Ararat Center News
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November 21 (GREENVILLE, NY) – The Ararat Center Board of Directors has recently launched the “Pathfinders Campaign” involving the purchase of personalized engraved bricks placed in areas around the grounds of the Ararat Center that will be used for walkways and patios.

“These personalized bricks will add to the natural beauty of the landscape at the Ararat Center, but more so, they will bring a wonderful sense of ownership and pride to this facility by the Armenian people,” explained Karen Durgarian, brick campaign organizer.

Donors may purchase their choice of either a 4 x 8” brick for $100 or an 8 x 8” brick for $250. Each brick will be engraved with up to three personalized lines dependent upon the size. Bricks may be bought as a way of showing your family’s support for the Ararat Center, in memory or in honor of a loved one, or even for your St. Vartan camper. It is a unique gift idea for birthdays and anniversaries. Also, purchase now and receive a certificate of ownership in time to present as a Christmas gift.

The Ararat Center of the Armenian Diocese of America (Eastern) is located in Greenville, New York, just 30 miles south of Albany in the scenic Catskill Mountains. The facility was purchased nearly two years ago and now serves as the permanent home for the St. Vartan Church Camp program. Numerous other church organizations have also utilized the facilities for their retreats, gatherings and events.

All brick purchases qualify as donations to this tax-exempt, charitable organization.