Wine & Dine’s Bounty of the County raises $16,000 for Schoharie flood relief
The Business Review
By Pam Allen
July 1, 2013
The June 29 Bounty of the County six-course dinner and auction raised $16,000 for flood relief efforts in the Schoharie Valley basin area.
The fundraiser, organized by Albany-based Wine & Dine for the Arts to help restore homes and businesses damaged two years ago by Tropical Storm Irene, was held one day after much of the village of Fort Plain in neighboring Montgomery County was wiped out by flooding.
Proceeds from Saturday’s event, which was held at The Carrot Barn in Schoharie, benefits Schoharie Area Long Term Inc., the nonprofit that oversees flood recovery in the basin area. The organization has raised $1 million of its $3 million fundraising goal.
This week’s edition of The Business Review looks at the ongoing flood recovery almost two years after Irene left indelible marks on the Schoharie County village of Middleburgh. Hundreds of homes and dozens of businesses in the rural community were damaged when the banks of the Schoharie Creek overflowed and sent eight feet of water raging down Main Street.