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Pickin' for Pies benefit concert aids Friends of Town Hall

The Friends of the West Rutland Town Hall is announcing a new chapter in fundraising. For many years the annual tasting supper was held at an offsite location to raise funds for renovations of the Town Hall. Now that the Town Hall Auditorium is a functional space, they want to showcase this historic building that they have worked so hard to renovate.

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Photo courtesy of Town of West Rutland
Grass Fed Bluegrass perform at a benefit concert, "Pickin' For Pies" to raise funds for Friends of the Town Hall of West Rutland.

The new event, "Pickin' for Pies" will be a benefit concert held at the Town Hall Auditorium on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 6:30 p.m. It will feature a variety of homemade pies made by some of the towns' famous bakers, and music by West Rutland born Dan Budd and his five piece bluegrass band from New York, "Grass Fed Bluegrass." Playing traditional bluegrass tunes as well as originals, Grass Fed is sharing an old sound with new ideas that is gaining praise from audiences all over.

Tickets are $10 at the door or $9 in advance at the Town Hall. Over the last several months, The Friends of Town Hall have been very busy completing a number of projects. The installation of the air conditioning, straightening of the stage and upgrade of the electrical totals over $175,000. The next large fundraising effort is slated for 2014 with the restroom renovation.