 2014!!
Playground and Concession Stand Grant:
We are pleased to announce that Factoryville Borough recently received notice from the state that we received a $227,000 grant that will assist us in building a brand new playground and a concession stand with bathrooms at the Joint Municipal Park on Creek Road. The funding source for this grant is Act 13 gas impact fees and this grant was new for 2013. We were the only Wyoming County recipient and had the highest single grant amount of our region.
Change for Factoryville Ward 2 Voters:
The Wyoming County Board of Elections has moved the Polling Location for Factoryville Borough Ward 2 from the Masonic Hall on Riverside Drive to the Factoryville Borough Municipal Building located at 161 College Avenue, Factoryville. The polling location change is effective immediately. This change was made by the order of Wyoming County Election Board. Questions may be directed to Wyoming County offices at 570-836-3200.
Playground Grant Received
The Kaboom non-profit playground organization has awarded a $20,000 grant to the Factoryville Borough and Clinton Township Joint Municipal Park. That grant will help fund a tree house themed playground for children ages 5 to 12 years old. The total cost of the playground is about $80,000. The playground design is available to view at the Borough office and a PDF file of the design is available to be emailed upon request.
Christy Mathewson Days and Race Results
The 18th Annual Christy Mathewson Days were a wonderful success!! Special thanks to Beth O’Malley for chairing the event and Denise Maleski for chairing the 6K race. They and all the Christy Mathewson Days Committee should be commended for their tireless devotion to making this event a success each year!!
The results of the 2013 Big 6K race can be accessed with the following link: CM 2013 results