Rec Park beautification in memory of P. K. Curtin

Above: Chateaugay Supervisor Don Bilow, left, and Greg Janisewski, a member of the town board and the Recreation Park Committee, pose with one of the trees planted at the Recreation Park with support from the P. K. Curtin Chateaugay Fund at Adirondack Foundation.

A 2015 grant from the P. K. Curtin Chateaugay Fund at Adirondack Foundation helped the Franklin County town of Chateaugay plant trees at the local recreation park.

A 1969 graduate of Chateaugay Central School, Peter Keith Curtin was active in sports. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Potsdam State University in 1973 and went on to a 30-year career as a shift supervisor for McCadam Cheese. He was the spokesmodel for McCadam’s “Pride of New York” campaign.

Curtin was also active in his community, substituting at the school, volunteering for the fire department, and serving as communicant of Saint Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church.

The fund facilitates charitable giving in memory of Curtin, who passed away in 2004. Each year, the fund awards multiple grants to community organizations in the town of Chateaugay. The Burke Adult Center and the Chateaugay Revitalization Committee also received support in 2015.

To make a gift in Curtin’s memory, use the form below or contact Janine Scherline at (518) 523-9904 or

P.K. Curtin Chateaugay Fund Donation