Recently, the Wayne County Community Foundation and its “First Responders Fund” awarded a grant to the Honesdale Fire Department. The grant will be used to purchase a portable foam extinguisher system. The unit will be used on the Department’s rescue truck and will be especially efficient in controlling car fires with foam. Pictured L. to R. Scot Floyd, HFD, and Jane Varcoe, WCCF Grants Committee.
The Wayne County Community Foundation recently presented an award to the Hamlin Rotary in support its “Rotary Safety Fair for Kids.” The project gives away free bicycle helmets, and personal floatation devices and other safety items. It is a free event to children and families. The event will be held on September 22, 2018 from 10am to 1pm at the Evergreen Elementary School in Hamlin. The project is funded from the Yablon Foundation Fund in association with the Community Foundation. Shown in picture L. to R: John Carmody, WCCF Grants Committee Chairman; Tatiana Black and MaryEllen Bentler, Hamlin Rotary and Jane Varcoe, WCCF Grants Committee.
On Friday, August 3rd, the Wayne County Community Foundation held its lst “Day of Giving.” The event was held from 2-7 pm at the Cooperage in Honesdale and “showcased” eleven non-profit agencies servicing the citizens of Wayne County. The following organizations participated: Wayne County YMCA; Wayne County Historical Society; Wayne County Arts Alliance; Wayne County Heroin Prevention Task Force; The Cooperage Project; SEEDS of Wayne County; Dessin Animal Shelter; Habitat for Humanity; Wayne County Library Alliance; Victims Intervention and Lacawac Sanctuary.
The Wayne County Community Foundation recently presented a Grant Award to Lackawanna College, Lake Regions Center.
"Wayne County Drug Prevention Task Force Receives Grant" The Wayne County Drug Prevention Task Force received a grant from the Wayne County Community Foundation.
The Wayne County Community Foundation recently held its Scholarship Program. Winning the William E. Schwarz Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Dime Bank is Timothy Brown. Tim is a graduate of HHS and will study Diesel Technology at Johnson College in the Fall. Photo l. to r.: Bill Boyle, Dime Bank, Tim Brown.
Carter Terysen is shown received the James Rowe and Alice Box Memorial Scholarship at the Wayne County Community Foundation Scholarship Program.
Lilli Millon, a graduate of Western Wayne, is shown receiving the Drs. Philip and Rosita Liu Scholarship in the amount of $2000.
On June 21, 2018, the Wayne County Community Foundation held its annual Scholarship Program. Jamie Lesek.
Receiving the Kelley Lalley Memorial Scholarship was Noah Pender.