Project Freedom at Camp Anderson, near Tyrone. Dedication program Sunday October 9, 2005.
In recognition of the the 100th Anniversary of Rotary International, three local Rotary Clubs, Tyrone, Altoona and Altoona Sunrise, together took on the project of developing a camping area for "people of all abilities". The Christmas Carol Foundation provided a matching grant in memory of David Giller.
Scouts hold Certificates of appreciation for those who helped with the construction of seven tent sites and the renovation of the shower house to comply with ADA standards.
Kelly Wike, 2004-2005 Rotary District Governor, spoke on behalf of her home club, Tyrone, as well as for those from the other two clubs, standing behind her.
A two hour open house was held before the Dedication Ceremony. Here, a mom and a Future Scout make "smores" over an open fire.
Pat Flynn, (center) Scoutmaster of Bellwood Troop 92, with his wife, as well as his Assistant Scoutmaster, demonstrated for the visitors.
The two Casanave Brothers from Altoona spoke of the work of constructing the tent sites.
Daryl Mancinelli, Scout Executive of Penns Woods Council, Boy Scouts of America, spoke.
David Bateman, Executive Director of Easter Seals of Central Pennsylvania, expressed appreciation for the new facility
Ed and Adele Giller told of the formation of "Christmas Carol" and the wide community support over the years.