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Namedropper 11/29/2018

November 29, 2018
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Namedropper 11/29/2018

Harford Fair

celebration held

Harford Agricultural Society president Michael Kowalewski thanked the Harford Fair directors, office staff and all other departments for making the 2018 fair a success during the annual Harford Fair Banquet at the Montrose Bible Conference.

More than 57,000 people attended the fair and $16,235 was donated to Interfaith of Susquehanna County to help those devastated by the flooding in August, he noted during the Oct. 1 banquet.

Cindy Beeman from Interfaith thanked the fair for the partnership that will help the community.

Harford Fair Secretary Abby Cook welcomed special guests and thanked her office staff, Cindy Warren, Holly Klim, Ellen Madison, Elizabeth and Melissa Davidson and Jennifer Bennett. Cook also awarded the first-place People’s Choice Award in the youth board’s vendor beautification contest to Atlanta Gaynor of Murry’s Coffee Shop.

Youth board President Dana Nunemacher discussed the accomplishments of the board, including the Farmer for a Day and working alongside

the directors at the fairgrounds.

Harford Fair Queen, Hannah Decker, said 2018 was “the best year yet” and noted she enjoyed talking to children at the fair who think she is a princess.

Kowalewski also presented 14 individual $1,000 Harford Fair scholarships to youth that have participated in the fair during

the banquet. Recipients include Amanda Gawel, Clarks Summit, a pre-physician’s assistant studies major at Marywood University; Mikhala Griemsmann, New Milford, biology major at the University of Scranton; Rachel Johnson, Factoryville, business management major at Penn State University; Brooke Marvin, Susquehanna, DDPN with nursing major at LeMoyne College; Leah Noldy, Scott Twp.; bioengineering major at Lehigh University; Leah O’falt, Montrose, business administration, human resources and communications major at Liberty College; Lydia O’falt, Montrose, secondary social studies education major at Geneva College; Stephanie Ostir, Clifford Twp., pharmacy major at Wilkes University; Benjamin Pettyjohn, Montrose, criminal justice major at Bob Jones University; Jessie Purdum, New Milford, nursing major at SUNY Broome; Jamie Supancik, New Milford, early childhood education major at Penn State University; Zebulun Swartley, Montrose, chemical engineering major at Penn State University; Elizabeth Treat, Falls, Bible/theology/intercultural studies major at Bethany Global University; and Hunter Watkins, Springville, sports nutrition major at Mansfield University.

Money for the scholarships came from the fair’s annual pie and cake auction, woodcarving auction and glassblowing auction.

The 2019 Harford Fair is scheduled for Aug. 19 to 24.

High notes

Ancient Order of Hibernians, Monsignor William Farrell, Division 2, Lackawanna County Vice President Frank Burnett served as the master of ceremonies during the group’s dinner on the eve of Veterans Day.

During the evening, which began with Mass at St. Rose Church in Carbondale and followed by dinner at the Trinity Club, the many veterans of the brotherhood received the order’s special lapel pin: Honoring Our Heros.

Brother Michael Rogan, Army from JFK, Division 1, Scranton, had the honor of pinning the veterans. AOH PA State President Joe Hosie and division President Jeff Sears assisted Rogan.

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