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ANHNA seeks help to provide school supplies
From Aug. 16 to Sept. 3, 2021 Ancramdale Neighbors Helping Neighbors Association (ANHNA) will collect school supplies at three locations:
Ancram — please leave school supplies at the Ancram Town Hall during Town Hall business hours;
Ancram and Ancramdale Post Offices — please leave school supplies inside the post offices in the boxes marked school supplies; we collect school supplies for the Taconic Hills, Pine Plains and Webutuck schools. We’ve been advised that there are children in our communities who need our support.
The schools were most appreciative of the supplies we’ve donated in the past and, with your generous help, we hope we can do even better this year!
Many school supplies are on sale now at nearby stores. If you are not able to shop for these items yourself, we will accept donations and, in turn, purchase the supplies the students need.
Please make your check payable to ANHNA, note “school supplies” on the memo line, and mail your contribution to ANHNA, P.O. Box 97, Ancramdale, NY 12503.
Your contribution is tax deductible to the full extent of the law as we are a not-for-profit 501(C)3 corporation.
School supplies needed:
Pencils and pencil cases                                      
Child’s scissors (blunt end)
Folders with pockets
Crayola crayons (fat or thin)                               
Three-ring binders
Colored pencils
Three-hole loose leaf paper
Magic markers
Durable backpacks
Glue sticks
If you have any questions, call Laura Ponkos at 518-329-2031 or Karen Davenport 518-929-7451 or email ANHNAinfo@gmail.com.
Thank you.
Laura Ponkos,
ANHNA Board member
Karen Davenport,
ANHNA Board member

Amenia Democrats invite voters to meet and greet
The Amenia Democratic Committee (ADC) will be hosting an outdoors event on Sunday, Aug. 29, from 3 to 5 p.m.
This is an opportunity to meet both Dutchess County and local Democratic candidates for office. Confirmation has been received from Robin Lois (running for re-election as Dutchess County comptroller), Rachel Saunders (running for Dutchess County Family Court judge) and Danny Hutnick (running for Dutchess County legislator — District 25). Thomas Davis (candidate for New York State Supreme Court judge, 9th Judicial District) has been invited.
Leo Blackman and Katherine Lee (both first-time candidates for Amenia Town Board) will provide brief statements regarding their interest in serving town residents.
Dawn Marie Klingner (incumbent Amenia town clerk) and Chris Klingner (Amenia town justice candidate) have previous commitments so cannot attend.
The event will be held at the Indian Rock Schoolhouse Pavilion, 25 Mygatt Road, Amenia.
There will be informal conversation with the candidates before and after they speak, plus an opportunity to ask questions. All are welcome.
Contact ADC at ameniademocrats@gmail.com or call 845-877-7212 with any questions.
Polly Pitts Garvin
Amenia Democratic Committee chair

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