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Pearsall Foundations announces 2009 grant awards

JOHNSBURG - The Trustees of the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation have announced the recipients of their 2009 grant awards. They received a record-setting amount of applications at 74.

Given the need, the trustees voted to increase the value of this year's grants.

"We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for year round residents of the Adirondacks and we saw a greater need this year," said trustee Glen Pearsall. "We judge recipients based on how they accomplish this."

Pearsall is one of four trustees along with his wife and two children. They fulfilled the need, either in whole or in part, of 28 of the organizations who applied this year.

Recipients of their 2009-2010 grant funding year include:

Programs and not-for-profit organizations being funded this year include:

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

* Wells Memorial Library Association to expand their print collection.

* Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Warren County for their youth programming

* First Night Saranac Lake for family entertainment.

* North Country Public Radio for their "Natural Selections" programming.

* Adirondack Museum for their "Cabin Fever" series.

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

* Retired & Senior Volunteer Program of Essex County for volunteer training and recognition.

* Seagle Music Colony to bring staged children's operas to various Adirondack communities.

* Protect the Adirondacks! for their Adirondack Park Sustainable Forestry Project.

* North Creek Depot Museum for Johnsburg School

education kits.

* Upper Hudson Musical Arts, Inc. to help fund the cost of performances.

* Caritas, Inc. to help recruit and train new volunteers.

* Warren-Hamilton Counties Community Action Agency to help stock food pantry shelves.

* Greater Adirondack Perinatal Network to educate medical and health/human services providers who work with infants, young children and their families regarding the importance of early assessment of the social and emotional well-being of children under the age of three.

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