Carrie Lazarus Fund for Extraordinary Talent

NewsChannel 9’s Carrie Lazarus, established the Fund for Extraordinary Talent in 2013 to support performing arts students in Central New York who lack the financial means to further their training. The fund helps musicians, singers, and dancers who are in financial need reach their fullest potential by funding the expenses of lessons, instruments, and other special opportunities.

 

Extraordinary with Carrie Lazarus: Meet people, places and talent in Central New York – 9-28-2021

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(WSYR-TV) Join Carrie Lazarus as she presents Extraordinary People, Places and Talent in Central New York.

In her People segment you will meet the Annals from Baldwinsville. They lost their daughters in a car accident one year ago. Their story of gratitude to the community and plans to keep the girls memory alive. The community outreach has been significant. You can donate to their fund Annals Angels.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the following people and organizations:

Purple and Teal Ribbons:

Scoil Rince Branwyn Irish Dance Studio ribbon donation 
St. Mary’s virtual prayer service and ongoing support
Saint Marianne Cope Shrine
Oswego Country Club GoFundMe
Annal Family GoFundMe
Butterfly bushes at Palmer Elementary by Mark Piraino
Girl Scouts art supplies collection for Golisano Children’s hospital in honor of Maryella and Elizabeth
Girl Scouts cookie collection for Strong Memorial Hospital and the Shepherd Center for the caregivers of Maureen and Tom 
Healing Touch Therapeutic Massage
Upstate Chiropractic
C&J Woodruff Property Services
T.O. Contracting
C&S Companies
Both workplaces, New York State DEC and McHarrie Life
Meal train from neighbors
Neighbors getting mail, checking on the house.
Neighborhood bike parade and bake sale
Helping Hounds collection in memory of Maryella and Elizabeth
Callahan Flanagan Smith and Stock Orthodontics for purchasing a tree at the Butterfly Garden of Hope
Baldwinsville nursery school for playground equipment
SU athletic department for cards, hats, jackets, jersey, and autographed football helmet
Chetney family for wreaths for the doors for family
Piper Jack
St. Mary’s summer servants assisted with yard work
Little Luke’s in Radisson donated 2 trees in Maryella and Elizabeth’s memory

FUNDRAISERS

4 Seasons Car wash fundraiser
MKW salon raffle fundraiser
Smokey Hollow Crossfit fundraiser
Pure Vida bracelet fundraiser by Meg Kellogg
The Lane family ribbons fundraiser
Pineview Run/Walk for the Annal family
315 Studio held benefit raffle
Participants, sponsors and volunteers for the Memorial Event and the inaugural 5k run/walk held on September 3rd.

Place

Meet the great-grandson of the founder of Welch Allyn as he returns to his hometown to start an organic farm using methods that follow nature to grow hemp for CBD products and fruits and vegetables.

Talent

Carrie introduces us to a 12-year-old mandolin player from Fulton He learned everything from his grandfather and plays several other instruments all by ear

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