- The Ernest and Margaret Lemnitzer Memorial Fund, administered by the Trust Department at The Honesdale National Bank and Paul Meagher, continued its support of the Beech Grove Grange with a 2014 distribution of $8,481.06.

With this allocation, the companies of the Honesdale Fire Department have received $80,790.57 since the fund’s inception.

The Ernest and Margaret Lemnitzer Memorial Fund was created by these prominent Honesdale residents to support charitable organizations within Wayne County, as well as, provide scholarships to deserving graduates of Wayne Highlands High School.

Ernest was the brother of the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Honesdale resident, Lyman Lemnitzer.

The funds are earmarked by the Grange for scholarships to students pursuing agriculture related studies, and various community initiatives including the Wayne County Food Pantry and Victims Intervention Program.

The Ernest and Margaret Lemnitzer Memorial Fund is administered by The Honesdale National Bank and local Honesdale businessman, Paul Meagher.

The Honesdale National Bank Trust department has managed the investments of the Memorial Fund since its inception in 1991.

To date, grants in excess of $1.2 million has been paid to qualifying recipients.