Marian community recognizes benefactors
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Some of the benefactors recognized at Marian Catholic High School recently include, from left, James Kennedy, Berger Car Dealerships, Hazleton; Barbara Novotny Waller, a Vice-President at FCSLA; Carolyn M. Bazik, financial secretary/treasurer of the Junior Branch #46 and national editor of the "Fraternally Yours" monthly magazine; Veronica Bazik, president of the Senior Branch #140 & #46; Louise Dunstan, financial secretary/treasurer of the Senior Branch #140 & #46; Mary E. Ciganek, vice-president of the local branch #140 & #46; Sister Bernard Agnes, IHM, principal of Marian High School; and Jerome Palko, representative of Berger Construction, Freeland.
Marian High School recently recognized some of their recent benefactors of the school community during Catholic Schools Week.
On a day the school recognized the theme of "Faith. Academics. Service In Our Community" Marian's Community Mass was celebrated by Rev. George Winne, former director of Spiritual Activities of Marian High School.
Guest benefactors were recognized at the Liturgy for their generosity to Marian.
The First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association recently donated funds to the school community to purchase new theology booklets for the students, while Berger Car Dealerships, Hazleton, and Berger Construction, Freeland, participate in the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program. This is an innovative program, which allows a business to take tax dollars that it already pays to the state of Pennsylvania and redirect them to a scholarship organization like Marian High School that the business may wish to support.
A reception for the benefactors was held following the Mass.