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[LOCH SHELDRAKE] – The public is invited to honor the volunteers who are improving communities throughout Sullivan County at the 2013 Sullivan Renaissance Awards Ceremony on Monday, August 12. For the second consecutive year, the event is being held in the Seelig Theater at SUNY Sullivan in Loch Sheldrake. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with light refreshments; the program begins at 6:45 p.m.
Community organizations have been hard at work on dozens of projects since grants were awarded in April. Some communities can still use help from more volunteers before judging begins on August 8. To find out how to contact a group in your community, call
Projects judged the most successful in completing their beautification efforts will be made known at the Awards Ceremony and receive additional grants between $1000 and $25,000. The winner of a new contest for seasonal communities will also be announced, when one of five seasonal camps and bungalow colonies receives the $10,000 Community Mitzvah Award.
Scholarships for Sullivan Renaissance volunteers will be announced by the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan Counties, and the SUNY Sullivan Foundation. Members of the new Sullivan Renaissance Volunteers Corps will be recognized, as will young people who participated in the intern leadership program.
Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation. Sponsors include Bold Gold Media Group/Thunder 102, Country Yossi Productions, FisherMears Associates, Kristt Company, Large Media, Robert Green Dealerships, Sullivan County Democrat, The River Reporter, Thompson Sanitation, and WSUL/WVOS.
For information, contact 845-295-2445 or www.sullivanrenaissance.org.