The Guardians of the National Cemetery in Washington Crossing, the volunteer organization which provides for the honorable funeral service and burial of eligible veterans, will hold their Oxford Valley Golf Club Classic on Wednesday, September 10th at Oxford Valley Golf Course, 141 S. Oxford Valley Road, Fairless Hills. The Washington Crossing Honor Guard detail of the Guardians provides a supplementary ceremonial rifle squad salute at each veteran’s internment service to enhance the Military Funeral Honors provided by the military services.
The 9/11 Heroes Run 5K & One-Mile Fun Run/Walk will be held on Sunday, September 7th, 2:00pm, at Fonthill Park, Court Street, in Doylestown. This year the 9/11 Heroes Run will recognize and benefit the IM ABLE Foundation, whose mission is to remove obstacles that prevent people affected by disabilities from being physically active by providing grants, resources, fitness opportunities and motivation.
Thirty members of the 85-voice Bucks County Women’s Chorus recently took their music overseas during an eight-day performance tour to Northern Italy.
Woods and Tabor Family Services, two prominent regional not-for-profit human services organizations have entered into an affiliation agreement with Tabor functioning as an affiliated subsidiary of Woods. This partnership brings together organizations with a history dating over 100 years each of providing innovative and high-quality supports and services for individuals and their families. The tenet at the center of their missions is providing people with the supports they need for self-determination, independence and a fulfilling life.
The Bucks County Association for the Education of Young Children (BCAEYC) has announced the theme of its 26th annual fall conference. On Saturday, October 4th, early childhood educators will be attending, “Keep the Ball Bouncing – Healthy Minds and Bodies in Early Childhood Education” at Bucks County Community College in Newtown.
Pearl S. Buck International recognized two outstanding board members at their June 20th meeting of the Board of Directors.
Seven wheelchair-bound seniors from Neshaminy Manor in Warrington were treated to a day of Phillies baseball at Citizens Bank Park, complete with hot dogs and cheese steaks, thanks to local charity Twilight Wish Foundation and the Phillies organization. The residents, along with their Neshaminy Manor caretakers and staff from Twilight Wish, enjoyed a great game on June 12th, as the Phillies swept the Padres in the series.
Foundations Community Partnership Board Approves $210,000 in Grant Awards Benefiting Bucks Non-Profits
Foundations Community Partnership’s Board of Directors has announced the distribution of $210,000 in grant funding to support 19 Bucks County non-profit organizations and the families they serve. The grant program is an integral part of Foundations’ mission to improve the lives of youth and their families in Bucks County. The grants included $150,000 in Bucks Innovation and Improvement Grants (BIIG), $50,000 in Capital Grants and a $10,000 Emergency Grant.
The 85th Annual Phillips’ Mill Art Exhibition Committee has announced the distinguished group of art experts who have been selected to jury this year’s show. The team of selected jurors will have the difficult task of choosing the art to be exhibited in this prestigious annual show and also deciding upon the various cash awards to be presented.
submitted By Ginny Grimsley, National Print Campaign Manager, News and Experts
In spite of the billions of dollars spent on educational reform since “A Nation at Risk” was published in 1987, more than half of America’s high school seniors are not proficient in reading, and 75% can’t do math, according to the recently released National Assessment of Educational Progress.