Funeral fundraiser for hero father, Lake George water quality boat auction, scholarship for cosmetology student – The Daily Gazette

At Mayfield, The family and friends of a Mayfield man who drowned saving his daughter earlier this month have set up a GoFundMe page to help pay funeral costs for the father and other family breadwinners. Albert Adamkoski Jr. was boating on Sacandaga Lake on July 8 when he jumped into the lake from a pontoon boat to rescue one of his daughters. After handing the child over to a passerby, he disappeared under water and drowned. The fund was started by Adamkoski’s sister, Stacey Brooker, and by Friday afternoon had raised nearly $23,000. The money will go towards funeral and burial costs for the 47-year-old pastor, as well as financial support for his wife, Hannah, and their four young children at home. For more information and to donate, visit:

At Lake George, a local boat owner donates his classic 1929 Chris-Craft Cadet wooden boat to raise money for the Lake George Association. The LGA is a non-profit group that advocates for lake water quality. The 22-foot triple-cockpit boat named “The Laker” is valued at $40,000. It will be auctioned at the LGA’s Summer Gala at Charles R. Wood Park in Lake George on July 23. Bidding will start at $25,000. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the LGA’s lake protection programs. Individual Gala tickets are on sale for $200 on the LGA website:

To Niskayuna, the mother of a 29-year-old local hairdresser who died in 2021 of covid-related pneumonia is raising money for a scholarship in her daughter’s name. The scholarship fund will be named after Gabryelle “Gabby” Nigriny, owner of Hair Razors Salon Spa & Boutique, and will be awarded to help pay for a prospective cosmetology student’s education or for a salon owner’s business. current. As of Friday afternoon, the fund had raised over 1,500 towards a target of $20,000. For more information and to donate, visit:

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