Spirit of Life Centennial Re-dedication Ceremony
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Centennial Re-dedication Ceremony for the Spirit of Life and Spencer Trask Memorial was held on Friday, June 26 in front of the statue in Congress Park, commemorating its 100th birthday. The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation and the City of Saratoga Springs marked this special occasion with a program including Mayor Joanne Yepsen, other city officials and dignitaries, as well as Honorary Co-Chairs Kathleen Fyfe and Barbara Glaser and ice cream provided by Stewart’s.
The event showcased the four-year restoration effort, which follows a partnership between the Foundation and the City in the early 1980s that conserved the sculpture and restored the masonry architectural surround and select landscape elements. For more information please visit www.saratogapreservation.org.
Lake Avenue School has great success with Therapy Dog Program
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Annual Reader’s Celebration at Lake Avenue School took place recently with second grade students and dogs from the Dog Therapy International Program. “The success of the program and the positive impact that it has had on the students, and the improvement it has made with their reading skills and building their confidence level is remarkable,” said Ms. Lynn O’Rourke, Reading Specialist at the school. Ms. O’Rourke also said that she is always looking to add more dogs to the program. For more information, please call (518) 331-3598.
Wilton Rotary Club presents sizeable check to Saratoga Senior Center
The Wilton Rotary Club presented a check for $2,650 to the Saratoga Senior Center on June 20, 2015 at the 10th Annual Wilton Rotary Golf Classic sponsored by Turbine Services, LTD. The money was raised by the Golf Ball Drop sponsored by Saratoga Veterinary Hospital PC. More than $14,000 was raised in total and will be given to charitable organizations helping those in need throughout our communities, country, and world. Pictured, from left to right are: Dr. Chris Brockett (Rotarian), Debra Obenhoff (Rotarian and SSC board member), Lisa Stratton (Vice President SSC board of directors), and Lois Celeste (Executive Director, SSC).