INDEX – With construction underway at the new Animal Shelter here, Susquehanna SPCA today announced receiving a $100,000 challenge grant, which will match every dollar contributed to the $5 million project between now and Aug. 1.
“To have an anonymous donor offer us a challenge grant of this magnitude at such a crucial time for our project is truly amazing,” said SQSPCA Executive Director Stacie Haynes.
COOPERSTOWN – Having received word of a $100,000 grant, Cooperstown Distillery President Gene Marra says construction will begin, perhaps as soon as next week, certainly this month, on a 7,500-square-foot two-story addition off the back of its Railroad Avenue plant.
“These funds will accelerate the construction of a new storage facility adjacent to our existing distillery in Cooperstown, as well as facilitate the hiring of new employees to staff the facility and support our expansion,” Marra said. “We believe this project will be a true win-win for both the company and also for the Village of Cooperstown and the community.”
COOPERSTOWN – This year’s Chobani Foundation Tennis Classic, the seventh, reached the fundraising goal of $100,000 for Pathfinder Village, the Edmeston facility for people with Down syndrome and disabilities announced.
Sept. 6 play was organized by a volunteer committee led by co-chairs Bob and Pat Hanft of Cooperstown, who have guided the growth of the tournament since it began in 2010.