Reading earns rewards for youth
WARRENSBURG - Area youth are encouraged to enroll in a summer reading program at Richards Library - and reap various rewards while enjoying the virtual adventures available in books.
Four different programs are offered this year - all it takes is reading a minimum of 10 books for each of the following programs.
The Adirondack Phantoms Summer Reading Challenge yields a ticket to second game of the season. Applebee's Bookworm Club, for ages 10 and under, rewards youth with a free children's meal. Taco Bell's "Leading by Reading" program for ages 13 and under nets a reward of a free a beef taco & cinnamon twist.
TD Banknorth's summer reading program offers the highest yield: Children who read 10 books receive a bonus deposit of $10 in one of the bank's Young Savers accounts.
Claire Sweet tourney nets cash
QUEENSBURY - The third annual Claire Sweet Memorial Golf Tournament held June 4 at Top of the World Golf Resort lived up to its tradition of success, Sunday Conine of High Peaks Hospice said this week.
"The tournament was a celebration of life, a gorgeous day of golf, and fundraising for an organization near and dear to many," she said. A roster of 86 players participated,and more than $16,500 was raised for high Peaks Hospice, Conine said.
"Claire touched so many lives in the local area," she said. "Her children all have businesses in the Warrensburg area and their support never wavers."
Claire's daughter, Glenna Aldrich and her husband Dale provided umbrellas as players' gifts. Also prominent sponsors were Jacobs & Toney Meats owners Laddie and Jack Toney, also a daughter and son-in-law of Claire's, plus Robert J. Sweet Inc.'s proprietors, Jack and Mary Sweet, Claire's son and daughter-in-law.
This family event has grown in popularity each year, Conine said, with players enjoying the Top of the World course with PGA pro Tom Smack. Conine also praised the luncheon provided by Kevin London and Kim Feeney of The Farmhouse Restaurant.
Sponsors also included Adirondack Dream Homes and the Nadler family, Aldrich-Sweet LLC, Edward Jones, Freihofer's, Glens Falls National Bank, Price Chopper, Lake George Forest Products, Merrill Lynch, Nepco Inc., Sweet-Toney Enterprises, Top Notch Forest Products, Warren Ford-Mercury and Adirondack Broadcasting Co.
Arts & Crafts fair is approaching
As has been a tradition for more than three decades, thousands of visitors will be drawn to Warrensburg in July to explore a wide variety of creations for sale in the town's annual Arts & Crafts Festival.
Set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 9 and 10 along Main St., artisans with varied talents will be exhibiting and selling their artwork.
The sponsors of the festival, the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce, is still seeking several additional vendors to participate. To apply, call 623-02161. For details, see: www.warrensburgchamber.com.
Baccalaureate set for Thursday
All area citizens are invited to give the local high school graduates a spiritual sendoff in life by participating in Baccalaureate ceremonies. The event is planned for 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23 at the First Presbyterian Church on Stewart Farrar Ave.
The event will honor 2011 graduates of Warrensburg High School, and the students will be offering readings and meditations.
Stony Creek Library needs books
Due to the recent flooding, the Stony Creek Library is now in need of donations of books in good condition.
All are welcome to build back the library's collection. Those who have books to donate, drop them off at the library during open hours. No text books are magazines are accepted.
For details or library hours, call 696-4153 or see stonycreekfreelibrary.sals.edu.
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