BRGNS Receives $2,500 Grant
The Independent Foundation, David Greenewalt Charitable Trust, whose purpose is to give to unique organizations where a small grant can make a large impact, has awarded a $2,500 grant to Black River Good Neighbors Services.
David Greenewalt Charitable Trust is located out of Boston MA, and has a geographic focus on Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont especially in the fields of arts, education, environment, natural resources and health organizations.
Jim Fuller, President of the Board of Directors for BRGNS said "This generous donation can go a long way for our operating support, especially at this time of year. It is the because of the kindness of organizations like the David Greenewalt Charitable Trust that we are able to continue to help our neighbors in need. The entire Board of Directors wants to acknowledge them and thank them for their kind support"
Black River Good Neighbors serves the towns of Ludlow, Proctorsville, Cavendish, Mount Holly and Plymouth. The Thrift Shop and Food Shelf are located at 105 Main Street, Ludlow and are open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Grants Fund New Dry Hydrant Installations
Thanks to grants from the Northern Vermont & George D. Aiken Resources Conservation & Development Councils the Cavendish Volunteer Fire Department has able to install three dry hydrants in Fire District #2 over the last two years.
This year we installed a dry hydrant on Hoey Road in a pond owned by Clifford Johnson of Clifford Johnson & Son. He donated all of his time, machinery and materials used to excavate backfill and level the installation site.
The members of the Cavendish Volunteer Fire Department want to thank him for the excellent job he did.
The installation of this dry hydrant will provide us with a valuable source of water in an area that in the past had to depend on tanker shuttles hauling water over long distances.
Last year we were successful in securing two grants from the same group which allowed us to install two dry hydrants. One was installed at Knapp Pond #1 and the second one was installed on Tarbell Hill Road at the Norrie Davies pond.
The installation of these dry hydrants allows us to provide a much improved level of service due to the availability of water supplies.
We are continually looking for additional locations where there is a suitable source of water in which to install dry hydrants.
We want to thank the Northern Vermont & George D. Aiken Resources Conservation & Development Councils for these grants for without their funding the installation of these dry hydrants would not have been possible.
Mount Holly Rescue Sponsors Bingo
The Mount Holly Volunteer Rescue Squad will host bingo on Sunday, Feb. 28 at the Mt. Holly Elm. School on School Street in Mt. Holly.
Doors Open at 11:30 a.m. and games start at 1 p.m.
The cost $20 for 20 games with nine cards per game
There will be cash prizes.
For more information, call Vicki Seward at 259-2810 or Glen Woods 259-2719.
Upcoming Snow GM Flea Club Events
The Cavendish Green Mountain Snow Fleas Snowmobile Club will meet on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. at the home of Gail and Leon Woods, 16 Parker Ave. in Cavendish.
The 65 mile Tri-Valley Poker Run ison Saturday, March 6. Participants can start any time they want but no earlier than 8:30 a.m. from any of the five locations listed: Cook Shack in Cavendish, Ludlow's Warming Hut, Plymouth Store, Gillman's Camp in Shrewsbury or the Odd Fellows hall in Belmont. Directions will be provided at each location.
Snow Fleas will meet at 8 a.m. at the Cook Shack and leave by 8:30 a.m. Playing cards can be purchased in advance from the clubs involved at $10 per hand with no limits on the number. Each hand will receive five punches during the ride. Non-snowmobilers are welcome. The club's receive 50 percent of the entry fees and the remaining 50 percent is split as follows for the: Best Poker Hand, 2nd Best Poker Hand and 3rd Best Poker Hand. Do not lose your registration card. For more information, call Mary or Curt at 259-2900.
The third group ride is on Saturday, Feb. 27, to Steve Turco's camp on Hawks Mountain. Club members will meet at the club's Food Shack at 10 a.m. for the ride. Members are to bring their own food and beverages to drink. There will be a grill available at the camp if anyone wants to grill their food.
There are no alternate dates for the rides. All of the rides are subject to the snow and weather conditions.
Lost Horizon Showing in Film Series
The compelling fantasy adventure Lost Horizon will be shown in the Cavendish Black & White Nights film series on Friday Feb. 12 at 7:00 at Cavendish Elementary School in Proctorsville.
Considered one of director Frank Capra's most inspired films, it won two Academy Awards in 1937 and inserted the term "Shangri-La" into American vocabulary.
For further information, call 226-7187.
Proctorsville Community Luncheon
The monthly Community Luncheon in Proctorsville will be on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 11:30 a.m. at St James United Methodist Church on Main Street in Proctorsville.
This month's menu is spaghetti with meatballs, a tossed garden salad, warm garlic bread and dessert prepared by the RESPECT Club of the Cavendish Town Elementary School. Coffee, hot tea or a fruit drink will be available.
A suggested donation of $3 for seniors or $4.50 for those under 60 helps defray the cost of the meal.