Principal Kelley Meade and Dave Taylor Smith in studio
Michael T. Baldwin reports
BATH – Two veteran jumpers showed up Friday at the WVIN-FM radio station to urge listeners
– and people across central Steuben County – to donate to the Tyrtle Beach fundraiser, now in its
Campbell-Savona Central School Principal Kelley Meade and Bath Central School Superintendent Joe Rumsey joined radio personality Dave Taylor Smith to take pledges during their two-hour stint.
Their efforts added nearly $1,000 to the $9,047 raised since Apr. 1 through various contributions.
Set for 5:30-7 pm, Apr. 29 on Lake Salubria in the Town of Bath, the event will feature Bath
Central School Music Director Neil Bryson as the Tyrtle Beach Jumper.
A popular springtime tradition in Steuben since Smith created the event as the original jumper in 1992, the fundraiser has raised more than $760,000 for youth programs in central Steuben in 30 years. County Legislator Kelly Fitzpatrick, R-Bath raised more than $22,000 in 2021 by staging a triathlete entry into the glacial lake.
For more information and information on donations visit the Tyrtle Beach website
(www.tyrtlebeach.com) or Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Tyrtle-Beach471935212855803/ or call county Youth Bureau Coordinator Bill Caudill at (607) 664-2119.