Honesdale native, Patti Bursis, is a philanthropic dedicated volunteer. She has served over 10 years as a Board Member with the Greater Honesdale Partnership. She has been active in many projects such as Train Day, Main Street banners, Special events, and the marketing committee. Patti can also be seen every Christmas Eve, helping to line the streets with illuminations. And her dedication to Honesdale doesn’t stop there. She serves with other local non-profits giving countless hours of her time back to the community.
Patti has graciously worked with The Cooperage and several of their “Pop-Up” clubs, showing youngsters a working print shop and allowing them to screen print their personal back packs and t-shirts. She also helped them design their very own logo for their sponsored prom held at 6th and River.
Patti is always donating her time and talent to local sports teams and non-profits in making congratulatory posters and well wishing printed messages. Maybe you noticed the posters about town recently boosting the Honesdale Girls Basketball victories.
Patti owns Quality Printing and Design which has allowed her to grab and take ownership of the banners hung throughout town. Her newest endeavor is the smaller banners in Central Park, depicting historic Honesdale natives.
But one of the biggest gifts Patti has given is to her brother Bill. She accomplished 20 straight years of running a 3 day and then 2 day softball tournament for men and women. And that’s no simple feat. It required much time, organization, planning, and mostly dedication. And from time to time, prayer to God for decent weather. And now, the fund raising tradition continues with a Golf Tournament held annually at the Honesdale Golf Club. Over the years, Patti was able to raise hundreds of thousands of much needed dollars for her brother Bill that greatly impacted his life and ability to live his life to the fullest.
Patti is dedicated to preserving the riches of the past, capitalizing on the present treasures, and the things that make Honesdale special. She lives as an example of home town pride and small town values that outsiders come to see and have learned to appreciate.