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Seasonal Communities Compete in Beautification Contest

June 12, 2017

FERNDALE – Nine seasonal bungalow colonies and camps will take part in the Sullivan Renaissance Community Mitzvah Award contest this summer.  Three top prizes ranging from $3,000 to $10,000 will be awarded to the participants that best spruce up and maintain their grounds and improve the look of their facilities.

The 2017 Community Mitzvah Award beautification contestants are:

·         American Theological, Kiamesha

·         Camp Ahavas Israel, Liberty

·         Camp HASC, Parksville

·         Camp Silver Lake, Woodridge

·         Community Cottages, Woodridge

·         Green Acres, Liberty

·         Khal Divrei Chaim, Kauneonga Lake

·         Ohel Brouch, Monticello

·         Pine Tree, Monticello

Participating camps and colonies receive a $1,000 seed grant and a $250 grant upon completion of the project.  Campers, staff and residents are also invited to take part in educational programs and gardening classes.

The contest begins this month with participants making improvements to their grounds.  Camps will be monitored on a weekly basis for what is visible from the road.  At the end of six weeks, the contestants will be visited by a team of judges from outside of Sullivan County.  The winner will be announced at the Sullivan Renaissance Awards Ceremony on Monday, August 7 at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.    

In 2016 the top award went to Camp HASC of Kiamesha Lake for beautifying its facility.  Second place award went to American Theological in Kauneonga Lake; while third place was awarded to Camp Silver Lake in Woodridge. 

Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation with support from Bold Gold Media Group, Fisher Mears Associates, The River Reporter, The Sullivan County Democrat and Thompson Sanitation.  For information, contact 845-295-2445 or .