What's going on in your community January 16 to January 22
MONTICELLO, NY — The Sullivan County Human Rights Commission and the Sullivan Allies Leading Together invite the community to join a “Hate has No Home in Sullivan County” march and vigil on Sunday, January 19 at 4:30 p.m. Participants will meet at the corner of St. John Street and Broadway. The march will end at the courthouse steps.
“By attending, we are stating that our ‘Hearts and Minds’ will always be connected with those who have suffered directly or indirectly from attacks upon faith, race, or identity,” the press release states.
The event is non-partisan, and speakers will include various faith-based clergy.
For more information, visit www.bit.ly/nohatesullivan.
WAYNE COUNTY, PA — The Wayne County Community Foundation recently granted a total of $8,100 to four different community organizations for their second quarter grant cycle. The following organizations were awarded grants:
Grace Episcopal Church: $2,000 to help replace flooring in their building;
Honesdale Roots & Rhythm: $1,000 for their summer music festival;
Wayne County YMCA: $3,600 to help purchase new spin bicycles; and
SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support): $1,000 for their annual Free Book Swap .
The Wayne County Community Foundation’s third quarter grant applications are due on February 1. For more information and for the grant application, visit www.waynefoundation.org.
HONESDALE, PA — The members of the Green Party of Wayne County (GPWC) invite all interested citizens to a “Celebration of Peace” on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. This informal mixer and discussion will take place at Here & Now Brewery.
Refreshments will be available. Copies of “The Lilac Book of Peace: Axioms & Quotes,” edited by Green writer Mort Malkin of Milanville will be available for purchase.
“The Green Party of Wayne County is a grassroots political party based on the pillars of peace, ecology, democracy and community. Our values include nonviolence, grassroots democracy, community-based economics, gender equality, social justice, sustainability, respect for diversity and more.”
For more information, call chair Beverly Beers at 570/251-9411 or visit “Green Party of Wayne County PA” on Facebook.
Pike, Wayne, Lackawanna, or Susquehanna counties — The Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society (NEPAS) is accepting applications for its annual $4,000 college scholarship available to students who wish to pursue a career in an environmental field such as forestry, natural resources, environmental planning, environmental engineering, fish, game, or wildlife management, ecology and/or environmental science.
The scholarship is funded by the annual Audubon Arts and Craft Festival held each July.
For more information and the application, visit www.nepaaudubon.org/about/scholarships. Applications are due to the NEPAS Scholarship Committee by April 30.
HONESDALE, PA — Arjun Fulp, president of the school’s Interact Club, rallied members to get behind a project to bring up-to-date computers and connectivity to the young people of Cameroon, a West African community. Almost a year into their campaign, the students, with help from the middle-school Rotary club Early Act, have raised $11,000 and need $4,000 more to hit their goal.
Fulp got the idea for the project after visiting a Kumbo community center and library, built in part by Honesdale Rotary more than a decade ago. “I was really struck by how many kids crowded around the old computers. They really wanted to learn!” Fulp added that the computers not only took forever to boot up, “they were running Windows XP. That program outdates even us, we didn’t know what it was!”
For more information about how you can help, contact Brian Fulp at 570/309-7860.