The Board of the Canastota Area Association of Churches is pleased to announce that the 2020 Grant program is all wrapped-up, despite delays from Covid restrictions and the cancellation of our traditional Award Breakfast at Believers Chapel.

By mid-September, checks have been presented to our four Canastota area Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Companies. (See story HERE.)

Fundraising was strong again this year, resulting in our ability to both extend the grant program an additional year and maintain the amount of each grant.

This would not have been possible without the thoughtful giving of local businesses, civic organizations and individuals. We would like to thank the following entities and families for their generous support this year.

Businesses & Civic GroupsIndividual Donors
ABC Dairy Farms, LLCPatricia Caron
J. Homer Ball Funeral HomeImogene Downer
Believers’ Chapel of CanastotaDonald & Madlyn Cerio
Louis J. Bruno Residuary TrustPastor Ken Guilfoyle
CCI Companies, Inc.Michael Seagriff
Canastota n/c CorporationJon & Nancy Fradenburg
Canastota Lions ClubKim & Mary Kapfer
Canastota Teachers AssociationBarbara Malek
Oneida Lake Congregational ChurchMary Ann Mengucci
Campbell – Dean Funeral HomeAnna M. Musacchio
Hope Christian FellowshipSylvia “Marge” Palmer
Koester Associates, Inc.Mary E. Ramsdell
Night Hawk Transport, Inc.Michael & Andrea Mitchell
Peter Palamara Construction & ApartmentsVincent & Maureen Rinaldo
Tanner Insurance Agency of OneidaDouglas H. Rosekrans
M G M Auto PartsEd & Jane Pokorny
Dr. Nanci KnoxDavid K. & Theresa Watkins
Whitelaw Presbyterian Church
Trinity Episcopal Church
Canastota Publishing –
Special Thanks for years of quality support

The churches of the CAAC plan to continue the grant program again in 2021, and is considering raising the grants from the $1,000 level for each volunteer company, based on the giving trends over the past four years. The support of the entire Canastota community is both essential to continued success, and very much appreciated by the CAAC and the four benefitting organizations: the Canastota VFD, Lincoln VFD, Wampsville VFD, and Greater Lenox Ambulance Service. Anyone interested in additional information or supporting future Volunteer First Responder Grants is encouraged to contact the CAAC Board by mail at 2743 Perryville Road, Canastota, N.Y. 13032 or by phone at 315.655.9742, (faxes accepted.)

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