DeCrescente Distributing Co. of Mechanicville recently announced its employee-funded DeCrescente Scholarship Fund awarded $12,000 in college scholarships to 24 children of company employees for the fall semester.
Established in 1995, the scholarship fund has given more than $480,000 in financial assistance to employees and their children since its inception almost 30 years ago.
Over the years, the scholarship fund has transitioned from company funded to now being 100 percent funded by employees through voluntary payroll deductions. Currently, about 160 employees contribute to the fund.
Candidates can apply for the award every semester they attend college, but they must meet certain eligibility criteria, including attending school full-time and meet GPA requirements.
The $12,000 allocation is the first of two awards that will be granted for the 2022-23 academic year, with the next rollout coming ahead of the spring 2023 semester.
The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s fourth annual Photo Finish exhibition has opened in the von Stade Gallery and will remain on display through Feb. 5.
The exhibit’s images will also be available on the Museum’s website at racingmuseum.org/exhibits/photo-finish-juried-photography-exhibition. The online exhibition will be available through October 2023.
Photo Finish features selected amateur and professional photographs that document the entire racing experience, from the farm and the backstretch to the winner’s circle. Each image captures an element of the strength, beauty, and emotion of the sport of racing. Photographers from 17 states and Ireland are represented in the exhibit.
Remi Bellocq, Alicia Hughes, Sally Jeffords, and Tod Marks, served as the judges for Photo Finish, providing representation from the racing and arts communities.
The call for submissions for the fifth annual Photo Finish exhibition will be announced in 2023.
For more information about the museum, including special events and program offerings, please call (518) 584-0400 or www.racingmuseum.org.
The Saratoga County History Center at Brookside Museum is seeking craft vendors for its 22nd annual Artisan’s Market.
This juried market is to be held at the Saratoga County History Center at Brookside Museum from Nov. 26 through Dec. 24.
The Artisan’s Market features only hand made, hand crafted products created by the vendor. The market is heavily attended. The museum utilizes social media, posters, email blasts, press releases, media announcements, our newsletter, and website to promote this eagerly anticipated event.
The Brookside Museum handles all sales tax and pays vendors 60 percent of the sale price of items. Booth fees are $30 for a 4×4 foot area and $45 for a 4×6 foot area. A limited number of booths with electricity are available for an additional $10 per booth. Vendors must provide a typed (preferably digital) inventory list. Vendors are responsible for their booth set up. Tables and shelving will not be provided by Brookside Museum.
Applications can be downloaded at brooksidemuseum.org/events/artisans-market/ and can be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to: Brookside Museum, Attn: Beth Silvestri, 21 Fairground Ave., Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Capital Bank, a division of Chemung Canal Trust Co., launched its new BankOn Checking Account, which has been officially certified by the national Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund) as meeting the Bank On National Account Standards (2021 – 2022).
The certification confirms the new account meets over 25 requirements for safe and affordable consumer transaction accounts.
Key features of BankOn Checking include no monthly fees, no overdraft or nonsufficient fund fees, the ability to pay bills and make purchases, and federal deposit insurance. BankOn Checking is available at all Capital Bank branches.