HIGH NOTES: Alzheimer’s walk, Ronald McDonald House shoot, found money

Spotlighting the good being done in our communities

In Glenville, the Guan Ho Ha Fish & Game Club recently held a “Kids & Clays” event to benefit the Ronald McDonald House. Kids & Clays events are designed to “support Ronald McDonald House Charities through shooting sports to improve the lives of critically-ill children and their families.” The local event raised more than $32,000, and all profits were donated to the charity. Many members of the group donated several hours of their time on the day of the event and some donated several days to the event. For more information on Kids & Clays and to donate, visit: https://kidsandclays.com/. For more information on the Guan Ho Ha Fish & Game Club, visit: https://www.guanhoha.net.

In Schenectady, nearly 700 individuals from Schenectady, Fulton and Montgomery counties joined the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s to fight Alzheimer’s Disease. The event was held at Mohawk Harbor, and participants raised $130,500 toward their goal of $160,000. The money will go to fund  Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs. Those participating at the Walk took part in the Promise Garden Ceremony — a moving display of hope to represent the personal reasons participants join together to fight Alzheimer’s. Edward Jones is the national presenting sponsor for Walk to End Alzheimer’s, while Rivers Casino & Resort was the local presenting sponsor. Donations to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s can still be made through the end of the year at https://act.alz.org/.

In Mechanicville, a local man found a large bag full of cash lying on a city street, and rather than spending his newfound fortune on an expensive vacation or a fancy boat, he did the right thing and immediately turned it over to police. The bag had apparently been dropped by a local merchant on North Main Street, where it was found Thursday by resident James Acerra. Acerra spotted the bag, opened it up, realized what it was, and brought it to the city police station, where it was later returned to its rightful and grateful owner.

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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