Letters: Your thanks


Editor of the Reformer:

On behalf of Timson Hill Preschool we would like to thank all those that supported our First Annual Rabbit Run Half Marathon & 5K. The event was held on April 9th beginning in Newfane and running along a beautiful course into and out of Brookline. Just under 100 runners and walkers came out on a crisp sunny morning to show their support for Timson Hill, a small family cooperative, non-profit preschool located in an historic one-room schoolhouse in Williamsville.

A special thank you to our lead sponsors: The Richards Group, G.S. Precision, Whetstone Station Brewery & Restaurant, Best Septic, New Chapter and Brattleboro Savings & Loan. We received tremendous support from many other area businesses in both sponsorships and in-kind donations. We are truly grateful for your generosity as this event would not have been a success without you! And finally, a big thank you to all the volunteers and participants who came out on race day! We hope to see you again next year!

Kathie Gatto-Gurney, Director Timson Hill Preschool Tammy Richards, Event Director & Parent April 15

Editor of the Reformer:

The board and staff of Health Care and Rehabilitation Services of Southeastern Vermont (HCRS) would like to express our thanks to town residents throughout Windsor and Windham counties who voted to support HCRS' town-funding requests at their recent Town Meetings.

This critically important town funding will help HCRS to achieve our mission: to provide creative, collaborative, and compassionate health care services that are responsive to the needs of the communities we serve. The broad spectrum of programs we offer help community members struggling with mental illness, substance abuse, and/or developmental disabilities to access the support they require – 365 days a year, 7 days a week, 24 hours each day.

The HCRS programs your dollars continue to fund include adult mental health and addiction services; developmental services; children, youth, and families programs; the Kindle Farm Alternative School; emergency services; and residential services.

Our thanks go out to the following Vermont towns for voting in support of HCRS' programs and services: Andover, Athens, Barnard, Chester, Dover, Dummerston, Grafton, Guilford, Halifax, Hartford, Hartland, Jamaica, Landgrove, Londonderry, Ludlow, Marlboro, Newfane, Plymouth, Pomfret, Putney, Reading, Royalton, Sharon, Stratton, Townshend, Wardsboro, Weathersfield, Westminster, Weston, West Windsor, Whitingham, Wilmington, Windham, Windsor, and Woodstock.

With the help of these communities, HCRS will continue to make a substantial and positive impact on the quality of life that the residents of Windsor and Windham Counties experience throughout the year.


George Karabakakis Chief Executive Officer Health Care and Rehabilitation Services, Springfield, April 27

Editor of the Reformer:

The Reformer has been terrific in publishing Calendar postings, and other notices, for the Friends of the Brooks Memorial Library April Paperback Book Sale. We appreciate your coverage.

We also want to thank the many people who made this a successful fundraising event.

To those very generous people in the community who donated books to the Library for this sale, thank you. The books were all of interest to the readers and in very good salable condition. The sale could not happen without these donations.

There were many people who helped get everything ready for the sale. Thanks go to the following for helping set up the shelving: Bob Glennon, Evan Bolivar, Robert Stack, Bob Oeser and Mark Eggert. Thanks to Robert Oeser, Robert Stack, Jane Southworth, Elizabeth Tannebaum, Vicki Shepard, Michael Hanley and Debbie Tewksbury for getting thousands of books sorted and stocked on the shelves.

The book sale cashiers who gave their time were: Kathryn Turnas, Frankie Gibson, Betsy Judson, Samantha Seals, Vicki Shepard, Wendy Houlihan, Harriet Ives, Melissa Hays, Sue Dyer, Marie Gorst and Connie Kimball.

Elaine Murray did pricing of the books for sale. Therese Marcy, the Brooks Library Circulation Manager and Volunteer Coordinator, oversaw the management of the Friends book sale.

Thank you to everyone who came to the sale and purchased books and helped support our Library. It takes many people to have a successful book sale. It is a good way to find a new home for old treasures, support reading in the community and raise funds to support Library programs and resources.


Mary Ide, President Friends of Brooks Memorial Library, Brattleboro, April 27

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