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the latest happening at PRIDE of Ticonderoga

PRIDE is awarded a NYS Smart Growth Grant

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that five North Country communities will receive nearly $231,000 in "Smart Growth" grants throught the New York State Environmental Protection Fund.  These grants are being awarded to Adirondack municipalities and not-for-profit organizations to support projects focused on key aspects of the state's Smart Growth program such as hamlet revitalization, economic growth and environmental protection.

PRIDE of Ticonderoga submitted an application for funding of the 18th Century Sawmill construction drawings.  Once the Sawmill drawings are complete, PRIDE will begin to look for sources of funding for the construction of the Mill.  The authentic 18th Centurey mill will become an additional major attraction for Ticonderoga's tourism economy.  This project has been a collaborative effort, lead by PRIDE, and involving the Town of Ticonderoga, Essex County IDA, ROOST, TACC, DEC, APA and Fort Ticonderoga.  

"The North Country is the home of unmatched natural beauty and with this funding, these communites are poised to leveralge this region's strengths into a smart economic strategy to help them grow and thrive," Governor Cuomo said.  "This program builds upon the region's many successes over the last few years and is one more reason why the North Country's best days are yet to come."

PRIDE of Ticonderoga is a non-profit organization established in 1984 for the purpose of connecting and enhancing communities through housing rehabilitation, donwntown revitalization, historic preservation and community development programs. 

2nd Annual Wine and Swine - A Huge Success!

On Friday, August 26, Pride hosted a Wine and Swine event to benefit the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Emergency Home Repair Fund.  The event took place at the Bell and Whistle Farm and was co-hosted by Chattie VanWert and Art Hatfield.  It was a rousing success!  We raised over $10,000 for the fund through ticket sales and a silent auction, nearly doubling last years sales!  The community really came out and supported PRIDE.  We were able to get the entire event donated which allowed 100% of the ticket and auction sales to go to the fund.  The following businesses donated to the Wine and Swine:  Stewarts Corporation, Adirondack Outhouses by Tyler,  Emeralds Restaurant, Montcalm Liquors,  Libbys Bakery, Parodox Brewery,The Fort View restaurant, Warrensburg Laundry, Hague Market, Ticconderoga Golf Course, Carly Tubbs-LMT, Whistle Pig Distillery, Springbrook Farm Distillery-Ken Rhone and Barton International.   Numerous people donated items to be auctioned off at the event as well.  This year, we added a Community Who Cares Wine Collection as a live auction item.  We received over 34 bottles of wine donated from members of our community.  The winners of the collection were Lynne and Peter Reale who will enjoy reading the stories that came along with the bottles! Our guests spent the evening listening and dancing to the music by Jim Hock, Brad Peria, Terrina Russell-Cook, Jim Gabler and Ken McAlpine.  All in all, the venue was beautiful, the food was great, the music was awesome and the guests were wonderful!  Thanks for supporting PRIDE's Neighbors Helping Neighbors Wine and Swine!

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PRIDE - 2015 Organization of the Year!!!

Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce held a Community Appreciation Awards dinner on October 22 at the Best Western.  PRIDE was awarded the Organization of the Year and was presented with citations from Dan Stec of the NYS Assebly and Betty Little of the NYS Senate.  "PRIDE is a wonderful support of the community and the Ticonderoga area as a whole.  This organization works continually to obtain grants for the community, municipalities, streetscape and Main Street Improvements and community projects.  This organization works closely with other organizations including th chamber to ensure the success of projects, initiatives and overall economic development efforts", Matt Courtwright - Executive Director of TACC.  

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