Good News: Mechanicville beer distributor honored, Bartender Battle returns

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Mechanicville beer distributor honored

DesCrescente Distributing in Mechanicville just won the Molson Coors President’s Award for the second year in a row and 10th time overall. The award recognizes the top 32 distributors in the nation with exemplary sales and distribution performance. DeCrescente was founded in 1948. The company distributes 11 million cases of beer, soft drinks and snacks to 11 Capital Region counties each year.

Greene County senior citizens honored

Greene County is celebrating its senior citizens who make the county a better place to live. The county legislature has selected two people to receive awards: one for “Senior Citizen of the Year” and one for “Outstanding Contribution by a Senior Citizen”. Patricia Elsbree from Greenville won the award for “Senior Citizen of the Year.” She’s in her 90s, with six children, 20 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She worked as a teacher’s aide, and volunteered for the Greenvile Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, the rescue squad and the Red Cross. The award for “Outstanding Contribution by a Senior Citizen” goes to Robert Knighton. He’s from New Baltimore and has served as president of the Greene Land Trust.
He volunteers at the New Baltimore Food and Fellowship luncheons.

Bartender Battle returns to Universal Preservation Hall

The annual Bartender Battle is back for the first time since the pandemic. It raises money for Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs. Local businesses will compete against each other, bartending for the most tips. The money will go towards education programs through the Collaborative School of the Arts at UPH, which provides instruction by regional and national professionals.  The goal is to inspire and cultivate career paths for students in creative fields. This money helps with tuition assistance. The event is May 18 at Saratoga National Golf Course.