We had another successful Food Pantry run to the Regional Food Bank in Latham. We brought back lots of canned goods, cereal, and fruits and vegetables to help supply the Food Pantry at Christ Episcopal Church. Thanks go out to Paul Perrault, Steve Esposito, and Tom White (from BSNB) for their help in transport and loading the products for the pantry. Thanks, too, to our friends from Saratoga Bridges Day Hab for helping us off load everything once we returned. This is just one of our regular projects that we need folks to take part in as members (or non-members!).
On Friday, May 15, members of the Ballston Spa Rotary Club and the Rotary District 7190 kicked off the District Conference by volunteering a work day to rebuild the area in the Schoharie Valley after the devastating flooding from Hurricanes Irene and Lee.
Pictured (left to right): Harry Armer, Ray Otten, Jason Armer, John Cromie, Doug Ford
Also thanks to members not pictured: Donna Dardaris, Catherine & Jay Spaneas, Pete & Joanne Champagne, Lisa Ford, Vickie Cromie, Jere Blackwelder
Special thanks was given at the Rotary District 7190 Conference to Doug Ford and Curtis Lumber Company for organizing the Schoharie project with SALT (Schoharie Area Long Term). In addition to assigning the Rotary members, Doug had gathered 13 professional contractors that volunteered their time and employees for the work day.
Our Christmas Tree Sale was a huge success as we sold out! Thank you to everyone who supported our sale by buying a tree, volunteering on the lot, or spreading the word.
Funds raised at the tree sale will be used for local and international community outreach and initiatives.
The Food Drive went great! Thank you to all who donated food!
Special thanks to Agway True Value of Ballston Spa for lending us their box truck, Union Fire Company for lending us their parking lot, Ballston Spa Veterinary Clinic for rallying their folks and collecting a bunch of items for us, Kevin Richards at 100.9 The Cat for having us on to talk about the Food Drive, our Rotarians for staffing the Food Drive all weekend, and everyone who helped us spread the word (we know there were a lot of you!). A true community effort!