Tuesday, May 20, 2014


Fred “Fritz” Scherz, Jr., Councilman on the Verona Town Board in Verona, NY, announced today that he has selected Tess Lohr of Durhamville as the winner of the 5th Annual Fred Scherz Sr. Memorial Scholarship for Volunteer Community Service.  Ms. Lohr has volunteered for the food pantries at local churches, performed community service for Our Lady’s Sodality through Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, helped and entertained senior citizens at the Hazel Carpenter Home, and she held a bake sale for the Town of Verona Summer Recreational Program. Through the Odyssey Sport Soccer Club, Ms. Lohr volunteered as assistant coach for two separate programs, ‘Lil Kickers and Jr. Odyssey Development Academy. As part of the National Honor Society, she performed hours of community service that ranged from setting up for dance competitions or other events held VVS High School as well as worked in the concession booth during sporting events and assisted with Community Day. She also took part in Math Buddies, where she regularly visited J.D. George Elementary School in Verona to help children with their math lessons. As winner of this award, Ms. Lohr received a certificate of accomplishment and a check for $250.

“Upon reviewing Ms. Lohr’s application, I was quite impressed,” said Scherz.  “It’s obvious Tess cares about not only the Verona community, but the surrounding areas as well, as her volunteerism has extended beyond the Town of Veron.  She is very active in helping others, which I think is fantastic! I congratulate Tess for not only winning the scholarship, but for also setting a great example for others to follow.  On a personal note, I know my Dad would’ve been impressed with Ms. Lohr’s volunteer efforts!”

For more details on the 5th Annual Fred Scherz Sr. Memorial Scholarship for Volunteer Community Service, visit Fritz’s
website at:  www.fritzscherz.com, his Twitter feed at: www.twitter.com/fritzscherz, his blog at: www.fritzscherz.blogspot.com, or call: (315) 363-3509. 
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