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TOUR THE WINNING PROJECTS

Visit Sullivan County Communities on September 8

September 6, 2012

[SULLIVAN COUNTY] – Join with Sullivan Renaissance and volunteers from 11 communities on a self-guided tour through Sullivan County on Saturday, September 8.  Each community will have volunteers available during the day to answer questions about their winning projects.  Events and activities run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

For a brochure containing the list of winners, tour day activities, and driving directions to each location go to www.sullivanrenaissance.org and click on the “Winning Projects Tour” Quicklink in the upper right hand corner.  The brochure is also available at most gardens centers and nurseries throughout Sullivan County.  Because of the distance between projects, it is not possible to visit every site on Saturday.  Individuals should select the communities they most want to see and arrange to visit the others at a later date. 

The winning projects were selected by an independent panel of judges from among 36 communities participating in the 2012 Sullivan Renaissance beautification competition.  Volunteers worked on the projects from April through August and were judged for aesthetic improvement, collaboration, youth involvement, permanence and an ability to be maintained.  Over $100,000 in grant and scholarship winners were announced at the Sullivan Renaissance Awards Ceremony on August 13 at the Seelig Theater of SUNY Sullivan in Loch Sheldrake.

The 2012 Winning Projects Tour meeting locations are as follows:

BEST OVERALL SHOWING OF FLOWERS:

·         Forestburgh Playhouse, 39 Forestburgh Road, Forestburgh

·         Neversink Renaissance, Daniel Pierce Library/Time in the Valleys Museum, 332 Main Street, Grahamsville

CATEGORY C – COMMUNITY-WIDE BEAUTIFICATION:

·         Golden Feather: Narrowsburg , Overlook Deck On Main Street, Narrowsburg

·         Silver Feather: Liberty, LaPolt Park & Creekside Park, 119 North Main Street, Liberty

·         Planning Award: Rock Hill,Rock Hill Farmers’ Market, Rock Hill Drive, Rock Hill

CATEGORY B – MULTI-ELEMENT PROJECTS:

·         First Place: Dillon Park, Dillon Road, Monticello

·         Second Place : Circle Park, 1028 Proctor Road, Glen Spey

·         Third Place: Town of Fremont, Town Hall, 12 County Road 95, Fremont Center

CATEGORY A – SINGLE-ELEMENT PROJECTS:

·         First Place: Boy Scout Troop 101 Mini-Golf Course, Mamakating Town Park, Bloomingburg

·         Second Place : Recovery Center, 396 Broadway, Monticello

·         Third Place: Sullivan County Visitors Association,100 Sullivan Avenue, Ferndale

Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation.  Sponsors include Bold Gold Media Group/Thunder 102, FisherMears Associates, Kristt Company, Robert Green Dealerships, Sullivan County Democrat, The River Reporter, Thompson Sanitation and WSUL/WVOS. 

For information about Sullivan Renaissance, contact 845-295-2445 or www.sullivanrenaissance.org.