Friends host fundraiser for Westminster, Vt., man burned in fire


BERNARDSTON, MASS. >> On Oct. 15, at the Bernardston Kiwanis Shelter, there will be a fundraiser for Corey Newton, a Westminster, Vt., resident who was injured when his garage caught on fire.

Since the fire, Newton, who is originally from Vernon, Vt., has been to Mass General for burn care on two different occasions, once for initial care and the second for skin graphs. Unfortunately, Newton has no insurance and is unable to return to work at this time.

At the fundraiser, which begins at 2 p.m., there will be more than $4,000 worth of prizes donated by local businesses, as well as silent auction items, including a cherry coffee table made by Adam Newton, a cord of seasoned fire wood, a chimney sweep from Friends of the Sun, a one-night stay at the Craft Inn, a vehicle detail from Brattleboro Subaru, $500 of excavating or site work from Bellco, a $250 gift certificate to the Faithful Few Tattoo, and more items being donated daily.

Live music will be provided by the Duane Young Band, and there will be a pick-up corn hole tournament with 50 percent of the buy-ins going to the top three teams. There will be a pig roast with all the sides being served at 4 p.m., at which time the silent auction winners will be announced. The pig was donated by Cherry Rail Farm in West Brattleboro, Vt., with sides donated from Curtis' BBQ; the pig is being prepared by Chris Parker and desserts donated by Top Tier Bakery of Brattleboro. A $10 donation gets you in and includes the pig roast, desserts, non-alcoholic beverages supplied by Leader Distribution and the entertainment.


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