Ithaca Blog

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Lynne Jackier, Drop-In Center Leader, Voted Peacemaker of the Year

A letter from Will Fudeman to the Journal on Monday reminded us of an item we meant to note in Ithaca Blog: the Peacemaker Award that went this year to Lynne Jackier, the longtime ( now emerita) director of the Drop-In Children's Center.

The award is presented annually on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by the Community Dispute Resolution Center.

We re-print here a lightly edited version of Will's letter. Will mentions a fundraising effort for the Drop-In Center which Small World Music happily supports:

In her brief comments after receiving the Peacemaker Award from CDRC at the Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast on Jan. 19, Lynne Jackier directed our attention to the teachers who work with young children for low salaries and the uncertain finances of the Drop-In Children's Center which she worked so hard to create.

We can support the Center by making tax deductible donations to Drop-In Children's Center, 506 First Street, Ithaca NY 14850.

We can also purchase the double-CD, "Families Are a Rainbow" - with songs for families from many Ithaca-area musicians. The set includes great performances from Radio London, Mamadou Diabate, Fe Nunn, Mbusi, the Horseflies, Joday Kessler, Tom Knight, Jeremy Werbin, and others. It's an ideal gift for families all over.

The album is available at Ithaca Guitar Works, Small World Music, and from the Center.

Please choose to support the center, which supports families and young children in our community.

Let us note that the full purchase price, $19.95, for the 2-CD set goes to the Center in its entirety.

For our farther-flung Ithaca Blog readers, please note that we are happy to fill mail orders. Postage will cost an additional $2. Residents of New York state will also need to include $1.60 NYS sales tax. Write to us at, or phone Small World Music at 607/256-0428.

Thanks for the reminder, Will, and congratulations, Lynne.

Steve Burke
for Ithaca Blog and Small World Music

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