Saratoga Division 1 Has Active Holiday Season

Commodore John Barry Division 1 in Saratoga Springs had a very busy holiday season raising funds for various charities. Pictured below is Ed Kelley of Division 1, AOH in Saratoga Springs, presenting a check from various fall fund raisers to Tony Zanella of the ECHO Food Pantry in Rock City Falls. The pantry is a member of the Regional Food Bank which has been helping to feed the poor and hungry in our communities since 1982. It is the only organization of its kind in northeastern New York and collects large donations of food from the food industry and distributes it to charitable agencies serving hungry and disadvantaged people.

Additional fund raising activities also allowed the division to provide a much-needed charitable contribution to Mary’s Haven Hospice Service in Saratoga Springs. Below Ed Kelley of Commodore John Barry Division 1 presents check to Robin Byrt of Mary’s Haven Hospice Service.

Saratoga Division Distributes Proceeds from Charity Golf Outing

Members of the Commodore John Barry Division #1 of Saratoga paid a very special visit to two local areas charities to present proceeds that were raised at the 20th Annual Jack Burns Golf Tournament which was held earlier this month.

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Commodore John Barry Division #1 President Don McHenry presents check to the ECHO Food Pantry. Accepting check are Tracy Palmateer (left) and Darlene Singer (right).

Division #1 President John McHenry presented a check to the administrators for Echo Food Pantry in Rock City Falls, NY. The Echo Food Pantry is affiliated with the larger Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, which provides donations of food from the food industry and distributes it to charitable agencies serving hungry and disadvantaged people in 23 counties from Plattsburgh to Newburgh.

Division #1 Saratoga also presented a pledge of support to Mary’s Haven Hospice Service, which provides a peaceful, loving and compassionate homelike environment to individuals and their families during this most fragile stage of life.

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Commodore John Barry Division #1 President Don McHenry presents check to Mary’s Haven. Accepting check is Robin Byrt (left) and Nancy Pompa (right).

Funds raised at the Jack Burns Golf Tournament were provided by friends and supporters of the AOH New York State Board as well as other AOH Divisions from across NY State.

To learn how you can help the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, you can visit their website at:

www.regionalfoodbank.net

To learn how you can support the mission of Mary’s Haven hospice Services, you can visit their website at:

www.maryshaven.org