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Foster Grandparents Honored For Five Years Of Service

November 9, 2018

Foster Grandparents Honored For Five Years Of Service

The Foster Grandparent Program held its 46th anniversary and recognition luncheon at A Touch of Class Catering, and honored 13 Foster Grandparents for five years of service in the program. Each honoree received an FGP 5-year Pin in a crystal, engraved case. Five year honorees, first row, from left, are Patricia Herring, Luzerne County Head Start, Nanticoke; Francis Policare, South Wilkes-Barre Child Development Council; Maureen Carey, Pittston Area School District; Anna Mae Fiore, Hazleton Area School District; Barbara Koch, Greater Nanticoke Area School District; and Patty Spaguolo, Wilkes-Barre Area School District. Second row: Mary Lou Zerfoss, FGP director; Rose Marie Shewack, Hazleton Area School District; Peggy Rebarchak, Hazleton Area School District; Jean White, Wilkes-Barre Area School District; Beverly Kuprionas, Luzerne County Head Start, Wilkes-Barre; Sally Miller, Wilkes-Barre Area School District; Elizabeth Smith, Child Development Council, Nesbitt Center; Lois Sugarman, Hazleton Area School District; Kathy Zgagowski, FGP field coordinator; and Renee Wilson, Mature Worker Program. The program is recruiting new Foster Grandparents. Pre-service orientation will take place in Wilkes-Barre the week of Nov. 12 and in Hazleton after the New Year. For information on potential placements, program benefits, and to schedule an in-person interview, call Zgagowski or Zerfoss at 570-822-1158 or 1-800-252-1512. Foster Grandparents are those individuals age 55 or older, who meet income eligibility criteria and possess a desire to work with at-risk children. For 20 hours per week of service they are entitled to many benefits including monetary compensation.

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