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Valley grads receive Student Citizenship Awards for their community action

Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce recently awarded the 2021 Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce Joe Wolf Memorial Student Citizenship Awards to Waverly graduate Madelyn Goodwin, Athens graduate Kayleigh Miller and Sayre graduate Sara Ciavardini.

These students were chosen for demonstrating by action and accomplishment; an interest, concern and willingness to help make our community a better, safer, cleaner, more attractive place to live, work or go to school. For helping to instill and promote a pride and interest in making and keeping our community a place we can all be proud of. Although the 21st Annual Joe Wolf Memorial Golf Tournament will not be held until August 5th, the $200 award was made possible from a portion of the proceeds.

Joe Wolf was involved with The Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce from its inception until his passing in 1998. He served on the Board of Directors on several occasions and received the “Business Person of the Year” honor in 1991. Joe’s father started the furniture business in 1936 and Joe joined him in 1950.

Joe’s community service was extensive. He was on the Board of Directors for The Spaulding Memorial Library, The Robert Packer Hospital, the former Marine Midland Bank and VEDA as well as The Human Development Committee of St. Joseph’s Parish in Athens. He was a High School Religious Education Teacher, Sayre Business Association member and Past President, one of the founding members of Island Lake Committee and The Valley Leadership Committee, served on the board of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Home Furnishings Association and was active with the United Way and the Crop Walk.

The Chamber is still accepting teams, sign sponsors and silent auction items. The Annual Golf Tournament also donates to the Choices Program which is an educational program presented to the 8th grade classes in the Valley schools. For more information on how you can support the Chambers efforts, contact Eleanor Hill at 607-249-6192 or email


Pictured here are Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce Golf Chairman Greg Joseph; Waverly Graduate Madelyn Goodwin; Athens Graduate Kayleigh Miller; Sayr Graduate Sara Ciavardini; Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce President Sue Williams.