New officers at the DAR, music in Monticello and more

What's going on in your community, June 30-July 6

Posted 12/31/69

DAR inducts officers

HONESDALE, PA — On June 21, the Wayne chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) inducted new officers for a three-year term.The chapter draws members …

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New officers at the DAR, music in Monticello and more

What's going on in your community, June 30-July 6

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DAR inducts officers

HONESDALE, PA — On June 21, the Wayne chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) inducted new officers for a three-year term.
The chapter draws members from Pike and Wayne counties in PA.
The new officers are librarian Barbara Braton Gropper, chaplain Eloise Fasshauer, registrar Charlene Edgerton, treasurer Doreen Benson, secretary Carol Cipriano, vice regent Nichole Lorusso-Heiser and regent Ruth Frech.
The DAR is a service organization of women whose ancestors served or participated in the American Revolution.
“The group’s objectives are to promote, cherish and maintain America’s freedom and patriotic awareness through historical preservation, education and patriotism,” according to a press release.
For more information, visit the Wayne chapter website at waynechapternsdar.org.

Fifth grade means musical instruments

MONTICELLO, NY — In Monticello Central School District’s music education program, fifth grade is a banner year. That’s the year students can begin studying an instrument of their choice.
For many students, this will be their first foray into instrumental music, so to help kids choose from a the world of instruments, music students from Monticello High School demonstrated the variety available.
It all happened in May at the district’s annual “What Instrument Shall I Play?” assembly.
Fourth-grade students from the Emma C. Chase Elementary School and the Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School traveled to the high school, where they heard performances by the high school choir, band and orchestra. Music teachers described the specific sounds and features of a variety of musical instruments, as the older students demonstrated scales, chords and beats before performing full songs.
Musical opportunities abound at the district, said a spokeswoman. Younger elementary students can take general music and chorus, and in fifth grade they can add an instrument.
Beyond elementary school, students can take band, orchestra, chorus, music theory, music technology and more.
Monticello’s music program is renowned, she said—the district has recently been chosen by the New York State Education Department to pilot a new musical graduation pathway.
For more information about Monticello’s music programs, visit www.monticelloschools.net.

Farm Bureau awards scholarships

WAYNE AND PIKE COUNTIES — The Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau announced the recipients of its scholarship, titled “Agriculture, the Heart of a Growing Wayne-Pike County.”
The winners were chosen on the basis of academic achievement, agriculture experience, career goals, extra-curricular activities and community service. An essay question asked the students to describe how the agricultural industry enhances the quality of life for the residents of Wayne and Pike counties.
Each of the students was awarded a check for $1,000 to assist them with college expenses such as tuition, books and supplies.
For more information about the Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau, visit pfb.com/wayne-pike/.

New officers at Women’s Club of Honesdale

HONESDALE, PA — Recently, the Women’s Club of Honesdale installed newly elected officers for the coming two years.
Past president Janet Lienert conducted the installation.
The new officers are recording secretary Joan Green, vice president Sandy Tenbus and treasurer Lorraine Gallik. Not present for the dinner meeting was president Nancy Derman.
This was the first time in two years the club was able to hold the ceremony for the new officers. The group also recognized new members who have joined since the prior recognition dinner.
The club will sponsor the 58th annual Wayne County Art and Antique Show and Sale on Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10. Due to COVID, the show has had to be canceled for the past two summers, and everyone is very excited to be back again this year, a club member reported.
The show and sale will be held at the Wayne Highlands Middle School and will have many of the prior vendors as well as new artists and antiques.
For more information, visit www.womensclubofhonesdale.com or check out the group’s Facebook page at womensclubofhonesdale.

Farm Bureau awards scholarships

WAYNE AND PIKE COUNTIES — The Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau announced the recipients of the “Agriculture, The Heart of a Growing Wayne-Pike County” scholarship.
The winners were chosen on the basis of academic achievement, agriculture experience, career goals, extra-curricular activities and community service. An essay question asked the students to describe how the agricultural industry enhances the quality of life for the residents of Wayne and Pike counties.
Each of the students was awarded a check for $1,000 to assist them with college expenses such as tuition, books and supplies.
For more information about the Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau, visit pfb.com/wayne-pike/.

Donate blood in honor of Independence Day

NEW YORK STATE — As summer officially begins and people gather for holiday celebrations, the American Red Cross is reminding communities that patients are counting on the generosity of blood and platelet donors, especially around the Fourth of July.
The Red Cross sees about a 21 percent decline in blood and platelet donations during holiday weeks, including on Independence Day. When blood donations drop, so does the blood supply, making it extremely challenging to ensure blood is available when hospitals need it.
By scheduling and keeping appointments in July, donors can help provide for those in immediate need of lifesaving care.
To schedule an appointment to donate, download the Red Cross Blood Donor app, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 800/RED CROSS (800/733-2767).
Upcoming blood donation opportunities, Friday, July 1 to Friday, July 15:
Lake Huntington
Wednesday, July 6—1 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the Lake Huntington Fire Co., 70 County Rd. 116.
Monticello
Wednesday, July 13—1 p.m. to 6 p.m., at St. Peter’s Parish in the bingo hall, 59 North St.
For more information about the Red Cross, visit www.redcross.org.

Scholarships awarded by Greater Pike

MILFORD, PA — The Greater Pike Community Foundation recently presented scholarships totaling $33,800, including $9,200 in multiyear renewals to past recipients. The scholarships were given to students from Delaware Valley and Wallenpaupack Area High School. The awards are from funds administered by Greater Pike.
Hugo Huerta-Alcaide received the Reggie Cheong-Leen and Peter Spielhagen Scholarship, which provides up to $20,000 in multiyear support for the higher education costs of graduates who are first-generation children of immigrants, and who demonstrate both academic excellence and financial need. He plans to attend Penn State, University Park, with a major in pharmacology.
When he told his parents, “they were extremely pleased,” Huerta-Alcaide said. “My parents have always helped me out, and were again going to help me in college since I am the first one in my family. However, hearing the news that I would get financial help took some weight off their shoulders.” Huerta-Alcaide’s parents immigrated from Mexico to the U.S. in 2003. He is the oldest of four siblings and the first to attend college.
He has been a member of the National Honor Society and the Future Business Leaders of America.
Madeline Mallon received three scholarships: the Amanda Nicole Thoenig Memorial
Scholarship, which is awarded to students who are planning to pursue a degree in the visual arts; the Ann Intili Morey Art Scholarship, for students who demonstrate academic excellence with a 4.1 GPA and financial need; and the Randy Auman Memorial Scholarship, for arts students. She will major in fine arts at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Ava Nienstadt received the Randy Auman Memorial Scholarship and a renewal of the Ann Intili Morey Art Scholarship.
Daniella Cuccio was awarded the Art Ridley Spirit of Kindness Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to a student who embodies a spirit of giving in their community and has exhibited acts of kindness to those in need, a spokeswoman for Greater Pike said. She will major in nursing at the University of Tampa in the fall.
Nicole Krasicki, Gabriel Tidridge and Nathan Melnick received the Kyle James Pascoe Memorial Scholarship, awarded to students who have a history of community involvement, spirit of giving, and who have demonstrated excellence in football, track or academics. Krasicki will attend Desales University, Tidridge will study at Drexel University, and Melnick is undecided.
Chelsea Rude received the Sydney Fluck “Syd’s Kids” scholarship, which is awarded to a student who has demonstrated financial need and who has been accepted to a school of higher learning. She will major in exercise science.
Last year’s Reggie Cheong-Leen and Peter Spielhagen scholarship recipient, Yoshi Sumitomo, will receive his annual renewal.
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce presented Daisey Carney and Lucas MacDonough each with the Gouse Krawitz Memorial Scholarship for seniors who excel in academics, citizenship, sports and community service. Carney will attend Rutgers University.
Kori Carl was awarded the Randy Auman Memorial Scholarship and the Amanda Nicole Thoenig Memorial Scholarship, given to arts majors. Carl will study digital arts at Drexel University.
Online donations to these funds can be made at https://greaterpike.org/fund_list/. Scroll down to the fund name for the link to the scholarship you choose.
Greater Pike helps individuals, families and local businesses provide a permanent and personal way to give back to the community. For more information, call executive director Jenni Hamill at 570/832-4686.

Wayne County DAR, Monticello schools, Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau, Women's Club of Honesdale, blood drive, Greater Pike Community Foundation

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