Op/Ed

Letter to the editor: Thanks to all who helped with Cornwall breakfast

The Friends of Cornwall School (FOCS) would like to thank everyone who helped make our first Town Meeting Breakfast on Saturday, March 4th, a relative success.

With this fundraiser being our first breakfast, our first in-person meal in three years, and with mother nature not cooperating very well, we were impressed with how many meals we sold. Likely the larger success this year was in the return to having community members be able to catch up while enjoying an affordable, delicious meal before attending the town meeting.

First, we want to thank Cornwall School and ACSD for making desired space available in the school for us to hold the event this year. Thank you to chef Dan Whittemore for all his hard work preparing and serving the meal. We also want to recognize all the patents who helped make this meal the success it was, especially those parents who braved the early-morning travels it took to have the event ready in time. Thank you to the First Congregational Church of Cornwall for letting us borrow many dishes from your kitchen so we could limit our waste products.

In order to maintain a profitable, affordable meal, we seek to get as many ingredients as possible donated for these events. With that in mind we want to thank North Hollow and Agricola Farms for supplying our sausage this year. We are grateful to West Meadow Farm for the discounted price on eggs, and to Monument Farms for donating several gallons of milk. We also very much appreciate the donations of potatoes from Burnt Hill Farm, Maple Syrup from Bread Loaf View Farm, Apple Cider from Sunset Orchard, and doughnuts from Champlain Valley Orchard. The dried flowers from Birdsong Herb Farm contributed to some very nice, seasonal table centerpieces. The donations of gift cards from Middlebury Hannaford and the Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op were very helpful in allowing us to acquire additional ingredients for our meal.

Lastly, we would like to thank all the dedicated Cornwall community members who could have let several inches of snow keep them at home that morning but didn’t. you helped to make our efforts worthwhile. What profits we made will help fulfill the FOCS mission of supporting the Bingham Memorial School students through intra- and extracurricular efforts and activities.

Ian Ross

on behalf of the Friends of Cornwall School,

Cornwall

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