Meadow Hill

Meals program raises $6,000 in golf tournament

By Louise Haight
Posted 7/18/19

Genie Abrams, volunteer, is thrilled to share happy news. Meals on Wheels of Greater Newburgh raised more than $6,000 at its recent, first-ever golf tournament, “Take a Swing at …

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Meals program raises $6,000 in golf tournament


Genie Abrams, volunteer, is thrilled to share happy news. Meals on Wheels of Greater Newburgh raised more than $6,000 at its recent, first-ever golf tournament, “Take a Swing at Hunger.”

About 50 participants enjoyed a day at scenic Storm King Golf Club in Cornwall, which featured, not only the tournament, but also raffles, prizes and a barbecue luncheon at the on-site Storm King Tavern.
“We were thrilled with the turnout and the generosity of our sponsors, donors and players,” said Joe Dirago, Golf Tournament Chair and member of the Board of Directors. President Carole McDermott added, “The funds raised by this tournament will help us provide greatly needed meals, for those in our community who are homebound and unable to provide their own meals.”

Meals on Wheels of Greater Newburgh is a 501(c)(3) registered charity that prepares fresh, nutritious meals for residents of the City of Newburgh and Towns of Newburgh and New Windsor who are unable to cook adequately for themselves. Volunteers deliver the hot meals on weekdays at noontime, along with optional frozen meals for evenings and weekends. To volunteer, to apply for meals or to make a donation, go to www.mealsonwheelsnewburgh.orgor call 845-562-3490.

Miss Liz’s class at Tots-N-Us Nursery School and Day Care celebrated Nature Week, with a much-anticipated visit from Nature Wagon. How much fun is that, to have an educational traveling zoo brought right to your front door? And what a thrilling treat it was to meet the animals up close and personal, and to safely touch some of the more familiar ones: the lizard, tree frog, tortoise, hedgehog, and snake, under the guidance of an educated and skilled teacher.

What a wonderful learning lesson from the people who love animals and have dedicated their lives to taking excellent care of the cute or funny or odd-looking animals that had the boys and girls squealing with delight, surprising themselves that they were not squeamish, but were brave enough to touch them, and to feel the difference in the texture of their skin, whether silky, smooth, prickly, slimy, or bumpy.

This hands-on experience was lots of fun, as well as being very educational, and the children were beaming with delight, and of course, most of them had decided on a favorite pet to ask mom or dad, to allow them to invite into their homes to live. The children also made colorful nature frames, from the variety of nature’s outdoor gifts they collected, on their nature walk this week. It was a healthy and happy week of exploring nature’s treasures.

Boy Scouts of America, Troop 327, sponsored by Gardnertown United Methodist Church, Heritage District, Hudson Valley Council congratulates Brandon Rein, whose Eagle Court of Honor, celebrating scouting’s highest and most prestigious award, the rank of Eagle Scout, was held on June 2, at Cronomer Hill Park Observation Tower.

Brandon’s project was the beautification of the Cronomer Hill Park Observation Tower and the surrounding grounds, and also rehabilitating the path leading up to the observation tower. Brandon was presented with the Certificate of Achievement by Town of Newburgh Supervisor Gil Piaquadio and Councilman Paul Ruggiero.

Eagle Scout Brandon’s family, his mom and dad, Aileen and David, and brother, Noah, and sister, Chelsea are very proud of this fine young man, for his dedication and perseverance, and by his commitment to helping others, wherever he is needed. Congratulations and God bless you with joy and success in all your future dreams.

Mid-Hudson Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will have a moderate, 5 miles hike, Monday, July 22, at Table Rocks, Mohonk Preserve. There are good views of the Catskills. Bring lunch and two liters of water. Meet at Spring Farm parking area at 9:30 a.m.

There is a $15 day-charge, if you don’t have a season pass, but you can get a pass from one of the local libraries for free. Confirm with leader, Louis Ruidisch, home (845) 896-9332, cell (845) 453-0871, or

May you always have an angel at your side.


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