Bethany receives community grant


Chesapeake Energy recently gave a $2,500 grant to Town of Bethany officials to be used in the town’s community development efforts.

“Chesapeake is proud to support the Town of Bethany’s Main Street Beautification project and is committed to being a strong partner in our areas of operation,” Gordon Pennoyer of Chesapeake said in a news release.

Bethany Mayor Jay Eisenhauer said the grant will add to the positive events that have been happening in Bethany for some time.

“Grants like this from Chesapeake help to enable all of our residents, our college student neighbors and visitors to interact in regular fun activities such as community picnics, farmers markets and special movie nights for area families and students,” said Bethany Councilman Patrick Sutherland, who also serves on the Bethany Municipal Planning Commission. “Town residents are also encouraged to attend the many cultural, educational and athletic events that Bethany College opens up to the public throughout the year.”

Business Development Corporation of the Northern Panhandle Executive Director Pat Ford said the award “speaks volumes about the commitment of Bethany to reach out to key stakeholders in the region to assist community leaders with identifying and funding specific projects that improve the quality of life, appearance and general welfare of Bethany.”

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