Belmont, NY – The Allegany County Area Foundation recently presented a grant check in the amount of $510.35 to the village of Belmont to help improve the appearance of the First Responders Park located at the intersection of Greenwich and Schuyler streets in Belmont. This grant money was provided by the Masonic Lodge #424 Village of Belmont Clock Fund.

The Masonic Lodge in Belmont had dissolved back in 2011. This fund was established at the Foundation to provide in perpetuity the means to care for and maintain the four sided clock.

The Masonic Lodge had purchased the clock and donated it to the Village of Belmont in 2010. Near the clock is a plaque which names the Masters that had served at the Lodge.Belmont Clock Fund - Richard J Hoshal - July 2016

If you would like to make a difference in your community by leaving a legacy please contact the Allegany County Area Foundation today at 585-808-8444 or e-mail: The Foundation welcomes tax-deductible gifts in any amount, including memorials to friends and loved ones.

In the picture: Richard J. Hoshal, Village Clerk/Treasurer of Belmont.