Fundraiser for Susquehanna River Island residents

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LONDONDERRY TWP., Pa. -- People who own vacation homes on several islands in the Susquehanna River could be forced out of their homes by next year.

It's due to a flood plain enforcement compliance agreement with York Haven Power Company.

But the islanders aren't giving up their property without a fight.

Saturday they hosted a fundraiser at Champion Sports Bar and Grill, hoping to raise $10,000. The money will go toward a legal fund to save the cabins on the island.

Hundreds of people came out to support the cause. The property owners said the memories span generations.

Derek Krehling, spokesman for Lake Frederick Home Owners Association, said, "My parents grew up down there, both of them. Both my grandparents have places on the island. It's something that really means a lot to me and to have somebody just try to take that away is just not right."

Amy Walker, an islander, said, "I've been on the river since I've been two weeks old. I'm pregnant, so I want to continue the same thing on for my son. So it's a huge effort towards the long term goal."

The owners said they would like to reach a compromise to keep their homes.

The Londonderry Township board of supervisors has postponed making a decision until April 4.