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<b>American Legion Post 67</b>
Special events venue, catering, conference center. Special events that are open to the public are continually being held. And the Green Mountain Banquet and Conference Center, with a capacity of 200, is also open for public rentals. It is a fully air-conditioned, handicap accessible, state-of-the-art facility easily found along Route 103 North in the picturesque village of Chester. There is adequate parking and a covered drop-off entrance. Full bar service with professional bartenders and professional chefs and staff are available to serve your guests.
802-875-6009
Chester
The CCC creates opportunities for local citizens and visitors to enjoy Chester’s natural resources and offers public programs for all ages on topics including natural history, outdoor recreation and land management. This group, which was formed in 2005, has helped to create and maintain two nature trails on town land: the Lost Mine Trail on Reservoir Road and the Green Mountain Nature Trail adjacent to Green Mountain Union High School. The CCC also recruits and coordinates volunteers for the annual Green-Up Day activities for Chester.

The CCC meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Chester-Andover Elementary School. New members and new ideas are always welcome. For more information, contact Melissa Post at 802-875-4102.
802-875-4102
Chester
The Chester Rotary Club meets at the Fullerton Inn, 40 The Common, at 7 a.m. every Thursday. Breakfast is served for $9. Speakers almost every week. There is also an evening get-together at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month, also at the Fullerton. Everyone is welcome.
Be sure to check out the Calendar of Events here at The Chester Telegraph. The Rotary is an organization that fosters service among its members toward the community and others. The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise. It is a a civic club (501 (c) (3) that raises money to provide scholarships and support other community organizations
Chester
<b>Chester-Andover Family Center</b>
The Chester-Andover Family Center provides assistance and emergency aid to needy families and individuals in Chester and Andover. It also operates the CAFC Thrift Store, which is open to the public.
The Chester-Andover Family Center operates a Food Shelf and provides assistance and emergency aid to needy families and individuals in Chester and Andover. CAFC is generously supported by individuals, businesses, the towns of Chester and Andover and by the CAFC Thrift Store. Food and cash donations are gratefully accepted.
802-875-3236
Chester
Meals on Wheels serves Chester, Andover, Springfield, Weathersfield and Baltimore with a volunteer staff who delivers hot meals every day of the week to seniors who have difficulty cooking. MOW also offers a cold breakfast to those over 80. And it provides a community meal from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at its Union Street location. Meals to those under 60 with a disability can be approved by the Vermont Center for Independent Living.
802-885-5879
Springfield
<b>Olive Branch Lodge #64 (Masonic)</b>
The Masons is the world’s oldest and largest fraternity. It was founded on the beliefs in brotherly love, relief and truth. The Chester lodge also performs many charitable works throughout the community.
Chester
1-800-642-5119
Springfield
<b>Southern Vermont Astronomy Group</b>
The Southern Vermont Astronomy Group meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Magic Mountain Lodge in Londonderry. Members meet to discuss astronomy-related topics. Open to all, amateurs and curious beginners welcome. Weather permitting, meetings may include observing. SoVerA is a non-profit research and educational organization in southern Vermont. Its primary goals are participating in professional/amateur astronomical research, teaching beginners about the basics of astronomy and providing a venue for advanced beginner and intermediate level amateur astronomers to learn about the technology and equipment available to them. SoVerA works with and through all members to broaden general knowledge of the workings of the universe.
802-824-5645
Chester