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

Gardens have been adopted by various volunteers. This one between the town hall and NAPA auto store is maintained by Jean Sackett of J.S. Electric.

By Fritz Mayer
August 14, 2012

The Category C Projects in are the most ambitious and complex of all the projects, and this year there were four competing for the top prize at the Sullivan Renaissance Awards Ceremony at Sullivan County Community College. The top prize is the Golden Feather Award, worth $25,000, and given out each year by Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther.

This year the award went to the Narrowsburg Beautification Group. In introducing the group, Helen Budrock, the community planner for Sullivan Renaissance, said, the group “has been closely involved in the creation of a master design plan for the hamlet of Narrowsburg, as well as the Big Eddy Esplanade Project. In addition three building owners in Narrowsburg were awarded state grants totaling over $90,000 through the New York Main Street Program. A $20,000 grant was also awarded to the Town of Tusten for streetscape enhancements such as benches, trash receptacles and more. The Narrowsburg Beautification Group focused their efforts this year on enhancing the library parking lot by constructing a large stone planter wall with landscaping, and the group has also worked hard to maintain and enhance private prior year’s projects at various locations throughout Narrowsburg.”

The following information comes from the Sullivan Renaissance website, http://www.sullivanrenaissance.org.

The Liberty Community Development Corp. received the second place Silver Feather Award of $10,000.

Rock Hill Business & Community Association got a $5000 award for the community’s planning efforts.