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December 09, 2016
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Narrowsburg takes the Golden Feather; $25,000 prize for beautification group

Another view of Veterans Memorial Park.

SPECIAL AWARDS – Sponsored by The River Reporter
Historic Preservation ($1000)
• Sullivan County Historical Society – celebrating history mural project
Best Garden Design ($1000)
• Smallwood-Mongaup Valley Fire Department – 911 Memorial Park

Category C projects are at multiple locations that incorporate beautification as part of a long-term community wide strategy. Awards in the category were presented by Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther.
Golden Feather ($25,000 grant) –
• Narrowsburg Beautification Group
Silver Feather ($10,000) –
• Liberty Community Development Corp.
Planning Award ($5000) –
• Rock Hill Business & Community Association

SPECIAL AWARDS – Sponsored by Kristt Company
Best Garden Design ($1000)
• Liberty Community Development Corp.
Winning communities will be on display during the “Winning Projects Tour” on Saturday, September 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Contact Sullivan Renaissance for more details.
Sullivan Renaissance projects were judged for aesthetic improvement, collaboration, youth involvement, permanence and an ability to be maintained.

The team of eleven judges from outside Sullivan County was headed by Ted Blowes, immediate past chair of the Communities in Bloom Program in Canada, which helped inspire the Sullivan Renaissance program. Other judges were: Nicole Franzese, Donna Harrison, Michael Newhard, Linda Onofry, Peter Patel, Karen Schneller-McDonald, Ann Smith, Tim Stoddard, Deborah Sweeton and Michael Sweeton.

The Sullivan County Community College Foundation awarded one full time scholarship of $1500 to a volunteer involved in a Sullivan Renaissance project who is attending SUNY Sullivan.
• Charles S. Gambino III of Wurtsboro – SUNY Sullivan

The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan Counties awarded twelve Sullivan Renaissance scholarships to volunteers who made a significant contribution to a Sullivan Renaissance project. These scholarships to the college of one’s choice range from $200 to $750.