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Shoes for HEAL: Donate Your Shoes, Dig a Well in Kenya

Shoes for HEAL: Donate Your Shoes, Dig a Well in Kenya

Grace Congregational Church and volunteers from Castleton University, Clarendon Elementary, Mill River Union High School, United Church of Benson, First Congregational Church in Fair Haven, Union Church of Proctor and Federated Church of East Arlington are conducting a shoe collection drive to raise funds for HEAL Raising Our World Foundation, Inc. HEAL will earn funds based on the number of pairs of shoes collected as Funds2Orgs will purchase all of the donated goods. HEAL is raising money to dig a well at Rapha Community Center, an orphanage and school in Kenya.

Anyone can help raise money, by donating gently worn, used or new shoes, any size or type at Grace Congregational Church on Friday, April 15 from 1-6pm and Saturday, April 16th from 9am-noon.

All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of micro-enterprise partners in developing nations. Funds2Orgs helps impoverished people start, maintain and grow businesses in countries such as Haiti, Honduras and other nations in Central America and Africa. Proceeds from the shoe sales are used to feed, clothe and house their families. One budding entrepreneur in Haiti even earned enough to send to her son to law school.

“We are excited about our shoe drive,” said Jennifer Wright, Founder & President of HEAL. “We know that most people have extra shoes in their closets they would like donate. By donating shoes to our shoe drive, they will help provide clean water to children in Kenya and help those less fortunate become self-sufficient.  It’s a win-win for everyone,” added Jennifer.

By donating shoes to Shoes for HEAL, the shoes will be given a second chance and make a difference in people’s lives.

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Tea Cup Auction

Tea Cup Auction

Support your local seniors!

Join the fun at Young at Heart Senior Center on Friday, January 8, when the Poultney organization will host a Tea Cup Auction.

An abundance of prizes will be up for grabs, including toys, baked goods, knitted items, groceries, and assorted other goodies.

The cost is just $1 for each set of 10 tickets.

Come for supper — including hotdogs, sandwiches, snacks, and hot and cold beverages.

Doors open at 5:45, drawings begin at 6:45. Young at Heart is located at 206 Furnace Street in Poultney.

Ample parking; handicapped accessible.

For more information, call (802) 287-9200.

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Mad Hatter Masquerade at Wilson Castle

Mad Hatter Masquerade at Wilson Castle

Wilson Castle

Wilson Castle

Come enjoy the Madness of the Masquerade!
This is a BYOB 21+ event

We are so excited to kick off our Halloween season with this party.
Masks are not mandatory, but highly suggested.
get discounted tickets here:
http://www.ticketor.com/wilsoncastle

$25 admission includes:
Free Castle Roaming
Beverage Attendants keeping track of your libation
DJ JBUT at the Dance Floor
Midnight Dessert Buffet
Surprise treats throughout the night
Superior Photo Opportunities
Warm feeling in your heart for supporting a good cause

Advanced discounted tickets are available online or you can pay full price at the door.

All proceeds to benefit the Wilson Castle Restoration Fund.

This is a 21 and older event.

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The Dark Moon Circus Masquerade at Wilson Castle

The Dark Moon Circus Masquerade at Wilson Castle

Wilson Castle

Wilson Castle

This year we have combined the Circus and Masquerade into one spectacular evening you don’t want to miss!

Join us from 8pm to 1am at Wilson Castle in Proctor, VT for a wild night of music, dancing, and endless entertainment.

All proceeds to benefit the Wilson Castle Restoration Fund.

Admission is $25 and includes food (passed appetizers, grazing stations, midnight dessert buffet), DJ and dancing, free roaming of the castle, and general entertainment inside and outside the castle provided by various local and not so local performance artists.

This is a 21 and older event.

Bring your beverage of choice worry-free and we will keep track of it for you! We will have ice to keep it cold and attendants to keep it yours!

For those who crave the BIZARRE there will be sideshows available ($5 each)

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