The public is invited to honor the volunteers who are beautifying communities throughout Sullivan County at the 2015 Sullivan Renaissance Awards Ceremony on Monday, August 10. There is no admission cost.
The ceremony is being held in the Events Gallery at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on Hurd Road in Bethel. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with light refreshments; the program begins at 6:45 p.m. The facility is ADA compliant and simultaneous translation into Spanish will be available.
Community organizations are now finishing their work at 54 beautification projects throughout Sullivan County. To find out how to get involved with a community group, call Sullivan Renaissance at 845-295-2445.
The Awards Ceremony will recognize all of this year’s projects and award additional grants between $1000 and $25,000 to those judged the most successful in completing their beautification efforts. The winner of the contest for seasonal communities will receive Community Mitzvah Awards of $10,000, $5000 and $3000.
Scholarships for Sullivan Renaissance volunteers will be announced by the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan Counties, and the SUNY Sullivan Foundation. Members of the Sullivan Renaissance Volunteers Corps and the Bilingual Advisory Committee will be recognized, as will young people who participated in the intern leadership program.
The winning video in Sullivan Renaissance’s first video contest will also be shown. New York City film director Ben Younger headed the panel of judges that awarded $1000 to an original video telling how Sullivan Renaissance has impacted people, organizations and communities.
Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation. Sponsors include Bold Gold Media Group/Thunder 102, FisherMears Associates, Kristt Company, Robert Green Dealerships, Sullivan County Democrat, The River Reporter, Thompson Sanitation, and WSUL/WVOS.
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