Otisville Grange donates $15,000 for Education Center & 4H Park
Middletown – May 2, 2016
Members of Otisville Grange #1020 presented a $15,000 donation to Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County (CCEOC) for the new Education Center being built on Finchville Turnpike in Otisville.
“The Grange’s generous gift is an example of community support for the project and the continued enhancement of the quality of life for the people in Orange County,” stated Executive Director Lucy Joyce. “We are grateful for their donation and continued support of our mission serving the residents of Orange County.”
The Education Center & 4-H Park $7.5 million project broke ground in October 2013 and will be built in three phases over seven years. Phase 1 is nearing completion at this time.
The Park grew out of a need to expand Extension programs to meet the growing needs of the community in all areas of programming, Family and Consumer Sciences, Agriculture and 4-H Youth Development.
“We are excited to be part of the Extension project and the continued Agricultural education opportunities Extension offers our farmers, youth, and all residents throughout Orange County. The Grange and Cornell Cooperative Extension have many shared goals and our support may encourage others to contribute to the Center” commented Lee Runnalls, president of the local Grange.
Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County is the premier research-based cooperative educational system focusing its resources on current and future issues in order to positively affect agriculture, families and youth, environment, and economic development in our county.
For more information about Cooperative Extension, call 845-344-1234 or visit the website at: www.cceorangecounty.org