Chamber receives grant

SCHROON LAKE - The Schroon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce has been awarded a grant of $500 from the Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region at the Adirondack Community Trust, John Huston, chamber president, announced. According to Huston, the grant will be used for the Annual Olde Tyme Christmas Celebration in December 2010.

"Our organization has sponsored the Christmas Celebration for more than 25 years," Huston said. "The grant from the Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region through the Adirondack Community Trust will give us additional resources to have more musical venues for the celebration."

The Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1915 and has served the towns of Schroon Lake and North Hudson as well as businesses from other area communities.

Huston is the chamber president with Mike Bush as vice president and Peter Johnson as secretary/treasurer and a board of directors of six other members.

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 that 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 according to donor 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.

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