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Bulldog Turf Club donates to food pantry

August 17, 2011
Special to the Town Crier
The Bulldog Turf Club and friends donated $700 worth of food to the Poland Inter Faith Food Pantry, housed at the Poland Methodist Church, which is sponsored by Poland’s four largest churches: Poland Methodist, Poland Presbyterian, Prince of Peace, and Holy Family.

 “This is the third time that members and friends of The Bulldog Turf Club have made a donation to the food pantry. The food pantry is a great community resource and we are proud to support it,” said Turf Club Chairman Bob Richards, Jr. “We are honored to provide this community service. We will continue our efforts for the pantry for as long as we can,” he said.

In order to make the donation, members and friends of the club made personal cash donations. Turf Club members and friends then went shopping, purchased, and delivered the much needed food. No Turf Club funds were used in this project.

At its December meeting, the Poland Local School District Board of Education recognized The Bulldog Turf Club, whose primary function is to raise funds for the refurbishment of PSHS Field at Poland Seminary High School. Over the past five years, artificial playing surfaces have become the trend, as many high schools and colleges, both locally and across the country, have installed a synthetic playing field.

Officers and members of the club include: Bob Richards, Jr., chairman (PSHS class of 1974); Mark Naples, vice chairman (PSHS class of 1976); Dennis Reardon, vice chairman of fundraising; Nick Srnec, treasurer; Jeff Vrabel, Sr., secretary (PSHS class of 1987); attorney Mark Fortunato, legal counsel (PSHS class of 1981); Brian Banfield, liaison (PSHS class of 1993); Gary Chandler (PSHS class of 1984); Randy Columbo; Dom Marchionda; John Medina (PSHS class of 1982); Garry Mrozek; Ed Muransky; Rocky Nittoli (PSHS class of 1989); Joe Petrolla (PSHS class of 1981); Fred Romeo (PSHS class of 1976); George Wakefield (PSHS class of 1976).



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