Springfield community fundraiser aids three organizations; Post Office collects food for CAFC

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Carol Lighthall of Springfield On The Move, Jenevieve Johnson of the Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce and Carol Cole from the Springfield Rotary Club accept checks from the proceeds of the recent Springfield Community Fundraiser.

Springfield on the Move, the Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Springfield Rotary Club each received $3,450 from the proceeds of a community fundraiser, which consisted of ticket sales for a series of weekly drawings that culminated in a $2,000 Grand Prize award. Throughout the winter months, each group sold raffle tickets.

The prizes were awarded during a recent reception at the Hartness House Inn in Springfield. Rich and Suzanne Sarles of Duxbury, Mass., were the winners of the Grand Prize, Kim Austin of Perkinsville received a $1,000 2nd Prize and Barbara Lemire won a $500 3rd Prize.

The three groups shared their appreciation and gratitude to all of those that purchased tickets for the fundraiser and thanked Buddy Dexter, who organized the event for the organizations.

Postal workers donate
2,895 lbs of food for CAFC

Through The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive in Chester and Andover, which took place Saturday, May 9, the Chester-Andover Family Center received 2,895 pounds of food collected by local letter carriers.

The center also received a donation that will pay the delivery fee for 200 pounds of free frozen meat from the Vermont Foodbank.

The center would also like to thank the following for their efforts in making the drive a success: Lisai’s Chester Market, Village Printers, Jiffy Mart, volunteers who transported the food to the Food Shelf and sorted, shelved and stored the food, and to center volunteers Bob and Gail Gibbons for coordinating the event.

Nutritious food, household and personal care items, and fresh produce at the Food Shelf comes from many sources including: individual donors; local churches and organizations; fresh produce, free and purchased items from the Vermont Foodbank; fresh produce from Black River Produce; bread from Baba-a-Louis; purchased items from Lisai’s Chester Market; condiments from Drew’s All Natural; shares from Abundance Acres CSA; eggs and produce from local gardens; gleaned and processed seasonal produce through the Healthy Harvest Network; support  from Lonnie Lisai and other local businesses; and its most valued dedicated and hardworking volunteers.

Thrift Shop hours are: Tuesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food Shelf hours are 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for produce pickup. The center is located 908 Vermont Route 103 South, P. O. Box 302, Chester, VT 05143, 802-875-3236, email: cafc302@gmail.com, and website www.chester-andoverfamilycenter.org. Like it on Facebook.

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