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CAPTAIN celebrates 35 years of service

Clifton Park community service groups battling same problemstoday as in ‘70s

Phipps said one of the most rewarding things for him is, “Themany ‘thank yous’ we get from the residents.”

“Before the kids leave here, they fill out a complete evaluation and we get a lot of good comments. … Then when they call us to tell us how they’re doing, we immediately remember who they are,” he added.

CAPTAIN provides a number of services in addition to its shelter operations, including an emergency food pantry, a bike distribution program andacademic help for youths.

Beginningin March, CAPTAIN will begin in earnest celebrating its 35 years of service. On March 10 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Clifton Park, a “Sail into Spring” event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to midnight. There will be a DJ, comedy provided byThe Improv Club, cash bar, raffle prizes, a photo booth and birthday cake. Tickets are $60 per person and $110 per couple.

For more information about CAPTAIN and for tickets,call 371-1185 or visit captainyfs.com.

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