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Diane Johnston, long time member of the Bucks County Audubon Society Board of Directors, was recognized for her outstanding service this past spring. While at BCAS, Diane held many leadership roles, from serving as an officer of the board to chairing fundraising events.
When the organization was in need, Diane also took on the role of Office Manager, helping with the bookkeeping and other miscellaneous jobs. Through her dedication, Diane helped to lead the organization through some difficult times.
Foundations Community Partnership‘s (FCP) Board of Directors has announced the distribution of $190,000 in grant funding to benefit 18 Bucks County non-profit organizations and the families they support. The grant program is an integral part of Foundations’ mission to improve the lives of underserved youth and their families in Bucks County.
The grants included $124,000 in Bucks Innovation and Improvement Grants (BIIG), $40,000 in Capital Grants, $19,000 in Technical Assistance Funding, and a $7,500 Emergency Grant pledge.
PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards is using a personal approach in a new program aimed at delivering an important safety message to young drivers who are convicted of moving traffic violations. Recently, drivers age 16 through 20 cited for driving infractions received a personal letter from Richards reminding them of the importance of obeying the law and the consequences of poor driving habits so early in their driving experience.
“Come one, come all” says Founder and Faire Director Ken Hone, “and help us not only continue, when so many other events are ending, but expand so we can provide more to our community.”
“And best of all” he continues, “this is run by and for the Village Library of Wrightstown, so all support is tax-deductible and all volunteer hours are fully available for any community service needs, credits or hours one might need.”
The back-to-school season can be difficult for children and families in need. You can help by sponsoring a child or by donating new clothes, backpacks and other supplies. If you become a sponsor, Family Service will provide you with the grade level, age and clothing sizes of a specific child so you can fill a backpack with supplies, a lunch box and a new outfit.
This is a great option if you’re already planning to shop for your child or grandchild, and Family Service is happy to honor age or grade level requests depending on availability. Groups or companies are welcome to sponsor multiple children.
Staying Put in Lower Bucks is looking for your talents! Staying Put utilizes volunteers to help older adults in Lower Bucks County remain at home and actively engaged in their community for as long as possible.
They are looking for volunteers to provide support services such as: transportation, friendly social visits, telephone reassurance, assistance in home and yard, minor handyman services, pharmacy/grocery pickups and delivery and help planning social events.
Sometimes the best time of your life is the time you give to others. If interested call Charlie or Rene at 215-428-0500 ext. 103 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 68th annual Middletown Grange Fair will be held from Wednesday, August 17th to Sunday, August 21st, at the Fairgrounds in Wrightstown. Attractions include judged exhibits, livestock demonstrations and shows, crafters, commercial vendors, live entertainment, equipment demonstrations, amusements, and community information.
Parking is $10 per car, admission is FREE. Visit www.middletowngrangefair.org for further information.
Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-08) is currently accepting internship applications for this fall. Positions are available at the congressional office in Washington, D.C. and the district office in Langhorne.
Intern responsibilities include researching legislation, attending hearings and briefings, answering phones, responding to constituent letters, and other day-to-day office duties. A congressional internship is a great opportunity to learn about the legislative process and the constituent service operations of a congressional office.