Arnold “Dutch” Holland was one of many patients at Wayne Memorial-Good Shepherd Inpatient Rehabilitation Center who received a holiday plant during the Christmas season.
In the 1970s, the members of the Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary began distributing holiday plants and good tidings to patients.
This year, plants were gifted to hospital patients in Honesdale as well as residents of Wayne Woodlands Manor, Wayne Memorial’s long-term care home in Waymart.
Holland, 86, looked forward to enjoying his plant at home after he was discharged. Dottie Wilcox was one of the members giving out plants this year.
Valley View junior Madison Green participated in the Poetry Out Loud event at WVIA’s Sardoni Theater in Avoca.
She competed with students from across the region.
Madison and the students dramatically presented three poems by various authors to an audience of parents, teachers, students and judges.
Mike DePaola was elected president of the Susquehanna County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs for 2019.
Dave Fox was appointed vice president; Bill Clarke, treasurer; Bob Wagner, secretary; John Ord, delegate to the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs and Alt; and Lou Mebus, delegate to the PFSC.
DePaola lives near Dimock and is a member of the Silver Lake Rod and Gun Club; Fox lives near Thompson and is a member of Canawacta Rod and Gun; Clarke is from South Gibson and is an independent member of the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs; Bob Wagner, from South Montrose, is a member of the Susquehanna Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association; Ord, from Susquehanna, is a member of New Milford Rifle and Pistol; and Mebus,a member of the Susquehanna County Snowmobilers Association.
DePaola noted that the club raised $1,200 to help six local Susquehanna County schools with their Archery in the Classroom programs. Each school will receive $200.
Students involved with Archery in the Classroom benefit with improved skills, confidence, abilities and knowledge, said DePaola.
The SCFSC consists of 10 hunting clubs and outdoor organizations.