Former Ferrwood Music Camp student Luke Kanyak performs with Penn State Blue Band at the Rose Bowl

Luke KranyakLuke Kranyak has made us Ferrwood Proud!  Luke, is a graduate of the Hazleton Area School District and as a saxophone student spent many summers at Ferrwood.  His long-term goal of making it to the Penn State Blue Band was realized as an incoming Freshman.  He was certain all of his dreams had come true until his recent performance at The Rose Bowl in California!

Incidentally, after “aging-out” as a camper, Luke continues to volunteer at the camp and hopes to return as a counselor and ultimately instructor.

Luke’s journey is an example of the opportunities offered to the youth of our community . . . be proud!

CAN DO Community Foundation kicks off the 2022 fund drive

CAN DO Community Foundation Vice President and Fund Drive Chairman, Earl C. Berger, announced the start of the 2022 fund drive. Contributions from this campaign will be used toward the preservation efforts at Ferrwood Music Camp and planned upgrades and upkeep to the CAN DO Community Park.

CAN DO Community Foundation announces a matching grant challenge

The Pasco L. Schiavo Fund of the Luzerne Foundation has dedicated $50,000 in matching grants to the CAN DO Community Foundation for the betterment of Ferrwood Music Camp. This means that every dollar a donor gives is doubled to help children in need enjoy, learn and love music.  Please take advantage of this opportunity to truly make a difference for Ferrwood.

CAN DO Community Foundation Holds Annual Meeting

The Foundation’s Board of Directors recently held its annual meeting at the CAN BE Innovation Center in Valmont Industrial Park. The board discussed the progress of its ongoing projects, the recipients of the Edgar L. Dessen Community Service Award and welcomed a new board member.

CAN DO Community Foundation Honors 2022-23 Edgar L. Dessen Community Service Award Scholars

The CAN DO Community Foundation announced the seven area high school students who were selected as Dessen Scholars who will receive a scholarship to participate in the Junior Leadership Hazleton program. The Edgar L. Dessen Community Service Award was established in 2001 to honor CAN DO’s founder, Dr. Edgar L. Dessen, and mark the organization’s 45th anniversary. The scholarships are awarded annually.