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Miss Kylie Jerauld, age 5, daughter of James and Lisa Jerauld, has been chosen as a State Finalist in the Miss Pennsylvania American Princess Pageant to be held July 17-18 at the Radisson, Harrisburg. The pageant is held for girls ages 3-6.
The winner of the pageant will receive a $1,000 cash award, the official crown and banner, bouquet of roses, transportation to compete in the National Pageant at Walt Disney World, Orlando, plus a day in Disney for two. She will also have an exciting year as she represents her state making appearances, riding in parades, working with several charitable organizations, as well as the opportunity to meet the Governor, and many modeling and television opportunities. Other pageants are held for the state to include all girls ages 3 to 21.
Kylies activities include bowling, swimming, camping, Awana Club (youth group) and Sunday School.
Peoples National Bank recently donated $1,000.00 to Habitat For Humanity of Susquehanna County.
Pictured (l-r) during a check presentation were: George Hill, Vice President, Chairman of Public Relations; Darlene Slocum, Vice President, Susquehanna Office Manager, PNB; Ted Ahrends, President, Habitat For Humanity.
The Jackson Post Office values all of its customers, but Rachael Price is truly someone special. Postmaster Stanley joined the Price family in celebrating Rachaels 95th birthday on May 31, 2003. Mrs. Stanley presented Rachael with a framed and matted birthday stamp and photo taken in her youth.
Pictured are "birthday girl" Rachael Price and Postmaster Stanley.
Rachael is a remarkable woman. In her younger days, she trapped muskrats and minks to earn money for her tuition at Lackawanna Business School. She became an award winning photographer. Many people remember her antique shop and large strawberry patch in Jackson.
Later in life, at the age of seventy, Rachael drove (by herself) to California and back to visit a friend.
Mrs. Stanley feels it is an honor and a privilege to have Rachael as a patron and friend.
Members of The Garden Club of Montrose recently did a thorough spring clean up in front of the Susquehanna County Court House.
Pruning, weeding, and planting were the orders of the day for Brenna Aileo, Shirley Andre, Gladys Bennett, Kathleen Harwood, Susan Newhart, Hedi Randall, Ann Vitale and Kathy Warriner. Tender annual flowers were not planted before Memorial Day this year because of the early date of the holiday. Susquehanna County is known for its late frosts that play havoc with delicate spring growth.
The initial design for the planted area at the head of Public Avenue was done in 1993 by Hedi Randall and Gladys Bennett. This original planting included the maroon color of barberry and the tiny green leaves of cotoneaster. Hostas were added to complete the "bones" of the landscaping. Red and white tulips, yellow daffodils and purple grape hyacinths produced splashes of spring color. The daffodils and hyacinths have naturalized and multiplied over the years and continue to display themselves each year. For several years pink geraniums were chosen to produce blooms and color throughout the summer and fall.
With the abundance of rain this year, there promises to be a wonderful display of plant material to highlight the time-honored architecture of the countys center of government. The choices for summer color this year are yellow daisy-like Argyranthemums, white artemesia (Dusty Miller) and purple ageratum.
Civic beautification is one of the aims of National Garden Clubs, Inc. and The Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania. The Garden Club of Montrose is pleased to be able to participate in this endeavor and hopes the public enjoys the results of their labor.
May 3: Vince Pagano; Tully Perry; Judy McGuane.
May 10: Michelle Taylor; Helen Towner; Lisa Stein.
May 17: Betsy Majors; Rosemary Parkinson; Mary Lou Butts.
May 24: Andy Cizike; Vince Pagano; Chris Herbert.
May 31: Nancy Gorton; Rosemary Parkinson; Dave Passetti.
Harrisburg - A limited number of free copies of the 2003 Pennsylvania Fairs Guide are now available from Rep. Sandra Major (R-111).
Published by the state Department of Agriculture, the guide lists the dates, locations, events, and contact information for more than 100 agricultural fairs and events scheduled this summer and fall in Pennsylvania.
The Department of Agriculture estimates that several million visitors will attend fairs across Pennsylvania this year.
For a free copy of the Pennsylvania Fairs Guide, visit Major's district offices at Route 706 Lake Montrose, RR 7 Box 7168, Montrose, PA 18801(telephone: 570-278-3374) and 130 N. Bridge Street, Tunkhannock, PA 18657 (telephone: 570-836-5888.
Harrisburg The Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) and Gift of Life Donor Program are kicking off a year-long challenge asking Pennsylvanians to say, "yes" to organ and tissue donation.
Over the last three years, these organizations have worked in partnership to encourage people to choose the organ donor designation through its "To Be or Not To Be" campaign. This year, the campaign will include the donor challenge with the intent that the percentage of registered donors will reach beyond 43 percent. Currently, 41 percent of Pennsylvanians are registered as donors through their drivers licenses or state ID cards, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
"Both the campaign and the challenge are efforts to show Pennsylvanians the power of organ and tissue donation," said Howard Nathan, executive director and CEO of Gift of Life Donor Program, based in Philadelphia. "The decision to donate literally changes the lives of others. There are more than 4,000 people awaiting organ transplants and tens of thousands more awaiting tissue or corneal transplants in Pennsylvania. The quality of their lives depends on increasing the number of people who say yes to donation by placing the donor designation on their license."
While the number of people on the waiting list for transplants continues to grow, the number of donors does not. Between 1990 and 2000, the number of people on the national transplant waiting list grew from 20,000 to nearly 81,000, while the number of donors at the time of death has remained steady at around 6,200.
"We hope that by challenging people in Pennsylvania to become informed about organ and tissue donation, and the impact the decision to become an organ donor has on the lives of others, we will make their choice much easier," said Brian Broznick, president/CEO of CORE, based in Pittsburgh. "But the challenge doesnt stop there. We also want them to talk to their family about their decision, becoming stewards for donation."
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