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State Senator John Bonacic announced a $75,000 grant to help fund
The theme of
“After five years of cleaning, planting, planning and sprucing up, we must admit that we are looking better. But there is still much to do, as we have company coming this summer – lots of company,”
Filled with exhibitors and participants, the CVI atrium was transformed into a showcase of flowers and spring accessories to assist with beautification projects and inspire volunteers.
Winners of the high school art student poster contest were selected by forum attendees. First place went to Erin DeLaurencio of BOCES. Honorable mentions went to: Alex Murns and Hana Girard of BOCES; Nicole Steele of BOCES; and Emily Zier of
“The strength of
Speaking of the future, Cooke said, “Let’s stop garbage before it becomes garbage. We need new and innovative ways of addressing our garbage, like examining the packaging and taking recycling seriously.”
Six workshops addressed subjects to assist volunteers in their own communities: Planning Your Garden – Right Plant-Right Place; YOUth Can Make a Difference;
New programs for
Exhibitors included: ACM Playgrounds Recreational Products; Catskill Center for Conservation & Development; Catskill Perennials; Daytop Swan Lake; Gardens by Kelley; Korwan’s Nursery & Woodcarving; ML Miller Studios Chainsaw Carvings & Signs; The Outlet Florist & Greenhouses; Party Master Parties & Fundraising Events; Safer Landings; Sullivan County BOCES; Sullivan County Center for Workforce Development; Sullivan County Chamber & Sullivan Hospitality; Sullivan County Division of Public Works; and Wood Classics, Fine Teak Garden Furnishings.
This year’s “Sullivan First Achievement Awards” were given to: Ruth Jones of Kittatinny Canoes for her ongoing efforts to organize the annual Delaware River Clean-Up; Kathy Scullion of Sullivan County Community College for her commitment to education and promotion of environmental stewardship; Tom Edwards of White Sulphur Springs for his work to create a Veteran’s Memorial at the White Sulphur Springs Firemen’s Park; Irwin Siegel Agency in Rock Hill for the ongoing and extensive landscaping of its office building; The Cutting Garden for the revitalization of its building in Youngsville and for the ongoing beauty that it offers in the opportunity to cut fresh flowers from the garden; Gusar’s Pharmacy for the reconstruction of its storefront in Monticello, one of the first businesses to improve its façade and enhance the appearance of Broadway; Bradstan Country Hotel in White Lake for its continued commitment to the aesthetics of its building and grounds; Trout Unlimited for its work to protect and enhance the thermal ecological health and habitat of the Upper Delaware River system; and Woodridge Renaissance for ongoing grassroots efforts that have resulted in the enhancement of the Village of Woodridge.
Other forum highlights included: culinary students from the
“We were pleased to have volunteers from
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