FAIR HAVEN-A Rotary International 10-day service trip to Honduras
impelled Fair Haven High senior Kaylie Flannigan to re-consider her
life plans. She saw people living in real poverty. At one school,
she learned that, although its students eat two meals and a snack
at school Monday through Saturday, they may go hungry on Sundays
because their families can't afford food. Soon they may not receive
Saturday food either because of funding cuts; money formerly used
for Saturday food has to pay teacher salaries.
Touched by that degree of need, Flannigan created Hope for Honduras
to raise money to provide supplemental funding. She's organizing a
lawn sale during the Castleton town wide yard sale Saturday, June
23. Contributions are flowing in, enough that she is asking for the
use of a temporary storage unit.
Other ways to contribute to feeding Honduran children are the
spaghetti dinner and silent auction in July, basket raffle in
August, and another lawn sale in September. Other ways that
individuals (and businesses) can help feed the hungry children of
Honduras are donating cans and bottles at the Castleton redemption
center, making a monetary donation, and sponsoring a child. They
can give time too, volunteering at Flannigan's fundraising events.
Call 468-5298 for details.
Fair Haven school notes
FAIR HAVEN-Fair Haven recently hosted a successful Slater Track and
Field Invitational, with 23 school participants. First place in
both boys and girls divisions went to FHUHS.
Congratulations to Dakota Folmsby for earning the Eagle Scout
Student works of art are on display in the school foyer and will
soon be visible on the school website, FHUHS.org.
Guest speaker for the school's Memorial Day Assembly was former
Slater Nick Bruno, now attending West Point. Thanks, Nick.
Congratulations to Cassie Ciejko who recently earned induction into
the National Technology Honor Society.
Congratulations to Katherine Pouliot who won the $5,000 Hood Award.
Requirements were a 3.0 GPA, participation in at least two varsity
sports, and demonstration of leadership ability.
Community support needed for town hall
PAWLET -The town of Pawlet is applying for a matching grant to
install a fire stair on the town hall's north side, an addition
that would make the upstairs auditorium more usable for the
community. Help the town reach its goal by sending a pledge or
tax-deductible contribution to Judy Coolidge, Treasurer, Town of
Pawlet, PO Box 128, Pawlet, VT 05761; check to "Pawlet Town Hall
Castleton Community Center notes
CASTLETON-Thanks to Castleton Lions Club and volunteers Bob Day and
Skip Fenton for the new white vinyl garden fence.
Mary Kay Gillen of Castleton held the winning ticket for a $100
gift card for Hannaford Super Market and Pharmacy. Thanks to all
ticket buyers who thereby gave support to Castleton Community
Center programs and services, and to Hannaford's for donating the
Gail West recently joined the CCC staff as afternoon receptionist
as a Vermont Associates trainee. She previously was an AmeriCorps
member working at the Neighborworks energy efficiency program. She
has also been a Licensed Nurse Assistant with the Visiting Nurses
Relatively new at the CCC is Michele Moyer, working as Monday
afternoon receptionist while participating in the DCF Reach Up
program. She also works at the Young at Heart Senior Center in
Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10 - Vermont Days. There's free
entry to all state parks and state-owned historic sites, plus no
license required to fish Saturday.
Sunday, June 10 - Breakfast Buffet, American Legion Post #49, 72 S.
Main St., Fair Haven, 8 to 11 a.m. 265-7983.
Tuesday, June 12 - Gypsy Reel plays music rooted in Celtic
traditions but drawn from the world at large. 7 p.m. sharp on the
Old Medical College green, Castleton State College campus.