Grant from Villaume FoundationHonesdale, Pa – The Board of The John and Helen Villaume Foundation announced that the Wayne Pike Trails & Waterways Alliance was selected to receive one of the Foundation’s 2021 community grant awards.

Molly Rodgers, Ryanne Jennings, and Grant Genzlinger from the Wayne Pike Trails & Waterways Alliance were on hand to receive a check in the amount of $40,000.00 from Villaume Foundation board member, Jon Villaume.

The Wayne Pike Trails & Waterways Alliance is a group of volunteers who represent different organizations throughout Wayne and Pike Counties and share a vision of creating a multi-model trail system on river, land, and rail along the Lackawaxen River between Honesdale and Hawley. The Villaume grant will help fund the installation of boat ramps at 2 different access points in Wayne County, parking, dry compost rest stations, fencing, benches, and the like. For more information about this project and ways you can support the Lackawaxen River Trails, please visit .

The John and Helen Villaume Foundation established by Honesdale natives, John and Helen Villaume, is dedicated to benefit charitable, religious, scientific, literary and educational programs within Wayne County. Since its inception, the Foundation has made awards totaling over $2,000,000.00 with Wayne Bank managing the account in the Wealth Management and Trust Services Division of Wayne Bank.

Additional information about the Foundation and grant applications may be obtained from: The John and Helen Villaume Foundation, c/o Wayne Bank Wealth Management and Trust Services Division, 717 Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431, or by phone: 570-253-8507 or email:

PHOTO CAPTION-LEFT TO RIGHT: Ryanne Jennings, Waterways Alliance Committee Member; Jon Villaume, Villaume Foundation Board Member; Grant Genzlinger, Waterways Alliance Executive Committee Member; and Molly Rodgers, Waterways Alliance Volunteer.

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