Donations pile up for school supplies giveaway

The Waverly United Methodist Church is the latest organization to donate to a backpack giveaway for Waverly students scheduled for Friday.

The church's Nurture and Outreach Committee recently donated a collection of school supplies to the Susquehanna River Archaeological Society, who is hosting the event along with the Red Door Thrift Store and Coffee Shop, according to SRAC executive director Deb Twigg. Elderwood, Chemite, Shadowbox Treasures and Walmart, as well as other businesses and individuals, have also donated, Twigg said.

Backpacks filled with supplies will be given out to the first 300 Waverly students in attendance on Park Avenue between 1 and 4 p.m. Friday, according to a release from the SRAC.

In addition, Waverly teachers will run carnival games for children of any district to win additional supplies, and organizations such as Guthrie, the Red Cross, ProCare Physical, the Waverly Free Library and the Tioga County Sheriff's Department will also be on hand, according to the release. A dunking booth, bouncy house and animal petting area will also be provided Friday by Stray Haven Humane Society, the release reads.

Sheshequin Twp. seeks auditor

At their recent meeting, Sheshequin Township supervisors authorized solicitor Jonathan Foster to file a petition with the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas to appoint a township auditor.

The auditor position has been vacant since former auditor Marshall Fuller passed away last year, according to a release from Foster's office.

The township seeks interested residents who would like to serve as auditor. Any adult who has lived in the township continuously for at least one year immediately preceding his or her appointment is eligible, according to the release.

Those interested should forward a letter of interest with their qualifications to the Sheshequin Township office at 1774 North Middle Road, Ulster, PA 18850. The letters will be forwarded to the court for consideration, the release reads.

Auditors are tasked with determining the compensations for supervisors employed by the township, according to the township code. A certified public accountant audits the township's financial records, relieving township auditors of that duty, according to the release.

Sayre to join history fair for second year

The Sayre Area School District will again hold events this year to coincide with the Sayre Historical Society Museum's second annual history fair.

Participants will display their treasures from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 8 in the lawn of the South Lehigh Avenue museum, rain or shine, according to information from the museum. Old-time children's games and rag doll making and flax demonstrations will also be part of the fair, along with food from Chacona's Catering.

The historical society will also have an information table and small exhibit set up at Sayre High School, board of education member Debra Agnew said at a recent meeting.

The Redman Coaches' Wall of Fame at the Lockhart Street Bowl will be dedicated at noon that day, between two soccer games, Agnew said. The district's archives room will be open following the ceremony.