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Last Call for Human Services Award Nominations

Last Call for Human Services Award Nominations

The Monroe County Federation of Social Workers (“FSW”) is seeking nominations for their ninth annual Human Services Worker of the Year Awards. Nominations are being sought from individuals in the Greater Rochester community to recognize individuals and organizations that have made exceptional contributions of service, in these seven categories:

'Angel Walk' honors five Fairport teens

In Fairport on Friday evening, a walk to honor five "angels" was held...

The Angel Walk is held every year in memory of Bailey Goodman, Hannah Congdon, Meredith McClure, Sara Monnat and Katie Shirley. Those five girls were killed in a crash in 2007, just days after they graduated from Fairport High School.

Proceeds from Friday's three-mile walk benefit the Joey fund which helps families of Fairport students recently affected by a disaster, crisis or other situation. We spoke with Mike Goodman, who is the father of Bailey Goodman and an organizer of this walk. We asked him what words of encouragement he had for the family of the victims of another tragic crash in Wheatland.

Perinton man recognized by military for bravery

A local man was honored on Friday after officials say he went beyond the call of duty to rescue an injured soldier.

National Guard Sergeant Joshua Young, of Perinton, received the Bronze Star Medal for Valor from National Guard officials at the Scotia-Glenville Armed Forces Reserve Center in Glenville.

Officials say Sergeant Young was honored for his actions during a mission in March of 2012 in Afghanistan. The objective of that mission was to destroy a strategic wall. At one point during the mission, officials say another platoon sergeant was injured during an explosion caused by enemy fighters.

The U.S. Army says Young assisted that sergeant to safety while the platoon was still under fire. Sergeant Young then returned to the battlefield and assisted his platoon to complete the mission.

Governor Andrew Cuomo also praised Sergeant Young's actions in a written statement.

Brenton Jacob Memorial Fund presents Brenton Bomber Classic Softball Game and Home Run Derby

The Brenton Jacob Memorial Fund is presenting the Brenton Bomber Classic Softball game and Home Run Derby Fundraiser

The fundraiser will be Saturday July 20 at 11:00a.m at the East Rochester School Athletic Field

The home derby will start at 11:00a.m. and the softball game will follow.

This event pays tribute to Brenton “BJ” Jacob, 2004 ERHS graduate  and St. Jerome's parishioner, who passed away unexpectedly from acute pneumonia on June 11, 2012.

Proceeds go to help alleviate costs for East Rochester families whose children want to participate in community youth sports programs but cannot due to registration fees. This assistance will be provided through the East Rochester Resource Center.


DiBella's Subs raises funds for Make-A-Wish

DiBella's Old Fashioned Subs is holding a company-wide fundraiser this month to give back to local charities.

If you go to any DiBella's location between now and the end of the month, you can donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Western New York.

This is the second year for this fundraiser.  DiBella's has locations in Brighton, Perinton, Greece, Henrietta, Irondequoit, Penfield and Rochester.

Golf tournament offers bone marrow drive, supports local charities

Golf tournament offers bone marrow drive, supports local charities

The Monroe County Federation of Social Workers (“FSW”) will hold its eighth annual golf tournament on Monday, July 29 beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Greystone Golf Club. Proceeds from the golf tournament will be donated to two local charities and a scholarship fund: Alyssa’s Angels, Christopher’s Challenge, and the Ed Grabowski-Dina Finn Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Date for Fairport Music and Food Festival set for Aug. 24

The ninth annual Fairport Music and Food Festival to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24 in the area of Liftbridge Lane.

So far, the event has raised $512,849 for the hospital from ticket sales and other proceeds from  the day-long event featuring live music from local and national bands, kids' activities, and of course, food.

To volunteer or be a festival sponsor, contact Rob Burch at: Rsburch@rochester.rr.com, 703-0957; or Andy McDermott at amcderm1@rochester.rr.com, 370-3831. More info is also available at www.fairportmusicfestival.com.

Courtesy: Fairport-ERPost.com