Lincoln news for Dec. 6

LINCOLN — Amaryllis, Vermont’s Early Voice Ensemble, will perform its annual holiday concert at the United Church of Lincoln on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. This 16-voice a cappella ensemble specializes in the music of the Renaissance and earlier and is directed by Susanne Peck. In the spirit of the season, Amaryllis will offer a Magnificat by Franco-Flemish composer Pierre de la Rue, motets by Byrd, Guerrero and Palestrina, to name a few, as well as Christmas carol favorites by Praetorius, Jacob Handl and others. Suggested donation is $15 at the door. For more information, contact the director at [email protected], or by phone at 802-453-3513 or visit their website at amaryllisvt.org.
On Wednesday, Dec. 12, the after school craft at the library will feature cards and wrapping paper. Crafters will use foam stamps for printing on blank cards and white and brown craft paper. Then add paint embellishments, and take your cards and paper home for use over the holidays.
The Lincoln Selectboard is pleased to announce the Walter S. Burnham Community Award in response to the Burnham Legacy set out in the 1919 will of Lincoln resident, Walter Burnham “for rewards of merit for school children of said town of Lincoln.” The mission of the award is to encourage students to understand and appreciate the value of volunteering with local organizations. The award is for service and is not based on academic achievement.
The $500 award is based on an essay of no more than 500 words written by the applicant in answer to the question, “How have you contributed to the wider community of Lincoln?” In addition to the completed essay, each student must submit a cover sheet that includes contact information and a brief biography. A panel of judges will read the submitted essays and choose the winner and two honorable mentions to be honored at a dinner in the spring of 2019 at Burnham Hall.
High school juniors who are Lincoln residents or live in surrounding towns are eligible to submit essays. Those who have contributed to Lincoln community life but have moved from Lincoln are also encouraged to submit essays. The deadline is March 15.
Specific information is available through the Mt. Abraham School Counseling Office, Lincoln Library, the Lincoln Town Clerk’s Office, and the Lincoln Town website.
Until next time … No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent. Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You. Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy. 

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