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Community loses longtime childcare provider

After the school closes, Scanlon won't be too far removed from the realm of childcare. She has three grown children and four grandchildren to keep her busy in retirement.

She is considering a move to Virginia, where her son Todd, 35, lives, but said she will really miss the area.

"I love the community," Scanlon said. "It is a great community to raise children."

"I have been fortunate to have met such great families here," she said.

I addition to running the nursery school, Scanlon cared for her aging mother, raised three children and chaired the Longkill I Park District Committee, where she advocated for playground equipment upgrades, according to a resolution adopted by the Clifton Park Town Board, Monday, May 12.

The resolution refers to Scanlon as an "innovative, modern, multi-tasking, career woman."

"I can speak for my children and many, many others," said Town Supervisor Phil Barrett after presenting the resolution to Scanlon. "You have made a difference in their lives."

An open house for Scanlon will be held at the Jonesville United Methodist Church Saturday, June 7, from noon to 4 p.m.

Instead of gifts, contributions may be made to the Catie Hoch Foundation, 27 Southwood Drive, Ballston Lake 12019.""

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