November 24, 2012

Of Interest: Nov. 24, 2012

Rouses Point meeting venue changed

ROUSES POINT — Due to a meeting-room conflict, the Rouses Point Revitalization Committee meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, will be held in the basement of St. Patrick’s Church on Lake Street.

It had been scheduled for the Civic Center.

The public is welcome.

Scholarship fund to honor memory of Tony Bailey

MALONE — A scholarship fund has been set up in honor of former New York State Police Investigator Tony Bailey, who was killed in an automobile accident last month.

The Anthony J. Bailey Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a student from Franklin Academy where Tony’s wife, Jennifer Bailey, works, and from where his daughters, Elise and Kaitlin Bailey, graduated.

A scholarship will also be awarded to a student from Tony’s alma mater, Adirondack High School in Boonville.

Donations to the fund can be made at any Community Bank branch in the Malone and Plattsburgh areas.

Peru apples donated to Sandy victims

PERU — Forrence Orchards of Peru recently donated 740 cartons of McIntosh apples to be distributed to the victims of Superstorm Sandy in the metro New York area. 

The apples were originally designated to be handed out to the 50,000 marathon runners at the finish line of the ING NYC Marathon. For years, Forrence Orchards has sold apples to the New York Apple Association, who in return offers the Mac as the official apple of the ING NYC Marathon. 

Each runner that crosses the finish line receives a goody bag, that includes a Mac apple and other items. The New York Apple Assocaition has been a corporate sponsor of the event for 14 years and has purchased the North Country Macs from Forrence orchards. This year, because of Storm Sandy, the Sunday race was eventually called off on Friday, but the apples had already been delivered to Central Park. The New York Road Runners subsequently sent the apples on to the NYC Food Bank system. 

As a show of support and generosity to so many that were hurt by the storm, Peter Forrence and his family decided not to charge anyone for the fruit.



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