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RAISE THE LODGE - Dewey Mountain Recreation Center volunteers Natalie Leduc and Rodger Dempster paint more red in the fundraising thermometer for the campaign to build a new base lodge. Three hundred generous private donors and businesses contributed $84,000 over the winter, thanks in large part to a challenge grant by the Uihlein Foundation of Lake Placid. With other generous offers of in-kind support, Dewey Mountain is now well-positioned to match a state economic development/parks grant, which it will seek this year in hopes of breaking ground in Spring 2014. Dempster built and painted the sign with help from Curtis Lumber in Ray Brook, which donated the wood. Dewey Mountain is a year-round in-town recreation center owned by the Town of Harrietstown.


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