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For Immediate Release

The Cooperage Project receives Villaume Foundation Grant

Honesdale, PA – The Board of The John and Helen Villaume Foundation has announced that The Cooperage Project has been selected to receive one of the Foundation’s 2016 community grant awards.

Ryanne Jennings, Executive Director of The Cooperage Project and Board Members, Jeff George, Edward Cremo, and Kay Reynolds, on behalf of The Cooperage Project, received a check in the amount of $2,500.00 from Villaume Foundation board member, Reverend William L. Samford.

The Cooperage Project is a non-profit organization located on Main Street in Honesdale, which offers a variety of performance events, learning opportunities and promotes good works through instructive and entertaining activities that engage, challenge and enlighten people of all ages. The funds from the Villaume grant will be used to bring live theatre to The Cooperage. For more information about The Cooperage Project please visit their website at

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: Edward Cremo, The Cooperage Project Board Chair, Ryanne Jennings, Executive Director, The Cooperage Project, and Jeff George, The Cooperage Project Board Member, Reverend William L. Samford, Villaume Foundation Board Member, and Kay Reynolds, The Cooperage Project Board Member.

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