PHOTO CAPTION-LEFT TO RIGHT:  Lewis J. Critelli, Villaume Foundation Board Member; Stephen Knash, President; Anthony Herzog and Paul Meagher, Co-Chairmen, Pool Restoration Committee, on behalf of Honesdale Lions Club; Paul Edwards, Villaume Foundation Board Member.

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For Immediate Release

Honesdale Lions Club receives Villaume Foundation Grant

The Board of The John and Helen Villaume Foundation has announced that the Honesdale Lions Club has been selected to receive one of the Foundation’s 2017 community grant awards.

Stephen Knash, President, Anthony Herzog and Paul Meagher, Co-Chairmen of the Pool Restoration Committee, on behalf of Honesdale Lions Club, received a check in the amount of $20,000.00 from Villaume Foundation Board Members, Lewis J. Critelli and Paul Edwards. Mr. Critelli and Mr. Edwards are also members of the Honesdale Lions Club.

Honesdale Lions Club, now in its 90th year, is one of the oldest and largest Lions Clubs in northeast Pennsylvania. The Villaume Foundation grant will be used to help repair and update the Honesdale pool which is in need of a new filtration system, new tile and crack repair and other cement work.

The John and Helen Villaume Foundation established by Honesdale natives, John and Helen Villaume, is dedicated to benefit charitable, religious, scientific, literary and educational programs within Wayne County. Since its inception, the Foundation has made awards totaling over $1,000,000.00 with Wayne Bank managing the account in the Wealth Management and Trust Services Division of Wayne Bank.

Additional information about the Foundation and grant applications may be obtained from: The John and Helen Villaume Foundation, c/o Wayne Bank Wealth Management and Trust Services Division, 717 Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431, or by phone: 570-253-8507 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PHOTO CAPTION-LEFT TO RIGHT: Lewis J. Critelli, Villaume Foundation Board Member; Stephen Knash, President; Anthony Herzog and Paul Meagher, Co-Chairmen, Pool Restoration Committee, on behalf of Honesdale Lions Club; Paul Edwards, Villaume Foundation Board Member.

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