Letters: Your thanks

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Editor of the Reformer:

I would like to thank all of the volunteers who participated in United Way of Windham County's 7th annual Day of Caring on Saturday, September 10, 2016. This year's event included three volunteer service projects on Friday, September 9, followed by 9 projects on Saturday, mobilizing 135 volunteers. They helped area nonprofits with painting, sorting, gardening, building, organizing, and gleaning projects throughout Windham County. Teams of family members, friends, and colleagues volunteered together, including teams from Marlboro College, Marlboro College Graduate Center, The Richards Group, World Learning and Youth Services.

Many thanks to our lead sponsors: Cersosimo Lumber, The Holstein Association and The Richards Group, as well as to Derby Building & Woodwork and D.M.I. Paving. We're also grateful for in-kind support from: Commonwealth Dairy, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Farrell Distributing Corporation, and Leader Distribution. A special thanks to Doug Emery and the ELKS for providing a kick-off location for our Brattleboro area volunteers. A round of applause to Lisa Pitcher and Our Place Drop-In Center for providing a hot breakfast for our Bellows Falls volunteers. A big thank you goes to George Ruhe, our photographer; Ian Kelly from WTSA FM; and Chris Lenois and Linda Steele from WKVT FM for their support.

The day was a success thanks to our project site partners: Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center, Brattleboro Area Hospice, Brattleboro Little League, Brooks Memorial Library, Camp Waubanong, The Family Garden, Groundworks Drop-in Center, Our Place Drop-In Center, Vermont Foodbank, Windham Child Care Association's Bookmobile and Winston Prouty Center for Child Development.

Volunteer engagement is one of the key ways United Way brings HOPE to Windham County. To find meaningful volunteer opportunities year-round, please visit unitedwaywindham.org or call 802.257.4011.

With gratitude,

Victoria Chertok, Volunteer Engagement Manager, United Way of Windham County, Sept. 26

Editor of the Reformer:

BASIC (Brattleboro Area Skatepark is Coming) would like to thank the Vermont Community Foundation Withington Fund for its considerable donation to the much-needed skate park project at Living Memorial Park. The Foundation's generosity and support will go a long way to help the Brattleboro community and its youth.

The required Act 250 Permit Amendment is pending. Once completed, all permits will be in place and diligent fundraising by BASIC will resume.

BASIC has raised $68,000 of its $230,000 goal. Anyone wishing to donate to this project may do so thru PayPal at www.brattleboroskatepark.com or by sending a check to Brattleboro Parks & Rec Dept./BASIC, PO Box 513, Brattleboro, VT 05302.

Jeff Clark, BASIC chair Brattleboro, Sept. 26

Editor of the Reformer:

The Friends of the Moore Free Library would like to thank everyone who helped make their Annual Book Sale a huge success; thanks to all helpers, buyers, book movers & sorters! All proceeds of Friends activities go toward helping Newfane's Moore Free Library carry out its services to the community. The Moore Free Library is a private institution that functions as a public library but receives no local, State, or federal funding.

Louise Sirois Moore Free Library Newfane, Oct. 7


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