Molloy Pharmacy Supports Abilities First With Public Art Project

The following is a press release by Serena Marrero, Director of Development at
Abilities First, Inc.

LeafJuly 16, 2012, Hyde Park, NY – Molloy Pharmacy has installed a public art sculpture, which they have sponsored in support of Abilities First, at their 4170 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY location. The art is part of a series of pieces that are being unveiled throughout Dutchess County. The project, Leaf A Legacy, is a fundraising endeavor carried out by Abilities First to support people with disabilities in the Mid-Hudson Valley region.

The sculpture, a four by four foot molded leaf, was painted by artist, Stacie Flint who is an expressionist, figurative oil painter based in New Paltz. She and Bill Erwin, owner of Molloy Pharmacy and long-time supporter of Abilities First, worked together to select the subject for Molloy’s leaf. The art on the oversized leaf illustrates the history, icons and symbolism that Hyde Park is known for.

The figure of a maple leaf was chosen by Abilities First to represent the Hudson Valley’s widely loved fall foliage and the sugar maple tree, the official state tree of New York. Sponsors to date are: M&T Bank, Dyson Center for Cancer Care, Hudson Valley Renegades, Key Bank, Abilities First Board of Directors, Poughkeepsie Journal, BNI International, Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Foster Flooring, Molloy Pharmacy, Stewart’s Shops, Rhode, Soyka & Andrews, RT Landscaping, Rose & Kiernan Inc., and Superior Wireless. Sponsored leaves are placed on display at the sponsor’s site or other public location. Many of the leaves will later be sold at auction.

For information about sponsorship of a leaf, call 845-485-9803 x 384 or visit

Abilities First, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that provides educational, vocational, clinical, and residential services for approximately 1,200 people with developmental disabilities in the Mid Hudson Valley region. All proceeds will benefit the organization’s endowment fund.

Serena Marrero, Director of Development
Abilities First, Inc.
70 Overocker Rd.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Phone: 845-485-9803 ext. 227; Fax: 845-485-5234;

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