Civil Air Patrol helps distribute food, community scholarships and more

What's going on in your community July 2 to July 8

Posted 7/2/20

Recipients announced for Delaware Highlands Conservancy scholarships

HAWLEY, PA AND BETHEL, NY — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy has awarded its annual “Delaware Highlands …

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Civil Air Patrol helps distribute food, community scholarships and more

What's going on in your community July 2 to July 8

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Recipients announced for Delaware Highlands Conservancy scholarships

HAWLEY, PA AND BETHEL, NY — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy has awarded its annual “Delaware Highlands Conservancy/Yeaman Scholarship” for $1,000 to Mia VanWie, a 2020 graduate from Delaware Valley High School, and the “Vanessa Van Gorder Memorial Scholarship” for $1,000 to Kara Campbell, a 2020 graduate of Wallenpaupack Area High School. 

Mia VanWie will attend Kenyon College in Gambier, OH, where she intends to major in environmental studies and political science. Recipient Kara Campbell will attend the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT to major in environmental studies, with the goal of becoming an environmental educator.

To continue to inspire youth and encourage study and careers in natural science and education, contributions to the scholarship fund and other environmental education and conservation initiatives can be made online at www.delawarehighlands.org or by mail to PO Box 218, Hawley, PA 18428.

For more information, visit www.delawarehighlands.org or call 570/226-3164 or 845/583-1010.

Wayne County Community Foundation distributes scholarships and grants

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Community Foundation (WCCF) distributed more than $100,000 in scholarship dollars to more than 65 local graduating students. Visit www.waynefoundation.org to view the video congratulating scholarship recipients.

WCCF also recently awarded multiple local nonprofit organizations grant funding to support a variety of projects in Wayne County: the Salvation Army, Wayne County Heroin Prevention Task Force, Ritz Company Players, the Family Service Association of NEPA, the Delaware Highlands Conservancy and the Wayne County Public Library.

Grants are due for the next cycle on Saturday, August 1. Visit www.waynefoundation.org for more information.

If you have questions about grants or are interested in creating a scholarship fund or donating to support an already established scholarship fund, contact Ryanne Jennings at info@waynefoundation.org.

Candlelight vigil for Black lives lost to police brutality

NARROWSBURG, NY — On Saturday, July 4, there will be a candlelight vigil for the Black lives lost to police brutality. The gathering will begin at 8:30 p.m. on the Narrowsburg Bridge to offer a peaceful counterpoint to the fireworks display.

Bring protest signs, flags, sparklers and candles; wear a mask.

Two area students pursuing a career in agriculture awarded scholarships

HONESDALE, PA — Two area students were awarded a Certificate of Achievement by PA State Representative Jonathan Fritz at his office in Honesdale on June 26.

The Upper Delaware River Basin Citizens Scholarship Committee (UDRBC) awarded the $1,000 UDRBC Agricultural Scholarship to Honesdale High School senior Rachel Olver.

A second scholarship was given by EnviroVentures and presented by its president, Ned Lang. This $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Liam Galloway .

The scholarships were awarded to these two students in recognition of their continued commitment toward the preservation of farming for future generations in Wayne County.  

For more information, contact Ned Lang at 845/252-3000 or ned.enviroventure@gmail.com.

Civil Air Patrol helps distribute food

MONTICELLO, NY — On June 19, eight Civil Air Patrol (CAP) members assembled to help distribute food to families in crisis during the ongoing pandemic. 

The distribution was held in the parking lot of Action Toward Independence (ATI), which partnered with the Ulster County Community Action Committee (UCCAC). Both organizations are nonprofits. 

Four cadets and two officers from CAP’s Sullivan County Cadet Squadron were joined by a cadet and an officer from the Orange County Cadet Squadron. They set up tables and pop-up tents, unloaded a truck full of food and broke down the bulk food into shopping bags which were loaded in the backs of cars lined up to help those in need.

About 85 families were provided with enough supplies to prepare about 680 meals. 

Greg Howard, Executive Director for the UCCAC said, “Our food distributions…help the community by offering free produce and food to those in need or requiring assistance. Over 12,000 pounds of food get moved each month to serve the Sullivan County communities.”

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