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Moriah PTA raising money

PORT HENRY - The Moriah Central School Parent-Teacher Association will participate in Stewart's Matching Gift Program through June 14 to raise funds for a new Boundless Playground to be installed at the school.

Stewart's has agreed to match up to $5,000 in donations made to the PTA playground project.

Many events and activities have been planned, including Penelope the Clown, assorted health checks, National Guard recruiters, a bake sale, a barbecue and more. The activities are designed to attract interest in the playground project, according to Sue Zelinski of Stewart's.

The Port Henry Fire Department will take part June 7 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Firefighters will display their new tanker and give out fire prevention and safety materials at Stewart's.

Rick Maye of the Moriah Ambulance Squad will be at Stewart's June 8 beginning at 10 a.m. to offer free blood pressure screenings.

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program will take part June 9 10 a.m. to noon, promoting RSVP programs and serves along with the playground project.

The Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) will be at Stewart's June 10 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to provide information about its services while supporting the Moriah PTA effort.

A band is expected to perform June 12.

The Moriah PTA will hold a bake sale and the Essex County Sheriff's Department will host a child identification project June 13 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Stewart's.

Anyone interested in volunteering to help the PTA during the event is asked to contact Kellie Valentine at Stewart's at 546-3025, Rose Rice at 546-3623 or Brenda Baker at 546-7234. It is not necessary to be a member of the PTA to participate.

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