State Rep. Scavello and ESSA Bank & Trust to be honored at PSFC Annual Dinner on March 27



East Stroudsburg, PA— Pocono Services for Families and Children invites the community to attend its annual dinner celebration on Thursday, March 27, at The Chateau Resort and ConferenceCenter in Tannersville.

During the evening, honors will be awarded and the agency will present its report to the community on the past year. Taking place in the Versailles Ballroom, the event starts at 5:30 p.m. with fellowship and continues with a buffet dinner at 6 p.m. The program, which will include some surprises, will run from 7 to about 8:30 p.m.

Honorees include State Rep. Mario Scavello, who will be receiving the Jean Eden Award for his strong and continuous support of early education. ESSA Bank & Trust will be presented with the Champion for Children Award for the business’ commitment to PSFC’s early learning efforts and its support of PSFC’s overall programming needs.

Pilar Quizhpi-Cueva will be honored with the Outstanding Former Head Start Parent Award. Quizhpi-Cueva is the branch manager and assistant vice president of Citizens Bank in Tannersville. An Outstanding Former Head Start Child will also be recognized.

Cost per person is $45 and reservations should be made by March 24. To RSVP, call Chris Grape-Garvey, PSFC’s community resources coordinator, at 570-421-2711, ext. 238 or email

The mission of Pocono Services for Families and Children is to provide resources for the evolving needs of community children and families, in support of efforts to achieve their goals. The nonprofit agency is celebrating 49 years of service in 2014 and continues to expand services and implement new programs. Its programs include Head Start, Keystones to Learning, parenting education, emergency assistance and youth mentoring. PSFC has centers in East Stroudsburg, CoolbaughTownship and Brodheadsville, as well as classrooms at Clear Run Elementary, JM Hill, Resica Elementary and Middle Smithfield Elementary.

PSFC is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs (NAEYC). For more information, visit or call 570-421-2711.