High Notes: Summer camp, cleanup, crash victims memorial

Spotlighting the good being done in our communities

Categories: Editorial, Opinion

In Galway, the Glenville Hills Garden Club of Saratoga County will be helping two local students attend summer camp with money collected during its annual plant and pie sale held on Memorial Day. The sales will enable two Galway Central  School District students to attend Camp Colby for one week this summer.  Camp Colby is a residential summer camp located on Saranac Lake operated by the state Department of Environmental Conservation. It offers a program in environmental education for students age 11-17. In addition to providing the camp experience to the two students, other money raised during the plant and pie sale will go toward community beautification at the Galway Post Office and the food pantry. For more information about the Glenville Hills Garden Club visit www.glenvillehillsgardenclub.org.

In Schenectady, about 20 members of the Union College women’s soccer team joined with other volunteers from the community and with members of the board of the Schenectady Day Nursery recently to clean up winter debris. Volunteers grabbed gloves, rakes, brooms, blowers and hedge clippers and did a clean sweep of the children’s playground and the front and back yards of the child care facility on Lafayette Street. The facility has been serving working families in Schenectady since 1902. For more information on the Schenectady Day Nursery, visit http://www.schenectadydaynursery.org/.

In Schoharie, supporters behind the creation of a new memorial to honor the victims of last year’s limousine crash in Schoharie have raised more than $35,000 toward the $250,000 needed to create a new memorial for the victims. In addition, the owner of the Apple Barrel store at the crash site off Route 30/30A has donated the land for the memorial. The memorial will feature 20 cement circles, each with the footprints of the shoes from the victims, with one stone left blank to represent those affected by the tragedy and the limo driver. It also will feature stone benches for reflection and a tree and flowers to honor first responders. The 1/3-acre site for the memorial, to be located near the Apple Barrel store, was donated by Jessica Loder Kirby, owner of the store, and her family. For more information on the memorial and to make a donation to the memorial fund, visit https://reflectionsmemorialfoundation.org/.

High Notes is a Monday feature of The Gazette Opinion section spotlighting the good being done in our communities by individuals, charitable organizations, schools, colleges and businesses. Send your suggestions for High Notes to Editorial Page Editor Mark Mahoney at [email protected]

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