Editor of the Reformer:

Thanks to very generous sponsors, golfers, and volunteers, Grace Cottage Hospital's seventh annual Tee It Up for Health raised over $32,000, after expenses, for Grace Cottage's Patient Care Fund.

Thirty-three teams participated in the tournament, held on Saturday, June 11th at The Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain. The winning team was Coop Bills, LindaJane Parson, Scott Cleary, and John Streeter. Second place team was Ward Dannemiller, Eileen Ranslow, Elizabeth Walker, and Scott Wilson. The third place team was Tony Tribuno, Marty Roth, Chad Bullock, and Jack Powers.

Event sponsors were The Richards Group and The Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain and Elizabeth Walker. The Gold Sponsor was Brattleboro Subaru. Silver Sponsors were: Andy & Linda Barber, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Brunelle & Son, Cerner Corporation, Lawrence & Lober Electric Services, and People's United Bank. Hole sponsors were: Baker Newman Noyes, Dead River Company, Durand Motors, Five Maples, G. S. Precision, G.S. Precision Coatings, Homestead Landscaping, Howard Printing, Irving Fuel, Lavallee Brensinger, Northeast Delta Dental, Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer, River Valley Credit Union, Southern Vermont Podiatry, West River Family Dental, the Windham Foundation, and WW Building Supply.


Bronze Sponsors were: Advance Notice Advertising, BlueCross BlueShield VT, Lawton Floor Design, and Leader Beverage. The Hole-in-One Sponsors were Brattleboro Subaru (nobody won the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek) and The Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain. 50 organizations and individuals were generous Flag Sponsors of the event. Brown Computer Solutions of Brattleboro donated an Ipod Touch for the putting contest; Barb Oles and Tracy Sloan tied in the putting contest and Sloan won the putt-off.

Special thanks to volunteer organizers Elizabeth Walker, Eileen Ranslow, and Betsy Miller, and to The Hermitage Club's golf pro, Drew Anderson, and his staff.

Andrea Seaton, Grace Cottage Hospital, June 15

Editor of the Reformer:

On June 6, while shopping in Sam's Department Store, I lost my checkbook/wallet. The next day, just before I was frantically trying to get duplicate IDs, I received a telephone call from Sam's Department Store notifying me that they found my checkbook/wallet. I could not believe it.

I would like to thank Sam's Department Store and staff from the bottom of my heart (especially, Charlotte, who found my wallet on the floor of a clothes rack). I offered to buy her lunch and she refused. So I decided to express my gratitude to her out loud.

This is one of the instances that continue to make me a proud resident of Brattleboro to have the gift of living in this really awesome community for over 25 years.

Again, I am very grateful to Sam's Department Store for their honesty and dedication to community and their continued excellent customer service I have received over the years.

Cindy Hanley West Brattleboro, June 8

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