Doylestown Retirement Village presents $27,000 to teen catering staff

DOYLESTOWN, Pennsylvania – The Pine Run Villagers Association recently held its first-ever scholarship and reception ceremony to present $1,500 scholarships to 18 high school students employed in the Pine Run Food Services Department Run Retirement Community.

Associates, their families and villagers attended the event on June 14 at Pine Run to celebrate and honor the youth. The Pine Run Villager Association had organized a special fundraising effort to raise funds to fund the scholarships. Students honored hail from high schools including Central Bucks East, Central Bucks West, Central Bucks South and Pennridge.

“Pine Run villagers so appreciate our young associates who work in our dining halls and kitchens,” said Jim Eisdon, president of the Pine Run Villagers Association. “Many servers and kitchen staff are with us through their high school years. We wanted to recognize them for their service and encourage and support them in pursuing their educational goals. We also want to recognize the Pine Run Scholarship Committee and its members Lou White, (Chair), Kay Winters, Bill Lieser, Bill Newmann, Pat Schwartz and Wistar Silver for their hard work and dedication in making this event a success.”

“We are so grateful to the Pine Run Villagers Association for supporting our associates,” said Pine Run Executive Director Maria Santangelo. “The intergenerational interaction that occurs every day at Pine Run is just one of the many things that make Pine Run a special place to live and work for our villagers and associates. This new tradition adds to the many events and programs designed to support our associates and demonstrate the Villagers Association’s commitment to our elders as they begin the next phase of their education.”

To be eligible, associates had to have worked 350 hours in the past year, demonstrate post-secondary projects and be an employee in good standing. Each eligible associate interested in this scholarship opportunity submitted two essays to the Pine Run Villager Association discussing their career goals and how working at Pine Run will help them achieve those goals.

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