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Chamber making strides in promoting community

ELIZABETHTOWNIn just four months the newly reorganized Elizabethtown-Lewis Chamber of Commerce has meet with incredible success. Public support for the Elizabethtown Day yard sale on the lawn of the Champlain National Bank brought in over $1,000 dollars. Donations of furniture, children's clothes and household goods came from members and friends in both Elizabethtown and Lewis as well as other surrounding towns.

With these funds the Chamber will be able to donate money in support of three important local events. The first Lewis Civil War Days and The 4th annual Otis Mountain Music Festival each received $250. The Forest, Field & Stream Day will receive $150.

The Chamber plans to host a yard sale again next summer. Year round, the organization welcomes donations of furniture and household items for the yard sale, the proceeds of which will help the Chamber continue to support local events in the towns.

The Chamber of Commerce is also sponsoring a SHOP HERE FIRST - SHOP LOCAL campaign reminding area residents and visitors to buy locally before heading to those big city malls. Chamber members will receive a sign for their door or window bumper decals to come soon.

The chamber also recently launched its web site, www.elizabethtownchamber.com .

Chamber of Commerce meetings are being rescheduled to better meet the various needs of our local businesses. Check the Valley News Calendar for meeting times and dates in our new bi-monthly meetings in September, November, January, March and May.

Special board meeting planned at ELCS

ELIZABETHTOWNThe Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School board of education will hold a special board meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30 in the ELCS Conference Room. The purpose of the meeting will be approving the tax warrant and any other information that may properly come before the board. Everyone is welcome.

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