Free copies of the 2002 Pennsylvania Fairs Guide are now available from the Greenville and Vernon Township offices of state Rep. Rod Wilt of Greenville, R-17th.
Published by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, the guide lists dates, locations and contact persons for more than 100 agricultural fairs and events scheduled this summer and fall in Pennsylvania, including the Crawford County Fair, Aug. 19-24, and the Stoneboro Fair, Aug. 29-Sept. 2.
For a free copy of the guide, call toll-free (800) 457-2040. Information on the fairs and events is also available from the state agriculture department by visiting their Web site at www.pda.state.pa.us.
Nurse receives award
Elaine Schuster, a licensed practical nurse at the State Regional Correctional Facility, was among 11 state corrections employees designated to receive the outstanding performance award from the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.
The awards ceremony was last week in Lancaster County as part of Pennsylvania Corrections Employee Week.
Lawrence County was recognized for doing its part to recycle. State Rep. Chris Sainato of New Castle, D-9th said the county will receive $6,769 from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's recycling performance grant for recycling done in 2000.
The amount is based on total tons recycled and the county's overall recycling rate, he said. Statewide, the goal is to recycle 35 percent of all municipal waste by 2003, Sainato added. In 2000, Pennsylvanians recycled more than 32 percent of the waste they generated.
XCONTRIBUTORS: Laure Cioffi, Vindicator New Castle Bureau, and Peter H. Milliken, staff writer.