Spirit(s) Night raises $1,800 for Strong & Healthy Families

Many thanks to the patrons and volunteer bartenders who made Spirit(s) Night such a success!

The event, cosponsored by PMEF and the Penn Manor Alumni Association,
was held January 28 at Bert’s Bottle Shop. An array of “celebrity” bartenders from Penn Manor past and present served patrons, and all bar tips benefited the Foundation’s Strong & Healthy Families initiative.

Established in 2016, S&HF provides assistance to Penn Manor families facing financial, emotional and physical difficulties.

This past year, grants included $5,500 for uniforms, tools, equipment and supplies for Penn Manor students attending Lancaster Career & Technology Center programs; $2,500 to help students pay fees for SATs and advanced-placement tests to earn college credits; and $1,000 to pay for credit-recovery courses to help students graduate.

In addition, a $1,000 grant went to support Samaritan Counseling Center’s Teen Hope program, which provides mental health screenings to all Penn Manor ninth-graders; and a $1,300 grant funded a Literacy Outreach program that brings books and other materials to children in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods.

Thanks again to all who made Spirit(s) Night so much fun!

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