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PHOTO CAPTION-LEFT TO RIGHT: Annette Petry, Board President, and Gary D. Linton, Executive Director for Wayne Pike Adult Literacy Program, accept a check for $6,600.00 from Villaume Foundation Board Members, Dr. Paula Bennett and Jon Villaume.

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For Immediate Release

Wayne Pike Adult Literacy Program Receives Grant from Villaume Foundation

Honesdale, PA – The Board of The John and Helen Villaume Foundation announced that the Wayne Pike Adult Literacy Program was selected to receive one of the Foundation’s 2018 community grant awards. Gary D. Linton, Executive Director, and Annette Petry, Board President, on behalf of Wayne Pike Adult Literacy Program, received a check in the amount of $6,600.00 from Villaume Foundation board members, Jon Villaume and Dr. Paula Bennett.

Wayne Pike Adult Literacy Program is a non-profit organization which provides free tutoring, textbooks, and other educational assistance to over 3,500 adults in Wayne and Pike Counties since 1986. Tutoring is offered in several public locations which are close and convenient to the adults in need. For more information regarding the Wayne Pike Adult Literacy Program, please visit their website at www.WPALP.org .

The John and Helen Villaume Foundation, established by Honesdale natives John and Helen Villaume, was created 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: Annette Petry, Board President, and Gary D. Linton, Executive Director for Wayne Pike Adult Literacy Program, accept a check for $6,600.00 from Villaume Foundation Board Members, Dr. Paula Bennett and Jon Villaume.

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