Saturday events to support Matthew Power memorial fund

MIDDLEBURY — Friends and family of the late Matthew Power, a revered international journalist and Middlebury College graduate, will hold a yard sale and silent auction this Saturday, Aug. 2, to raise funds for a new, contemplative garden and seating area at the Otter Creek Falls in downtown Middlebury.
Born in Middlebury and raised in Cornwall, Power attended Middlebury Union High School.
He lost his life at age 39 this past March 10 while on assignment for Men’s Journal covering a story along the banks of the Nile River in Uganda.
His many friends and relatives are seeking to raise $10,000 for the Matthew Power Memorial Fund. To that end, the yard sale will begin at 8:30 a.m. at 4 Mill St. in Middlebury’s Frog Hollow District.
The silent auction is slated from 6 to 9 p.m. at Two Brothers Tavern. The many donated items up for bid include a David Bumbeck fine art print, a pair of Rossignol downhill skis, and a Margaret Cady painting.
People may also send donations to Matthew Power Memorial Fund, c/o town of Middlebury, 94 Main St., Middlebury, Vt., 05753.

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