SCHROON LAKE - The Schroon Youth Commission has been awarded a grant of $300 from the Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region at the Adirondack Community Trust.
According to Pat Savarie, Schroon Youth Commission chairwoman, the grant will be used for youth sports equipment.
The Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region is a component fund of the Adirondack Community Trust, a community foundation working to build permanent and pass-through funds to help meet current and future charitable needs of the Adirondack region.
ACT is structured so donors can take full advantage of tax benefits either during their lifetime or through their estates.
Funds are pooled for investment and grants are made annually according to donors' wishes. ACT currently manages 200 different endowed and pass-through funds with assets of $23 million dollars and has made grants in excess of $12 million to benefit the Adirondack region and beyond.
The Schroon Youth Commission has had many activities going on through out the year - Midnight Bowling, Gore Mountain, Ice Skating Parties, Card Board Derby, Children's Ski Lessons, Youth Basketball, Hockey Game at Civic Center , Swimming at WOL pool, Girls Softball, Beach Party, Co-Ed Soccer, Biking around Schroon Lake, Youth Boys Baseball, Swimming Lessons, Golf Lessons and a trip to Water Safari in Old Forge.
Upcoming events include youth soccer in September, Freight Fest at the Great Escape Oct. 16 and Midnight Bowling Nov. 12.
Historical society gets funding
The Schroon-North Hudson Historical Society has been awarded a grant of $600 from the Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region at the Adirondack Community Trust, Loris Clark, society president said.
According to Clark, the grant will be used for computer systems upgrade.
The historical society was founded in 1976 and has served numerous people and provided programs in and around the towns of Schroon and North Hudson.