Sharon Reynolds, center, executive director of PRIDE, presents a check from the New York Main Street grant to Richard A. Nadeau, project coordinator for the Ticonderoga Elks Lodge #1494. Marci Hall, PRIDE program assistant, looks on. The grant money was used to renovate rest rooms at the Elks lodge.
The B.P.O.E Ticonderoga Elks Lodge 1494 is one of 19 recipients of a New York Main Street grant currently being administered by PRIDE of Ticonderoga.
The Elks chose to renovate their two rest rooms at the lodge, making each assessable to their members. Contractor Wayne Busby completed the $14,000 project, 50 percent of which was matched by the Elks organization.
The $387,000 New York Main Street grant offered through the New York State Homes and Community Renewal and the New York State Housing Trust Fund is the third NYMS grant received by PRIDE in the past five years.
“We are pleased to offer our downtown building owners an opportunity to address both exterior and interior repairs and are especially grateful to the participants of the NYMS grant for their investment in our revitalization efforts,” said Sharon Reynolds, executive director of PRIDE. “The best part of each project is working with individuals like Richard Nadeau, project coordinator for the Elks, who assisted Marci Hall, program assistant, and I with making sure the project go as smoothly as possible.”