Students from Townsend Elementary School in Walton raised $1,862.34 for the 22nd annual Pennies from Heaven fundraiser benefiting UHS Delaware Valley Hospital.

A total of 1,019 pounds of pennies poured in throughout the month of February in envelopes, baggies, boxes and plastic milk jugs as part of a friendly competition between classrooms, according to a media release.

The Walton Country Store donated a free lunch to second-graders in Tina Ammon’s class for collecting 131 lbs. of pennies, more than any other class.

In the 22-year history of the fundraiser, students have collected 22,260 pounds of pennies for a total of $37,742.34, which is counted by the staff of Wayne Bank and used to upgrade hospital facilities and equipment.

HCR adds to Otsego staff

HCR Home Care, a home health services provider headquartered in Rochester and operating across the Catskill, Central New York, Finger Lakes and North Country regions, announced Tuesday the addition of Norwich resident Marielle Tetreau, a physical therapist, to its Otsego County staff.

Chamber to sponsor job fair

The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce will hold job and resource fairs from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, at the Otsego Northern Catskills BOCES campus in Grand Gorge and on Thursday, April 11, at the Delaware Chenango Madison Otsego BOCES Harrold campus in Masonville.

Employers will interview applicants, accept resumes and offer advice about how to prepare for employment with their companies, as well as present overviews of the companies and provide descriptions of current job openings.

The event will be targeted toward recent high school and college graduates and job-seeking community members, according to a media release.

Participation is free, but registration is required. To register, visit delawarecounty.org/get-involved/upcoming-events.

Delhi firm expands

Sportsfield Specialities, Inc., a sports construction equipment company in Delhi, began its fifth expansion project since opening in 2006.  The expansion project will provide 20 new jobs and is expected to be completed by 2020, according to a media release from the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce.

Sarah Eames, staff writer, can be reached at seames@thedailystar.com or 607-441-7213. Follow her @DS_SarahE on Twitter.

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