People to People basket party Saturday at PK Hill

A fundraiser for a local student who will be traveling to Western Canada as a People to People student ambassador will be held later this month at PK Hill in Comstock.

The basket party will benefit Sadie Sheldrick, a fifth grade student at Whitehall Elementary School who will travel to the Canadian west as a People to People student ambassador this summer.

The event will be held on Saturday, April 13, at PK Hill on Route 22 in Comstock. Doors will open at 11 a.m. and drawings will begin at 1 p.m.

The basket party is being organized by family and friends to help Sheldrick pay for her trip.

Sheldrick will join a delegation of students this summer on a 12-day educational program that will travel through the providence of British Columbia making stops in Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, as well as Banff and Calgary in Alberta.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower founded People to People, which has become one of the world’s most recognizable education travel programs.

In order to become an ambassador students need to receive a nomination, be interviewed and attend training sessions. They also have to find a way to pay for the trip.

Sheldrick has been collecting bottles and cans, recycling cell phones, and reaching out to local businesses. The basket party will be a continuation of those efforts. So far more than a 100 baskets have been donated for this event.

Admission to the basket party is $5 and includes a sheet of tickets; additional tickets will be available for $2. There will be raffles, lunch and refreshments available.

For more information, contact Cathy at 499-2397.

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Times in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , , ,

Washington County Fair Aug. 22-28

Jaxon Beebe, of Granville (2)

By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Holy smokes! It’s fair time! With an attendance of 120,000 annually, the Washington […]

County seeks PILOT for new solar projects

county board of supervisors

By Dan King The Washington County Board of Supervisors wants Borrego Solar to pay some money for its solar project […]

Granville ends solar tax breaks

Solar front

By Krystle S. Morey Granville has opted out of the state’s solar tax exemption, which means solar installations being built […]

‘Go Horde’ signs paint town blue, gold

pond

By Krystle S. Morey Many may have noticed the dozens of “Go Horde” banners that have popped up around Granville […]

Classifieds 08/17/16

Lakes Region Freepress – 08/12/16

Lakes Classifieds – 08/12/16

Northshire Freepress – 08/12/16

Weekender – 08/12/16

North Country Freepress – 08/12/16

Whitehall, Granville seek crossover game

20160810_085459

By Dan King After a 10-year hiatus, the Whitehall-Granville football rivalry could make a comeback this year. Whitehall athletic director […]

Torres: ‘I’m just glad it’s over’

football-2

By Krystle S. Morey After nearly two months of back-and-forth uncertainty, the Torres brothers, Mario and Aaron, are back on […]