BRGNS plans Stick Season Social; Cavendish fund accepting grant applications; and Hazardous Waste Collection Day Sept. 12

Black River Good Neighbors plans Stick Season Social


BRGNS needs silent auction item donors for its Stick Season event

BRGNS is seeking silent auction item donors for its Stick Season event

he staff and volunteers at Black River Good Neighbor Services are gearing up for the annual Stick Season Social and silent auction, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7 at Sam’s Steakhouse on Route 103 South in Ludlow.

Planners are focusing on the silent auction and raffle, collecting dozens of items on which diners can bid or take a chance.

The Social Committee needs merchandise to auction and raffle and is asking for help from the community to donate items for the event. Since BRGNS is a Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization all donations are tax deductible. Donors will be recognized in several ways during the evening’s festivities, both orally and in print. Businesses that wish to become sponsors of the event will also be recognized in multiple ways as well.

If you can help, call Audrey at the BRGNS office, 802-228-3663 or Peter LaBelle at 802-226-7250.

Cavendish Community Fund accepting grant applications

The Cavendish Community Fund is accepting grant applications for fall 2015 awards. The deadline for applying is Thursday, Oct. 1. Applications are available at under  Community Fund and include instructions on how and where to apply.

Projects, programs or events must directly benefit the Cavendish community in some way. A panel of local citizens reviews all applications and recommends grant awards based on the quality and feasibility of each proposal. Grants are not expected to exceed $1,000 each and will depend primarily on the number of applications received and the amounts requested.

The fund began in 2007 and so far has distributed more than $25,000 to various organizations and individuals for educational, artistic and cultural projects, programs and events of benefit to the Cavendish community.

Since its inception, it has distributed some 38 awards.

For further information on applying, on eligibility or on any other aspect of the grant program or for help completing the application, call Peter LaBelle at 802-226-7250 or Barbara Dickey at 802-226-7187.

Hazardous waste collection day coming up

The Southern Windsor/Windham Counties Solid Waste Management District is sponsoring free events for the collection and safe disposal of household hazardous wastes on Saturday, Sept. 12.

Vermont residents and businesses from Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish, Chester, Grafton, Ludlow, Plymouth, Reading, Rockingham, Springfield, Weathersfield, West Windsor and Windsor may participate.

No pre-registration for residents is necessary. Businesses must pre-register and will be charged for disposal costs. Collections will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Springfield Transfer Station on Fairground Road in Springfield and at Bellows Falls Union High School, 406 Union High School Road in Westminster.

Bring in a mercury fever thermometer and receive a new digital fever thermometer. For more information, call 674-9235 or click on for a list of what to bring.

– Compiled by Susan Lampe-Wilson

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