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Ice rink reaches halfway mark for money

March 04, 1997

By LISA GRAYBEAL

Staff Writer, Waynesboro

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Cumberland Valley On Ice Inc. officials expect today to reach half of their $250,000 fund-raising goal for construction of the Doris I. Billow Ice Arena.

Carol Henicle, the nonprofit organization's president, said Tuesday she expects to receive at least $1,000 Wednesday today.

Some big donations are coming in from large companies and businesses in Franklin County, Henicle said.

The organization is hoping to reach its $500,000 goal by the groundbreaking in late April or early May.

The local ice arena project was featured in the February/March issue of International Figure Skating magazine.

The half-page article includes a picture of Doris I. Billow along with the artist's sketch of the arena.

The story was forwarded to Mark Lund, the magazine's publisher, from a professional ice skating agent, according to Henicle. Several agents were contacted by the organization to see if they could help with the fund raising and marketing of the project, she said.

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"It's a real thrill for Waynesboro to be featured in a national magazine," Henicle said.

The ice arena is scheduled to open in the fall in Zullinger, Pa.

Billow, a retired public school teacher, bequeathed $500,000 to the Waynesboro community for the creation of an Olympic ice skating arena in May 1992.

Donations to the capital campaign can be sent to CVOI, Box 158, Zullinger, PA 17272.

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