09 - 06 - 2013 Lewistown Paterno fan to help fund digital billboards
[LS] - Images of Joe Paterno will look down on Penn State fans this weekend as they travel along U.S. 322 to the Nittany Lions' first home football game of the season. A group of local Paterno supporters, led by Brian Hassinger, of Lewistown, and Kim Intorre, of State College, have created a digital billboard display in honor of Paterno and his family. The billboard will run this and every home game weekend of the season from 12:01 a.m. Friday morning to midnight on Sunday. The billboard idea came about after members of the "Penn State - Put the JoePa statue back where it belongs" Facebook group saw the Joe Paterno billboard along U.S. 322 near Thompsontown. Members began offering donations to anyone looking to put up a more localized billboard, Hassinger said. Over the next two weeks, Intoree collected $1,600 in donations out of the $2,100 needed for a full season billboard rental while Hassinger designed all the billboard images.