In Ballston Spa, a U.S. Army veteran rode his bike across the country to raise money for a program that matches service dogs with veterans. Jimmy Thomas raised about $26,000 for Woofs for Warriors during the 2-1/2-month-long 3,500-mile trek, which he completed on Aug. 16. Woofs For Warriors is a special program aimed at placing rescue dogs with veterans suffering from traumatic brain injuries and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).Woofs for Warriors facilitates the training and adoption process. Thomas plans to kayak from Cobleskill to the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland to raise money for Woofs for Warriors next year. For more information on Woofs for Warriors and to donate, visit https://woofsforwarriors.org.
In Galway, nearly 100 children and adults recently lined up to help carry children’s books, walking from the original Galway Public Library building on Sacandaga Road to the library’s new building at 2112 East Street. The Sept. 8 Ceremonial Moving of Children’s Books gave kids an opportunity to help with the transition to the new library. The entire move was a community effort, as volunteers transported all of the books and other items in preparation for the library’s Grand Opening on Sept. 21 at 1 p.m. For more on the new library, the grand opening ceremony and other library information, https://www.galwaypubliclibrary.org.
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