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Dairy Promotion At Lathrop St. Elem.
Community Foundation Welcomes New Member
Jennifer Reed Makes State Grange Royalty
Cub Scouts Celebrate 100 Years Of Scouting
Something New At Harford Fair


Dairy Promotion At Lathrop St. Elem.

The Susquehanna County Alternate Dairy Princess and Dairy Ambassador recently made “shaker pudding” at a dairy promotion where they reminded children to get their 3 every-day of dairy. Pictured above are Alternate Dairy Princess, Allison Kiefer and Dairy Ambassador, Callie Curley with the Lathrop St. Elementary School “End of Day Program” children.

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Community Foundation Welcomes New Member

The Community Foundation of Susquehanna & Wyoming Counties is very pleased to announce that Charm Goff Giangrieco has joined the administrative staff as the Director of Planned Giving. She will assist families and individuals in developing their long-range charitable goals as well as helping with the daily aspects of running The Community Foundation. Charm has been a member of The Foundation’s Board of Directors for three years, and after having become familiar with various projects wanted to be more involved with the organization. Outgoing Administrative Assistant, Molly Riordan, has been very helpful for nearly two years, but now feels compelled to spend more time with her growing family. For those who may have been working with Molly on various projects you may now reach Foundation President, Peter Quigg, at, or you may reach Charm Giangrieco at

Charm (pictured above) was raised in the Harford area and is a graduate of Mountain View High School. She has a degree in banking and accounting from Broome Community College, and has worked as an investment representative at the former County National Bank and also Commonwealth Bank. Most recently she was a Fiscal Planner for TREHAB. She is a member of the Choconut Valley Youth Athletic Association and President of Montrose Junior Football. She and her husband Mike live near Montrose with their son John.

The Community Foundation has existed since 1998 and currently manages 111 charitable endowments that provide support for a broad array of purposes to help enhance the quality of life in our region. With the administration of the Pennsylvania Education Improvement Tax Credit Program the Foundation, in partnership with corporate sponsors, has also provided more than $800,000 in education assistance to local students and schools since 2003.

Mrs. Giangrieco will join the following current staff members in the Foundation’s increasingly active office: Chairman Earle Wootton, President Peter Quigg, Book Keeper Angie Frystak, and Technology Consultant Jerry Golis. For more information about The Community Foundation please call 570-278-3800 or visit

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Jennifer Reed Makes State Grange Royalty

Harrisburg, PA - Tuesday, June 15, was the annual PA State Grange Royalty Tour. This year's Royalty is: Junior Prince and Princess, Zech Houser (Centre County) and Jennifer Reed (Susquehanna County); Youth Ambassadors Jennifer Nauss (Cumberland County) and Michael Snyder (Cumberland County); and Young Couple, Dustin and Julie Kunkle (Berks County).

The tour began with a light breakfast at the PA State Grange Headquarters in Lemoyne. The group proceeded to the Governor's Mansion for a tour before heading to the capitol in Harrisburg where they were first introduced on the floor of the House of Representatives. They then lunched in the capitol cafeteria and headed to the Senate chambers where they were introduced by their individual Senators. While waiting for a tour of the capitol to begin, Sen. Mike Brubaker, Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, took the group onto the floor of the Senate for pictures. After a tour of the capitol, the Royalty spent the rest of the day at Hershey Park.

The individuals are chosen for the PA State Grange Royalty through a competitive process. Contestants are judged through a written "Grange Knowledge" test, personal interviews with the judges, and an impromptu question before their peers at their respective camps and retreats. They then represent and promote their respective Grange age groups (Juniors: 5-13; Youth: 14-23), throughout the year at various functions such as Farm Show, Ag Progress Days, PA State Grange Session and National Grange Convention as well as attending various Grange meetings and events throughout the year.

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Cub Scouts Celebrate 100 Years Of Scouting

Scouting’s 100th birthday was celebrated at Cub Pack 81's annual Blue and Gold banquet held on May 29, at Camp Tuscarora. For this occasion there were two special scouts, separated by 97 years of age, receiving recognition.

Attending the banquet was Ira Reynolds who recently celebrated his 108th birthday. Ira, who has been a boy scout since 1914, was presented his 85th and his 90th year service pins. It is rare that someone reaches this milestone in scouting, so the pins were not readily available at the time Ira should have received these honors.

Evan Cantone, eleven year old son of Chad and Crissie Haley, was the only member of Cub Scout Pack 81 receiving the Arrow of Light and Crossing Over the Bridge from Cub Scout to Boy Scout. Assisting with this part of the ceremony were Eagle Scout Donald Cottrell and First Class Scout George Wilkes.

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Pictured above: George Wilkes, Chad Haley, Evan Cantone, Crissie Haley and Eagle Scout Donald Cottrell.

Other members of Pack 81 moved from Tigers to Wolf, Wolf to Bear and Bear to Webelos, each receiving the appropriate neckerchief to denote their advancement.

Committee Chair Tammy Heller took this opportunity to thank all of those from the community who have contributed to the scouting program. Organizations, businesses and individuals donating generously to the 2009/2010 scouting program were: American Legion Post 86 Legion Riders, Soldiers of Charity and Sons of the American Legion, Canawacta Masonic Lodge #360, Loyal Order of Moose, Susquehanna Fire Department, Canawacta Rod & Gun Club, PennStar Bank, Peoples National Bank, Outback Steakhouse (Vestal), MaineSource, J&J Landscaping, the late Bill Briar, Ron and Carol Dubas, Donny Dewitt, Michael Matis, James Roberts, Jr., Millie Herbert, Laurie Passetti, Kristen Heller, Wendy Dudley and Sheri Shanley

Parents and other volunteers working with the Susquehanna Cub Scout Pack 81 are: Tiger Leader, Aaron Rockwell; Wolf Leader, Dave Jenkins; Assistant Wolf Leader, Terry Rockwell; Bear Leader, TJ Heller; Webelos I Leader, Dan Belvedere; Assistant Webelos I Leader, Sue Belvedere; Webelos II Leader, Crissie Haley and her assistant, Chad Haley. Cubmaster for Pack 81 is Dave Jenkins; Assistant Cubmaster is TJ Heller.

The dinner, a chicken barbecue, was prepared by members of Canawacta Masonic Lodge #360.

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Something New At Harford Fair

Susquehanna County is celebrating its 200th anniversary and the Harford Fair is in its 153rd year. There is a rich heritage linked between the two. For several years, the directors of the Harford Fair have discussed the possibility of establishing a museum to display items specific to Susquehanna County. This is the year it will happen.

Directors Ken Adams, Mark Pease, and Ron Stiles have taken on the task of preparing Founders Hall to become Founders Museum. The fair is starting to collect items and will display kitchen items, milk bottles, feed bags, hand tools, medical instruments, medicine bottles, brochures, small farm machinery, and children’s toys. They are also looking for old farm auction notices. The items should be manufactured or used here in Susquehanna County. They do have some items already and are seeking items from people in the community.

The items can be given as a gift to the fair or loaned for display purposes. Items given as gifts become the property of the fair. So look in your cellars and attics, go through your garage, ask great Aunt Susie, and talk with your neighbors in an attempt to secure items for the new museum at the Harford Fair.

Items will be selected for the museum based on uniqueness, age, and where they were made. Only one of each item will be accepted. If you have an item or items you would like to give as a gift or loan for display, please call the fair office (570-434-4300) and leave your name, a number where you can be reached, and what the item is. Prior to August 1, someone from the committee will contact you about your item in order to be ready for this year’s fair, August 16-21.

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