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Canoe and Kayak Paddle draws crowd in memory of Joel Namy

Annual event raises money for Caz student scholarship

Community members gather at the Fourth Annual Canoe and Kayak Paddle to remember Joel Namy and raise money for the scholarship created in his honor. In the front row, are Barbara Clarke, left, Anne King, Julie Mattina, JoAnn Harrod, Gaynell Dorrance, Anne Morford, Dee Hurd and Nancy Sellers.Standing, are Bill Morford, left, Connee Wilson, Katie Cannizzaro, Amy Willard, Susan Anthony, Patty Congdon, Eric Byers, Debbie Gagliardi, Alice Young, Jeff Namy, Audrey Heister, Ann Baroody, Carolyn Holmes, Cindy McCall, Tim McCall, Lyle Burns, Laura Vogl, Scott Sellers, Alan Glos, Jordan Sellers, Bitsy Namy, Chris Hurd and Sue Duffy. Missing from the photo, are  Leigh Haines, Josie Glos, Susan Vickers, Conkie Sessler, Tom Heister, Maggie Namy, Emily Willard and Annika Christensen.

Community members gather at the Fourth Annual Canoe and Kayak Paddle to remember Joel Namy and raise money for the scholarship created in his honor. In the front row, are Barbara Clarke, left, Anne King, Julie Mattina, JoAnn Harrod, Gaynell Dorrance, Anne Morford, Dee Hurd and Nancy Sellers.Standing, are Bill Morford, left, Connee Wilson, Katie Cannizzaro, Amy Willard, Susan Anthony, Patty Congdon, Eric Byers, Debbie Gagliardi, Alice Young, Jeff Namy, Audrey Heister, Ann Baroody, Carolyn Holmes, Cindy McCall, Tim McCall, Lyle Burns, Laura Vogl, Scott Sellers, Alan Glos, Jordan Sellers, Bitsy Namy, Chris Hurd and Sue Duffy. Missing from the photo, are Leigh Haines, Josie Glos, Susan Vickers, Conkie Sessler, Tom Heister, Maggie Namy, Emily Willard and Annika Christensen. Photo By Tom Heister

— The Fourth Annual Canoe and Kayak Paddle, a fundraising event for the Joel David Namy Scholarship Fund, was held Sunday, Sept. 16 on Cazenovia Lake.

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Kayakers Carolyn Holmes, left, Barbara Clarke and JoAnn Harrod enjoy paddling on Cazenovia Lake in their kayaks while participating in the Fourth Annual Canoe and Kayak Paddle Fundraiser on Sept. 16.

A total of $1,625 was raised during this year's event.

The fund was created in honor of the late Joel Namy, who passed away while serving as a Cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He was a Class of 2005 graduate of Cazenovia High School.

Recipients of the scholarship exemplify qualities of selflessness and resilience while demonstrating the ability to serve as a role model to the community and Cazenovia High School.

Participants in the fundraising event enjoyed a leisurely paddle on Cazenovia Lake followed by a gathering at Lakeside Park.

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