All of the grant money is being used to purchase nutritious foods from the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York for the backpacks of local children.
School supply drive
TICONDEROGA — For the fourth consecutive year, Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union (TFCU) will host its Back to School Supply Drive for area students. From now through Sept. 3, the Credit Union will collect school-supply donations at each of its three branches and two ATM locations.
“We are truly inspired by the generosity of our local people and businesses,” said Shawn Hayes, president and CEO. “We are pleased to play a role in meeting an important need in our area.”
Collected supplies will be given to 10 area schools to distribute to students as they see fit. Suggested items include No. 2 pencils, crayons, spiral notebooks, pocket folders, pens, washable glue sticks, boxes of tissue and anti-bacterial wipes or hand-sanitizers. Items such as backpacks, binders, highlighters and calculators are also greatly appreciated.
Donations of cash or gift cards to office-supply stores or retail vendors are also welcome and will be used by the Credit Union to purchase supplies from school-issued lists. Visit TFCU’s website, www.tfcunow.com or contact any branch at 585-6725 with questions.
Drop-off locations and receiving schools include TFCU Ticonderoga Office, 1178 Rt. 9N, Ticonderoga; TFCU ATM at International Paper Mill, Shore Airport Road, Ticonderoga — Putnam Central School, St. Mary’s School, Ticonderoga Elementary, Middle and High Schools; TFCU Port Henry Branch, 43 Meacham Street, Port Henry, — Crown Point Central School, Moriah Central School; TFCU Elizabethtown Branch, 7519 Court St., Elizabethtown — Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School, Westport Central School; and TFCU ATM at Tops Market, Main Street, Schroon Lake, — Mountainside Christian Academy, Schroon Lake Central School.
PLATTSBURGH — WPTZ NewsChannel 5 and WNNE NewsChannel 31 have launched the region’s first weekend morning newscasts, NewsChannel 5 Weekend Today, airing Saturdays from 5 to 7 a.m. and Sundays from 6 to 8 a.m.