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Students looking for 'investors'

SCHROON?LAKE Uncle Pennybags, the official mascot of the board game Monopoly, may be investing soon in Schroon Lake. The Schroon Lake Central School sophomore class is working to create a townwide board game based on Monopoly Adirondackoply. It will feature local businesses, civic organizations and families as properties on the board. The class is selling spaces on the board as a fund raising activity and will then sell the game in the community. So far, we have several businesses committed, and Glens Falls National will proudly be displayed on the currency, said Tracy Gath, class adviser. Any group can be on a square, purchasing the space for $225. It is a great way for a business or organization to advertise to people that live and vacation here. For $50 a family or group can show support for the class of 2009 and be displayed on the inside portion of the game board. Adirondackoply will be distributed to the community in June. The Schroon Lake students got the idea to create their own board game from the Elizabethtown Lions Club, which created Lionopoly. Anyone interested in being part of Adirondackoply should contact Gath at 532-7164 by May 1. Remember, this game will be around for years to come and may even find its way into future generations, Gath said. Hurry, we need to get everything sent in by May 1 to have the games arrive by June 30. Wed love for all of Schroon Lake to participate, she added. If there is a shortage of filled spaces, we will advertise in nearby towns to allow them the exposure and advertising opportunity. Monopoly is the best-selling commercial board game in the world. Players compete to acquire wealth through stylized economic activity involving the buying, rental and trading of properties using play money, as players take turns moving around the board according to the roll of the dice. The game is named after the economic concept of monopoly, the domination of a market by a single seller.

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