ABOUT THE PRC
Who we are
The Philipsburg Revitalization Corporation is a non-profit community-based organization dedicated to preserving the quality of life and peaceful small town heritage by promoting community and economic development.
The PRC hosts a variety of events through the year, including Antique Appraisal Day on the second Saturday in March, the Wine Walk and Brew HaHa on the last Friday in May, Shop Small Saturday on the last Saturday in November, and Home for the Holidays on the first Saturday in December.
In 2020 the PRC purchased adjoining blighted buildings at 104 and 110 N Front Street. Volunteers are needed to assist in the renovation process as we bring these historic structures back to viability. Donations will be gratefully accepted as we work to make these buildings an asset to the community.
The Philipsburg Revitalization Corporation
104 N Front Street
P.O. Box 374
Philipsburg, PA 16866
Teresa was born and raised in Philipsburg. She has been apart of the community for the past 24 years. She joined the PRC board in August of 2020. She says on what makes Philipsburg special, "Philipsburg has a rich and interesting history, some beautiful architecture, charming characters, easy access to wilderness, and all four seasons!"
Wanda has lived in the Philipsburg area for over 40 years! She has been on the PRC board for the past 2 years. "I love Philipsburg for the memories I have of the bustling excitement on Front Street, lunch with my mom at The Little Restaurant, Grattans for a soda pop, enjoying the bowling alley and skating rink. I look forward to and believe in the future of Philipsburg."
Curt Chandler teaches journalism at Penn State but has escaped the hubbub of student life by living in Philipsburg since 2008 in the historic Atherton House on Presqueisle Street. This is his second year on the PRC board. "I love starting the day with a beautiful drive through the hills from Philipsburg to University Park."
Rebecca is a lifelong Philipsburg-area resident. She is entering the second year on the PRC board and is also on the board of the Rowland Theatre. "I grew up going to the Rowland Theatre, shopping in downtown Philipsburg and knowing the people I would pass on the street. Philipsburg has that special small town, hometown quality, and I am grateful and happy to be a part of the effort to revitalize this beautiful town, which is steeped in history and community."
Elliot has lived in Philipsburg for the past 5 years. He has been involved with the PRC for two years and this is his first year on the board! Elliot says, "I love the small town sense of community pride and passion that our resident’s have to make Philipsburg a better place."
Tom has been a Philipsburg area resident for more than 60 years, borough resident for 30+ years. "Philipsburg has an amazing history as an irreplaceable maker town. I have been fortunate to have seen its past, potential, possibilities and vitality—and Philipsburg matters, still. I ❤ Philipsburg!"