The bandstand in the Palmerton Park has been restored thanks to a longtime resident's charitable donation.

The natural wood flooring now contrasts the fresh coat of white paint and iron railings. New lighting and speakers add functionality to the space for concerts and makes it even more charming at night.

It's all thanks to a donation from the Behler foundation, which was formed in memory of the late A. Donald Behler who owned Blue Ridge pressure castings. His wife Mary says they always hoped they'd someday be in the position to help maintain the town's beauty.

"I've lived in this town my entire life, was born here. So, it means everything to me. This is where I played when I was a little girl, and middle size, and older size, and so it means a lot."

"It takes each of us doing our share, not letting it get messy and helping to clean it up when we see need for it."

Behler says the foundation tries to help out where it can and the places they help often come from requests from people around town.