Youth Groups Invited To Enter Awards Contest
Youth groups in Fulton County who have carried out projects to benefit their township in the last year are invited to enter the PSATS Youth Awards Program of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors. Four winning groups will each receive a $500 cash award and a framed certificate.
The award program is open to Boy and Girl Scout troops, 4-H clubs, school groups and civic service club youth organizations. To be eligible, all projects must involve youths in planning and implementation and must have a major impact on one or more townships of the second class (governed by a board of supervisors). Eligible projects must have been undertaken between September 1, 2012, and August 1, 2013. Mult-year, ongoing projects are also eligible as long as part of the project occurred during the contest year.
Eligible projects include such activities as community beautification, safety, recreation, voter registration, conservation and direct services to residents of the community, such as the elderly, children, the underprivileged, the handicapped and disabled, and hospitalized patients.
All contest entries must be submitted to the group’s county association of township officials, which will formally nominate the group for the award. Representatives of the state association and youth organizations will judge the entries in October. In addition to the cash prize, winners will receive coverage in their local newspapers and in the state association’s monthly magazine, the “Pennsylvania Township News.”
Entry guidelines and forms are available from the Fulton County Association of Township Officials, 13064 Timber Ridge Road, Needmore, PA 17238, Attn.: Donna J. Lynch, 717-294-6583. The deadline for submitting the completed entry forms to the county association president is August 1, 2013.