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Thanks for funding

To the Valley News:

A heartfelt thanks to the Stewart’s Shops and their customers who collected $1,000 for the Adirondack Carousel as part of the Holiday Match Program sponsored by Stewart’s Shops!

The Holiday Match supports kid related programs in the community by collecting and matching individual donations from Thanksgiving until Christmas. Last year the 328 Stewart's Shops in upstate New York and Vermont, its media partners and customers gave a total of $1.28 million to local organizations that benefit children. Since 1986 together they have raised almost $15 million.

Half of the $1,000 awarded to the Adirondack Carousel came from customers who shop in the Stewart's shops. We are grateful and thank all the Stewart's Shop partners who worked so diligently to collect the funds and to the Stewart's Shop customers for their generous contributions. The funds will help subsidize a program to provide free rides to children under 18 years of age during special events.

The 3,500-square foot Adirondack Carousel building under construction in the William Morris Park will house a full sized carousel with adjoining space for children’s events, community programs, meetings and educational workshops.

The 28-foot carousel will feature beautifully carved and painted Adirondack wildlife figures, including a giant Black Fly, big mouthed Bass, blue Heron, and even a Skunk. There will also be a Chris Craft style chariot for “kids” of all ages who would not otherwise be able to experience the job of riding a carousel.

If all goes as planned, we are scheduled to have our Grand Opening on May 26th, Memorial Day weekend. For up to date information, visit www.adirondackcarousel.org or friend us on Facebook.

Marge Glowa

Onchiota

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