Though this year's tally was not available at the time the Free Trader went to press Monday afternoon, Mr. Rotz said he hoped to exceed last year's total of $13,000.
Helping the organization toward that goal, said Mr. Rotz, were main sponsors Northline Utilities, the Advocacy and Resource Center, Esposito and Sons Trucking, Fessette Realty, Sam's Club, and Mark E. Thomson, D.D.S., P.C.
Special thanks were also given to SUNY Plattsburgh hockey coach Bob Emery and his team for their commitment to the North Country Down Syndrome Association.
For more information regarding the local annual Buddy Walk, visit the North Country Down Syndrome Association Inc. Web site at