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Issue 42 — May 17, 2018
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Port Jervis School To Hold Annual Exhibit

PORT JERVIS — The Art Department of Port Jervis City School District proudly presents its annual K-12 Art Show Exhibition and warmly encourages Port Jervis families and the general public to attend. This extensive show will be held in the High School Cafeteria on May 18 from 6-8 pm.
The Art Department has teamed up with the Technology Education and Family and Consumer Science Departments and will present a variety of culinary, digital and artistic media for visitors.
Students in all grades are included in the exhibition, which includes drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, film, video, printmaking, and graphic design. Work is chosen by each student in a portfolio review, and based on their commitment to art and the technical and emotional impact of their work.
In addition the complete portfolios of four college-bound seniors will be given special focus as part of the show. The result is a marvelous exhibit that showcases the talents of young Port artists. More than 400 works will be on display.
Refreshments for artists, families and friends of the Port Jervis School District will be offered during the exhibition. We invite everyone to come and enjoy the evening.



PORT JERVIS­ — The Tri-State Interfaith Council (IFC) announces that it served 58 different guests, including four veterans, from December 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018, through its warming station mission located at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 31 West Main Street. This number almost exactly matches the number of guests served during the 2016-2017 season.
Through 121 nights of operation, a dedicated team of two staff members, four IFC coordinators, several social service volunteers, and 34 overnight volunteers, kept the mission operating smoothly and efficiently. In addition, approximately 50 volunteers provided meals every night for guests.
Several guests were transitioned to permanent housing during the season through the work of staff and volunteers in partnership with outside agencies, HONOR Ehg, the Orange County Department of Social Services, as well as the Orange County Mental Health Clinic.
"I am humbled by the generosity shown by so many," said Warming Station Manager Christopher Kidney, "A wiser person than me once said, "many hands make light work."
The IFC also extends its sincere gratitude to the Port Jervis Police Department that continues to partner with the mission to ensure safe operations, as well as the Salvation Army Port Jervis Corps that partnered this season to provide extended coverage during daytime hours.
The IFC relies on grant funding and donations from the public to fund the mission, and is already fundraising for the upcoming 2018-2019 season. To make a financial donation to the warming station mission, please make checks payable to DRC-Interfaith Council and mail them to Deerpark Reformed Church, Attn. Interfaith Council, 30 East Main Street. To follow the council on Facebook search "Tri-State Interfaith Council."
The Tri-State Interfaith Council, assembled and sustained through God's leading, is a coalition of various houses of worship throughout the community, including governmental, and nonprofit representatives focused on working cooperatively in mission.
It serves as the primary sponsor for the warming station, a seasonal mission that provides a hot meal, shower, and emergency shelter to homeless and displaced persons in the area.

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