I spend a great deal of time out and about in Mifflinburg attending events, speaking to groups and sometimes simply enjoying everything that Mifflinburg has to offer!

Christkindl Beauty!



Sad day at the closing of the iconic Mifflinburg Sub Shop


Grand Opening of 24/7 Fitness



Mifflinburg's Got Talent on July 4th!



Arbor Day...Mifflinburg is a Tree City USA!



Putting up the Community Christmas Tree



Behaving with Mr. Claus



Coles Hardware new store Grand Opening


ABATE bicycle helmet donation



Jack-O-Lantern Contest


Go Scouts!!!



Having fun at Kelsey's Fall Festival



Grand Opening at Thankful Sage Farm School



Getting the teams fired up at a Mifflinburg Wildcats Pep Rally







First Annual Turkey Trot...They let me be the Turkey!




Christkindl Proclamation




Veterans Parade Fun



Rainy day for an Egg hunt



Dr. Suess Day



Talking up Mifflinburg on the Radio!




Good times with Miss Pennsylvania



Safety Fair in the Park




Mayor Cooney with Santa circa 1970




And again circa 2012





Kids Field Day at the Sportsmen's Club. A great day for local youth to learn about all kinds of hunting, fishing, trapping and safe use of equipment.








The board of MHRA (Mifflinburg Heritage and Revitalization Association) honored Becky Hagenbaugh with a Retirement Reception at the home of Judy Muchler.  

THANK YOU!! to Becky for your many years of service!



Mifflinburg's new Wastewater Treatment Facility. Thank You to the many who attended for the celebration and the tour afterward. I requested a brown and yellow ribbon but all they had was the traditional red one.


Mifflinburg Fireman's Carnival Parade. We had a great time throwing candy to all our friends in Mifflinburg. A special Thank You! to Dave Sampsell who let us ride in his Ford Pick-up Rat Rod.



We had a wonderful time at the Gutelius House for the Reading of the Declaration of Independence!

This event was put together by our local Children of the American Revolution members. I had the pleasure of addressing the crowd after Union County Commissioner John Showers.

It was heart-warming to me to see our young people taking time to look back at our history and remember our humble origins!


Our Annual Blueberries and Bluegrass Festival was a HUGE SUCCESS! Thank You to all who attended and to the Band; The West End Bluegrass Band.

And THANK YOU to M&T Bank for sponsoring this important and fun event!

And a special Thank You to Becky Hagenbaugh for hooking me up with a Blueberry Tie!!


The Work Camp came to our area. Over 450 young people did construction projects in our area to the benefit of many local families! Great Job work campers and Work Camp Organizers. I had the privilege of speaking to them at the opening ceremonies!



A spectacular celebration! From the Annual 5K Race right through the fireworks!

We had a great turnout for the Annual Pet Parade as you can see in the photo below!


I was honored to ride in the Union County Veterans Parade and represent Mifflinburg! The streets were packed and TONS of Mifflinburgers made the trip to the parade in Lewisburg. Thank You all for a great turnout! And Thank You to Michelle for organizing such a wonderful event!


Mifflinburg Safety Fair

Hats off to Mifflinburg Police Officer Ross Mitchell for putting together an amazing Safety Fair! The event was in the Mifflinburg Park and Pool and we served up over 600 hot dogs and over 300 Rita's Italian Ices!! I spent some time in the Dunk Tank and offered up $50 to anyone who could dunk me three consecutive throws in a row. A fool and his money were soon parted as I gave the $50 to a 9 year old who sunk me on his first three throws!! Dunk Tank proceeds went to the Mike Hobbins Recovery Fund...we raised $236.00 for that great cause.

And we had about 150 people take advantage of the free swimming in the Mifflinburg Pool!

Our mission for this event was to introduce Mifflinburg residents to all those who quietly keep them safe on a day-to-day basis.

We processed about 100 Child ID Kits that included the child's fingerprints and a DNA sample.






Leckey Live at the Tri, Tri Again Triathlon

Ryan Leckey from WNEP Channel 16 came to Central PA for his morning show to feature the Tri, Tri Again Triathlon event! We arrived and started to get rolling before 5am! I was fortunate to be able to say some nice things about Mifflinburg and our area to 500,000 viewers across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania!



Union County Library System "Big Splash" Kickoff at the Mifflinburg Park and Pool

This event kicks off our Summer Reading Program which this year has the theme of "Make a Splash at Your Library."
I read a proclamation and had a wonderful time at the event!


D.A.R.E. Graduation

I was honored to say a few words at the DARE Graduation. The DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Program is conducted in our Mifflinburg Intermediate School by Chief Bickhart and Officer Hubler. We get great support from the school staff for this important program. The program teaches students how to resist using drugs when they are offered! The students did a great job!!



Mifflinburg Ambulance Open House

I had a wonderful time meeting everyone at the Mifflinburg Ambulance Open House. They had a great crowd and everyone was impressed with the tours of the ambulance facility and the ambulances. Great job everyone!



Senator Gene Yaw films documentary in Mifflinburg

I had a wonderful time visiting with Senator Yaw and helping in his "A Conversation with Senator Gene Yaw" video series. This installment is all about Mifflinburg!! The Senator toured the Elias Church, the Gutelius Log House, the Buggy Museum, the Chair Museum, the Little Log Home and more!

To see the first installment of the three-part video series go to this site: http://senatorgeneyaw.com

Click on the July 10 link for Part One.

Part Two is on the August 10 link.

Part Three is on the September 2010 link.


Get Moving Mifflinburg...Mifflinburg Health and Wellness Day

In conjunction with Evangelical Community Hospital I planned a community Health and Wellness Day. There were health care professionals on hand to answer questions and a bike rodeo and a family obstacle course. The Mifflinburg High School Coaches Association had a food stand with lots of healthy lunch choices.



Arbor Day

I had the pleasure of Proclaiming Arbor Day in Mifflinburg. Mifflinburg is an official Tree City USA! Thanks to Juergen Seefeldt, our Shade Tree Commission and the Mifflinburg Area School District Agriculture students for keeping Mifflinburg green!



NIMS Training

I attended the NIMS Training (National Incident Management System) Training at the Union County Emergency Center in Lewisburg. This training prepares community leaders and safety personnel to manage various crises and situations which can arise in times of emergency. A VERY good course with a certification exam afterward! That nervous pre-test feeling took me back to my school days!!

It was also very interesting to see what goes on behind the scenes at the 911 Call Center. It was amazing to see the efficiency and professionalism of the 911 Call Center Operators.


Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The Mifflinburg American Legion Post 410 and the Mifflinburg Moose co-sponsored the Egg Hunt at the VFW Carnival Grounds. We had a HUGE crowd of children to hunt for eggs! Among the eggs there was a Mayor's Egg in each of the four age divisions which was good for a $25 Savings Account donated by each of our four local banks: Mifflinburg Bank and Trust, M & T Bank, Swineford National Bank and West Milton State Bank.





Meet the Mayor

I hosted a Meet the Mayor event at the Mifflinburg Bank and Trust Company's new Community Room. Lots of Mifflinburgers
attended with questions about the Borough and I got some great feedback as well.

Photo by Jeff Shaffer for the Standard-Journal


Elected Officials Training Seminar

Mifflinburg Borough Councilman Ben Dietrich and I attended the two-day Elected Officials Training in Williamsport. It was a nice opportunity to meet other local elected officials and to hear about how things are done in their respective boroughs and townships.


Story Time with the Mayor

I got to read "Bark George!" by Jules Feiffer as part of the Herr Memorial Library's Discover Program.
The youngsters and Herr Library Staff were great to work with!




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