Chester Fall Festival seeks vendors; Cavendish Community Fund accepting grant applications

The Chester Fall Festival will be held Sept. 19 and 20.

The Chester Fall Festival will be held Sept. 19 and 20.

Applications for the 41st annual Fall Festival on the Green in Chester,  which will be held this year on the weekend of Sept. 19 and 20, are now available for download.  High quality artists and craftspeople creating handmade work in New England are encouraged to participate.  Applications are due by April 1.

Download an application and guidelines at  Participating vendors and corporate sponsors will be listed on the Fall Festival website.  If your Chester business or organization is planning a special event for that weekend, please let the Fall Festival Committee of Rotary Club of Chester know to includein its publicity. Contact

Cavendish fund grant deadline April 1


The Cavendish Community Fund is now accepting grant applications for spring 2015 grant awards. The deadline for applying is April 1. Applications that miss that date will be considered in the fall.

In 2007, the fund inaugurated its program of giving cash grants to individuals or organizations for educational, artistic or cultural projects, programs or events. 2014 grants went to Stepping Stones Preschool for curriculum expansion, to Cavendish elementary school for a drama-based collaborative project with the Weston Playhouse and to Gethsemane Church’s Raise the Roof concert series.

Grants are available for projects, programs or events that directly benefit the Cavendish community in some way. A panel of local citizens reviews the applications and recommends awards based on the quality and feasibility of each proposal. The number of grants and the amount of each depend on how many applications are received. Application guidelines are available at the Cavendish Community and Conservation Association’s website: under the Community Fund tab. Hardcopies are also available at Crow’s Bakery in Proctorsville and at the Cavendish town office.

For further information on applying, on eligibility or on any other aspect of the grant program, or for help completing the application, please call Barbara Dickey at 226-7187 or Peter LaBelle at 226-7250.

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