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Wallingford, CT, June 21, 2017…The thirteenth annual Masonicare at Ashlar Village Residents' Scholarship Fund presentation held recently in the Hartog Activity Center at Masonicare at Ashlar Village, Masonicare's Continuing Care Retirement Community on Cheshire Road in Wallingford.


Twenty-two 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 $27,100 in scholarship funds was raised this year and distributed at the special awards ceremony.  Mark Garilli, Masonicare's Chief Operating Officer, 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 Matthew Baum, Mark Baxter, Katie Bernard, Samantha Colberg, Rebecca Day-Reynolds,  Carley Fitzgerald, Emily Hatch, Asia Hutchins, Michele Lawrence, Justine McInerney, Daniel Morrison, Julia Palumbo, Emma Randolph, Kevin Rodriguez, Mitchell Roy, Hailee Schmidt, Elizabeth Stefanski, Jonathan Stone, Skylar Ullom, Christina Ward, Sarah White, Daniel Zakrzewski.


The recipients are students at Southern Connecticut State University, Central Connecticut State University, Eastern Connecticut State University, The University of New Haven, Sacred Heart University, Middlesex Community College, University of Hartford, University of Connecticut, Assumption College, and Emmanuel College.


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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