Wolf Administration Teams Up to Support Families in Need this Holiday Season

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Wolf Administration Teams Up to Support Families in Need this Holiday Season December 07, 2016center_img Holidays,  Press Release Harrisburg – Today, Governor Wolf and Lieutenant Governor Stack joined cabinet members for the 27th annual Holiday Wish Program gift drive in Harrisburg, which provides donated gifts to about 200 families and 100 seniors, a total of over 900 Pennsylvanians.“I am uniquely proud of the Holiday Wish program because it shows the dedication and generosity of our state employees and reflects the best values of Pennsylvania – concern for our neighbors, generosity freely given to those who need it, and care for those among us who are in need or vulnerable,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “We should all strive to lend a helping hand to our friends, neighbors, and fellow Pennsylvanians and the holiday season is a great time to start.”Cabinet members from the departments of Human Services, Aging, General Services, Transportation, and Labor and Industry as well as representatives from additional state agencies joined the National Guard to celebrate.  Children from local child care providers were also in attendance and received a special visit from Santa Claus.Volunteer state employees and the Pennsylvania National Guard loaded wrapped gifts into military vehicles and delivered them to participating county assistance offices for distribution to the families and individuals.The families and older adults sponsored for the event were identified through case workers at county assistance offices, a senior citizen complex serving older adults in need, and a community action agency. They list a few gifts they would like to receive, and state employees then choose to sponsor a family or individual.“The holidays are really about giving more than receiving. The tremendous outpouring we’ve seen from employees around the commonwealth will make the holidays a little brighter for hundreds of Pennsylvania families,” Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas said. “I am proud to work with people who care this much and I want them to know that we all sincerely appreciate their efforts.”The Holiday Wish program was started in 1989 by a small group of employees from DHS, formerly known as the Department of Public Welfare. Over the years, it has grown to include hundreds of employees in several departments.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolflast_img read more

High School Tennis

first_imgUnfortunately, the tennis season came to an end for the Oldenburg Academy Twisters at the semi-state.  They lost 5-0 to Terre Haute South High School. Congratulations, however, to Coach Mark Wilder and his Lady Twisters for winning both the sectional and regional championships this year.  This is quite an accomplishment for the 1A Twisters who had to compete against much larger schools for the sectional and regional titles.  Good luck to the seniors on the Twisters squad as they move on to the next chapter in their career.last_img read more

AUDIO: Sunshine Stars Won’t Be Relegated – Duke Udi

first_imgRelatedAUDIO: Duke Udi Reflects On Outgone NPFL SeasonSeptember 22, 2017In “Nigeria”AUDIO: Away Win At Rivers United Thrills Duke UdiJuly 20, 2017In “Nigeria”‘Pay Me My Money’ – Duke Udi Fires Back At Ondo State GovernmentMarch 14, 2018In “Nigeria” Following recent impressive results, Sunshine Stars coach Duke Udi says he is confident the ‘Owena Waves’ will not suffer relegation from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) this season.The Akure-based team who currently play home games in Ijebu-Ode, have won 4 of their last 5 NPFL matches, including two on the road against ABS FC and Rivers United.The team which was in the dreaded relegation zone when Udi took over the reins few weeks ago, are now placed 11th on the table with 42 points after 31 matches, just three points above the drop zone.Udi, a former player at Enyimba, says his love for challenges motivated him to accept the job in the first place.“Like I used to say, now we have about 21 points to play for. We will keep gathering our points,” the former Osun United coach said. “I don’t look at the relegation battle.“I took this job because I love challenges – they make me to be stronger. When I took this job, people were complaining: ‘Why will you take this kind of job?’“But I believe Sunshine (Stars) cannot be relegated. We still have about 21 points to fight for. We will keep fighting; we are a fighting team,” Udi said.Sunshine Stars will be guests of Wikki Tourists in Bauchi in a Match Day 32 tie on Sunday.Audio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/DUKE-UDI-JULY-29.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

SERIES OF TALKS DETAILING DONEGAL’S ROLE IN WORLD WAR 1 TAKES PLACE NEXT WEEK

first_imgA series of unique and insightful talks which will discuss and highlight the impact World War 1 had on Donegal, will be chronicled in a series of talks by Monreagh Heritage Centre which takes place all over Donegal during the next two weeks.The talks will focus on the The First World War and its impact on Donegal, and it will be delivered by Steve Hunter from Monreagh Heritage Centre at venues across the county. The talks are centred around the following theme – HANDS OF HISTORY – ONE DONEGAL – MANY PASTS – ONE FUTUREThe talks offer a truly fascinating and detailed insight into the impact the war had on Donegal and the role many of its sons and daughters played in The Great War.Speakers will recall the involvement of people from Donegal in World War I and will look at the personal stories of those involved, as well as giving a broad overview of the events of World War I.The talks which are FREE to attend, start next Monday night at the Monreagh Heritage Centre in Carrigans. Below is the detailed timetable of the dates and venues.VENUES:Monreagh Heritage Centre Carrigans: Monday 8th September 7.30pm – 9.30pmDonegal Town Family Resource Centre: Tuesday 9th September 7.30pm – 9.30pmMilford & District Resource Centre: Wednesday 10th September 7.30pm – 9.30pmFinn Valley Centre Stranorlar: Monday 15th September 7.00pm – 9.00pm Ionad Teampaill Chróine Dungloe: Thursday 18th September 7.30pm – 9.30pmAs stated above admission is FREE and light refreshments will also be provided – FREE of charge.For further details phone 074 9140708 or email office@monreaghnetThis project is funded by the Hands of History Project which is supported by the European Union’s Regional Development Fund, through the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by Donegal County Council. SERIES OF TALKS DETAILING DONEGAL’S ROLE IN WORLD WAR 1 TAKES PLACE NEXT WEEK was last modified: September 4th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:FeaturesHeritage CentrenewsNoticesTalksWorld War 1last_img read more