The Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTORS Foundation awarded three grants to charitable organizations at its annual golf outing June 22. Foundation President Lori Zimmerman, holding microphone, of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, presented the checks, each for $2,000. Recipients included Crystal Baxter, executive director, center, and Lakeyshia Crummel, director of development, right, of Brethren Housing Association, Harrisburg. Other recipients not pictured included Monica Fisher, shelter manager, and Desirae Vioral, shelter assistant, at the Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland and Perry Counties, Carlisle; and Molly Helmstetter, director of development, and Sue Fornicola, program director, of New Hope Ministries, Mechanicsburg. CONTINUE READING
On June 15, Main Street Hanover held its first annual Meeting Reception and Update event, as well as announced its new status as a 2016 Main Street America Accredited Program. The Main Street America program accreditation process evaluates local Main Street programs according to 10 performance standards and provides national recognition to those that meet these standards.
A group of teachers became students when the lessons turned to what schools can do to reduce polluted runoff and improve the commonwealth's water quality. The session was sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Susquehanna Watershed Education Program. Diocese of Harrisburg teachers Michelle Williams, left, and Mary Catherine Sweeney, right, discuss their plan for a watershed mapping activity. Also pictured is Jane Macedonia, a science teacher at Lancaster Catholic High School.
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau has increased its overall membership for the 19th consecutive year, setting a new record at 61,928 members. PFB added 522 members over the past year to reach an all-time membership high in the 66-year history of the statewide farmer-run organization. Pennsylvania Farm Bureau members met with state Sen. Gene Yaw (front of table) to talk about vital issues impacting state agriculture during PFB's State Legislation Conference in April. Pictured with Yaw are farmers, from left, Jim Barbour, Barbara Warburton, Doug Graybill, Jodie Calkins, Bill Bayne and Kathy Yoachim.
The Kidney Foundation of Central PA recently participated in the annual Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community on May 21 at Harrisburg Area Community College. Team Nanis came out in full force to raise money for kidney health and those impacted by chronic kidney disease. Team captains Michael and Irene Mills are seen in the center of the first row, dressed in purple.
Water Street Ministries recently received a grant from Westfield Insurance Foundation thanks to the help of Murray Securus. From left to right are Paul Pearce, vice president of advancement with Water Street; Richard Rankin, chairman, president and CEO of Murray Securus; Bob Stauffer, CFO and operations director of Water Street; Jack Crowley, president of Water Street; and William Young, account executive at Murray Securus.
Alcoa Foundation recently provided a $2,500 grant to Victory House. In addition, Alcoa Lancaster employees donated over 300 toiletry items such as deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, baby wipes, floss and sunscreen that will be distributed to homeless veterans as they transition at Veterans Victory House. VVH provides 17 rooms and supportive services for veterans at the TLC location at 105 E. King St.
The Pennsylvania Builders Association recently announced that 822 students were awarded a certification from the PBA Endorsed Trade Program at the end of the 2015-2016 school year. The program includes 121 technical programs from 30 different schools throughout the state. Endorsement of a trade program involves a thorough review and evaluation by people working in the construction industry using criteria established by the National Association of Home Builders.