There are now 45 members of the Paradox Community Center Association.
Clarke noted there are 19 year-round residents of Paradox, but that number swells to about 500 in the summer.
This used to be a vibrant summer community, but now people seem to go their own way he said. Now we have a place to gather, a community center. I hope it becomes very busy.
Joining the Paradox Community Center Association in donating to the buildings rebirth were Aubuchon Hardware, Stewarts Shops, Wal-Mart, the Paradox Store, Grand Union, International Paper Co., Glens Falls National Bank,the Glen Recy Beach Association, the Arts Council of Northern Adirondacks, the New York State Council on the Arts, Home Depot and the Charles H. Douglas Charitable Trust.
State Sen. Betty Little also secured a New York State Initiative Grant fro the project.
Grants were received from the Schroon Bicentennial Committee and the Essex County Historical Association.
Clarke noted Schroon Supervisor Cathy Moses was instrumental in helping secure funds.
People interested in becoming members of the Paradox Community Center Association should contact Clarke at 585-2246.