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Whitetail makes $10,000 pledge to connectivity project

November 13, 2012

MERCERSBURG, Pa. — Whitetail Resort has pledged $10,000 to help fund a part-time program coordinator and grant administrator for the Montgomery, Peters, and Mercersburg Connectivity Project, also known as the MPMC Project.

The objective of the MPMC Project is to make the community safer and friendlier to walkers and cyclists.

This initiative will have many benefits in the future for the Tuscarora region, including healthier citizens, an overall higher quality of life and positive economic growth, according to a news release from Whitetail.

“Whitetail Resort is very pleased to be involved in the promotion of the well-being of residents who live in our Tuscarora region,” Don MacAskill, president of Ski Whitetail, said in the release.

“The journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step. We are committing to our community by supporting the Connectivity Project and funding this key local initiative. We cannot achieve our goals without a strong financial commitment from the local community. We are happy to make that first major commitment,” he said.

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A luncheon and presentation regarding the partnership between Whitetail Resort and MPMC will take place at the resort on Friday at noon.

A connectivity feasibility study for the project was conducted and showed that making the community more pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly is achievable.

The study also showed that the initial steps in this project can be accomplished more efficiently and sooner if a staff member is in place to steer and coordinate the project. Whitetail Resort’s donation is part of a plan to put that staffer in place. 

“It is the belief of Whitetail Resort that this donation is an important investment in the future of the Tuscarora Community and we hope to see other local businesses and individuals pledge additional funding for the cause,” MacAskill said.

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