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On February 6, Farm Bureaus across the country will be celebrating National Food Checkout Day by donating time and bounty for the benefit of Ronald McDonald Houses. A Ronald McDonald House is a "good home away from home" for parents and children to be near a loved one having treatment at a local hospital. In this day and time, it takes a lot of money to operate this charitable service for the community.
Pictured above are Bruce Davidson Manager of Scranton Ronald McDonald House, Cheryl Matulevich SCFB Womens Committee, Daisy and Zach Matulevich holding empty baskets that need filling.
There are five Ronald McDonald Houses in PA, one being in Scranton. The Scranton Ronald McDonald House hosted 23 families from Susquehanna County last year. Susquehanna County Farm Bureau will be at the county recycling center, in South Montrose, February 4 and 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., accepting donations of canned and boxed grocery foods, clothes detergent, cleaning products, shampoo, conditioner, bathing supplies and money. Cash donations will be used to purchase fresh meat, dairy products, fresh fruits and vegetables. Checks should be made to Scranton Ronald McDonald House and can be mailed to: Cheryl Matulevich, RR 1 Box 1045, Hop Bottom, PA 18824. All donations received will be delivered on February 6 to the Scranton Ronald McDonald House.
Lenox The management and staff of Mamasitas Mexican restaurant recently assisted the Susquehanna County "YO!" Committee with a session highlighting diversity issues within the County.
"YO!" (Youth Opportunities) and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvanias "Stay, Invent the Future Initiative" are sponsoring a comprehensive program, designed to address the lack of awareness of local opportunities for high school and college-aged students here in the Commonwealth. One aspect of this approach is the first ever "Susquehanna County Youth Leadership Program," which incorporates a team building orientation, and six sessions each with a separate topic, ranging from business and economics, to health and human services, to teens and the law.
Pictured (l-r) are Annie Stankevich, Jeanette Brainard, Manuel Uribe, Kirk Wornum.
At a recent session held at Mountain View High School, diversity in our community was a focal point of the day. Participants learned that "diversity" means more than the color of your skin. As part of this diversity session, Mamasitas restaurant offered to provide a cultural lunch experience for the 11th grade students and coordinators. Some were very surprised with the new tastes and flavors, while others were accustomed to Mexican food. All were very pleased!
Mamasitas Mexican restaurant is one of the forty-seven new businesses that started in Susquehanna County since October of 2001. Their facility is located in the Lenox Plaza, at the intersection of State Routes 106 and 92, in Lenox Township.
For more information about the Susquehanna County Youth Leadership Program, the "YO!" Committee, or any of the organizations mentioned, contact the Department of Economic Development at (570) 278-4600 x 558.
Pat Roth and Roger Bristor are pleased to announce their engagement on November 15.
A wedding is set for August 2, 2003, in Waynesburg, PA.
The Dessin Animal Shelter in Honesdale will soon be getting some much needed renovations. Recent grant monies are enabling the shelter to get a new heating system, a fresh interior paint job and new flooring in the cat room. These renovations are scheduled to begin Monday, February 3, and all of the animals need to be removed from the premises by that time.
The shelter is seeking temporary foster care for any of the 22 dogs and 56 cats currently residing there who are not adopted prior to the renovation start date. Foster families would need to be able to make the commitment to provide care for their foster pet for approximately two weeks. Dessin will provide food, bowls, cat litter, and any other supplies needed by the foster families.
Anyone who can help is urged to contact the shelter as soon as possible at (570) 253-4037.
Winner of St. Johns Pro-Life raffle drawing on January 22, for $300 in fuel or cash was Joe Canini.
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