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February 9, 2013

Of Interest: Feb. 9, 2013

Push on to finish Whallensburg Grange renovations

WHALLONSBURG — The Whallonsburg Grange Hall has launched a 2013 capital campaign to raise $75,000 to complete the restoration of the building.

The capital fund will pay for new, comfortable and stackable chairs for the main hall; remodeling the entranceway, porch and upstairs bathrooms; a sound and projection booth in the balcony; stage upgrades; finishing the commercial kitchen; and

building a wheelchair-accessible entrance and sidewalk for the ground floor.

The improvements will pave the way for better programs, activities and use of the grange and the community kitchen over the next few years, organizers say.

“We have raised just over $38,000, a little over halfway to the goal,” the Whallonsburg Civic Association said in a news release.

Board members for the Civic Association, the nonprofit organization that manages the grange, will be asking for donations, the release said.

“We’ll be making phone calls, visits, sending out a letter ... email to give you several opportunities to contribute. We hope you can respond generously.”

Donations can be sent to Whallonsburg Civic Association, PO Box 54, Essex, NY 12936.

Peru School Board meeting set

PERU — Peru Central School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the district’s Community Room adjacent to Peru High School’s main entrance.

An executive session associated with particular personnel matters will take place immediately after the meeting is called to order, and the board is expected to reconvene for public-session business at about 7 p.m.

Agenda items include recognizing particular staff for outstanding contributions to the community, previewing a district-wide wellness plan and receiving a briefing on the reorganization of the Leadership Team.

The public is welcome.

Corrective Action Plan on Saranac School agenda

SARANAC — The Saranac Central School Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the District Office in Dannemora. 

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