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Bolton citizens rally to help others heat their homes

In advance of the weekend's snowstorm, a Hometown Oil employee delivers heating fuel to a household in Warrensburg. With temperatures plunging in recent weeks, concerns have increased in Bolton over those who can't afford the steep price of home heat — and people are being asked to consider donating to the local 'Heat Our Neigbor' program.

In advance of the weekend's snowstorm, a Hometown Oil employee delivers heating fuel to a household in Warrensburg. With temperatures plunging in recent weeks, concerns have increased in Bolton over those who can't afford the steep price of home heat — and people are being asked to consider donating to the local 'Heat Our Neigbor' program. Photo by Thom Randall.

— In 2005, Bolton Landing Chamber of Commerce officers, aware of soaring heating fuel and utility costs, decided to assist local families facing hardship in meeting their winter home heating bills.

The Chamber then established the "Heat Our Neighbor" fund, with donations collected each year going back to Bolton Landing households in need of assistance with their home energy expenses.

Special acknowledgement goes to the generosity of The Sagamore, Chrissy's Chairs foundation, Norowal Marina and several other local businesses who have donated to the fund.

But with the winter temperatures now plunging, it is an appropriate time for financially secure individuals and businesses to consider donating towards the fund. To make a much-appreciated donation, send a check to Bolton Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 368, Bolton Landing, NY 12814.

If you are a Bolton resident that is in need of assistance with home heating expenses, stop at the Bolton Chamber office and pick up and application, or call 644-3831.

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