Editor of the Reformer:

Many thanks to the business that have given support to Putney Cares this summer. We have begun a summer campaign to raise money to support this organization devoted to creating opportunities for elders in Putney to remain active, healthy and engaged. Through the years the variety of programs has grown. We continue to provide volunteer services for those needing Meals on Wheels and rides for medical visits. This year we have expanded to include the One Call Does it All offerings as well.

Elders continue to lift weights, assume yoga poses, and do international dances weekly in the Activities Barn. A faithful group of artists gather weekly as well to paint and be together. We share a community meal every month, prepared by Kelly Larrabee, and co-sponsored by Senior Solutions.

Putney Cares energetic board has undertaken work to restore the basement to a useful organized site for loan of medical equipment. And has responsibility for all the programs above as well as maintaining the financial health of the organization. Pamela Cubbage is our cheerful and knowledgable office administrator and the hub of our services.

We can’t do any of this without the generous support of the community. In the first stage of the summer campaign the following business have supported us with direct financial donations and donation in kind. We are deeply thankful! These donors have underwritten both a publicity campaign, and the biannual volunteer picnic.


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Many thanks!

Basketville, Bennie’s Bread, Five Maples (Mailrite), Flocksholm Design, Green Mountain Orchards, Putney Coop, Putney Mountain Winery, Rod’s Towing and Repairs, John Vaughan, and Walpole Creamery.

Julie Forsythe,

co-president, Putney Cares

Putney, July 21

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Editor of the Reformer:

H, ho! They Came to the Fair. The weather cleared and hundreds came last Saturday to the 64th Grace Cottage Hospital Fair in Townshend. One fairgoer from Syracuse has come "... for the last 10 years, a family tradition." Old comers, newcomers, thanks for supporting the annual Fair and helping to raise over $70,000 for the hospital. Volunteers, thank you for all your hours of preparation and fair day work. A special thanks to auctioneers, Kit Martin and Art Monette, and to the Bills Band for the dinner concert.

Winners of the GCH Fair raffle are: Jill Dean, $500; Ian Diamondstone, handmade quilt; Reed and Laura Smith, Maine getaway at the Bradley Inn; and Eugene Bills, a collection of Mary Meyer toys.

Next year come to the 65th Fair on the first Saturday of August.

Stanley Holt,

chairwoman,

Grace Cottage Hospital Fair

Townshend, Aug. 5

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Editor of the Reformer:

The Windham County Sheriff’s Department would like to thank the many local businesses and agencies for their contributions to this years Camp Leadership Challenge. There were 27 children ranging from ages 12-17 that successfully completed the one week camp at the Westminster Armory.

We would like to send out a special thank you to the Vermont Army National Guard, the Bellows Falls Rotary and the Kurn Hattin School for all they did to make this years camp a success.

We would also like to thank the following local businesses for their contributions to camp:

Allen Brother’s, Westminster; Bruegger’s Bagels, Brattleboro; Hannaford, Brattleboro; MacLoamainns, Chester; Mr. G’s, North Walpole, N.H.; Price Chopper, Brattleboro; Reel to Real, Walpole N.H.; Rent-A-Center, North Walpole N.H.; Stop and Go, Brattleboro; Vermont County Store, Rockingham; Pizza Palace, Bellows Falls; The Final Cut, Bellows Falls; Pepsi, Brattleboro; and C&S, Brattleboro.

Keith Clark,

Windham County Sheriff’s Office,

Aug. 7