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    Town Officials, Friends of the Grange Celebrate Donations
    September 21, 2015 9:08 am  
    Town Officials, Friends of the Grange Celebrate Donations

    Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter was joined by members of the Islip Town Board, representatives of the Sayville Chamber of Commerce and the John C. Dunphy Private Foundation,

    and participants of the 7th Annual Civil War Weekend at the Islip Grange Park, in Sayville. In addition to promoting the Civil War Weekend, the local leaders were celebrating the donation of thousands of dollars that will help restore the historic structures on the Grange property. The John C. Dunphy Foundation has authorized a donation of $50,000 to the Friends of the Grange, a non-profit group hoping to lead the restoration efforts. A further $4,000 was donated by the Sayville Chamber of Commerce.

    “The buildings on the Grange provide a direct connection to the Town’s past, and it’s important to preserve that sense of history for future generations. Our goal is to turn this site into Islip’s version of Old Bethpage Village,” said Supervisor Angie Carpenter, referring to the historic Nassau County site.

    “We’ve been working hard to find public-private partnerships that will help revitalize parks throughout Islip Town, and this is a perfect example of how different community groups can come together for the benefit of the entire area,” said Councilman Steve Flotteron.

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