Newsletter 2020

New Leadership for Swan Lake Renaissance


Myrna Richards (left) and Janelle Deppa (above) are long-time volunteers of Swan Lake Renaissance. 

Myrna Richards and Janelle Deppa have taken over the management of Swan Lake Renaissance! 

Myrna has worked as a volunteer for the past three years and is an exceptional gardener and a talented artist. Myrna will be handling flower orders, volunteers, planting, maintenance of our projects and gardens, scheduling, supervision of our interns, attending meetings, assisting with fundraising, grant writing, and so much more.


Janelle will be taking care of the paperwork, including bills, acknowledgments of donations, bank statements, the Sullivan Renaissance binder ( a record of maintenance of our projects), and many more responsibilities. Janelle is a founding member of Swan Lake Renaissance and has volunteered for the last 15 years. She has always been our chief fundraiser!


Should you have any questions, concerns, suggestions, or want to volunteer, you can reach Myrna at 845 956 7887 or email at,


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Castles Under Considered for the State and National Register of Historic Sites

The Sullivan County Division of Planning and Community Development has applied to New York State for our castle to be added to the State and National Register of Historic Sites.

Included is the castle at Presidential Estates and one on private property on Stanton Corner Road.  

Presidential Estates, with partial funding and assistance of Sullivan Renaissance, is in the process of repairing the historic castle located at the top of Pine Drive (right). The castle will be repaired, restored and landscaped. Linda Siegel, one of the homeowners, applied for the grant and

will be in charge of the project. To donate towards this project or to volunteer to help Linda, please email her at

Thank you to the Gallo Family, who owns the piece of property that the castle sits on, for their continued support of all of our projects.over the last fifteen years.

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1658 Briscoe Rd, Swan Lake, NY 12783

ALL Swan Lake Renaissance work is done by volunteers with the exception of one project assistants who is compensated by the Gerry Foundation. 


Financial information available on request.

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