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North Creek gets naked for calendar

Big 'reveal' set for Aug. 12

North Creek All Aboard 2013 calendar

North Creek All Aboard 2013 calendar

— Who’s in North Creek’s 2013 naked calendar?

That’s classified information, says calendar co-creator Nancy Beaudin, who will be “exposing” the calendar with her committee on Sunday, Aug. 12 at Riverfront Park near the train station. The party, including music by Adirondack Bluegrass and Decadence, runs from 2 to 5:30 p.m.

The name of the project is the North Creek All Aboard 2013 Calendar, and it all began with an urge to help others.

Beaudin has helped with fundraising efforts for the Elizabeth Nash Foundation, which supports cystic fibrosis research.

“And I was interested in creating something to give funds to that foundation,” Beaudin said.

So she got a committee together, and they decided to sell a naked calendar to raise money for six not-for-profit organizations: the Elizabeth Nash Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis, North Country Ministry, North Country Hardship Fund, Johnsburg Historical Society, the Tannery Pond Community Center Association, and the Adirondack Tri-Country Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

The committee started work on the first Sunday in January and has met almost every Sunday since to create the calendar.

The idea was inspired a couple of projects, including “Calendar Girls,” a 2003 movie about a group of British women who posed naked for a calendar to raise funds for a local hospital. And Beaudin’s daughters in Vermont had sent her the 2002 and 2003 calendars of “The Men of Maple Corner,” a similar project featuring naked men that raised money to keep the Maple Corner Community Center open in Maple Corner, Vt.

“They’re funny, they’re fun, and I just always loved the project,” Beaudin said. “And I always had it in the back of my mind that I’d like to do a naked calendar.”

Unlike the British and Vermont calendars, the North Creek calendar has gone co-ed. Men and women from their 40s to age 80 come from all walks of life.

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