YAPA celebrates anniversary

Staff report


The Youngstown Alumnae Panhellenic Association is celebrating its 92nd year of service. Members have participated in several projects during the past year, including collecting food items for Youngstown State Univery’s student food pantry, sending personal care items to Hero Box, an organization for service women, and volunteering for the “Smart Cookie” program, which consisted of delivering baked or donated treats to YSU’s collegiate Greek women as a care package for finals week.

The group also hosted its holiday luncheon, which included a basket raffle that raised $580, a 50-50 raffle, and a new pretzel fundraiser for the scholarship endowment. Jackie Stambaugh was presented with a gift at the event for attaining lifetime membership status for 50 years of service. The scholarship endowment raised $755, the second highest total in two decades.

Donations for the luncheon were provided by Alicia Layton of Panache Salon, Akron Art Museum, Akron Zoo, Cinemark, Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History, Cleveland Metroparks and Zoo, Hopewell Theatre, Ohio Lottery Commission, Pittsburgh Steelers, Playhouse Square, Spread Eagle Tavern, Sugar Shack Too, The Andy Warhol Museum, Youngstown Playhouse, University Theatre, Cindy Cuchna, Lucy Setz, Delta Zeta members, Debbie Dory, Lynn Sorber, Cindy Wynn, Sarah Ellis, Shawna Gallagher, Suzanne Brown, Anna Masi, Mary Ellen Willmitch, Sally Winsen, Molly Maid, Zeta Tau Alpha members, Betty Jean Bahmer, Fran Brayer, Kaaren Cabraja, Anna Mae Cuchna, Patty Orenic, Kathy Pope and Phi Mu alumnae members.

YAPA’s next meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. March 5 which is International Badge Day, at the Boardman Library. The activities planned include a “Pinned in Sisterhood” event as well as a horticulture presentation from Ellen Speicher, who will speak about sunflowers, the official flower of the National Panhellenic Conference Foundation. To register, send an email to yoalumpanhel@gmail.com by Saturday. Cost is $5, which will support the scholarship endowment fund. For membership information or to obtain a form, visit www.youngstownalumnaepanhellenic.weebly.com.

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