Chester County Briefly: September 13

Image of Sarah Reisert with Alex Trebek via JEOPARDY! Productions, Inc.

Sarah Reisert

Devon resident Sarah Reisert, an Awards Program Manager at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia, will compete on the quiz show JEOPARDY! on Friday, Sept. 15 on ABC.

Reisert, who earned a bachelor’s degree in communication from Villanova and a master’s degree in public communication from Drexel, manages a suite of nine awards honoring historic achievement in the sciences. She also writes for the CHF’s magazine and blog, curates mini-exhibits, voices a podcast, and runs the staff book club.

DePuy Synthes/Family Promise of Southern Chester County

FPSCC has a new look after West Chester’s DePuy Synthes selected the Kennett Square-based nonprofit as its partner in a Day of Caring volunteer event.

The DePuy Synthes Professional Relations and Operations Team donated their time and talents to give Family Promise an exterior makeover. Volunteers planted 96 bundles of flowers and spread 40 bags of mulch, giving the Family Promise Resource Center curb appeal with an eye-catching splash of color.

“Our Resource Center now has a fresh, new look the entire community can enjoy,” said FPSCC Executive Director Susan Minarchi. “DePuy Synthes is a caring community partner whose employees give selflessly to make the lives of those less fortunate a little brighter.”

“Our team feels privileged to serve our local community by providing support and service to this special organization and the families that it supports,” said Rachel Quay, Director of Professional Relations and Operations at DePuy Synthes.

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CCIUChester County Constitution Day

Most people know that the Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, but do you know when the Constitution was signed? The answer is September 17, 1787, and Chester County’s students want to help commemorate this pivotal day in history with a Constitution Day celebration.

On Monday, Sept. 18 at 9 AM, the Chester County Intermediate Unit will host a Constitution Day celebration on the steps of the historic Chester County Courthouse located at 2 North High Street in West Chester.

Elementary, middle, and high school students from Chester County will be participating in this exciting event, which will include students reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble, guest speakers, an ROTC presentation of the colors, and the signing of a replica of the U.S. Constitution. Community members are welcome to stop by and join in the celebration.

For more information, please contact Brenda McNeil at or 484-237-5053.


Malvern’s Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest building materials companies and manufacturer of innovative material solutions, recently donated two playhouses built by the children of its employees to local veteran families. The playhouses were constructed earlier this year during “Bring Your Child to Work Day.”

The Williams (Marines) and Williamson (Army) families visited Saint-Gobain for this special presentation. Coincidentally, both families were expecting their third child within days of the presentation. Remarks were given by Carmen Ferrigno, Vice President of Communications and Executive Director of the Saint-Gobain Corporation Foundation, and Rickey Morrison, Director of Pricing for CertainTeed Roofing and a founding member of the Saint-Gobain Veteran Employee Resource Group (VERG).

Members of VERG put finishing touches on the playhouses and conducted a safety inspection prior to the presentation. Two additional playhouses built during the “Bring Your Child to Work Day” will be donated to local military families later this year.

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