Santarsiero announces over $2.1 million in state grants

State Rep. Steve Santarsiero, D-Bucks, recently announced the award of a $2 million grant for Pennwood Middle School, as well as a $150,000 grant for acquisition and demolition of the MR Reiter School building.

Pennsbury School District will use its $2 million to renovate and enlarge Pennwood Middle School into a high-performance building. The building, aside from an addition constructed in 1972, has had no renovations or systems replacements since it was built in 1952.

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Welcoming the Stranger receives grant from William Penn Bank Community Foundation

Welcoming the Stranger recently received a $2,000 grant from the William Penn Bank Community Foundation to support its English as a Second Language classes, which are offered at no cost to adult immigrants and refugees in Lower Bucks County and Northeast Philadelphia.

Founded in 1999, Welcoming the Stranger is a non-profit organization based in Langhorne that provides many different programs free of charge to its students. William Penn Bank is headquartered in Levittown with branch offices in Morrisville and Richboro.

Pictured are Meg Eubank (left), Executive Director, Welcoming the Stranger; and Terry Sager, President, William Penn Bank.