The Adirondack Foundation has announced it has awarded $15,500 in grants to support community initiatives in Fine, Clifton, Star Lake, and Newton Falls.
The source of the funding is the Damoth Fund, established at the Foundation in 2012 through a bequest from Robert Damoth, a man with a strong attachment to the Cranberry Lake area.
The Damoth Fund to date has issued $450,000 in grants. The Clifton-Fine Economic Development Corporation oversees the application process and makes final recommendations.
This year’s recipients, which were honored at a community event on June 21, include:
Clifton-Fine Central School Backpack/Food Pantry – to alleviate hunger in kids and families and provide additional opportunities for pick-up.
Clifton-Fine Central School Wellness Committee – to complete a project initiated by the student council and supported by other grants to install environmentally-friendly water bottle-filling stations throughout the school.
Friends of the Clifton-Fine Golf Course – to help this municipal golf course bolster its services to the public by building a deck as envisioned in local economic development and community plans.
Newton Falls Volunteer Fire Department – to replace missing swings in the neighboring playground and make improvements to the fire house to make it suitable for community events.
Little Theater in the Woods, Star Lake – to help establish a theater group for community members of all ages and offer performances in summer and winter.
Clifton-Fine Youth Hockey – to help with a hat trick of upgrades, including new nets and benches, for the local rink.
Woodland Cemetery – to help ensure the grounds of five local cemeteries are well cared for.
For more information on the Adirondack Foundation, visit their website or call (518) 523-9904.
Photo of Chris Westbrook, president of Clifton-Fine Economic Development Corporation, presenting a grant check from Adirondack Foundation’s Damoth Fund to the local hockey club courtesy Annette Craig.