The 15th annual Masonicare at Ashlar Village Residents’ Scholarship Fund presentation was held recently in the Hartog Activity Center at Masonicare at Ashlar Village, Masonicare’s Life Plan Community on Cheshire Road in Wallingford.
Seventeen young men and women, who are either employees of Masonicare at Ashlar Village or the children of employees, were honored during the presentation. A total amount of $22,200 in scholarship funds was raised this year and distributed at the special awards ceremony. Alan Zakrzewski, Executive Director of Masonicare at Ashlar Village, offered welcoming remarks and scholarship recipients were introduced by David Gessert, Chairman of the Residential Services Board.
The young men and women receiving scholarships this year are Nicole Albert, Mason Armstrong, Jessica Baka, Stephen Fengler, Ethan Fiske, Kyle Fitzgerald, Analeigh Hutchins, Meagan Kaiser, Kaitlyn McIntyre, Mary Naccarato, Jacob Oliano, Giovani Parillo, Zachary Rezendes, Margaret Richo, Hailee Schmidt, Rachael Stone, and Daniel Zakrzewski.
Masonicare at Ashlar Village residents established the Scholarship Fund in 2004 to
provide educational scholarships for young people who either work at Ashlar Village or are children of employees. The funds are raised in a variety of ways, but mainly through the sale of unique, handmade craft and clothing items in the Ashlar Village Specialty shop. The items are made by residents of Ashlar Village, and the Specialty Shop is manned and stocked solely by resident volunteers.
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