Left – Right: James Pierce, President Elect of Hawley Rotary Club; Annette Petry, Board President of Wayne Pike Adult Literacy Program; Carol Hemphill, District Governor Rotary District 7410; Melanie Tek-Visgilio, District 7410 Rotary Fdtn. Chairperson; Mary Ann Bentler
The Hawley Rotary Club Tricky Tray Event: A Night of Fun and Support for Pike County Literacy.
The Hawley Rotary Club held a Tricky Tray event at Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort On August 18. The night was filled with fine food, fellowship and, excitement as the guests competed for an assortment of prizes donated by merchants in the Wallenpaupack region. Also during the event, $4000 was presented to Annette Petry of the Wayne Pike Adult Literacy Program (WPALP). In addition, the Hawley Rotary donated $1,500, the proceeds of the Tricky Tray event, to increase their total donation to $5,500. The WPALP provides free tutoring for adults in need of educational assistance in Adult Basic Education, GED testing and for English Language Learners. It an organization of volunteer retired teachers, who travel to meet their students at public locations such as libraries, houses of worship and government buildings, close to the homes of students who have transportation issues. The WPALP is a non-profit organization, founded in 1986 and does not receive any federal or state funding, but continues its mission because of the generous donations by groups like the Hawley Rotary Club. If you need tutoring or would like to volunteer as a tutor you may contact the WPALP at 570-3233 or go to the website, www.WPALP.org.