Skip to main content
Main Penn College Website

Heavy-Duty Helpers Deliver 52,000-Pound ‘Message Board’ to Campus


Allison employees prepare to hook the boulder to the crane.
Allison employees prepare to hook the boulder to the crane.
“The Rock” is hoisted toward its destination.
Under close observation, "The Rock" nears its resting place.
Under close observation, “The Rock” nears its resting place.
A blank canvas
A blank canvas
The Allison crew indulges a photo request.
The Allison crew indulges a photo request.

A 26-ton rock, donated by Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc., was special-delivered Friday by Allison Crane & Rigging, which likewise volunteered its services and equipment. Suggested by students who made a proposal to Penn College staff, “The Rock” will serve as a giant message board on which campus organizations can paint notes to promote events. “The Rock” is on the Bush Campus Center lawn, near the east end of the Breuder Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center.

Related Stories

Student Aleyah D. Walter, of Hughesville, uses a Smartscope that produces a specific lung sound when placed against a preprogrammed General Information
PPL supports training for front-line health care workers
Read more
Bill Byham (left, in a photo taken by Lycoming College for his 2013 enshrinement in the institution's Athletics Hall of Fame) and Tom Speicher General Information
Students to benefit from co-author’s tribute to late mentor
Read more
Students
SGA celebrates 2020-21 lineup of all-star classmates, employees
Read more