What the hell or is Schuykill County?
I am glad you asked. Schuylkill County or Skook County as some refer to it is located nearly 30 miles north of Reading, Pa. Another way to look at it is Schuylkill County is located about 2 hours north of Philadelphia, Pa.
What is Skook County like?
Well, for the most part it is quiet. The traffic is not bad and major crime is not a problem(yet!). The area has a fondness for drinking and the Yuengling Brewery is a tourist attraction. It may also be mentioned that the area has a high rate of alcohol consumption and alcoholism. Drug use is also high and a lot of crimes are related to both.
What jobs are available there?
Mostly low paying and unskilled labor. It seems most talented people leave the area after high school or college. Work can be found in steel/aluminum mills, factories, and service related jobs. Technical and skilled jobs are not that easily available. A common census is that only 4% of the population has a post high school degree.
So, what is there to do?
As a Skook I can tell you - not much. It's common for most of us here to drink Yuengling beer, drive around in the coal dirt, and get beer muscles and act stupid.
Till next time, your Skook friend