Stewart’s aids local families in need
For 84 years, the Bolton Health Committee has been quietly reaching out to local families with urgent needs, providing cash for necessities like home heating oil.
The Health Committee serves area children and families in a variety of ways. While the most well-known efforts are providing new clothes and toys at Christmas, they also provide cash for fuel, electricity, medical care and special needs on a year-round basis.
The committee has been well-supported by area enterprises and individuals for many years.
Just recently, Stewart’s Foundation made a generous donation in the amount of $750, which committee members said this week was very much appreciated.
Stewart’s, which has a convenience store located in Bolton Landing, has supported the efforts of the Health Committee for many years — assisting the group in helping the children of Bolton.
“We are extremely grateful for the money and continued support,” a member of the Health Committee said this week. “It is through the generosity of Bolton’s businesses and individuals that makes our community a caring, wonderful place to live.”
This year, 1,530 organizations requested support from Stewart’s foundation for charitable purposes. Through the Stewart’s Holiday Match program, the Saratoga-based firm was able to distribute a total of $1.34 million this past holiday season.
Bolton artist Marianne Ganter is now offering watercolor lessons through the Bolton Recreation Department. The classes are held from 9 a.m. until noon on Fridays from through April 25 at the Bolton Community Center. The cost is $20 per class. Call Marianne at 644-5511 or 791-5005 for details.
Chamber presents ‘Best Chili’ award
The Bolton Landing Chamber of Commerce recently held their monthly dinner meeting at Market Place Steakhouse. One highlight of the evening was presenting the restaurant’s manager Damien Tucker and executive chef Darren Geiser with the coveted “wooden spoon” trophy for being voted by the public as concocting the best chili for the Bolton’s Best Chili Cook-Off competition held on Columbus Day weekend.