Photo: Altamont Festival of Lights raised $2,550 for food pantries

The Enterprise — Michael Koff
Thumbs up: Jonathan Phillips gives a thumbs-up sign on Jan. 6 as representatives from local food pantries gather at his Altamont hardware store to accept donations. Altamont Community Tradition’s Festival of Lights raised $2,550, to be divided among the pantries along with food donations. In addition, Phillips Hardware raised $3,070 during its holiday fundraising program. From left are Jennifer Casale, Bethlehem Town Food Pantry; Takora McIntyre, Southend Children’s Café, Judy Seery, Altamont Food Pantry; Mary Beth Peterson and Gail Bushnell Hilltown Community Resource Center; Phillips; Laura Shore, president of Altamont Community Tradition; and Mac McDonnell, Guilderland Food Pantry.