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Communities May Still Apply Through March 19, 2014

November 25, 2013

[LIBERTY] – Beautification projects in 17 Sullivan County communities have been approved for funding and other assistance in 2014 as part of Sullivan Renaissance’s Early Admission Program.  Organizations that were unable to apply early may still submit applications for community beautification support through March 19, 2014.

Approved applicants include: three Category A single-element projects, five Category B multi-element projects, three Category C community-wide projects, and six communities in the Maintenance Support Program. 

APPLICANT                       CATEGORY                        PROJECT

Liberty United Methodist Ch.             A                     Landscaping (Phase III)

SC Child Care Council                      A                     Forgotten Garden (Part II)

Swan Lake Hose Company #1           A                     Firehouse Sign Garden

Town of Thompson Park                    B                     Enhancements & Signs

CCE Master Gardeners                     B                     Centennial Ent. Garden

Dynamite Youth Center                     B                     Landscaping, Gardens

Mountain Lake Camps Assn.             B                     Signs & Landscaping

Village of Woodridge                         B                     Enhance Krieger Park

Swan Lake Renaissance                   C                     Stone Castle Garden

Long Eddy Renaissance                    C                     Beautify Hamlet 

Rock Hill Fire Department                  C                     Fire Dept., Farm Market

Hudson River Healthcare                    M                    Maintenance

Mamakating Town Park                                       Maintenance

Mountaindale Action Committee         M                    Maintenance

Wh. Sulphur Springs Sullivan First      M                    Maintenance

Kiwanis Club Woodridge                    M                    Maintenance

Wurtsboro Renaissance                     M                    Maintenance


Communities receive a monetary grant ranging between $1000 and $5000, as well as Flower Dollars, technical support, an opportunity to request a paid intern and a variety of other assistance.

All of the applications were evaluated by a review panel made up of Sullivan Renaissance staff and steering committee members.  Garden design and planting choices were reviewed by a separate panel of professional horticulturalists and Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners.

Projects must be completed and documentation submitted no later than Monday, August 4, 2014.   All projects will be recognized at an Awards Ceremony on Monday, August 11, 2014 at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.  Winners will be part of the “Winning Projects Self Guided Tour.”

For those still interesting in applying, all applications are available for download from the Sullivan Renaissance web site ( in a portable document format (PDF) with fillable form fields.  Applications can be completed electronically and e-mailed to (along with required documentation) or printed and mailed by the appropriate deadline.

Sullivan Renaissance representatives are available to visit communities to explain the program, review garden design plans and assist with the application process.  Deadlines for Sullivan Renaissance grants vary by program.  

Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation.  For more information, contact Sullivan Renaissance at 845-295-2445 or