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Community playground to be dedicated to local veterans

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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – Following a recent clean-up effort, hundreds of Girls Inc. members will join children and families at a ribbon cutting ceremony for a community playground that will be dedicated to local women veterans.

The Girls Incorporated of the Greater Capital Region's newly- rehabbed Albany Street location will be officially unveiled to the community at 3 p.m. on Monday, June 24—the first day of the organization's summer camp program.

William Frank, Director of Schenectady County Veterans Service Agency, will receive the dedication on behalf of local women veterans.

The project began on Global Youth Services Day in April as volunteers joined in on the effort of spreading new mulch and removing trash and graffiti.

"Several of our alumnae have served or are serving in the U.S. Armed Forces," said Ashley Jeffrey, executive director of Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital Region. "This honors all of our local military women who have made great personal sacrifices to preserve the freedoms and opportunities we know today."

Schenectady County Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara and Noney Grier of the Department of Veterans Affairs are scheduled to speak at the unveiling. Congressman Paul Tonko will also be in attendance. 

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