This is an email that was sent to the Borough from Big Spring Spirits regarding hand sanitizer….
Hello Bellefonte leaders —
Just wanted to touch base with y’all to let you know what’s going on down here. In terms of alcohol, we continue to provide curbside pick up, local delivery, and free shipping in PA every day, 9 am -10pm.
For food, we are trying to get the local food trucks down here and we are very serious about creating social distancing procedures to keep people from bunching up. Bonnie Blue’s will be here tonight for dinner, and tomorrow for lunch and dinner. Next Wednesday and Thursday we’re hoping to have Thomas Novasel of Happy Valley Chef making pizza in his pizza trailer…will keep you posted.
This is what we are sending folks who inquire about hand sanitizer (believe me, it is never-ending!)–but we simply don’t have any right now beyond the small 50ml tubes we are giving out to customers who make a purchase. We donated our first run–1,000 liters– now are waiting on the raw materials required to make the WHO/FDA approved recipe, some of which have become hard to come by. So it could be a little while before we have any, and it’s really hard to get people to understand that…! Here’s what we’re telling folks, please feel free to share this information:
“Thank you for reaching out to Big Spring Spirits. In our effort to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we are doing our best to produce hand sanitizer as quickly as possible. Demand is so high, that initially, we will not be able to keep up with demand. As a result, we have donated 100% of our current inventory to the Centre County Office of Emergency Services for their Director, Jeffrey A. Wharran, to distribute to the county’s emergency agencies.
If you are a first responder in Centre County, please contact Director Wharran at 814-355-6745/ [email protected].
If you are a first responder outside of Centre County, or an organization that is in need of hand sanitizer, or just a member of the public, please keep an eye on our Facebook page. In the coming weeks, we will be shifting 100% of our production capacity to making hand sanitizer, so we are hoping to be able to provide sanitizer to all that are in need. If you would like to be notified when the hand sanitizer will be available for purchase, please email [email protected] to be added to the contact list.
We appreciate your patience while we adapt to ever-changing circumstances.”
Hope you are all safe and that we’ll get to see you soon.
Lucy R. Rogers
Big Spring Spirits
Tasting Room Manager/Sales
198 Match Factory Place
Bellefonte, PA 16823