Hudson, New York
Local culture | Local living | Politics/Government
17 February 2017 11:50AM
Rosa Acheson


HUDSON — Local business owners will host a “Strike for Democracy, Work for Community” fundraiser Friday to benefit the Hudson Sloop Club and support education and children in the community.

The event corresponds with nationwide work, shopping and spending strikes occurring Friday, but the idea in Hudson was to keep local businesses open, support employees coming to work and benefit community organizations, participating small business owners said Thursday.

“We thought this would be another good way to participate,” Sarah Dibben, owner of The Coffee Bar at Moto Coffee Machine, said Thursday. “We got together and decided one way, that felt better than doing nothing, was to give proceeds to the local Sloop Club. They do really good work within our community and everything helps — active giving helps.”

The Hudson Sloop Club was using the Riverloft building at at 59 N. Front St. for storage when the building was destroyed Jan. 18 by a fast-moving fire. Boats for children, life vests, educational materials, gardening books and tools were lost in the fire.

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