Wolf Administration Teams Up to Support Families in Need this Holiday Season

first_img Holidays,  Human Services,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf joined state officials, government employees, and members of the National Guard for the 26th annual Holiday Wish Program gift drive in Harrisburg, which provides donated gifts to about 200 families and 100 seniors across Pennsylvania.“The holiday season can be a financially difficult time for many Pennsylvania families,” said Governor Wolf. “I am honored to join in this annual tradition with the members of my cabinet and the hundreds of state workers who participated in this generous drive.”“Commonwealth employees come together every year to make the holidays a little brighter for hundreds of Pennsylvania families,” Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas said. “Many Pennsylvania families work hard to make ends meet, and may still be struggling. The Holiday Wish program shows the true spirit of the holiday season, not only in the faces of the families who are receiving gifts, but those who are giving them.”Cabinet members and executives from the departments of Human Services, Aging, General Services, Health, Transportation, and Labor and Industry joined the National Guard to celebrate, while children from local child care providers were visited by Santa Claus.Volunteer state employees and the Pennsylvania National Guard loaded wrapped gifts into military vehicles and delivered them to participating county assistance offices for distribution to the families and individuals.The families and older adults sponsored for the event were identified through case workers at county assistance offices, a senior citizen complex serving older adults in need, and a community action agency. They list a few gifts they would like to receive, and state employees then choose to sponsor a family or individual.“We hope that these gifts bring a little bit of relief to seniors and a whole lot of joy to the children of hundreds of Pennsylvania families,” said Pennsylvania Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne. “We are so proud of and grateful for the generosity of the commonwealth employees who donated their time and demonstrated their care and concern for others”The Holiday Wish program was started in 1989 by a small group of employees from DHS, formerly known as the Department of Public Welfare. Over the years, it has grown to include hundreds of employees in several departments.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Wolf Administration Teams Up to Support Families in Need this Holiday Season December 09, 2015center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

French President Shares Lunch with Trump at G7 Summit

first_imgPresident Trump is in France for the G7 economic Summit.After arriving earlier Saturday, Trump told French President Emmanuel Macron over lunch that the US has a very good relationship with France despite their differences.Trump said the two have “a lot in common” and have been friends for a long time.Later, President Trump and the First Lady will attend an official dinner.France is hosting the annual gathering of world leaders this year at the seaside resort town of Biarritz.last_img

South West win for Sarah-Jane

first_img30 Jul 2012 South West win for Sarah-Jane Cornwall’s Sarah-Jane Boyd won the South West women’s championship at Yeovil Golf Club when she beat Somerset’s Becky Gibbs in the final. Sarah-Jane, from Truro, is also the Cornwall champion.  Meanwhile, Georgia Price (Bude) scored a double for Cornwall when she won the second flight trophy. The championship was threatened beforehand by very bad weather but head greenkeeper James Last and his team succeeded in presenting the course in fine condition. During the event there was torrential rain on the second day but squeegees were used to keep the greens playable.   Matchplay results Sammy Giles (St Mellion) beat Alex Patton (Manor House) 6/4 Katie Warren (Wrag Barn) beat Lucy Padley (Knowle) 5/3 Sarah-Jane Boyd (Truro) beat Jemima Gregson (Knowle) 2/1 Kyra Horlock (Broadstone) beat Jo Hodge (The Kendleshire) 2up Bethan Popel (Long Ashton) beat Leah Roelich (Teignmouth) 5/4 Shelby Smart (Knowle) beat Emma Tayler (Saunton) at 19th Rebecca Gibbs (Burnham & Berrow) beat Nicole Shaw (Wanstead) 2 up Jane Southcombe (Lyme Regis) beat Sophie Keech (Lyme Regis) 4/3 Quarter finals Giles beat Warren 3/2 Boyd beat Horlock 2/1 Smart beat Popel 4/2 Gibbs beat Southcombe 4/2 Semi-finals Boyd beat Giles 2 up Gibbs beat Smart 5/4 Final Boyd beat Gibbs 4/3last_img read more