A playground grant for the Copake Town Park is one example of how Realtors support their communities.
Members of Columbia-Greene Board of Realtors and Columbia-Greene Northern Dutchess MLS gathered to celebrate their part in construction of a new playground in Copake, which was built with financial help from a CGBR grant initiative. With an application last year to the National Association of Realtors, CGBR obtained a $1,300 Placemaking grant for the Copake park project. Realtors’ added donations and local fundraising by the Copake Parks Commission closed the cost gap and the playground was dedicated this May.
Pictured: Suzanne Close, association executive, CGBR; James Conway of Red Apple Realty and vice-president, CGBR: Joanne Delamater, Copake Park Commission; Lindsay LeBrecht of Copake Lake Realty and secretary, Copake Park Commission; Stephanie Poucher, Copake Park Commission; Landon Poucher, Copake Park playground fan; Chris Quinby, Copake Park Commission; Margaret “Peggy” Rose, Copake Lake Realty; Rick Rielly, Fraleigh & Rakow Realty and president of Columbia-Greene Northern Dutchess Multiple Listing Service.