NEW FACES AT BRGNS
Black River Good Neighbors Services is happy to welcome to its
staff Keeley Crossman. Keeley, is a resident of the town of
Plymouth and brings with her five years of retail experience.
She'll be working at the BRGNS Thrift Store five days a week and is
eager to be of service to you.
Rolf vanSchaik has joined the BRGNS Board of Directors and brings
with him years of experience in the community. Rolf and his
wife, Carolyn have resided in Cavendish for many years. Rolf
is replacing Nancy Tanzer who has relocated to Connecticut to be
closer to family. Peter LaBelle, President of the Board said "Nancy
was a very valued board member and she will be greatly missed, but
we are lucky to have Rolf join us. He brings a great willingness to
serve the community and invaluable local knowledge."
FOOD SHELF DONATIONS
Peter LaBelle also pointed out that with the early closing of Okemo
Mountain the annual April 1st food drive did not happen. "The
food that Okemo raised in the past helped our food shelf through
months of need. This season we've had a perfect storm scenario, the
usual November Food Drive was significantly reduced because of the
lack of snow; the December Stuff A Bus was greatly hampered by
Shaw's being reduced to a tent, and now the loss of the April 1st
Food Drive is an additional blow. So we hope that everyone
will keep the Food Shelf in mind when they're shopping. Of
course another way to help is by donating money. We can buy
five times as much food through the Vermont Food Bank as an
individual can buy shopping retail".
Audrey Bridge, Executive Director of BRGNS Food Shelf and
Thrift Store added "The local Post Offices will be doing their
annual food drive in May and as BRGNS is the only food shelf
serving Ludlow, Belmont, Cavendish, Mt.Holly, Proctorsville and
Plymouth we are hoping that our food shelf will be a major
beneficiary of the Postal Food Drive from those communities. With
the early closing of various seasonal businesses in our area the
demand will be greater than ever".
BRGNS is in need of storage space for furniture. If you have
an empty building, or know someone else who does, and you are
willing to donate the space for use by Black River Good Neighbors,
please call Audrey at 802-228-3663.
BRGNS is located at 37B Main Street and is open Monday through
Saturday from 10am to 4pm and serves the communities of Ludlow,
Cavendish, Belmont, Mt. Holly, Proctorsville and Plymouth.