Mayor Bill Collins Declares May 20th as ‘Tri-County United Way Day’ In Recognition of Its 100th Year Anniversary

QUEENSBURY, NEW YORK – In honor of Tri-County United Way’s century-long commitment to the communities of Warren, Washington and Northern Saratoga Counties, Mayor Bill Collins of the City of Glens Falls has declared Saturday, May 20th as ‘Tri-County United Way Day.’

“For a century, Tri-County United Way has connected thousands of individuals within our tri-county region to local and national resources for housing, food, health, childcare, education, employment, transportation, counseling, and beyond,” said Mayor of the City of Glens Falls, Bill Collins. “In recognition of the Tri-County United Way’s lifelong commitment to our local partner agencies, it is my privilege to recognize May 20th as official Tri-County United Way Day.”

In celebration of the organization’s 100th year anniversary, Tri-County United Way is hosting a go at your own pace family friendly community Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, May 20th sponsored by Glens Falls National Bank.

“We have been proud supporters of the Tri-County United Way since the organization’s inception” said Mike Jacobs, Tri-County United Way board member and Chief Information Officer for Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company, “and we congratulate the United Way on 100 years of positive impact in our community.”

Tri-County United Way continues to work in partnership with the compassionate strength of local agencies and businesses to help promote greater welfare for all in the tri-county region.

“We thank Mayor Collins, Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company, The Queensbury Hotel, National Grid, our dedicated partner agencies, local sponsors, donors, and community partners for this prestigious recognition of Tri-County United Way Day and the continued support of our 100th year anniversary Community Scavenger Hunt,” said Kristin Chlopecki, Executive Director of the Tri-County United Way.

The Community Scavenger Hunt is a go at your own pace scavenger hunt taking place throughout the City of Glens Falls from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Throughout the event participants will be given virtual tips and clues recognizing the historic excellence of the City of Glens Falls and its 100 years of partnership with the Tri-County United Way. To participate in the Tri-County United Way Scavenger Hunt, register on the Tri-County United Way’s website at Registration is $50.00 per device for teams of 1-4 players. Registration includes an event-t-shirt for each player and an opportunity to win a variety of fantastic prizes supporting local businesses.

Registration closes for the Scavenger Hunt on Friday, May 19th, 2023, at 12:00 pm. Registrants will receive instructions on how to use the Eventzee app in advance of the event. Following the Scavenger Hunt, the Tri-County United Way is hosting a community celebration in City Park from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Families will be able to enjoy a fun evening of live children’s entertainment, food trucks, fair food, music, and more.

Proceeds from the Community Scavenger Hunt will benefit Tri-County United Way’s partner agencies including Adirondack Samaritan Counseling Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks, Catholic Charities of Saratoga, Warren & Washington Counties–Domestic Violence Elder Abuse Prevention Project & Youth Services Project, Family Service Association, Greater Glens Falls Senior Citizens Center, The Salvation Army, and The Senior Center of Kingsbury and Fort Edward.