Commissioners Corner – July 2016

At our Commissioners meeting on June 28th we voted to provide funding through Act 13 Legacy Funds to support the Sullivan County YMCA program in hopes that more students can attend.  With this one time grant the cost per student to attend Sullivan County Y programs for a week will be $50. That’s $10 per day for a student to attend camp. The weekly day camp fee includes a small breakfast, healthy lunch and afternoon snack and field trips. Any student age 5-16 in Sullivan County is welcome to take advantage of this program.  The summer Y program also offers a weekly trip to the pool in Towanda. The camp is located at the Sullivan County Elementary school and it’s held Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4:30 and after care is available. Campers can register for one week or all remaining weeks. Each week is a different theme and we hope families will take advantage of having YMCA programs here in Sullivan County. Parents must register their child Wednesday before the week their child plans to attend. To register call Katie or Charity at 570-268-9622.
An Addiction Awareness program is being held on September 8th, 2016 at 7pm at the Sullivan County High School Auditorium.  We are cosponsoring this addiction awareness program with Sullivan/Wyoming President Judge Russell D. Surtleff. The program is being held to bring awareness of the affect addiction can have on an individual and families dealing with addiction.  Aaron Kelly, Sullivan County American Idol finalist will be opening up the night and we will have a list of speakers from all sides of the addiction problem. Anyone can become an addict. Our goal is to provide attendees with information to help them learn about the ramifications of addiction on individuals, their families and society. This national problem that is also affecting people right here in Sullivan County.  This is not just a big city problem it can affect anyone. This is becoming one of the biggest social problems of our lifetime. This crisis affects all social classes and heroin and opiates can be easily purchased on the streets of Sullivan County or the streets of Philadelphia.  Our hope is that attendees will come away with an understanding of this problem, how they can help and where they can go for help. More information will be coming as the event gets closer.  Please mark your calendars and come to this worthwhile program. Light refreshments will be served. Doors open at 6:30.
Wylie Norton
Brian Hoffman
Donna Iannone