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Pearsall Foundation awards announced

JOHNSBURG - The Trustees of the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation have announced the recipients of their 2008-09 grant funding year.

Programs and nonprofit organizations being funded this year include:

•Wildlife Institute of Eastern New York for "Adirondack Animals" programs in elementary schools within the Adirondack Park.

•Adirondack Lake Center for the Arts, Blue Mountain Lake, for after school art programs and children's summer workshops.

•Paine Memorial Free Library, Willsboro, for books for the summer reading program.

•Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek, for "Teenagers Only."

•Community Transportation Services, Ltd., Old Forge, toward a new wheel chair van.

•First Night Saranac Lake for family entertainment.

•North Country Public Radio for "Natural Selections."

•Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Warren and Washington Counties for volunteer development.

•North Country Association for the Visually Impaired, Lake Placid, for visual aids and adaptive equipment.

•Mercy Care for the Adirondacks, Lake Placid, for program support.

•Adirondack Museum for the "Cabin Fever" series.

•Wildlife Conservation Society for regional dialogue using the Adirondack Common Ground Alliance's "Blue print for the Blue Line."

•Pendragon Theatre for a fall-winter production brought to Tannery Pond Community Center and Indian Lake Theatre.

•Creative Healing Connections, Inc. for a healing retreat for Adirondack women who are veterans of Iraq/Afghanistan or spouses of men who have served or are serving.

•Thomas Shipman Youth Center, Lake Placid, for youth programming.

•Ticonderoga Heritage Museum for the La Chute River Exhibit.

•Mountain Lake PBS for "Art Express."

•Deepwater Experiential Education Project, Westport, for their wilderness education program for Adirondack youth.

•Retired & Senior Volunteer Program of Essex County for 2008-2009 volunteer recruitment project.

•Girls Scouts of Northeastern New York for "Beyond the Glass Ceiling: Careers in the Great Outdoors."

•Seagle Music Colony for opera for teens program and children's opera.

•Residents Committee to Protect the Adirondacks for the Adirondack Park Sustainable Forestry Project.

•Matching grant for Indian Lake Theatre for LCD projector and sound system.

The Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation is a private foundation created in Dec. of 2000 to improve the quality of life for year round residents of the Adirondack Park.

Applications for 2009-2010 funding will be accepted between July 1 and Aug. 30, 2009. The foundation can be contacted by writing to: PO Box 105, Johnsburg, NY 12843 or via their website www.PearsallFoundation.org

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