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By Lacey Gardner

Allegany County Area Foundation June Grants Support Archery Program, Scouting, Libraries

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Scout Troop 733, Genesee and Belfast libraries, and Canaseraga Central School were approved for grants during the Allegany County Area Foundation’s (ACAF) June meeting.

From the Allegany County Area Foundation,

Wellsville’s Boy Scout Troop 733 will receive $725 for the purchase of new tents and related items needed for its growing program.  

Genesee Library was awarded $750 for landscaping updates to create a larger, more functional, and attractive area for summer reading programs and general activity as the library becomes an increasingly central part of its community.

The Belfast Public Library was awarded $1000 for its Summer Concert Series and Taste of Belfast event. The concerts will feature local musicians and be held on August Mondays in the Town Park. The last Monday concert will include the Taste of Belfast event and activities for kids and families.

The ACAF Grant Committee awarded $1500 to Canaseraga Central School to support its growing ‘Staying on Target’ archery club program. Established in 2013, the club builds on a very popular National Archery in Schools gym unit and meets two or three times per week after school from September to March. Currently, 31% of CCS’s grade 4-12 students participate. The grant funds will allow the club to purchase equipment and supplies.

These grants were made through ACAF’s Allegany, Moogan, and Shear funds. The ACAF Grant Committee meets quarterly, in September, December, March, and June. The next grant application deadline is August 25.

 To learn more about the Allegany County Area Foundation, contact Bruce Campbell at 595-296-5616 or director@acafny.org

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