Annual Recognition Banquet

The Annual Recognition Banquet was held on June 15, 2017 at the Wysox Fire Hall. We were fortunate to have approximately 50 volunteer tutors, adult learners, and guests attend the event which was emceed by Wes Skillings. Guest speaker for the evening was Kim Roush, Executive Director of Tutors of Literacy in the Commonwealth (TLC). She gave a wonderful presentation in which she focused on the lifelong impact of adult education programs on tutors, students, and the community as a whole. Sadly, Kim also mentioned that her organization was going to be eliminated on June 30, 2017. She praised all volunteer tutors for their time and efforts, as well as the adult learners for their dedication and perseverance. New Program Coordinator, Aubrey Carrington, highlighted the 2016 accomplishments and gave a brief overview of the goals for 2017-2018. The volunteer tutors in attendance were honored with a gift for their hours of service. Adult learners who attended the event were given a Certificate of Recognition for their hard work & dedication. Special recognition was offered to Doug Newton, former student, who received his Bachelor’s Degree from Keystone College in May 2017! Special thanks went out to Sherry Spencer (former Program Coordinator), Vicki Vannan (Wyoming Co. Liaison/ESL Teacher), Laurie Anson (Volunteer Tutor/Office Volunteer), and Marguerite Shaner (Literacy Board Member). This event was made possible by the very generous donations from the businesses, organizations, and community members listed below:

American Legion Post 283 (Sayre)                                                                                                          Bradford County Action                                                                                                                        Bradford County Commissioners                                                                                                    Bradford County Human Services                                                                                                                  C. C. Allis & Sons                                                                                                                                          David’s Florist & More                                                                                                                                  Duane Carrington                                                                                                                                             First Citizens Community Bank                                                                                                                Flynn Energy                                                                                                                                              Formula One Feeds                                                                                                                                  McClain Stone                                                                                                                                      Meshoppen Stone                                                                                                                                  Mountain Lake Electric & Construction                                                                                                  Pickering Winery                                                                                                                                              Proctor & Gamble                                                                                                                                      Roloson Brothers Maple Syrup                                                                                                      Shedlauskas Insurance                                                                                                                            United Way of Bradford County                                                                                                              Valley Energy                                                                                                                                                        VFW Post 714 (Canton)                                                                                                                              Wyoming County Commissioners


Tutors were recognized in the following categories (from June 2016 to May 2017):

1-25 Hours of Service~ Joyce Burgart, Norma Paddock, Sherry Spencer, Barbara Swody, Richard Taubar, Mary Lou Vanderpool, and Shelley Young.

26-50 Hours of Service~ Andrew “Terry” Duvall and Mary Ann Vallilee

51-100 Hours of Service~ Sue Fahnestock, Chris Sullivan, and Suzanne Urban

101-150 Hours of Service~ Claire Borits and Adrianne VanNoy

151-200 Hours of Service~ Laurie Anson

201-250 Hours of Service~ Marie Preston