Development Update

Our Place continues to enjoy the active and generous support of our community!     Thank you, thank you, thank you!

1.   Mark your calendars —>   September 16th (2nd annual Our Place fiesta at Boccelli’s) & November 7th (always sold-out Empty Bowl dinner at Alysson’s Orchard)

2.  Welcome Center hospitality fundraiser ––>  Thanks to Grafton Cheese Company, Vermont Country Store, Drew’s Natural, the Vermont Foodbank, Dutton’s Farmstand, Allen Brothers, Discount Food Warehouse, and Mr. G’s for donations of food that permitted Our Place to welcome travelers into our beautiful state with quite the spread of Vermont-made food products.   We also met our fundraising goal of $750.

3. New Stewardship Initiative —> In July, Our Place is unveiling a new initiative making it easier for people to team up with family, friend, or colleagues to serve as Our Place Stewards.   Stay tuned!

4.  Farmers Market —> Our Place will be collecting locally produced food at the Bellows Falls Farmers Market two Fridays per month beginning in July.   Please be sure to stop by our colorful gazebo, say ‘hello’ and pick up a copy of our cook’s wishlist and a shopping bag to drop in our food collection bin on your way out.   We LOVE supporting local growers and food producers in this way!!!!    Win-win-win!!!!

5.  50-50 Raffle – Each year, Our Place raises $2500 through the sale of raffle tickets.   Tickets are $20 each and only 250 will be sold between now and September 16th when the winning tickets will be drawn at the Fiesta.  50-50 is a bit of a misnomer in that you actually have five chances to win — 1st prize = $1000, 2nd & 3rd prizes = $500, and 4th & 5th = $250.   Improve your chances by buying more than one!  😉   Tickets are available from any Board member, at the gazebo wherever you see it set up this summer, and at the center Monday-Friday.

That’s it for now!    Again, thank you for your support!!!!

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