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Wells & Associates, LLC, and Blue Mountain Preservation Association to Award

Volunteers at Holiday Banquet in December


The Stroudsmoor Country Inn will be the scene on Dec. 9 for a Woodland Holiday Banquet recognizing
invasive species monitoring volunteers for a year of service

STROUDSBURG, Pa., Sept. 20, 2018—In gratitude for our hardworking volunteers’ service to the local
watersheds, Wells & Associates is holding a holiday banquet open to the public. Ticket proceeds will go
to the Blue Mountain Preservation Association and the Delaware Riverkeeper.

On December 9, 2018, Stroudsmoor Country Inn in Stroudsburg, Pa., will host Wells & Associates and
guests for dinner and dancing in the stunning Terraview villa, which overlooks the wildlife sanctuary and
the beautiful Pocono Mountains.

The banquet, the first of a new annual tradition, honors more than three dozen local volunteers who
have spent many hours monitoring and, where possible, working to remove invasive species such as the
Japanese barberry, which has escaped managed care and become a menace to many species, including
birds and deer, whose food sources it chokes off. This plant in particular is strongly correlated with
increases in black-legged ticks, which transmit Lyme disease.

Doors to the Terraview will open at 5:30 PM for a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres. Dinner will be served at
7:00 PM and will include Roast Vermont Turkey, Sausage Stuffing, Smoked Pork Loin, Poached Salmon,
or Boston Baked Cod, Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes, Baked Pasta, Long-grain and Wild Rice, and Prime Rib,
as well as sweet and savory breads and desserts. The Awards Ceremony will begin at 8:00 PM.

“The conditions these volunteers endure to monitor and remove invasive species of plants in the
Delaware and Lehigh Watersheds can be quite harsh,” said Wells & Associates CEO Holly Wells, “and the
only pay these folks receive is the knowledge that they’re doing everything they can to help preserve
and restore native species and provide a better environment for our native plants and animals. The least
we can do is celebrate their hard work with a nice meal.”
Lead environmental scientist Macy Satterwhite added, “This event helps bring positive community
attention to the work of conservationists in the Poconos area. We hope that getting the word out will
also help bring in more volunteers. Many hands make light work, and we have a lot of that work to go
around.”

Tickets for this holiday event are $75 per person or $130 per couple and are limited to 200. Proceeds
from this charity event will be donated in equal part to the Blue Mountain Preservation Association and
the Delaware Riverkeeper.
The Stroudsmoor Country Inn is located at 257 Stroudsmoor Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360.

For more information or to purchase tickets by phone, call James Bailey at (570) 555-3836, or visit
wellsllp.com/holidaybanquet.

About Wells LLP -- Wells & Associates, LLP, is based in Stroudsburg, PA. Founded in 2013 by President
and CEO Dr. Holly Wells, the company specializes in leisure products that make our free time better,
including electronics, camping gadgets, apparel, games, apps, and more. Wells & Associates is proud to
have been awarded Best Local Business by the Pocono Bee in 2016.

Media contact: Julian Altomare, (570) 555-1323, jaltomare@wellsllp.com.

www.wellsllp.com

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