St. Lawrence NYSARC Announces 34th Annual Fund Raiser Winners

A Grand Prize of $10,000 Awarded to Elswood Love of West Stockholm, NY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – St. Lawrence NYSARC (www.slnysarc.org), a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to working for and with people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, conducted the 34th Annual Fund Raiser on June 7, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at the RLL Center in Canton during a concert featuring the band, Flame.

St. Lawrence NYSARC thanks the Down Syndrome Society of SLC for their presenting sponsorship of Flame. Other sponsors for the event included: Kinney Drugs Foundation, Team Blevins, Casella Waste, Canton Community Fund, Enbridge St. Lawrence Gas, and Price Chopper.

The Agency sold 3,639 certificates for a gross profit of $30,055. Elswood Love of West Stockholm, NY won the grand prize of $10,000 cash! Proceeds from the Fund Raiser will support Dodge Pond, the area’s only fully accessible camp designed specifically for people with disabilities. Each year, more than 300 people enjoy vacationing in an environment specially equipped and staffed for their individual needs.

Daphne Pickert, CEO/Executive Director of St. Lawrence NYSARC, expressed appreciation for the community’s support of the Fund Raiser. “Our Fund Raising efforts are only successful because of support from local business partners with prize donations and from community members who purchase tickets,” Pickert said. “Thanks to all of you - we can offer a safe, outdoor experience for people with disabilities; even during these challenging economic times.”

St. Lawrence NYSARC 34th Annual Fund Raiser Winner List:
1st Prize $10,000 Cash Prize
Winner: ELSWOOD LOVE, WEST STOCKHOLM

2nd Prize $2,050 Value - 1 Week Getaway to Lake Ozonia by Dave & Denice Button, Canton
Winner: BETTY PHILLIPO, OGDENSBURG

3rd Prize $1,050 Laptop Computer by Advanced Business Systems, Watertown
Winner: SARAH PARKS, NICHOLVILLE

4th Prize $1,000 Value – Red Garnet Pendant Necklace by Carbino's Jewelers, Ogdensburg
Winner: JOYCE DALTON, CANTON

5th Prize $500 Hand Made Quilt by Gouverneur Roofing & Sheet Metal, Gouverneur
Winner: MARTHA JOHNSON, BRASHER FALLS

Additional support for the Fund Raiser was provided by: White Pillars Bed & Breakfast, St. Lawrence Supply, St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union, Stewart’s Shops, and Massena Savings and Loan.

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In the photo from left to right: Thomas VanOrnum, CFO, St. Lawrence NYSARC; Patricia Campanella, President, St. Lawrence NYSARC Board of Directors

About St. Lawrence NYSARC:
St. Lawrence NYSARC exists as a non-profit membership association dedicated to full inclusion and integration for persons with intellectual and other developmental disabilities within our communities. The Agency’s mission is to offer individuals and their families an opportunity to achieve self-determined goals and provide life-long learning opportunities.

Contact:
Daphne Picket
CEO/Executive Director
St. Lawrence NYSARC
315-379-9531
dpickert@slnysarc.org

June 7, 2014