OLD FORGE - The Kiwanis Club of the Central Adirondacks has presented the Kommunity Youth & Activity Center here with a $9,279 check.
The Kiwanis raised the money through its 13th Annual Winter Sports Challenge. The funds will be used for the continuing operation of the KYAC.
Winter Sports Challenge awards were made to the top fund-raisers.
The No. 1 Fundraising Team was the Town of Webb School Key Club, represented by Kiwanis Member and Town of Webb School Key Club Advisor Diane Amos, who accepted the Traveling Plaque and a Permanent Certificate.
The No. 2 Fundraising Team was Kinderwood, represented by Diane Heroux and Barbara Uzdavinis, who received a Permanent Certificate.
The No. 1 Fundraising Individual, Hazel Dellavia of Team Beta Sigma Phi, received a Permanent Certificate and $50 and the No. 1 Fundraising Individual under age 18, Madeline Mahoney, who raised over $800, received a Permanent Certificate and $100.
Winter Sports Challenge Co-Chairs Bill Ransom and Bob Teesdale say it is the participants, sponsors and volunteers that make it such an exciting community event.
Also, "The cooperation of Town of Webb Supervisor Ted Riehle and Steve Uzdavinis and his staff at McCauley Mountain is greatly appreciated. Special thanks to Central Adirondack Search and Rescue Team for communications and assistance on the mountain."
Corporate sponsors were: GOLD ($200) - Adirondack Bank, Adirondack River Outfitters, Community Bank, Ellie Cohen, Central Adirondack Association, Countryside Veterinary Clinic, Enchanted Forest, doctors Michael and Karen Brady, Kevin Jost, Old Forge Hardware, The Old Mill Restaurant, Rivet Reality, Rivett's Marine and Foley Law Firm; SILVER ($150) - B.J. Queen, Northeastern Loggers, Northwoods Inn, Steet-Ponte Auto Dealership and Symeon's Greek Restaurant; BRONZE ($100) - Ace Hardware, BAB Enterprises, Big Moose Inn, Big Moose Station / Main St. Station, Billy's Restaurant, Burkhard Evans Insurance, Christy's Motel, DiOrio's Grocery Store, Gisele Kress, Glasser Plumbing & Heating, Herron Realty, Helmers Fuel & Trucking, Inlet Golf Club, The Slacks, The Olsons, Old Forge Fire Department, Slickers Restaurant, The Forge Motel, Tony Harper's Restaurant, Old Forge Lodge, TOW Bar Restaurant, The Doc Foleys, Moore & Hart Insurance, Smith Marine, Thendara Automotive, Thendara Golf Club, Timm Associates, The Van Slykes and Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams and Edmunds Funeral Home; and OTHER - The Mike Griffins, Jean Burke, Blue Spruce Motel, Old Forge Motel, The Tavern, Old Forge Liquor, Dr. Joe Rintrona, Souvenir Village, Walt's Diner and Thor Information.
In-kind sponsors were Nannette Shovea-Burke of Mountainman Outdoor Supply and their vendor Sarah Trachy, representing MSR Snowshoe; Last Run Café; Adirondack Express; Randy's Restaurant; Ozzie's Restaurant; Hard Times Restaurant; Tamarac Restaurant; Matt Hiatt and Nannette Shovna-Burke of Mountain Man Sports; and Doug Riedman.