Halloween is almost here, and we could not be more excited. Despite the fact that Halloween may look a little different this year, we have truly enjoyed seeing the dedication our communities have shown at making it a fun and spook-tacular time for everyone!
Recently, Stewart’s supported one of these events put on by the Hurley Heritage Society. Although their annual community Ghost Walk was not able to take place, the Heritage Society came up with a creative and safe Halloween event. Community members participated in a scarecrow making event, creating their own masterpieces from scratch! Some of the scarecrows were even given historical costumes in honor of the Heritage Society. The scarecrows were then displayed on Main Street for the community to see, providing a fun Halloween activity to enjoy while walking through the town. Stewart’s Shops proudly supported this event by providing the Heritage Society with ice cream cone gift certificates, which were given to all of the children who participated in the event. No tricks, just a sweet ice cream treat!
Check out the photos below of the amazing (and spooky) scarecrows that were made. They will be displayed in the town of Hurley through Halloween, so if you’re in the area swing by and check them out!
Stewart’s Shops is proud to support this event and many others. This past week alone we were able to donate $32,005 to 50 organizations. Check out the listing below:
4-H, Franklin County
Albany County Historical Association
Albany Police Department
AuSable Forks Fire Department
Behavioral Health Services North, Inc.
Bennington Free Library
Big Brothers & Big Sisters- Capital Region
Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady
Broadalbin Kennyetto Fire Company, Inc.
BSA Longhouse Council
Camp Pinnacle Ministries
Canton Central Schools
Capital Region Friendship Circle
Chango Elementary PTA
Cicero American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Post 787
Columbia County VFW Post 1314
Columbia-Greene Community College
Cub Scout Pack 232
Cub Scout Pack 6028, Lake Luzerne
Empire State College Foundation
Galway Central School
Grand Street Community Arts Center, Albany
Greater Adirondack Home Aides
Greenville Volunteer Fire Department
Hagaman Volunteer Fire Department
Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation
Hurley Heritage Society
Johnsburg Central School
Kingsborough Elementary School
Lake George Youth Commission
Mechanicville Volunteer Fire Dept.
Nassau Hose Company No. 1
Northern Adirondack Central School
Rebuilding Together in Saratoga County
Reformed Dutch Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill
Saratoga County Children’s Committee
Saratoga County Public Health
Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Assoc
Search Team 5-1
St. Colman’s School
Stockport Vol. Fire Company #1
Summit Rescue Squad
The Victor Orlando Woolson Foundation
Warren – Washington – Albany ARC
Warrensburg Jr/Sr High School
Watervliet Jr/Sr High School
Stewart’s gives $7.5 million annually to over 6,000 non-profit organizations. $5 million of it comes from the Dake Family Foundations, so it does not impact our Partners ESOP/Profit sharing.