Wonderful to join The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse at the opening of their new building in the City of Poughkeepsie. I was proud to secure a $100,000 Economic Development Grant for its construction earlier this year. This is a special organization in our community and I look forward to their continued work in their new home.
As we continue to celebrate Black History Month, I was honored to be part of the REAL Skills Network's 1st Annual Rosa Parks Benefit in the City of Poughkeepsie, and celebrate the legacy of Rosa Parks with her family and members of our community.
Michelle and I had a nice evening at the Beacon Elks Lodge #1493's 4th Annual First Responders Dinner honoring the City of Beacon and Town of Fishkill first responders. Thank you for your selfless commitment to our community.
I greatly enjoyed Arts Mid-Hudson's (formerly the Dutchess County Arts Council) retrospective of artwork and stories spanning the organization's 50-year history in our community. I was happy to present them with a Senate Resolution recognizing their support of our local arts.