June 2003, Thursday
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Dutchess County Youth Execellence Awards
Time: 12:15pm
Location: Dutchess Community College Dining Hall
County Executive William R. Steinhaus will present the "YEAs" or Youth Excellency Awards to 40 young people at the Dutchess County Youth Board's Annual Luncheon on Thursday, June 5. "This event allows the community at large celebrate our young people's resiliency," states the County Executive. "Although these young people have faced challenges and adverse circumstances, we want to recognize their choices to turn challenge into a positive learning experience in order to move towards a more successful future."

The youth were nominated by local middle and high schools and youth agencies for their ability to demonstrate positive behavior, school success or serve their community although many have lived through trying conditions or stressful changes. Eight of the youth planning to attend Dutchess Community College next year will receive $6,400 in scholarships.

Registration starts at 11:30 AM and program begins at 12:15 P.M. Cost for the luncheon is $26 per adult and $16 per youth. Pre-registration is required by May 23. For further information, please call Rosemary McMann at the Dutchess County Youth Bureau, 486-3660.

OC Chamber cruise on the Hudson
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Newburgh Landing
The Small Business Committee of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Cruise on the Hudson on Thursday, June 5. The cruise will take place on Hudson River Adventures' Pride of the Hudson.

Advance Testing Co., Inc. is the sponsor of the event. Reservations are $40 per person, for Chamber member companies only, and include a buffet dinner, DJ and cash bar.

To make a reservation, call the Chamber office at 567-6229 or e-mail maryjanek@orangeny.com.

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