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HONESDALE, Penn. (March 17, 2017) -- The Michael J. Bryant Memorial Fund will award grant monies, totaling $3,835, to people with physical or developmental disabilities this spring. Established in June 2008, the Memorial Fund has distributed $14,945 to local individuals and organizations. It continues to grow with contributions from family, friends, the Herd the Curd 5K & 10K run/walk proceeds and the sales of Smoke Signal, a cheese sold by Calkins Creamery in Mike’s memory. The Fund is administered by the Wayne County Community Foundation, 214 Ninth St. Honesdale, PA 18431. This is the seventh year community grants will be awarded through this Fund.
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.
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
Return completed applications, with documented needs, to the Wayne County Community Foundation office by Friday, April 28. Applicants must be residents of Wayne County. Recipients will be notified by Friday, May 12, with a check presentation scheduled following notification. Whenever possible, 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 (www.waynefoundation.org – 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 570-499- 4299 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 Race Info
HERD THE CURD 5K Run/Walk & 10K, Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. (10K) and 9:00 a.m. (5K) @ Calkins Creamery, 288 Calkins Road, Honesdale, PA 18431
More details: www.Facebook.com/HerdTheCurd5K
Timing: Chip timing provided by Fast Finishes.Net
Fees: $20 entry fee, with t-shirt through June 1; $25 entry fee, with t-shirt, June 2 -- August 15. Race t-shirts guaranteed through August 10. $30 entry fee, (t-shirt until supplies run out) August 16 – race day. Add $5 to all fees for the 10K registration form.
Race Considerations: Earphone use is discouraged. No cell phone use or texting while running. Running with strollers or pets is discouraged because of the cross-country nature of this race. Ambulance and medical technician support will be available race day, through 10:00 a.m.
Course Description: Scenic 3.1 miles or 6.2 miles through Highland Farm. Start and finish at Calkins Creamery.
Facilities: Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at Calkins Creamery, for packet pick-up, restrooms, and event parking.
Awards: Overall Male/Female, Male/Female age group winners
Additional Information or Questions: HerdCurd@gmail.com
2016 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
2014 5k Women: Jamie Brown 22:12
2014 10k Women: Tiffany Leventhal 46:46
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 record
2016 10k Men: David Kennedy 46:00
2016 5k Women: Stephanie Savastano 23:52
2016 10k Women: Tiffany Leventhal 46:32