HIGH NOTES: Garden, food drive, helping vets

Stella, a dachsund, is ready for her close-up Sunday morning at Wag Town Grooming. Stan Hudy/Staff

Stella, a dachsund, is ready for her close-up Sunday morning at Wag Town Grooming. Stan Hudy/Staff

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In Glenville, a recent dog-grooming event helped raise money for Operation at Ease, a program that connects shelter dogs with veterans in need. The event, hosted by Wag Town Dog Grooming and Daycare, invited pet owners to bring their dogs for a shampoo, dry, nail clip and grind. The event served about 30 dogs. All proceeds went to Operation at Ease, which takes dogs from shelters, pairs them with deserving veterans and first responders, and provides a free guided training program for post traumatic stress and light mobility service dogs. For more information on Operation at Ease and to donate, visit https://www.operationatease.org.

In Ballston Spa, the American Dairy Association held its second large food drive at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa. The American Dairy Association North East (ADANE) worked with the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York,  Renzi Foodservice and the Dairy Farmers of America, along with other community organizations, to host the food drive, during which more than 2,500 gallons of milk and 30,000 pounds of food were distributed. Each vehicle received two gallons of milk, one food box containing 20 pounds of produce and one 10-pound bag of assorted food products.

In Amsterdam, the city of Amsterdam and Centro Civico, a not-for-profit organization in Montgomery County serving the Latino community, have joined forces to create a pocket park on East Main Street that will feature 10 community box gardens. The gardens can be used by the community to grow vegetables and educate residents about horticulture and healthy diets. The park was funded with the help of a $5,500 grant from the Montgomery County Soil and Water Conservation District.

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