We are hoping that the beginning of this new year has been a happy and healthy one for you and your family. As we all eagerly await our mornings growing warmer and to see flowers popping, the Greater Barryville Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) has been planning our annual Winter Warm-Up dinner.
For the past ten years, we have invited the community to gather for an evening in celebration of our neighborhood and to recognize thoughtful, service-minded students by awarding our Community Volunteer Scholarship. To date we have awarded $25,000.
The GBCC offers this annual scholarship to graduating high-school students seeking college or trade-school funds. The scholarship is based on the student’s volunteer service in our community while keeping up their grades. The GOAL is to embody the importance of being involved and supporting our community.
If you know of a qualifying student, please visit Community Volunteer Scholarship for more details. The application deadline is February 15th.
Please join our celebration on March 2nd…
We would like to invite you, along with your friends and family to our Winter Warm-Up. During which The River Reporter will award us with the “BEST” Chamber of the region, voted by their readership.
The evening will be full of delights. We will be honoring a long-standing GBCC members Ed Gavalla, Jim Akt, and Marie Devore for their commitment to the Chamber. We’ll also be tipping our hat of thanks to Jason Van Tuyl who volunteered his time and services for our Barryville triangle sign garden last summer.
Additional evening highlights will be honoring our Community Volunteer Scholarship applicants and bidding on fantastic silent auction items to help raise Scholarship funds.
Tickets to the Winter Warm-Up evening are $50.
With help from you…
We are also hoping to receive donations in the form of dollars or items for our Silent Auction to help raise Scholarship funds. Past items range from artwork, gifts certificates of services, goods, Broadway tickets, and baskets of cheer. All donations are welcomed and appreciated.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would like to discuss donations and drop-off or pick-up locations.