LETTER: CAAC thanks community for support of first-responder grant program

LETTER: CAAC thanks community for support of first-responder grant program

To the editor:

The Board of the Canastota Area Association of Churches is pleased to announce that the 2018 Grant Program wrapped up Saturday, April 21, at a breakfast sponsored by Believers Chapel, with all the checks being presented to our four Canastota-area Volunteer fire and ambulance companies.

Fundraising was strong again this year, resulting in our ability to extend the grant program an additional year and increase the amount of each check. This would not have been possible without the thoughtful giving of local businesses, civic organizations and individuals.

We would like thank the following entities and families for their generous support this year:

Businesses and Civic Groups

  • ABC Dairy Farms
  • American Legion Post 140
  • Believers’ Chapel of Canastota
  • Canastota n/c Corporation
  • Canastota Teachers Assocaition
  • CCI Companies, Inc.
  • Jon and Nancy Fradenburg
  • James Colocotronis, DDS
  • Hope Christian Fellowship
  • Koester Associates, Inc.
  • Night Hawk Transport, Inc.
  • Tanner Insurance Agency of Oneida
  • David J. Valesky
  • Village Veterinary Hospital


  • Patricia Caron
  • Donald and Madlyn Cerio
  • Pastor Donna Chapman
  • Anne DeFrancisco
  • Kim and Mary Kapfer
  • Barbara Malek
  • Mary Ann Mengucci
  • Michael and Andrea Mitchell
  • Anna M. Musacchio
  • Peter Palamara Family
  • Sylvia “Marge” Palmer
  • Ed and Jane Pokorny
  • Mary E. Ramsdell
  • Vincent and Maureen Rinaldo
  • Rosina Rose
  • Douglas H. Rosekrans
  • Richard L. Smith
  • Kevin and Theresa Watkins

The churches of the CAAC plan to continue advancing the grant program again in 2019 and have already voted to increase the grants to $1,000 for each volunteer company, based on the giving trends over the past two 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 Volunteer Fire Department, Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department, Wampsville Volunteer Fire Department 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. 13002 or by phone at 315-655-9742 (faxes accepted).

Canastota Area Association of Churches

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