The York Suburban Education Foundation would like to thank and celebrate the incredible response it received on April 12 when it held its Fifth Annual Celebration of Academic Excellence at the Historical Society Museum in downtown York.

This year's Celebration of Academic Excellence event raised more than $45,000. This would not have been possible without the generosity and support from York Suburban families, staff and friends, including the Glatfelter Insurance Group, the Turybury family, Coni Wolf, the Grumbacher family, the Reinecker family, Emily and Chris Clark, Foster's Flower Shop, Penn Waste Inc., Persnickety Invitation Studio, Print-O-Stat Inc., Cathy and Keith Shaffer, Shipley Energy, Stock and Leader and Victor's Italian Restaurant.

The funds raised that evening will be used to fund future YSEF grant requests and allow for continued growth of the Foundation's Endowment Fund.

The YSEF would also like to thank Julie Stover, reading specialist at East York Elementary, and Lisa Acquaviva, emotional support teacher at the York Suburban Middle School. Ms. Stover and Ms. Acquaviva spoke about the grants they have received and the impact these grants have made on their students.

And finally, I would like to thank the incredible committee: Marcy Almoney, Amanda Devers, Lauren Farah, Sara Hunt, Sarah Reinecker, Marie Sindicich, David Turybury, Kristine Wasilewski, Neil Weaver and Gretchen Williams.

The York Suburban Education Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization that provides funding for innovative programs that enhance the educational experience and fosters continued academic excellence for York Suburban School District students.

Thank you again to the York Suburban community. We appreciate your continued support.

WENDY BERG

Committee chair

York Suburban Education Foundation

GOP COMMITTEE

Let elected members choose chair

The York County Republican Committee is the most local form of representative government in York County. That is why a group of us decided to take action. We got on the ballot, recruited write-ins and got out the vote. Many of us were elected to the committee. Thank you for your vote.

However, the duly elected committee people may not have the chance to make their voices heard. The bylaws of the Republican committee allow the incumbent chairman to appoint people to vacant committee positions. No problem with that.

However, the chairman is allowed to appoint these people before the elected committee people vote for their chairman. So, in theory, the chairman could appoint people to the committee who in turn will vote for that person as chairman. That is the definition of cronyism.

We are asking Chairman Bob Wilson to not appoint any committee people before we vote for chairman. Let the elected committee people choose their chairman.

ALLISON BLEW

Windsor

EAST BERLIN

Thanks for concert support

A joyous thank you to all who made the May 4 concert at Trinity Lutheran Church in East Berlin such an uplifting and entertaining experience.

The opening concert by the East Berlin Community Choir began a week of excellent festivities for the 250th Anniversary celebration of East Berlin Borough.

Forty-three singers, under the artistic direction of Jane Johnston, accompanied by Kay Guise, Allison Kunkel, Karen Wire and Ivan Frantz Jr., wowed the overflow crowd for an hour.

Thank you, accompanists, for your skill; singers, for the hours of rehearsals; and Trinity Lutheran Church, for the use of the nave and instruments.

A special, heartfelt thanks to Jane Johnston for her skill in selecting the excellent music and vigorous directing.

Singers interested in joining the community choir may contact Jane at janej44@aol.com.

The choir is planning another concert in the near future.

KAREN WIRE

Organist

Trinity Lutheran Church