In Ballston Spa, a local dairy drive-through event last week at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds helped more than 750 families in need get milk, produce and other dairy products. The giveaway, sponsored by the American Dairy Association and the Saratoga County Fair, offered more than 8 tons of farm products, with each vehicle that pulled up being offered up to two gallons of milk, a 20-pound box of produce and a 20-pound box of dairy items. More than 750 vehicles showed up for the event, which didn’t require any registration. Volunteers loaded vehicle trunks using social-distancing practices.
In Saratoga Springs, the Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund recently released a new City of Saratoga Springs Monopoly game to benefit local charities. The game is customized for the community and features local businesses and attractions, including SPAC, Congress Park, the Saratoga County Fair, Skidmore College and many other places and nonprofits. Proceeds from game sales go to the Community Fund’s Lend-A-Hand Grant program, which helps provide money to nonprofit organizations that impact the communities of Saratoga, Warren, and Washington counties. The game board was created with help from the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Cooley Group in Rochester. Saratoga Springs Monopoly games are on sale for $49.99 and can be purchased at a number of local businesses, including all Adirondack Trust branch locations and online at https://www.atccf.org/monopoly/.
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