February 1, 2007

Project Dryden Child event March 10th

This morning's Ithaca Journal reports on planning for a fundraiser to benefit the child abused earlier this month who is still at Upstate Medical Center and his family. The New Moms Support Group and Varna Community Association are sponsoring the event, which will be held in the Village of Dryden at the Neptune Hose Company on March 10th:

Potter said they were put in contact with the boy's mother through the Advocacy Center, and know her over the phone, by first name only. At least 30 people from Varna, Dryden, Ellis Hollow and Bethel Grove are involved so far, she added, and the list is growing....

The benefit will include a spaghetti dinner, 50/50 raffle, silent auction, quilt raffle and bake sale, she added, and Bill Sherwood's Round and Square Dance Band is donating their talents for the event.

I'm sure I'll have more details as this event develops.

Update: I left out a story on Spitzer's school plan because it seemed pretty generic, without much specific about local impact, but the breakdown for county schools is available. I'm still trying to figure out what the "Combined Percent Change" means, but it looks like Dryden residents in whatever school districts might get a break overall.

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Dawn Potter said:

Thanks for posting the Project Dryden Child information. This benefit is growing in support and interest as well as size. The Town of Dryden and the county have been extremely supportive. I'm proud to be a resident of such a wonderful community. The little boy went home yesterday and is showing signs of progress. See you on March 10th! Anyone wishing to make a donation may do so by check made payable to: Project Dryden Child, and mailed to: New Moms Support Group, Varna Community Association, PO Box 4771, Ithaca, NY 14852.