Briefs…

Colonists host Christmas party

Kanoagoa Chapter Daughters of the American Colonists and General Joseph Warren Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution held their annual Christmas party at the Conewango Club on Dec. 7. They were joined by members of the Ft. LeBeouf Chapter from Erie.

Lucinda Miller, DAC regent, had the devotions before lunch. Ed Burris of the Veteran’s Administration gave a very informative talk and answered many questions.

Following lunch, a musical group composed of Becky Darbee on the flute, Margie Lewis, fiddle, Sherrie Griffith, fiddle, and Bob Carlson, guitar entertained with several selections. Bob also sang his version of “Up On The Rooftop” and “I Just Go Nuts At Christmas.”

Two door prizes were awarded to Linda Ramineau from the Warren chapter and Beverly Ballog from Ft. LeBeouf. Twenty-five ladies attended.

Year-end giving opportunities through Community Foundation

With the end of 2017 fast approaching, many people who considered making a charitable donation are wondering if there is still time to act.

For donations payable by check and mailed to the organization, the postmark on the envelope is the official date of the contribution for tax purposes. Donations delivered in person are effective on the date the organization receives them. For other gifts, it is best to consult a professional tax advisor.

More than 100 charitable organizations serve the people of Warren County. A gift at year-end can benefit the organizations and the people they help. Direct contributions provide immediate support. For gifts that make a lasting impact, the Community Foundation of Warren County offers a way to make a gift now that will provide support for years to come. Contact John Lasher at (814) 726-9553 for more information about making year-end gifts designated for particular charities in Warren County.

Scholarship update from the Community Foundation

All scholarship checks for the second semester were mailed to schools early in December. If a student account does not reflect the scholarship, contact the school to see if payment was received. If confirmation is required, contact the Community Foundation so they can follow up on their receipt of the payment.

First semester grades are required for students who wish to renew their scholarships, along with completion of a renewal application. Renewal instructions will be e-mailed in January to students who currently receive a Foundation scholarship.

More information about the updated online scholarship application will be distributed through the Warren County School District when the new application is launched later in January. After the first year of accepting only online applications, the Community Foundation is making some changes to streamline the process, making it easier for students (and parents), to complete the application.

The new and renewal applications will be available at the Community Foundation website: cfowc.org.

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