The Bucks County Council of the Boy Scouts of America has expanded to include Mercer and Hunterdon Counties in New Jersey. In order to make the Council name reflect the expanded new two-state responsibility the council became Washington Crossing Council. The realigned Council will include 9,000 youths served by 3,600 volunteers. In support of the volunteers there is a Council Executive, two senior Executives and seven unit-serving Executives and an office staff of 10. The new Council has an annual operating budget of three million dollars. The Council is headquartered in Doylestown.
Four Lanes End Garden Club (FLEGC) is offering two (2) academic scholarships to qualified students who plan to pursue fields related to horticulture.
The scholarships, each in the amount of $2500, will be awarded to students who are enrolled in or plan to attend an accredited college with a major in Horticulture, Floriculture, Landscape Design, Botany, Forestry, Agriculture, Conservation, Plant Pathology, Environmental Science, or other related Earth Sciences.
Family Service Association of Bucks County will host a benefit to raise funds for the Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter
Family Service Association of Bucks County will host a benefit to raise funds for the Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at The Fuge in Warminster.
The benefit will begin at 7:00 PM with live music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by dinner, a live auction and a call to action. Guests can also tour The Fuge’s unique, circular space that still houses the largest, most powerful human centrifuge the world has ever seen and have their photo taken inside the gondola of the actual centrifuge used by all of America’s early astronauts including Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and John Glenn.
The third annual Bookin’ For Lookin’ road race will take place on Sunday, April 19th, in Newtown, at 8:30am. Bookin’ For Lookin’ encourages runners of all ages to “book it” for the important cause of preventing blindness. Last year, over 250 participants from all over the greater Philadelphia area ran in the 8 Miler, 5K, and Kids Dash. This year they’re adding a Kids 1 Mile Fun Run and Kids Marathon Challenge.
Four outstanding young musicians, including the winner of the prestigious Bart Pitman Piano/Organ Scholarship, will perform Thursday, March 19th at The Thompson Memorial Presbyterian Church in New Hope (PA.) The annual Young Performers Concert, sponsored by the Delaware Valley Music Club, normally features two prizewinners: the Bart Pitman scholarship recipient, plus the winner of Bucks County Symphony’s Youth Concerto competition. This year, however, the exceptionally high caliber of the Bucks County musicians caused both the winner and runners-up to be included in the Young Performers Concert.
Eighth Annual Bucks County Autism Support Coalition Autism Conference on March 28 in Doylestown features three distinguished speakers
Parents of autistic children, teenagers, and young adults know how difficult it can be to figure out the intricate puzzle of the educational, emotional, sociological and psychological needs of their sons and daughters with autism. So this is a golden opportunity for these mothers and fathers, as well as local educators and specialists, to have someone with a caring heart as well as years of experience to be able to decipher a seemingly unbreakable code.
On Saturday March 21st from 10:00am to 2:00pm, the public is invited to a workshop led by Melanie Douty Snipes at Makefield Friends Meetinghouse, 877 Dolington Road, Newtown.
The Philadelphia Modifiers Street Rod Club recently awarded two scholarships of $1000 each to Steve Basset and Levi Clemmer. The awards were based on their achievements and commitment to pursue a career in the automotive industry. The award was made in memory of the late Russell Sift, a member of the club.
Allen Childs has decided to step down as Executive Director, CEO of Bucks County Opportunity Council (BCOC) effective June 15th, 2015. Under Allen’s leadership, BCOC expanded the impact of its programs serving those in poverty in Bucks County, partnered with world renowned Chef Jose Garces for a unique fundraising event, and sharpened its focus and organization structure to more effectively serve its clients.