By the way for Apr. 4

The First Baptist Church of Bristol on Saturday, April 6, will host a fun fundraiser for the Village2Village Project in Uganda. Slated to begin at 5:30 p.m., the event will include a shepherd’s pie supper and the music of the “Old Bones” Country and Gospel singers. Admission is $10 for adults $5 for those aged 6-11, and kids under 5 get in for free. All proceeds will benefit V2V, which helps children to get a schooling, medicines, food and much more. This mission has it’s roots right here in Bristol. It started because the people of First Baptist Church cared and wanted to help those in need a half a world away.
Have spare time and a special affinity for the Starksboro meetinghouse on States Prison Hollow Road? The town is looking for volunteer help with restoration of the interior walls of the old meetinghouse. Over the next two weekends, meetinghouse board members will spend time stripping wallpaper, fixing plaster, and priming and painting the interior walls. Please consider volunteering some time. See link here and fill in your name, email address and check the times you’re available to help out. doodle.com/poll/5pzaimaqbkc3vcty. Organizers will reach out to volunteers with further details.
Attention Hannaford’s Supermarket shoppers: For the entire month of April, when you purchase a reusable Community Bag at Hannaford’s in Middlebury, $1 is donated to the Counseling Service of Addison County. These Community Bags are located on displays around the store and at checkout. This is a way to help the county’s largest mental health agency while transitioning to Middlebury’s potential, upcoming ban of single-use plastic bags for retail purposes. If you have questions, visit Hannaford.bags4mycause.com.
Several Addison County communities continue to seek takers for an assortment of volunteer municipal positions that remain unfilled since late February. In Middlebury they include posts on the local planning commission, Middlebury Area Land Trust, Addison County Regional Planning Commission, and the Regional Planning Transportation Advisory Committee. Middlebury residents interested in serving should submit a letter of interest to the Town Manager’s Office, 77 Main St., Middlebury, 05753, or e-mail [email protected], no later than Friday, April 5. For more information, call at 388-8100, ext. 202.
Thanks to a campaign by Dewitt-Blake Insurance Agency, the Charter House in Middlebury will receive a $2,000 donation from the Safeco Insurance Company’s “Help the Hungry” contest. The Charter House Coalition — which provides food, housing and other vital services to those in need — missed winning the grand prize by only six votes. Randy Martin of Dewitt-Blake put a ton of effort to bring the two-grand to Charter House.
The Middlebury Farmers Market is now accepting new vendor applications for the 2019 Summer Market. The farmers’ market is a Wednesday and Saturday outdoor market that operates May through October at the VFW parking lot off Exchange Street. With monthly events and weekly musicians, the Middlebury Farmers’ Market offers a variety of goods and products. Participating vendors sell local agricultural products including vegetables, fruits, plants, flowers, meat, and dairy items. Vermont craftspeople and artists are also welcome. For more information, visit middleburyfarmersmarket.org. or email [email protected].

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