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November 14, 2013

Pearsall grants awarded to area projects

JOHNSBURG — The Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation has awarded funding to dozens of regional organizations.

The foundation, founded in December 2000, received 53 grant applications in this year’s grant cycle, a drop of 22 percent from last year’s 68.

Nevertheless, a record amount was awarded to 30 nonprofit agencies addressing the needs of year-round residents in the Adirondack Park.

This year’s awards bring the total grants given by the foundation to 264 and dollars awarded to more than $408,000.

Grants awarded to nonprofits this year in Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties include:

▶ Adirondack Curriculum Project for student materials for the fifth Adirondack Congress, to be held next spring at the Wild Center, Tupper Lake.

▶ Adirondack Health of Saranac Lake to help underwrite a series of food health and nutrition demonstrations.

▶ Adirondack Public Observatory of Tupper Lake for educational outreach.

▶ Anderson Falls Heritage Society of Keeseville for archiving historical records.

▶ Champlain Film Society to install a movie-quality sound system in the restored Whallonsburg Grange Hall.

▶ First Night Saranac Lake to purchase 2,000 buttons for this New Year’s Eve alcohol-free festival.

▶ Fort Ticonderoga to bring “A Soldier’s Life” to schools throughout the Adirondacks.

▶ Friends of Lyon Mountain to help underwrite its virtual mining exhibit.

▶ GardenShare to help underwrite transportation to North Country Food Day Youth Summit.

▶ Literacy Volunteers of America-Clinton County to help underwrite Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Program in Clinton, Essex, Franklin and Hamilton counties.

▶ Lower Adirondack Search and Rescue to purchase 10 F50 RC portable radios for search-and-rescue coordination with State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers.

▶ Mountain Lake PBS to support post-production and distribution of “Songs to Keep: Treasures from an Adirondack Folk Collector.”

▶ North Country Public Radio to help underwrite “Natural Selections.”

▶ Pendragon Theatre of Saranac Lake to fund the tour of “Oedipus” to students grades 6 through 12 in area schools.

▶ Seagle Music Colony of Schroon Lake to introduce opera to 4,500 grade-school students in eastern Adirondack communities.

▶ Silver Bay YMCA to provide special programming at the Silver Bay YMCA Youth Center in Ticonderoga.

▶ The Wildlife Institute of Eastern New York to provide “Silent Wings” to elementary, middle and high-school students in the Adirondack Park.

▶ Ticonderoga Central School to help underwrite the weekend backpack program.

Applications for Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation’s 2014-15 funding will be accepted between July 1 and Aug. 31, 2014.

Contact the foundation by writing to PO Box 105, Johnsburg, NY 12843 or through its website http://www.PearsallFoundation.org.

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