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[MONTICELLO] – The public is invited to the Sullivan Renaissance 2011 Awards Ceremony to honor the volunteers who are improving communities throughout Sullivan County on Monday, August 8. For the second consecutive year, the event is being held in the Monticello High School auditorium. 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 can still use help before judging begins on August 4. For a list of the groups and projects call
Projects judged the most successful in completing their efforts will be announced at the Awards Ceremony and receive additional grants between $1000 and $25,000. Participants in all Sullivan Renaissance programs will be acknowledged. Young people will be recognized for participating in the intern leadership program. Scholarships for Sullivan Renaissance volunteers will be announced by the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan Counties, and the SCCC Foundation.
Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation. Additional funding has been secured by U.S. Representative Maurice D. Hinchey. Sponsors include Bold Gold Media Group/Thunder 102, Kristt Company, Robert Green Dealerships, Sullivan County Democrat, The River Reporter, Thompson Sanitation and WSUL/WVOS.
For information, contact 845-295-2445 or www.sullivanrenaissance.org.