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December 25, 2014
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A perfect place to play; Church and scouts gift New Hope Manor with new playground

Bonnie Watts, an employee of New Hope Manor, stands in the new playground created for children living at the facility in Barryville, NY. Watts was instrumental in bringing together various partners and helping to raise the funds needed to complete the project.
TRR photo by Sandy Long


“To see the children expanding their skills and abilities—no amount of money can buy that sense of satisfaction,” said Quezada. “This has been a hope and a dream come true,” added Watts.

Since its founding in 1970, NHM has served approximately 3,000 women age 14 and up, along with many of their children. Its graduates include university deans, medical doctors, attorneys and more. Visit www.newhopemanor.org for more information or call 845/557-8353.

[Every once in a while you hear a story about someone who gave or received a life-changing gift during the year-end holiday season. The River Reporter is looking for an individual with just such a heart-warming personal story to share. We are calling this feature “A Gift from the Heart,” and we want to tell several of these stories in our newspaper during December. If you are someone with such a story to share or know someone, kindly contact jbollinger@riverreporter.com or call 845/252/7414 ext. 29. Join us in celebrating the joy of the season with our readers.]