Briefs…

Class to lunch

The Warren High School class of 1956 will meet for lunch on Tuesday, June 20 at 1 p.m. at Applebees in Warren.

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The Warren High School Class of ’55 committee planning the 80th birthday party for class members will meet Tuesday, June 20, at Perkin’s Restaurant at 9 a.m. to discuss details for the September party. Any class member that desires to help is encouraged to attend this breakfast meeting. For further information, call Bill Massa at 723-2568.

Bridge results

Tuesday afternoon at the Allegheny Community Center, Phyllis DiFonzo came in first followed by Connie Michell. At the Woman’s Club Thursday afternoon, Linda Jensen and Marjorie Polito were first and second. Rosemary Hanson and Rita Mancuso placed first and second Thursday evening at the library.

200-year celebration for Garland Presbyterian

Garland Presbyterian Church, Garland, is celebrating its 200th anniversary June 16 through 25, including:

Monday, June 19:

6 p.m. — church open for tour. Possible discussion old-tyme music, coffee and cookies.

Wednesday, June 21:

6 p.m. — outside picnic in pavilion. Meal consists of hot dogs, drinks, salads and desserts. Skits from 1860-1880 time period. Civil War re-enactors and Rick Hernan will play the bagpipe.

Friday, June 23:

6 p.m. — church open for tour. old-tyme music, coffee and cookies.

Sunday, June 25: church service at 10:30 a.m. Barbershoppers singing, and picnic follows.

Community Foundation closing applications

More than two months after the April 7 deadline, the Community Foundation of Warren County will be shutting down the online scholarship application within the next few days. According to Executive Director John Lasher, “There has been a steep learning curve for everyone with this new process for applying to the Community Foundation for scholarships. We knew there would be challenges, but this has been more difficult for the students and for us trying to help them than we imagined.”

Currently more than 60 high school seniors have over 250 incomplete applications in the Foundation’s online system. “We have been e-mailing and calling students trying to make sure everyone who wants to apply has the opportunity to complete an application. Many of these students are not responding to our messages. At some point we have to move ahead with the selection process in fairness to the students who have applied,” Lasher noted.

If a student has begun an application there is still time to complete it before theh Foundation closes the system down and starts reviewing applications, but time is running out. “We extended the deadline because we knew there would be challenges. At this point, students who need help completing should contact us immediately. We can issue new passwords, and help them gain access to the system to complete their applications,” Lasher explained. “I encourage parents to make sure their sons and daughters have completed and submitted their applications. College is so expensive and scholarships from the Community Foundation can make a difference in the amount of debt a student accumulates during a college career.”

Lasher said the Foundation staff will continue to make phone calls over the next few days to alert students who have not completed applications that it is now or never. “We want everyone who wants to apply to have the chance to complete an application,” Lasher stated. “We are not expecting students to start new applications now; we just want to help folks complete the ones they have started.”

Students and parents are encouraged to call (814) 726-9553 or to email cfwc@westpa.net for assistance.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease

The June committee meeting for the 2017 Warren Area Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, at Kinzua Nursing and Rehab Home, 205 Water St., Warren. A light lunch will be provided. Prospective teams and individual walkers may sign up at this meeting and fundraising tips will be offered. All those interested in the Walk in any capacity are urged to attend, including sponsors, former committee members, team captains, and volunteers. The Walk is set for Saturday, September 30, 2017, at Betts Park. For more information about the Walk or the planning meeting, please call Sara Giammarise at 814-456-9200, x5103, or sgiammarise@alz.org, or Linda at 726-1199.

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