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Signage of the times in the Valley

Electronic sign to be used by 15 community organizations in the Valley:

A new electronic messaging board in the Valley section of the City of Syracuse will help organizations attract new members and alert residents to events in the area. The electronic sign will be used by more than 15 organizations to advertise their group meeting times and other significant community events.

The sign was purchased with a state grant from Assemblyman William B. Magnarelli, D-120, and the collective fundraising efforts of 15 organizations.

"As chair of the sign committee, I would like to thank Assemblyman Magnarelli for providing the seed money and Mayor (Matthew) Driscoll for the city's services. Needless to say the Valley community groups and business partners should be commended for their perseverance and fundraising efforts. Our Dreams for their project have become a reality," said John Walsh, member of the Valley Men's Club.

Since busy schedules often make it difficult to get a hold of individuals, the sign will serve as a reminder of important events in the area.

It builds a sense of connection between all Valley residents. Even individuals not involved in specific organizations will now be alerted to important dates, application deadlines and events.

"I was happy to award $10,000 from New York State for this very important project. The community has already come together in their fundraising efforts to match the state grant. These Valley residents have exceeded all expectations in building a friendly, cooperative neighborhood network," Assemblyman Magnarelli said.

"This state-of-the-art message board is a welcomed addition to the Valley neighborhood. An abundance of activities and events permeate the Valley community and this sign greets, invites and notifies all to attend. A special thank-you to Assemblyman Magnarelli for providing the funds to make this long-awaited dream happen," said Mayor Matt Driscoll.

Organizations participating in the sign committee were members of the American Legion 1468, Valley Men's Club, Syracuse Valley TNT, Valley Football, Valley Hockey, Valley Lacrosse, Valley Little League, Valley Junior Athletic Association, Corcoran High School Athletics, Women United LTD., V.I.P.'s, Onondaga Valley Association, NAPA, Valley Democratic Club and the Greater Valley Business Community.

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