The Van Wyck News
|Volume 5 Number 2
||A Voice for Freedom||
7 March 2013
Back row from left: Jane Massey, President, Betty Broome, Vice President, J.R. Wilt, Dennis Wiese, Gene Reinhardt. Front Row from left: Ollie Bass, Jan Blainey, Eloise Williams, Linda Vaughan, Treasurer. Absent from the picture: Herb Blainey, Jimmy Fox.
Community Development Club Presents Awards
The Van Wyck Community Development Club held its annual Recognition Dinner on 2 March 2013 at the Community Building. Current officers are Jane Massey, President, Betty Broome, Vice President, Jan Blainey, Secretary and Linda Vaughan, Treasurer. Service Awards were presented to Eloise Williams, retiring Secretary and Dennis Wiese, retiring Vice President. Volunteer of the Year Awards were presented to Jan and Herb Blainey. Jan is both retiring and current Secretary and she and Herb take care of the building rental, which is a major source of income for the club. Volunteer of the Year Awards were also presented to Gene Reinhardt and Jimmy Fox. Gene organizes many of the charitable activities sponsored by the club and is heavily involved in all aspects of the Club's activities. Jimmy organizes the scholarships presented to outstanding Indian Land High School seniors each year. J.R. Wilt received a Special Recognition Award. Jack has published the Van Wyck News with news of the Club's activities since 2009 and also serves as the CrimeWatch communications contact. The Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Ollie Bass, Club President for the last four years, organizer and driving force behind the Christmas Parade and the Thursday Night Bluegrass series. Ollie akso cuts the grass, cooks, designs flyers, fixed the Van Wyck Mining Company children's activity, maintains the signboard out front and is involved in everything the Club does. The dinner itself was everyone's favorite, with the Club providing roast beef, roast pork and chicken wings and the members each brought something good.
Easter Egg Hunt
The Van Wyck Women's Club is sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunt in the Community Development Center on Sunday 24 March 2013 at 2:30 PM. Fun, games and goodies for children of all ages followed by an Easter Egg Hunt on the grounds for plastic eggs filled with goodies. Children do well to bring an Easter Basket, plastic bag or other container.
BluegrassThe Community Development Club will sponsor Bluegrass at the Community Building on Thursday 7 March from 7 PM to 9:30 PM. Admission is free and soup is free also as long as it lasts. Refreshments are for sale and donations are gratefully accepted. Flyer.
MeetingsCrimeWatch meets at 7:00 PM and the Community Development Club meets at 7:30 PM in the Community Building on Tuesday, 5 March 2013.
Feeding the HungryDonations to Lancaster County food programs have fallen off recently. The recession increases the number of people facing hunger and the need for food. The Van Wyck Press is happy to transport food to the agencies serving the needy in Lancaster. If you have food that you would like to donate and would like us to transport it for you, let me know.