2017-05-20 / Front Page

‘Healing Waters’ welcome

Crowds will greet injured veterans

About a dozen wounded military veterans will be arriving in Potter County on Tuesday to a hero’s welcome to usher in the tenth annual Project Healing Waters.

The public is encouraged to turn out for the motorcycle escort that will bring the veterans through Shinglehouse, Coudersport and Austin. They’re expected at the county seat sometime around 2 pm.

Potter County Military Service Committee has arranged for a supply of American flags to be made available for loan to those who want to wave them as the procession passes through Coudersport. They ‘re available at the front entrance of the courthouse and the Main Street entrance of the Gunzburger Building.

Those interested in greeting the veterans should monitor the county’s daily online news site, today.pottercountypa.net, for updates.

Project Healing Waters is sponsored by the God’s Country Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Federation of Fly Fishers. Goal is to aid in the veterans’ physical and emotional recovery by introducing or rebuilding the skills of fly fishing and fly tying, and by supporting these skills as lifelong recreation.

All activities, services and equipment are provided at no cost, including equipment that accommodates special needs.

Participants will be coming to Potter County on May 23 from Pennsylvania VA hospitals in Pittsburgh and Erie, as well as New York hospitals in Bath, Buffalo and Batavia. They’ll be headquartered at Moore’s Run Fish and Game Preserve.

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