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On August 12, 2016, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

For Immediate Release
Contact: Laura Morace
518-702-5017 Work
845-798-8823 Cell

Dream Chalk Board at Middleburgh Library

SALT development kicks off community art project to celebrate regional resilience and the power of collaboration post-disaster

Schoharie Area Long Term (SALT) development will host a fifth anniversary commemoration and celebration event to remember and give thanks for the tremendous accomplishments over the course of the last five years since the 2011 floods. The event will occur on Sunday, August 28 from 1-3 PM at the Timothy Murphy Park pavilion in Middleburgh (just past the bridge near the village on Route 30).

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Together with the community, SALT will use this time to focus on celebrating resilience and the power of collaboration by asking what the future holds for the region:

What is your dream for Schoharie County?

This is the theme for both the event and a community art project SALT is facilitating. Over the next week, SALT is placing chalk ”dream” boards around the county for residents to respond to this question in writing. The goal is for individuals to share their dreams and desires for the future of this region. SALT believes that the more the communities share and collaborate, the stronger and more resilient Schoharie County will be as a region.

By Friday, August 19 there will be chalkboards in the Schoharie Free Library, the Middleburgh Library, the Community Library in Cobleskill, Esperance Village Hall, Gobbler’s Knob, Barber’s farm stand, Stewart’s Shops in Sharon Springs, and the Carrot Barn. SALT will bring together the chalk dream boards for everyone to see at the anniversary celebration event on August 28. At this occasion there will also be an art activity for children to draw their dreams and display their artwork around the pavilion, as well as speakers, live music, and refreshments. If you have questions or would like to volunteer to support this project, please contact Laura Morace at LauraM@saltrecovery.org.

Donors may support this event by placing an ad in a commemorative 5th Anniversary journal, which will pay tribute to the people, neighbors, friends, businesses and Schoharie County “shining stars” who have contributed to the ongoing spirit of resilience in the County. On the anniversary SALT will honor the Putnam, Barber and Ball families for their vast and positive impact on Schoharie County’s resilience in addition to Pastor Sherri Meyer-Veen for her visionary leadership during the first few years of recovery. Josh DeBartolo, past director of Schoharie Recovery and former Middleburgh resident, will serve as the keynote speaker, along with his wife Alison and new son Blake. All proceeds from the journal will be used to develop programs that enhance quality of life in Schoharie County. Please send your announcement, photographs, words of gratitude, and/or camera-ready art to  LauraM@saltrecovery.org. The deadline for submission is Friday, August 19. Checks can be made payable to SALT and mailed to PO Box 777, Schoharie, NY 12157. For any further questions regarding submissions, please contact SALT at 518-702-5017.


Schoharie Area Long Term development builds resilient and sustainable communities by developing local assets. By working with dozens of partners, SALT coordinates collaborative, regional projects that accentuate our existing cultural, natural and local economic assets and builds disaster resilience. Over the next decade we, along with many local leaders, envision a region rich in resources and well on its way to becoming known as the most desirable place to live in New York State. To learn more about our programs, including the Trails & Tales (formerly Geo to Go) website and augmented reality application project, Schoharie Creek Trail Feasibility Study, and Kits for Kids, visit our website at SALTrecovery.org.


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