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John and Carol Hubbard receive Kurn Hattin Homes' Charles Albert Dickinson Award

WESTMINSTER >> On Dec. 10, John and Carol Hubbard of Walpole, N.H., were the recipients of Kurn Hattin Homes for Children's Charles Albert Dickinson Award. The Charles Albert Dickinson Award, established in 2013, is given annually in recognition of an individual or organization whose philanthropic commitment embodies the mission of Kurn Hattin Homes for Children. Named for founder Charles Albert Dickinson, the award recognizes those who make a significant contribution to the field of child welfare, and help to transform the lives of children and families forever. The award, designed and created by Vermont artist, Robert DuGrenier, features a beautiful cast crystal relief image of Dickinson.

The Award was presented to John and Carol Hubbard for their unwavering dedication to Kurn Hattin. Following in the footsteps of John's parents, Austin and Winona Hubbard, who were longtime supporters of Kurn Hattin, John became actively involved with the organization at an early age. He went on to become an incorporator in 1972, a trustee in 1977, president from 2000 to 2005, trustee emeritus in 2012, and served as the chairman of the Golf Tournament Committee for over 15 years.

John and his wife, Carol, enjoyed spending time with the Kurn Hattin children, and were often in attendance at events on campus. In addition to their private support, John and Carol spearheaded donations to Kurn Hattin from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, a tradition of giving in memory of his parents that continues today. Recently, John and Carol supported the project to bring back a chicken flock to the farm at Kurn Hattin. John, as he accepted the honorary sculpture on behalf of the couple, explained, "Carol and I believe in Kurn Hattin's mission, and we are pleased to have been a part of it."

AAUW raffle benefits scholarship award program

BRATTLEBORO >> "I have never won a raffle before" was Marianne Rigatti's response when she was informed that she had won the American Association of University Women raffle of the framed print of the "Country Inn" a painting of the old Newfane Inn door in summer by Watercolor Artist, Sandra Giangiulio. The drawing for the winner was part of the Annual AAUW Holiday Tea held Dec. 6 in the parlor of Centre Congregational Church. Tickets had been on sale in the wider community for several months, we thank all who supported this project.

Nearly 20 AAUW members gathered to welcome two new members, to enjoy shared food and table games (spinning the Dreidl and Holiday Bingo) and a song together. They also held a silent auction of items, from scarves to jewelry and books to bread. This auction and the raffle were current projects to raise money for the Annual Scholarship Awards given each spring to area high school graduates and mature women.

AAUW, American Association of University Women, is a national organization that advances education and equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. The Brattleboro branch was founded in 1926 and is open to women and men who hold an associate's or higher degree from an accredited college or university and support the AAUW mission. Information can be found at www.aauwvt.org or by calling 802-387-5875.

CCV awards scholarship to local student leader

BRATTLEBORO >> The Community College of Vermont recently announced the recipients of the 2015-2016 Student Leadership Scholarship. This scholarship is designed to honor students who demonstrate significant leadership abilities in their classrooms, their academic centers, or their communities through service learning, volunteer work, and involvement in student life at CCV. In addition, student leaders must be a degree student, be enrolled for spring semester, have completed at least 12 credits, be in good academic standing, and be a leader in their community.

Among the 13 recipients was Cheryl-Ann Caldwell-Lahue, who attends the Brattleboro academic center. Each recipient will receive an award of $1,000 , a certificate of achievement, and an invitation to a recognition lunch with CCV President Joyce Judy this spring.


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