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Center News–2016
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Decorated trees at the Festival of Trees

Special 2017 Telethon section

Calling All Performers!

Surprise: It's Santa!

Trees & Jubilees

Moving Day

Brown Receives Joslin Award

When In Troy…

Congratulations to Our Award Winners

Community Service Superheroes

It’s an Honor: Center’s Telethon Recognized

A Big Buddy Walk

Success for Spaten Sprinters

Fashion on the Runway Takes Off

A Golden Anniversary for Langan School

Big Bowling Bonanza

MS Symposium Set

Fashion On the Runway to Benefit the Center

Langan School to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Strikes & Spares for the Center

Buddy Walk Celebrates 20 Years

Concert for a Cause

Center Receives Moving Mountains Award

Thrill of Competition

Union’s EDGE Students & Center Team Up

Congratulations to Odessa Mitchell!

Success and Surprise at Siro's Cup

Thanks to Our Parade People

Americade Roars Away

El Duque Draws Hundreds

Rodeo Round Up

“El Duque” at Center’s Aficionado Experience Evening

Great Gallery, Great Golfers

Artful Exhibit

Neighbors are Key

Spotlight on MOVEment

RPI Students Seek Solutions

Game On!

Service Day @ the Center

Special 2016 Telethon section

NanoDays @ the Center

Operation Superpower!


Center for Disability Services

Festival Highlights Beauty of the Season

Several thousand people attended the 25th annual North Country Festival of Trees, a multi-day holiday event on December 1 to 4, to benefit Prospect Center. Guests were surrounded by the beauty of the season as they admired decorated trees, centerpieces, wreaths and more which were available for purchase. Professional designers, students and crafters of all ages create the trees, many of which are months in the making.

The family friendly event at the newly renovated Queensbury Hotel welcomed Santa and Mrs. Claus, and featured a Children’s Wonderland, Sugar Plum Ball and breakfast with Santa. The Holiday Boutique offered hand made items created by area artisans perfect for gift giving or home.
Local performers entertained the crowd throughout the festival.

The Jingle Bell Jubilee, an evening of fine cuisine, dancing and spirits, was held on December 2. Guests danced to The Electric City Horns, bid for silent and live auction items, and enjoyed dinner, all while admiring the line up of creative and unique trees and other decorations. Chairperson was Gina Peca and Jubilee sponsors included Cool Insuring Agency, Inc., Barkeater Chocolates, Cottrell Dental, ESMI of New York, Marvin and Company, PC; Fenimore Asset Management, Inc. and Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery.

Special thanks to the more than 300 community volunteers and area businesses who made the 25th annual North Country Festival of Trees a success. Many families and friends continue a cherished tradition of attending the festival as part of the celebration of the season.

Proceeds from the North Country Festival of Trees benefit Prospect Center, a division of the Center for Disability Services. Prospect Center in Queensbury is a diagnostic and treatment facility for individuals with developmental disabilities and those who may be at-risk. It has an accredited educational program, the Langan School at Prospect Center, a residence on Dixon Avenue, and an adult Day Habilitation program. Prospect Center serves more than 1,200 children and adults with disabilities and their families in Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Hamilton and Essex counties.

For a North Country Festival of Trees photo gallery and a feature article from The Post Star, go to:




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