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Family Fun with Farrell is a “don’t miss” afternoon on Saturday January 23rd from 2-4pm held at the Vineyard Center; 761 Terrace Street in Honesdale.
Bounce houses, games and a dessert bar will excite kids of all ages and a musical concert with the antics of John Farrell will be a sure entertainment hit!!
The Honesdale High School Interact Club will be hosting this fundraiser which will benefit local as well as global service projects, specifically the Wayne Highlands Elementary KidsCare program and Polio Plus.
Tickets are $8.00 online OR $10 at the door for the first child and additional family member’s tickets are only $6. Donations and sponsorship opportunities are still available by calling Brian Fulp at 570-309-7860 or Karen Houshultz at 570-470-3117. Activity time is set for 2pm with Farrell’s concert starting at 3pm… bring the entire family; you won’t be disappointed.
For more information about Honesdale High School Interact contact Brian Fulp at 570-309-7860 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
(Honesdale, April 15, 2015)…Is that the word “poop” in the headline? Yes! It’s moose poop, small freeze dried oval nuggets that Honesdale High School’s Interact Club is selling to raise money to fight polio worldwide. The club, part of Rotary International, is launching its 1st Annual Moose Poop Palooza on May 9th during National Train Day events in Honesdale.
Poop Palooza is literally a poop launch game to help Interact students make a difference in the world and here in Honesdale. The freeze dried moose poop, collected in Canada, is used for jewelry, souvenirs, festivals and fun. Here’s how Poop Palooza works: Moose poops will be numbered 1-1000. Pick a number and buy a moose poop chance for $5 or six for $25. On May 9th, the poop will be dropped from the RE/MAX Wayne Hot Air Balloon downtown Honesdale onto a target below. The 15 poop pieces closest to a target on the ground will win cash prizes of $500, $250, $100 or one of 12 additional donated gift baskets worth $20 each or more from local businesses.
You can buy your numbered poop chances at Stephens Pharmacy, Camp Umpy’s Bagels, Apple Day Spa or from any Interact student.
The Moose Poop Palooza benefits the club’s Purple Pinky Project, a globally recognized fundraiser that aids Rotary International’s Polio Plus campaign to eradicate polio from the planet. Rotary, along with the World Health Organization and other partners, has reduced polio cases by 99 percent worldwide since it first began vaccinating children in 1979. When they’re vaccinated, children in many third world countries have their pinkies dyed purple to prove they’ve been vaccinated.
Moose Poop Palooza will also help raise monies for Interact’s Kids’ Care (Little Buddy) Program, where high school students work with elementary school children at Lakeside and Stourbridge Schools. The older students act as role models and “buddies.” Activities include recreational events, arts and crafts and outings.
“As ridiculous as it sounds, this moose poop fundraiser will help many kids, not only locally, but on a large global scale,” says Interact Vice President and Honesdale High School senior Mark Grandinetti, “Pick up your very own number now! This is one activity that won’t stink!”
Want to help sponsor the event? We are now accepting gift baskets- contact Brian Fulp at 570-309-7860 for information about providing baskets or how to buy moose poop!
(Honesdale, December 11, 2013)…What do Katmandu, El Salvador, Romania and more than 40 other countries have in common with Honesdale, Pennsylvania, USA? They all have Interact clubs who are participating in a Rotary International Video contest. The grand prize is $500 to be used toward a club service project. Honesdale High School’s Interact club has many service projects, including “Kids Care,” a mentoring program between high school students and elementary students in the Wayne Highlands School District.
“We would love to represent our Interact club at the International level and bring attention to Honesdale and our projects,” said Interact Treasurer and Honesdale High School (HHS) senior Gustin Reynolds. “It’s important to vote every day until the contest ends,” he added.
To vote, log into Facebook, search for Rotary Interact and vote for Honesdale High School’s video. Votes will be counted until December 19th.
For their video, the HHS Interact club chose one of two designated themes, “The Ripple Effect” or “how your club’s actions have led to positive changes in your community and beyond.”
The top eight rated videos will move to a second round where a panel of judges at the International level will choose the grand prize winner.
“This video reflects a great group of kids who have really made a difference in hundreds of lives,” said Brian Fulp, a Rotarian and HHS Interact advisor. “Not only do they make a difference year after year locally, they also support Rotary’s Polio Eradication Program on an international level with their Purple Pinky project fundraisers. Working with them is very rewarding.”
Interact is the junior version of Rotary with members from ages 12-18. HHS has had an active Interact club for five years.
Photo: Making the Ripple Effect video for an International Rotary video contest are Honesdale High School Interact members, seated left to right: David Kirk, Catlin Mohrmann, Gustin Reynolds, Mark Grandinetti and Hunter Stephens. At the camera are Max Kowalczyk and Mackenzie Dirlam.