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Great Circle grant to benefit North Country outreach

STONY CREEK - The Property Rights Foundation of America, Inc., based in Stony Creek, will introduce a new program of grassroots education and outreach on private property rights to the people of the North Country thanks to a grant from The Great Circle Foundation.

The Property Rights Foundation of America, Inc. is a not-profit educational organization designed to let people know more about property rights and land issues in northern New York, especially the Adirondacks. With the grant, they hope to expand their presence in the form of exhibits at shows and fairs, as well as its publications and general outreach.

The $5,000 grant from The Great Circle Foundation's encourages the advancement of educational opportunities for groups that do not otherwise have access.

"A problem facing people in northern New York, especially the Adirondack region, is the inadequacy of education that would enable people to protect their private property rights," said Carol LaGrasse, president of The Property Rights Foundation, Inc. "A lot more information is needed to enable people to participate effectively in government decisions that affect their families, communities, and the economic future."

LaGrasse stresses the importance of private property rights for the individual and hopes this grant will advance the mission of The Property Rights Foundation, Inc.

"There is a great deal of government information about social programs such as food stamps and medical care, but no government agency provides information about how to interact with the government itself to free people to prosper," she said. "The people of this region are truly undeserved in this respect."

The Property Rights Foundation of America, Inc. will expand its information flow with the grant from The Great Circle Foundation and is seeking invitations from sportsmen's groups, churches, and civic organizations to put on an exhibit or to discuss Adirondack land issues and private property rights. Call 696-5748 or e-mail prfa@prfamerica.org for more information or to inquire about an exhibit.

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