HIGH NOTES: Ride for K9, golf fundraiser, school backpack distribution


In Johnstown, the Pine Tree Rifle Club of Johnstown recently raised more than $13,800 for the Fulton County Sheriff’s K9 Unit from its annual motorcycle ride. This year’s Fulton County Sheriff’s K-9 Motorcycle Ride, held on Aug. 28, featured nearly 120 cyclists and covered about 90 miles. In addition to the motorcycle ride, dozens of sponsors donated more than 80 gifts for auction, t-shirts and cash. The bike leaders were Tim and Rick France. In the 12 years that the event has been held, the rally has raised more than $125,000, Sheriff Richard C. Giardino said. For more information on the Pine Tree Rifle Club, visit http://www.pinetreerifleclub.org/.

In Fort Johnson, the Rolling Hills Country Club recently hosted a Swing Fore Kids event to raise money for local school golf teams. The annual event, which featured an end-of-season banquet and scholarships, was canceled last year due to covid restrictions. Gold sponsors were: Friends of Norm Barone, Bigelow Weavers League, Bigelow Weavers Club, Amsterdam Firefighters Association, Cushman & Wakefield/Pyramid Brokerage, RHCC, Cranesville Block Ent, Saratoga Eagle (Ed Redmond) and Dr. Anthony D’Addio DDS. Green sponsors were: 5 Corners Mobil, White Cottage Gardens Florist, USM Solutions, LLC Office Concepts, Capital Appriasers (Tim Holloway), Jim and Kathy Izzano, Bob Cantine, Tuman’s Tavern, Russo’s Grill, Bosco’s restaurant, Amsterdam Muni, Herk’s Tavern (in memory of Flip Bracci), Jack Callery Real Estate. The tournament was held in memory of long-time friend, Norm Barone. Special thanks go to Joe Carville, Ron Barone, Dave Niezgoda and Stan Dybas.

In the Capital Region, Dunkin’ shops and local television station WTEN joined together to give away 1,250 backpacks loaded with school supplies to area children in need. The backpacks, loaded with a school supply kit and offered in a variety of colors, were distributed at Dunkin’ locations in Schenectady, Menands, Lansingburgh, Amsterdam and Milton last week.

High Notes is a Monday feature of The Gazette Opinion section spotlighting the good being done in our communities by individuals, organizations, schools and colleges, and businesses. If you know of anyone who should be celebrated, send your suggestions for High Notes to Editorial Page Editor Mark Mahoney at [email protected]

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