Calkins Creamery

Upper Delaware River

HONESDALE, Penn. (July 29, 2020) -- The Michael J. Bryant Memorial Fund will award grant monies to
people with physical or developmental disabilities or nonprofit community organization projects this
spring. Established in June 2008, the Memorial Fund has distributed nearly $35,000 to local individuals
and organizations. It continues to grow with contributions from family, friends and this year’s virtual Herd the Curd 5K race, September 5-12. Administered by the Wayne County Community Foundation, this is the tenth consecutive year the Fund will award community grants. During his life, Mike overcame many problems caused by developmental disabilities, giving him a special
sensitivity to people who had such needs. He also was devoted to his community, volunteering his time to the local fire company. The purpose of this Fund is to assist Wayne County citizens, with special needs or developmental disabilities, acquire goods and/or services desirable or necessary to maximize their potential or local nonprofit organizations improve their local communities. Organizations can nominate individuals by
filling out the grant application and noting the specific need and associated costs. Examples of specific needs may include, but are not limited to, the following:
 Summer camp tuition for those with physical or developmental needs
 Specific therapy needs – i.e. therapeutic horseback riding, therapy balls
 Classroom supplies for those with physical or developmental needs
 Expenses associated with Special Olympic participation
 Expenses associated with 4-H participation for those with physical or developmental needs
 Expenses associated with independent living for a person with physical or developmental needs
 Expenses associated with specific projects that will have a positive impact on local Wayne
County communities and are led by nonprofit organizations
Return completed applications, with documented needs, to the Wayne County Community Foundation
office by Friday, August 28. The Foundation will notify winners by Friday, September 4, with a check
presentation scheduled following notification.
The Fund will reimburse organizations, rather than individuals to assure financial accountability.
Previous applicants may re-apply. Grant applications are available upon request or may be downloaded from the Wayne County Community Foundation website ( – go to the section on “Grantmaking” then “Grant Guidelines-General”). Questions about the application process can be directed to the Wayne County Community Foundation
at 570.251.9993 or .

​​​​​​​2020 Race Info

HERD THE CURD 5K Run/Walk will be completely VIRTUAL in 2020!!!!!  Same exciting swag, but you'll be racing yourself and supporting kids in need in the Wayne County area.  The shirt is SURE to be highly-sought collector's item!!!  Please keep up your support  by registering here:

More details:

Click HERE for online registration

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2018 full results: CLICK HERE
2017 full results: CLICK HERE

Here's a look at our prior winners:

2013 5k Men:Stanley Rembish 22:16

2013 5k Women: Tiffany Leventhal 22:06 record

2014 5k Men: Jason Kennedy 19:20

2014 10k Men: Sean Clark 39:33 record (old course)

2014 5k Women: Jamie Brown 22:12

2014 10k Women: Tiffany Leventhal 46:46 (old course)

2015 5k Men: Ray Derman 20:56

2015 10k Men: Jason Kennedy 40:10

2015 5k Women: Emily Bilbow 24:21

2015 10k Women: Kristin Patchell-Pellis 44:21 rec

2016 5k Men: Steven Brown 19:10

2016 10k Men: David Kennedy 46:00

2016 5k Women: Stephanie Savastano 23:52

2016 10k Women: Tiffany Leventhal 46:32

2017 5k Men: Richie Castanada 18:46 record

2017 10k Men: Anderson Granger 41:20

2017 5k: Women: Stephanie Savastano 22:59

2017 10kWomen: Tiffany Leventhal 45:09

2018 5k Men: Ray Derman 18:59

2018 5k Women: Stephanie Savastano 22:08

2018 10k Men: Jeffrey Bachak 39:52 record (new course)

2018 10k Women: Tiffany Leventhal 46:42