We are You – Your Community – Your Neighbors

“The Gathering Place is exactly that – a place to gather, to learn new things, to be a part of something, to share, to explore. What a community gem!”
Francine Gallagher

This year has been a challenge. After closing in March, we had to rethink how we could best serve the community.

What are we doing?

  • offering Zoom classes 

  • opening the Art Gallery  two days a week

  • continuing to meet online with Craft & Chat, reading, and writers’ groups

  • offering a baking apprenticeship with the Deutsch Institute

  • sending weekly newsletters with community information, entertaining features, health updates, riddles and brain challenges, recipes by chefs who have taught our classes, opportunities for writers to write and to share their work 

  • maintaining a food pantry that is in the entryway to the Clarks Summit police station on Spring St.

This summer we

  • gathered Covid masks, made by local people, and distributed them to the public

  • had a grocery giveaway 

  • celebrated the 100th anniversary of the signing of the 19th Amendment and distributed voter registration cards.

When we return in person we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the
Community Classroom. It’s hard to believe that 10 years have passed since we began this venture. 

We are grateful that throughout this pandemic we continue to serve the community.

The mission of The Gathering Place is to create a unique and inclusive community center that inspires creativity, encourages lifelong learning, nurtures a sense of purpose, and fosters a sense of community.


How do you benefit?

Your business name will be
distributed on brochures and posters throughout the community,
sent to 950 subscribers on weekly e-newsletters throughout the year and
 on the Honor Roll Wall at The Gathering Place.

You will be recognized as a sustaining supporter
who makes a difference in your community. 

Circle Your Level of Support  

$1000 Patron         $500 Partner         $250 Associate
$100 Supporter


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Make your check payable to
The Gathering Place                                                                                    Questions? Call 570.575.8352

Send check & this form to
The Gathering Place
PO Box 171
Clarks Summit, PA 18411
Please email your logo in jpeg form to GatheringPlaceCS@gmail.com                                                       

The Gathering Place for Community, Art & Education is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.