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Free event to showcase Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY — Town Hall Theater will be hosting “Welcome to Middlebury, USA” on Saturday, Sept. 4, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The event is designed to showcase all that Middlebury has to offer to both those new to the region and to those with deep roots here. More than 25 organizations — clubs, volunteer opportunities, services, kids’ programs, and local arts and entertainment options — will all be on hand to talk about who they are, what they do, and how local folks can connect with organizations that interest them.

As part of the day, Town Hall Theater Education will celebrate its 10-year anniversary at 1:30 with free cake and a short program. There will be a the kids’ zone with fun activities for a range of ages and other entertainment surprises. Attendees can also enter to win door prizes. The first 200 attendees will and receive a complimentary tote bag with special local offers.

Participating organizations include THT resident companies: Maiden Vermont, Middlebury Acting Company, Middlebury Community Players, Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, The Opera Company of Middlebury, and THT’s Young Company. They will be joined by wide-ranging organizations such as ACORN, Addison County Readers, Addison County Solid Waste Management District, Homeward Bound, Ilsley Public Library, Lemon Fair Insect Control District, Maple Broadband, Middlebury Area Land Trust, Middlebury College’s Center for Community Engagement, Middlebury Community Music Center, Middlebury Garden Club, Middlebury Studio School, Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department, MiniBury, Otter Creek Audubon Society, Rotary Club, United Way, Vermont Children’s Museum, and WomenSafe.

 “Each local organization at Welcome to Middlebury, USA, faces its own unique challenges and brings important offerings to our community. As we all rebuild together, engagement, participation and collective wellbeing is key,” said Lisa Mitchell, THT Executive Director.

The event is free, and promises to be fun, entertaining and informative.

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