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Program Begins at Winter Conference on February 20

February 2, 2010

[FERNDALE] – Applications for the 2010 Sullivan Renaissance program are now available on-line at  Sullivan Renaissance officially begins its 10th Anniversary at the Winter Conference and Expo on Saturday, February 20 at CVI Building in Ferndale. 

Applications for beautification and community development grants are accepted between February 20 and March 24.  They must be returned by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 24 at the CVI Building.  Grants to successful applicants will be awarded at the Spring Forum on April 15 at the CVI Building.  Beautification and community development projects must be completed by Monday, August 2.  The Sullivan Renaissance Awards Ceremony will be held on August 9.

Several other Sullivan Renaissance grant programs have different deadlines and requirements. These include: environmental, municipal and seasonal grants; internship and scholarship programs for young people.  Check the website for more details.

In addition to outlining the new 2010 Sullivan Renaissance grant program, the Winter Conference will feature flower exhibits by garden businesses; presentation  of the 15th Annual Sullivan First Achievement Awards; and a keynote address by gardening expert and author C.L. Fornari.  Workshops include: the significance of flowers in beautifying a community, community gardens, rain barrels, youth leadership and economic development. 

The conference is located at the CVI Building in Ferndale.  It begins at 8:00 a.m. with breakfast and registration.  The program starts at 9:00 a.m. and continues until 1:00 p.m.  All are welcome.  There is no registration fee for this conference.

Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation.  Additional funding has been secured by NYS Senator John J. Bonacic and Assemblywoman Aileen M. Gunther. 

For more information, call 845-295-2445.