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Help PSATS Recognize Young ‘Superstars’ of Community Service

Friday June 6th, 2014

Has a youth organization completed a community service project in your township or county? Has a Scout troop helped clean up a township park or a high school group developed an environmental program for residents? Has a local 4-H club held an event for children or adults or a church youth group volunteered to help elderly residents repair their homes?

Township supervisors and county association officers can help identify and recognize such “superstars” of community service by encouraging them to enter the annual PSATS Youth Awards Contest.

The awards program recognizes the contributions youth groups make to improve the quality of life in Pennsyl­vania’s townships. Entrants in this year’s contest will vie for cash prizes of $500 each.

To be eligible, projects must have been undertaken or continued between September 1, 2013, and August 1, 2014, and must have benefited a township of the second class.

Guidelines and entry forms were mailed to townships, county associations, 4-H groups, school districts, and Scout councils in May. Additional entry forms are available here or by contacting PSATS.

Townships are encouraged to help youth groups submit their entry forms to the county association by August 1. County associations must sign off on the projects and forward the entries to PSATS by August 15.

Four winners will each receive $500 and a framed certificate, along with coverage in the Pennsylvania Township News and their local newspapers.

For more information about the contest, call Brenda Wilt at PSATS at (717) 763-0930 or email bwilt@psats.org.