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News and upcoming events from your neighbors and non-profits across Saratoga County. Unless otherwise noted, all posts are press releases provided by the organization. Have something to share? Email Curated by Community Content Coordinator Aubree Cutkomp.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Saratoga Bridges receives donation from Ballston Spa School District students

Saratoga Bridges was among 15 local organizations chosen to receive a donation from Ballston Spa Elementary, Middle and High Schools’ Penny Harvest project on Tuesday, May 21.  

Children from Milton Terrace North on the left with April Waters (far right) who went with Heather Varney, Saratoga Bridges Development and Foundation Director, (second from the right) to receive the check.

The Ballston Spa School District and State Farm Insurance hosted a reception and check presentation to announce that the students raised $9,360 for charity.  The Penny Harvest roundtable group at Milton Terrace North selected Saratoga Bridges who obtained $1,000 from their efforts. State Farm Insurance provided a grant that supports the Penny Harvest Service Learning Project, whose missions is to transform children into engaged citizens by giving them the knowledge, tools and power to solve real life problems in our community. Each fall student leaders rally their entire school to collect pennies. During the winter months, roundtable members intensively research community needs, debate causes, interview, visit organizations and work together to determine grant decisions. Each spring, students distribute grants and enhance their impact with hands-on neighborhood service projects. 
Provided by: Pamela Polacsek
Communications Specialist Saratoga Bridges                     

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Over $6,500 raised in support of the 4-H

Honorary Chairman Phil Bayly, along with Town of Greenfield Supervisor Dick Rowland and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Rotary member Mike Webster, pictured cutting the ribbon to start the 2013 4-H Walkathon held recently at the Saratoga Spa State Park. Between 111 walkers, over $6,500 were raised to support the 4-H Training Center

Walkathon t-shirts were given to all walkers with $50 or more in pledges. Businesses or groups sponsoring the shirts were Crawford Electric, Charlton, The Olde Bryan Inn and Longfellow’s Inn and Restaurant, Saratoga Springs; T-Shirt Graphics, Ballston Spa; the Saratoga County 4-H Teen Council, the Greenfield Community and Business Association, and McDonald’s of Ballston Spa. There were also many area businesses who contributed food items or water for the vent. Volunteers included 4-H leaders and parents, Walkathon Committee members, Gold Wing Road Riders Association members, and 4-H staff. 

Thank you to everyone who helped make the Walkathon a success!
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