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September 4th, 2013

CCEDC commemorates 100 years of service

John Borchert, Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County Board President and Ruth Moore, CCEDC Executive Director cut the ribbon commemorating the CCEDC’s 100 years of service.

MILLBROOK - Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC) commemorated 100 years of service to Dutchess County communities at a ribbon cutting on Thursday, August 22nd at 8:45 a.m. at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds. CCEDC wishes to thank all of the ribbon cutting attendees including the Dutchess Regional Chamber of Commerce staff, Marcus Molinaro – Dutchess County Executive, Carolyn Morris - Clerk of the Legislature, Leigh Wagner - Deputy Clerk, Lisa Ramirez - Times Herald Record, Kealy Solomon – Dutchess County Commissioner of Planning, Dutchess County Legislators: Rob Rolison, Joseph Incoronato, Joel Tyner, Angela Flesland, Benjamin Traudt, Dale Borchert, Debra Blalock, and Richard Perkins, local business owners and community members. Following the ribbon cutting, CCEDC staff led a tour of Extension programs and activities at the Fair, including stops at a Centennial display, the 4-H livestock barns, and a new composting project in the Horticulture Building.

To further celebrate this milestone CCEDC will be hosting a Centennial Celebration and Chicken Barbecue from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on September 20, 2013 at the Farm and Home Center in Millbrook, NY. A variety of family friendly activities will be offered free of charge, including a tour of an outdoor classroom led by Master Gardeners; a quiz game focusing on food, finances, family and fitness; a 4-H livestock exhibit; and fish of the Hudson River activity. Dinner begins at 5:00 p.m. and includes chicken, two side dishes, bread, cake and a beverage. Vegetarian and "To-Go" options are also available. Please contact (845) 677-8223 to purchase tickets or visit for more details.

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