Your thanks


Editor of the Reformer:

Congratulations to Debbie Bokum of West Chesterfield, whose winning ticket for the Ford F150, was drawn by Tim Johnson of WTSA on October 1 at the raffle party hosted by the Marina Restaurant. We wish you many happy and safe miles in your new truck!

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, administration and members of Rescue Inc., we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all who supported Rescue by buying raffle tickets. Your continuing support is invaluable to us and allows Rescue to be there for you.

We also would like to give a big thanks to Kate and staff at the Marina Restaurant for providing the raffle drawing party, selling tickets, and allowing us to set up and sell tickets at the Marina. Your continued support of Rescue throughout the years is greatly appreciated.

Also thank you to Brattleboro Ford and Brattleboro Subaru. John and Shawn were instrumental in providing us with a truck to raffle, advertising, ticket sales and support.

Many area businesses also helped promote and sell tickets for us. They include Brattleboro Ford, Brattleboro Subaru, The Marina Restaurant, WTSA, WKVT, Evan James Ltd, River Valley Credit Union, WW Building Supply, Peter Havens Restaurant, The Newfane Greenhouse, Love It Twice, Twin State Truck Service, Trader John's, Foard Panel, Jamaica Masonic Bingo, Kenolie Village Campground, and Katie Hazelton Day Care. Thank you for all you do for Rescue.

And thank you to The Guilford Country Store, The Outlet Center, Tractor Supply, Brattleboro Subaru, and Kringle Candle for allow ing us to sell tickets at your businesses.

We were able to sell all of our 3,000 tickets, allowing us to net approximately $27,000! This could not be done without your support and we cannon thank you enough. We appreciate being able to serve you at times of need, and appreciate you supporting our needs, too!

With sincere thanks,

Debra Chapman, chair Fundraising & Public Relations Committee Rescue Inc. Brattleboro, Oct. 26

Editor of the Reformer:

The Vermont Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired (VABVI) along with the Brattleboro Peer Advocate Learning and Support (PALS) group wishes to deeply thank Dutton's Farm Stand of West Brattleboro and Against The Grain for their generous donations of food to our National White Cane Awareness Day celebration at the River Garden on October 15th. The Brattleboro area PALS would also like to thank members of the Springfield PALS group as well for making the trek down from Springfield to join the Brattleboro PALS group in our gathering and walk along Main Street. We all enjoyed the apples and cider from Dutton's and the gluten free baguettes from Against The Grain very much. Thank You!

Andrea Evey Brattleboro PALS, Oct. 22

Editor of the Reformer:

Culminating an eight-week Humanities unit on fear, Compass School 9th and 10th graders turned the Westminster Institute into a Haunted House to put the fright into local youth. Leading up to this, the class studied how fear affects public policy and public opinion and how fear is used in literature and story telling for suspense and drama.

It was impressive to see these students create and perform such a convincing Haunted House. As one parent of young visitors commented, "What an amazing job your students did. They told a story, had great props and kept in character the whole time."

The Haunted House was one of these big accomplishments where every student contributed to a wonderfully successful evening of entertaining the community while demonstrating their creativity, energy, and attention to detail. The students' dedication to this effort was noteworthy, as teacher Julia Taylor observed, "it was like being in a play where you were on stage for 90 minutes straight, and all the performers showed commitment throughout the time."

In addition to the entertainment value, the Haunted House raised over $200 for Our Place along with food donations. Special thanks to Janice Wojcik for helping facilitate use of the Westminster Institute for this fun community event.

Brian Whitehouse, director of admissions Compass School Westminster Station, Nov. 11

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