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Reading earns rewards for youth

WARRENSBURG - Area youth are encouraged to enroll in a summer reading program at Richards Library - and reap various rewards while enjoying the virtual adventures available in books.

Four different programs are offered this year - all it takes is reading a minimum of 10 books for each of the following programs.

The Adirondack Phantoms Summer Reading Challenge yields a ticket to second game of the season. Applebee's Bookworm Club, for ages 10 and under, rewards youth with a free children's meal. Taco Bell's "Leading by Reading" program for ages 13 and under nets a reward of a free a beef taco & cinnamon twist.

TD Banknorth's summer reading program offers the highest yield: Children who read 10 books receive a bonus deposit of $10 in one of the bank's Young Savers accounts.

Claire Sweet tourney nets cash

QUEENSBURY - The third annual Claire Sweet Memorial Golf Tournament held June 4 at Top of the World Golf Resort lived up to its tradition of success, Sunday Conine of High Peaks Hospice said this week.

"The tournament was a celebration of life, a gorgeous day of golf, and fundraising for an organization near and dear to many," she said. A roster of 86 players participated,and more than $16,500 was raised for high Peaks Hospice, Conine said.

"Claire touched so many lives in the local area," she said. "Her children all have businesses in the Warrensburg area and their support never wavers."

Claire's daughter, Glenna Aldrich and her husband Dale provided umbrellas as players' gifts. Also prominent sponsors were Jacobs & Toney Meats owners Laddie and Jack Toney, also a daughter and son-in-law of Claire's, plus Robert J. Sweet Inc.'s proprietors, Jack and Mary Sweet, Claire's son and daughter-in-law.

This family event has grown in popularity each year, Conine said, with players enjoying the Top of the World course with PGA pro Tom Smack. Conine also praised the luncheon provided by Kevin London and Kim Feeney of The Farmhouse Restaurant.

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