Equali-tea party, high school equivalency and more

What's going on in your community September 3 to September 9

Posted 9/3/20

Sullivan Masonic Lodge awards scholarships

LIBERTY, NY — Sullivan Lodge #521, Free and Accepted Masons has been awarding college scholarships to graduating high school students in Sullivan …

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Equali-tea party, high school equivalency and more

What's going on in your community September 3 to September 9

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Sullivan Masonic Lodge awards scholarships

LIBERTY, NY — Sullivan Lodge #521, Free and Accepted Masons has been awarding college scholarships to graduating high school students in Sullivan County for more than 40 years. This year, the lodge has awarded three $500 scholarships to Andrea Palma of Liberty Central School District, Michael Bautisa of Fallsburg Central School District and Reanna McGregor from the Tri Valley Central School District.

High school equivalency 

MONTICELLO, NY — Literacy volunteers of Sullivan County is holding high school equivalency (TASC) preparation classes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon starting Tuesday, September 8 at the Literacy Center, located at 63 North St.

For more information or to sign up, call 845/794-0017.

United Way of Pike County applications open

PIKE COUNTY, PA — Applications are now open for 2020 funding allocations through the United Way of Pike County. The application deadline is Wednesday, September 30 for eligible non-profits and agencies. 

The United Way supports a full range of local human services to alleviate hunger and homelessness and to meet critical needs of the community. 

To receive an application, email United Way President Steve Guccini at
steveguccini@gmail.com or secretary Amy Burke at aburke@thedimebank.com. Completed applications can be returned to Steve or Amy or can be mailed to the United Way of Pike County, PO Box 806, Milford, PA 18337.

The United Way Board of Directors will announce 2020 allocations by Thursday, October 15.

WBAOSC hosts Equali-Tea Party

WARWICK, NY — On August 18, the Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties (WBAOSC) hosted an Equali-Tea Party, at Charlotte’s Tea Room, in Warwick, NY to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing a woman’s right to vote.

New director of Military and Veterans Affairs

HONESDALE, PA — Harry Young Jr. took on the duties of the Wayne County Director of Military and Veterans Affairs on August 10. He served for six years in the U.S. Marine Corps and then served with the National Guard on active duty and in the Reserves, completing deployments to Bosnia in 2002 and Afghanistan in 2007. Much of his time was spent attached to Co. A, 109th Infantry in Honesdale.

Young is currently working toward his U.S. Veterans Administration certification, which he hopes to have completed within the month. Right now, the office continues to operate on an appointment-only basis in light of COVID-19, but he is hoping to add some walk-in days in the future.

If you need help navigating your veterans’ benefits, contact Harry Young Jr. by phone at 570/253-5970 ext. 3114 or via email at HYoung@WayneCountyPA.gov.

4-H thanks community for ‘another year in the books’

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — After canceling the Wayne County Fair in June, the Wayne County 4-H & FFA Livestock Sale Committee, under the direction of Penn State Extension guidelines, solidified plans for members to direct market their livestock to buyers in place of the annual in-person sale. Almost every one of the more than 380 animals entered into the program found a buyer or stayed with their members for home use. 

Gratitude for the community was stated in a press release: “With the many obstacles that our members faced this year, that’s quite an accomplishment and we have our amazing community to thank! Especially in a year like this where so many where affected economically and personally from the effects of the pandemic, our buyers and our livestock processors still supported our members and our members are extremely grateful!”

For more information, contact Chelsea Hill at Penn State Extension-Wayne County by calling 570/253-5970 ext. 411 or emailing cbh5097@psu.edu.  

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