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The local Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) recently held its 41st annual recognition luncheon at the Genetti Hotel and Conference Center, Wilkes-Barre. The program is sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne/Wyoming Counties and federally funded by the Corporation for National Service. Keynote speaker was Phillip Latella, principal, Heights-Terrace Elementary School in the Hazleton Area School District. The theme of this year’s luncheon was ‘Foster Grandparents are Souper.’ Each Foster Grandparent received a soup mug with the FGP insignia and a Walmart gift card. Special awards were presented to those individuals who have served for five, 10, 15, and 20 years. Each 15-year honoree received an FGP hooded sweatshirt. The Foster Grandparent Program is recruiting new members. To apply for the program, call Mary Lou Zerfoss or Kathy Dwyer at 822-1158 or 1-800-252-1512. Honorees of 15 years, from left: Mary Lou Zerfoss, director FGP; Shirley Murphy, Schuyler Avenue Elementary School, WVW School District; Dolores Lisowski, Luzerne County Head Start; and Kathy Dwyer, FGP coordinator.

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