* Alexandria Naylor, a sixth-grader at Holy Family School in Elmira, and Alisaundre Finnerty, a fifth-grader, are the 2015 winners of the Kiwanis K-Dette Award. They were recently honored for their displays of good citizenship, integrity, loyalty and sense of responsibility.
* The Run for the Roses: Kentucky Derby Ball, held May 2, attracted 215 guests and raised $21,000 for Catholic Charities of Chemung/Schuyler. These funds will aid Catholic Charities’ efforts to assist local families in need.
* The second-annual Garden Soiree, held June 19 at Lakewood Vineyards, raised more than $12,000 for Catholic Charities of Schuyler County.
* Tioga County Rural Ministry received a record 4,719 items in its recent "Soap for Hope" initiative that collected personal-care items for area residents in need. More than 40 stores, businesses, churches, schools and organizations hosted drop-off bins for products that are not covered by food stamps. Among the items collected were soap, shampoo, toilet paper, and dish and laundry detergent. These in turn are given to guests who visit the ministry’s food pantry.
* Turning Point, an agency of Catholic Charities of Steuben County, has appointed Bill Herrick as its new site coordinator in the Hornell area. He replaces Donna Mehlenbacher, who retired July 24.