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New Fund Established For Interfaith, Trehab
Sweet Weekend Of Cookies

New Fund Established For Interfaith, Trehab

A new charitable fund has been established with The Community Foundation of Susquehanna & Wyoming Counties to provide permanent annual support to both the Susquehanna County Interfaith Agency and Trehab Agency, which serve a broad geographic area, and are headquartered in Montrose. Mr. Albert Bertsch, Montrose, has provided the seed money to create the Albert Bertsch Fund in Memory of Chris Lake.

A fund has been established with The Community Foundation in honor of Chris Lake, who supported many worthwhile causes.

Mr. Lake, who passed away a number of years ago, was a good friend and golf partner of Mr. Bertsch, who wished to honor his friend while also supporting worthwhile causes of which Mr. Lake would have approved. It is his hope that friends of Chris Lake will make additional tax-deductible donations to the fund to honor the memory of him and to enhance the support provided by the fund.

The Susquehanna County Interfaith Agency serves families in crisis by providing emergency assistance, fuel assistance, clothing, baby health care items, and other helpful projects throughout the year. The Trehab Agency advocates for the poor, unemployed, underemployed, the elderly, and groups at risk. It offers drug and alcohol counseling, housing development, workforce development, home weatherization assistance, and other programs. Those wishing to build upon Mr. Bertsch’s generosity to support these two very worthwhile service agencies, and to honor Chris Lake, may send donations for the Chris Lake Fund directly to The Community Foundation at 36 Lake Avenue, Montrose, PA 18801.

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Sweet Weekend Of Cookies
Submitted By Stephnie Thornton

Despite record rains, cookie lovers turned out to satisfy their sweet tooth March 8. They participated in the first ever “Cookie Walk” sponsored by Susquehanna County CARES and the Susquehanna County Literacy Program.

The event, inside the Literacy Program’s New Milford offices, worked this way: people purchased either a small, large or extra large container and filled it with cookies of their choice from over 40 varieties. They also were able to enjoy the sounds of Mountain Aire Brass, purchase other refreshments, as well as pick up special cookie treats for their dogs.

All of the money raised benefits the Susquehanna County Literacy Program and Susquehanna County CARES (Childcare, Agencies, Resources and Educational Services), working to enhance the county by providing or promoting programs that provide life skills, education, and life-long learning to our residents. The learning begins at birth. Every child is Pennsylvania’s future.

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