Editor of the Reformer:

The Brattleboro School Endowment wishes to extend a public thank you to all who supported our first ever "Comedy Night." Comedian Bucky Lewis had all of us laughing away for an excellent cause – the Brattleboro schools' kids, with particular support for the elementary winter sports program.

A special thank you to all the companies and individuals who donated for the raffle: Achille Agway, Beautyoftheday.org, Brattleboro Garden Club, Brattleboro Music Center, Burrows Sports, BUHS Athletic Department, Joe & Debbie Cook, Four Columns, Grafton Cheese, Guilford Country Store, Mark Herman-May, Mark, I Speak Hen, KidsPLAYce, Lilac Ridge Farms, Michelle Liechti, Molly Melloan, Mocha Joe's,

Raquel Moreno, Mount Snow, Robb Family Farm, Tristan Toleno, Deborah Tyler, Kiran Tyler, Turquoise Grill, Whetstone Station.


Jill Stahl Tyler, Brattleboro School Endowment board, Dec. 7

Editor of the Reformer:

The Ladies Aid and Mission of the First Baptist Church, Bellows Falls held a very successful Holiday Bazaar Nov. 7th. Funds raised will be used to promote God's love throughout the world. ABC missions in the US will receive funds as well as local needs as presented. Foreign missions benefiting are in Myanmar (Burma) and The Congo. Thank you to all who contributed and helped Nov. 7th. A big thanks to contributors to the successful raffle: Cota & Cota, Robinson Sales, HB Energy Solutions, Joy Wah, Boccaccio's, Westminster Auto, Basketville, Cheever Tire, Alyson's Orchard, Valley Cafe, Dari-Joy, Black Rock, The Hugging Bear, Our Gym, Sewing by Sher, Cafe Loco, J&H Hardware, Lisai's Market, Famous Pizza, Harlow's Sugar House, Beebe's Maple Syrup, Simone's, Perfect Creations, BF Opera House, Pampered Chef, Subway and Halladay's.


Jane French, Bellows Falls, Dec. 10

Editor of the Reformer:

On behalf of the staff, board, residents and clients of Groundworks Collaborative, I would like to extend our great thanks to Elliot Street Fish, Chips & More for selecting Groundworks Collaborative to participate in their first inaugural Feeding Frenzy!

The restaurant hosted the event on November 4th and attracted a large and generous crowd. 60% of the proceeds from the evening were donated to Groundworks Collaborative.

Groundworks Collaborative is the agency created from the recent merger of Morningside Shelter and the Brattleboro Area Drop In Center. The newly merged organization continues to provide all of the services offered by each of the agencies, including the operation of Vermont's second largest food shelf, and our region's only shelters for our neighbors experiencing homelessness. The Feeding Frenzy donation will help support these services and programs.

Elliot Street Fish, Chips & More is a great local eatery with a wide variety of food. They will continue to host a Feeding Frenzy fundraising dinner every first Wednesday of the month (5pm-8pm) with 60% of the proceeds going to a local charity or nonprofit. Please continue to support to Elliot Street Fish, Chips & More in the future!

With our sincere thanks,

Josh Davis, executive director, Groundworks Collaborative, Dec. 16