SPRINGFIELD—The Garden Club of Springfield recently installed new officers for the 2022-2024 club year. The new officers are Louise Sheehan, President; Jeannie Cammarota, Vice President; Becky Cary, Treasurer; and Judy Moore, admissions secretary. Maryann DeSanto, Director of District I, Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania and an active member of the Garden Club, directed the installation and envisioned a flower garden with a collection of seeds representing each officer. Seeds of focus, trust and integrity, ambition, achievement and leadership – sown together, the garden will thrive and the club will, in turn, continue to grow. She then presented each new officer with a pair of gardening gloves and a trowel to seed their garden.
The Garden Club of Springfield also recognized Jane Nyiri for her past leadership as President during her 2020-2022 tenure, which included overcoming the obstacles presented by the pandemic to keep the Garden Club moving forward. The club presented the outgoing president with a terrarium to enjoy in her home all year round.
The Garden Club of Springfield is a member of District I GCFP and National Garden Clubs, Inc.
Scanlon named 2021 Children’s Champion
Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) has been named the 2021 Champion for Children by the bipartisan advocacy group First Focus Campaign for Children. This is the second year in a row that Scanlon has received this award.
The First Focus Campaign for Children’s 2021 Legislative Scorecard ranks members of Congress on votes and legislation during the 117th Congress that prioritize the well-being of our nation’s children. The new report examines key legislation on child mental and physical health, child hunger, homelessness and poverty, treatment of immigrant children, environmental threats to children and other issues critical to meeting the needs of our children and the families who care for them. to promote .
A total of just 120 congressmen from both houses and parties were named “Champions” or “Defenders for Children” at the 117th Congress.
Philly fans invited to vote for Herr’s ‘Flavored By Philly’ chip finalists
Nobody knows the iconic flavors of Philadelphia like Philadelphians. When Pennsylvania-based Herr Food Inc. decided to create Flavored by Philly, a line of limited-time chip flavors that only Philadelphia could claim as their own, they reached out to Philadelphians to let them know what they were craving. Herr’s asked fans to submit their favorite Philadelphia-inspired flavor idea and explain why it’s worthy of being a Philly favorite.
Today, the snack company known for its innovative snack flavors announced the three Flavored by Philly flavor finalists and is asking residents to try the new chips and vote on their favorite Philly flavor to determine the winner . The three flavor finalists available as a snack starting this week include (215) Special Sauce, Long Hots & Sharp Provolone and Wiz Wit.
After receiving over 6,200 flavor ideas, former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Mike Quick, Star Fusion celebrity chef Darlene Jones, and Herr CEO Ed Herr judged the entries and narrowed them down to three finalists. Every flavor has a story, and Flavored by Philly’s flavor finalists are no exception.
“For over 76 years, my family has provided Philadelphia snack foods that are made with the finest ingredients and bursting with flavor,” said Ed Herr, Herr’s Chairman and CEO. “With our new Flavored by Philly finalists, we’re thrilled that the city of brotherly love can now enjoy an iconic Philly flavor on their favorite hometown chip.”
Through August 5, fans are invited to visit https://campaign.rtm.com/flavoredbyphilly to vote for their favorite Flavored by Philly chip*, inspired by local flavors from the Philadelphia area. The submitter of the winning flavor will win $10,000, a year’s supply of Herr’s product and a $10,000 donation to a Philadelphia nonprofit of their choice. The two runners-up flavor finalists will also each receive $1,000 and a year’s supply of Herr’s products.
Widener University recognizes students who have earned a college degree
Widener University recently awarded degrees to its graduates. The ceremonies took place on Thursday May 12th and Saturday May 14th. The university offered two in-person outdoor celebration options for graduate students who chose to attend: a drive-through ceremony on May 12, where graduates could disembark their vehicles and be recognized as they took a stage in front of the historic Old Main Administration Building and a traditional May 14 ceremony at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia.
Local alumni included: Briana Lawrence of Media, Master of Arts in Organizational Development & Leadership from the Center for Graduate & Continuing Studies; Joshua Matthew Ellow von Media, PhD in Social Work from the College of Health & Human Services; Elizabeth Malick of Media, Master of Education in Allied Health from the Center for Graduate & Continuing Studies; Dana Taub of Media, Master of Business Administration or MBA, from the School of Business Administration; Douglas Ferguson of Springfield, Doctor of Higher Education from the College of Health & Human Services; Lydia Charity DeBiase of Morton, PhD in Social Work from the College of Health & Human Services; Linda Spadaro of Springfield, Master of Science in Nursing from the School of Nursing; Carol Starr of Glen Mills, Master of Education in Counseling Education from the College of Health & Human Services; Lindsay Stoy of Garnet Valley, Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the School of Engineering; Chelsea Jones of Aston, Master of Education in Secondary Education from the College of Health & Human Services; Allison Taddei by Marcus Hook, Master of Education in Higher Education from the College of Health & Human Services; Payton Reese Filippone from Garnet Valley, Master of Social Work or MSW, from the College of Health & Human Services; Daniel Alan Weir of Garnet Valley, Master of Education in Secondary Education from the College of Health & Human Services. Visit http://widener.edu for more information.
Fathers invited to register for Fatherhood Activities Week
The Delaware County Foundation is sponsoring a week of paternity activities June 19-24. Each day has a specific purpose and all fathers are encouraged to participate. Sunday 19th June is a time to celebrate fathers. To register or learn more visit https://thenobletouch.kartra.com/page/brotherskeeper Monday June 20th is dad and kid play day wherever they are. Tuesday, June 21 will feature an important panel discussion on fathering, community participation and gun safety. All fathers are cordially invited to participate via Zoom from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. To sign up or learn more, visit https://tinyurl.com/3dpa9exy/. Wednesday, June 22nd is the Foundation’s Fatherhood Summit for fathers and service providers exploring what it means to be a father, with its challenges and joys. Further information and registration can be found at https://bit.ly/3Mbnf5c/. Thursday. June 23rd is a time for fathers to talk about their role in improving maternal care and register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sPo4F2aOT1KF-uiVHYUTvA/. On Friday, June 24th, stakeholders and providers strengthen the paternity network.
For questions and more information about this week’s paternity programs, please contact Dr. Onaje Muid, Paternity Coordinator at the Delaware County Foundation, at 215-990-1279 or email@example.com/.
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