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Kiwanis Club Makes Major Donation To Chuck Kelly Park

The Ogdensburg Kiwanis Club has donated $5,000 to the Charles W. Kelly Memorial Park, challenging other organizations to match their gift in memory of the award winning newspaper publisher, editor and journalist. “Chuck Kelly fought for the North Country and Ogdensburg throughout his career. We want to make sure he’s remembered,” said former Ogdensburg Journal and Advance News Managing Editor Jim Reagen, who is a member of the Ogdensburg Kiwanis Club and the Chuck Kelly Memorial Park Committee.

“Chuck made sure the newspapers were a partner for civic and community organizations like our Kiwanis Club.”

Shown seated in front: Nancy Skelly, Mrs. Charles W. (Therese Kelly) Kelly, Pam Luckie, Angela Fee, Bob Forsythe. Middle row: Secretary Catrina Anderson, Martha Valley and Kelly Park Committee Co-Chair Deborah Hannan. Back row: Jeff Swanson, John Pinkerton, Bill Merna, Andrew Mitchell, Christina Becker, Katie Pitcher, Vice President Chris Pitcher, Larry Mitchell and Kelly Park Co-Chair Tom Hannan. Missing from photo Kiwanis Club President Tim Davis and Jim Reagen. (Photo by Jim Reagen)

The Ogdensburg Kiwanis Club has made a major donation to the Chuck Kelly Park project and challenges other service clubs and organizations to provide donations to honor the memory of Kelly who supported so many community projects in his career as editor and published of The Journal and Advance News.

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