Organizationas benefit from CFGMR

Rachael DeGrott, Cheerful Cricket Nursery School, for scholarship assistance;

Kelly Nessle, representing the Friends of the Town of Johnsburg Parks, for material to build a shade arbor by the tot lot at Ski Bowl Park;

Lyle Dye, president of the Johnsburg Historical Society, to put oral histories onto CD and DVD for long term storage and ease of sharing the information;

Jeff Fosdick, trustee of the Johnsburg Library, to help with the costs of building a handicap access entrance closer to the parking lot;

Kelly Nessle, representing Johnsburg Youth Commission, for after-school programs;

Jennifer Thul, representing Planet Minerva, for their new community garden project;

Heidi Kelly, principal of the Minerva Central School, for funding assistance for the Middle School students' trip to Boston next spring;

Brother James, representing the North Creek Ministry, for purchase of and instruction in the use of car seats;

Michelle San Antonio, of the North Creek Depot Museum, for smoke detectors and fire alarms;

Noel Dingman, of Upper Hudson Musical Arts, to redo their website and increase communication clarity.

The CFGMR will be hosting a grant writing workshop this coming spring.

"Many people are intimidated by the grant writing process, but it's really not that difficult," said Widlund.

It is their hope to educate people how to best seek out the grant money that is available.

The CFGMR is also sponsoring a "double your dollar" program during their upcoming fundraising efforts. Their 2010 goal is $300,000 and they have already raised roughly half. For the remaining half, they will match all donations made by local residents.

As the fund continues to grow, the size and number of grants will increase and the public's help is needed to meet their goals. Contributions are welcomed and can be made to the Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region, PO Box 217, North Creek, NY 12853 or Cali Brooks, executive director of the Adirondack Community Trust, PO Box 288, Lake Placid, NY 12946. For more information call 523-9904 or visit www.GenerousACT.org under community funds.

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