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Ceremony held to dedicate Mercy Living Center Courtyard Gazebo

November 25, 2011
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

SARANAC LAKE - A ribbon cutting ceremony was held recently to officially commemorate the new Courtyard Gazebo at the Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake

The initiative to enhance the quality of life was spearheaded by Mercy Living Center staff, and inspired by a $5,000 gift from Tupper Lake resident Muriel Ginsberg. The gift from Muriel was given in honor of her parents May and Mose Ginsberg, and her sister, Augusta.

A $9,500 gift from the Infant Jesus of Prague Fund helped complete the courtyard renovations with wheelchair friendly sidewalks, a pergola to provide shade, and fencing for safety and privacy.

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held recently to officially dedicate the Mercy Courtyard Gazebo. From left to right, Mary Sparks, Muriel Ginsberg, Jerry Hayes, Laura Martin, and in the back is Chandler Ralph, President & CEO of Adirondack Health. Mary and Jerry are board members for the Infant Jesus of Prague Fund. The courtyard project is in honor of the memory of Muriel’s parents, May and Mose Ginsberg, and her sister, Augusta.
(Photo courtesy of AMC)

Many other gifts poured in from the community, including in-kind landscaping and site preparation from Laura and Jessee Martin, as well as a fund-raising supper held at the Moose Club and a $1,000 gift from Walter Woods Jr. Credit is also due to the facilities team at the Mercy Living Center for its role in coordinating the project. The community's support has been central to this project, and opportunities to pitch in will continue this spring when there will be thoughts of establishing perennials and other landscaping.

Overall the project was a clear demonstration of the community coming together to improve the quality of life for their loved ones at Mercy Living Center. Residents of the Living Centerwill be able to enjoy the courtyard and fresh air, sunshine and flowers in an inspirational setting for years to come. Adirondack Health is grateful for the community's generous support for this project.

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