Volume LVIMAY/JUNE 2009Number 2

Youth Appreciation Day 2009

Residents of the Masonic Children's Home were honored at the 86th annual Youth Appreciation Day on May 22 at the Masonic Village at Elizabethtown.

Following light refreshments, Virginia Migrala, Director of Children's Services, presented each of the youth from the Masonic Children's Home with medallions, certificates or plaques for their participation in various academic and extracurricular activities.

Left-right: R.W. Grand Master Stephen Gardner, graduating seniors Shawna Bratina and Jareth Wolk and Mrs. Virginia Migrala plant the ceremonial tree.

Two graduating seniors, Shawna Bratina and Jareth Wolk, were honored with special words of encouragement and graduation certificates. Both graduated from Elizabethtown Area High School and Lancaster County Career and Technical Center. A certified nursing assistant, Shawna plans to attend the Baltimore School of Massage. Jareth will attend Anthem Institute in Springfield, Pa., for Networking/Security. He has used his computer skills to help a resident at the Masonic Village.

Stephen Gardner, R.W. Grand Master, and Mrs. Migrala presented various trust fund awards to youth who exemplify the characteristics and qualities taught at the Masonic Children's Home.

The two graduates, Grand Master Gardner and Mrs. Migrala planted a tree to commemorate the occasion and to leave a living symbol of the graduating seniors' ties to the Masonic Children's Home.

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