Education Foundation

2019 Festival of Trees
Thanksgiving Weekend
Friday and Saturday, 10:00am – 7:00pm
Neshannock Township School District

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Join us for Lawrence County’s 2019 Annual Festival of Trees!

This spirited event sets the holiday mood with a variety of vendors, delicious food, live entertainment, and, of course, some of the most gorgeous Christmas trees and wreaths in the area! This two-day event offers something for the whole family to enjoy!

The community event will be held at Neshannock Township School District, 10:00am – 7:00pm, on November 29-30, 2019. Admission is $5.00 per person. There is no charge for admission for children 10 and under.

In collaboration with Lawrence County Community Action Partnership (LCCAP), Neshannock Township Education Foundation is pleased to present this year’s Annual Festival of Trees! Proceeds for this community event benefit the New Castle Public Library and Neshannock Township Education Foundation, a 501c3 public charity.


Neshannock Township Education Foundation

Neshannock Township Education FoundationThe Corporation is incorporated exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes, particularly to provide support for schools within the Neshannock Township School District, their faculty, staff, students and alumni, and to promote, sponsor and carry out objectives within or related to the Neshannock Township School District.

The Neshannock Township Education Foundation shall preserve and improve the education of students in the Neshannock Township School District by operating as a philanthropic organization.  As a philanthropic organization, the Neshannock Township Education Foundation will fund projects and/or programs that support the District’s academic goals.  Requests will be reviewed and prioritized accordingly.

The programs to be considered for funding by the Neshannock Township Education Foundation include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics
  • Mini-grants (educational enhancements to the current and/or future curriculum/planned course of studies)
  • Literacy
  • Other (as deemed appropriate by the Board of Trustees)

Neshannock Township Education Foundation is a component fund of the Community Foundation of Western PA and Eastern OH, a 501c3 public charity.


2019-2020 NTEF Trustees:

  • Mr. Michael Viggiano, President
  • Mrs. Jennifer Flannery, Vice President
  • Mr. Michael Vatter, Treasurer
  • Mrs. Karen Houk, Secretary
  • Mrs. Gizelle Dean
  • Mr. Jordan Flaim
  • Mrs. Cheryl Kimmel
  • Mrs. Christina McCaskey
  • Mrs. Jenna Mozzocio
  • Mrs. Jen Passarelli
  • Mrs. Brittany Rowe-Cernevicius
  • Mrs. Stephanie Russo
  • Mr. Joshua Vitale
  • Mrs. Allison Zeigler
  • Miss Grace Beal, Senior Student Trustee
  • Mr. Brayden Brooks, Junior Student Trustee (non-voting)
  • Miss Jayci Graham, Junior Student Trustee (non-voting)
  • Mr. Johnpaul Mozzocio, Junior Student Trustee (non-voting)

2019-2020 Honorary Trustees:

  • Mr. Beau Berman
  • Mr. Joseph Heath
  • Mr. Aaron Viggiano

NTEF Iniatives and Impact:

  • Community Events
    • The Annual Lawrence County Festival of Trees
      • This two-day event, a collaboration of LCCAP and NTEF, kick starts the holiday season for all of Lawrence County!
      • Neshannock Memorial Elementary School is transformed into a winter wonderland over Thanksgiving weekend.
      • Craft, retail, and food vendors are sprinkled throughout the holiday tree and wreath display for all to enjoy!
      • An eclectic variety of entertainers dazzle the event goers throughout the festival.
      • Proceeds benefit The New Castle Public Library and Neshannock Township Education Foundation
      • Find the Annual Lawrence County Festival of Trees on Facebook — @lawrencecountyfestivaloftrees
    • Glow Golf and Back to School Bash
      • After the sun goes down, golfers take to the course in this unique golf scramble!
      • Both golfers and non-golfers have a blast with glow-in-the-dark golfing, putting, and a live band!
      • The August 2019 event was a blast, and we cannot wait to do it again in 2020!
    • Fall Festival
    • Family Painting/Craft Nights
  • Grants
    • Camp Invention
    • Spelling and Vocabulary City
    • School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS), Grades 6-8
    • FBLA Leadership Conferences
    • Individual Teacher Grants
    • Cafe Project, NHS Transition Students
    • Digital Media Program Launch

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