Category Archives: Fundraiser

Pie for breakfast in Waterbury Saturday

WATERBURY — There’s a whole lot of baking going on in Waterbury as local Rotarians prepare to turn the concept of “breakfast for dinner” on its head for the third straight year.

That’s right, it’s pie time in Waterbury, where it will be a sweet and savory mix of dinner and desserts for breakfast Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. at the American Legion on Stowe Street.

They call it “Pie for Breakfast,” and they aren’t kidding.

There will be more than 100 kinds of pies — from chicken pie, shepherd’s pie and pizza pie to apple pie, blueberry pie and banana cream pie — served up during an all-you-can-eat benefit for the club’s youth exchange program.

How much does it cost?

Adults can indulge for $7, and it’s $5 for children 10 and under.

Norwich exceeds fundraising goal

NORWICH — Officials at Vermont’s Norwich University say they’ve exceeded their goal for a fundraising campaign they called “Bearing the Torch.”
The three-year campaign by the Northfield university that lasted through the end of 2012 raised about $24 million, exceeding its original goal of $20.2 million.
It was the fifth Norwich fundraising campaign in a row that exceeded its goal since 1984 when the school launched “Norwich 2000.”
The campaign largely supports a scholarship endowment.
Funds raised also support campus infrastructure, including the building of the Shaw Outdoor Center and the renovation of Sabine Field.
Norwich describes itself as the nation’s oldest private military college, but it also has civilian students.

Slate Valley Museum holding spagetti fundraiser

GRANVILLE, N.Y. — The Slate Valley Museum is hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Bernardo’s Restaurant in Granville.
The $5 spaghetti dinner, with a side of salad and bread, will benefit the museum’s 2013 efforts to present new exhibitions and programs about the slate industry’s history and community. There is also a $6 takeout option.
SVM’s most recent exhibition looks at Eastern European immigrants in the slate industry and the Slate Valley community.
For more information, visit the museum website at or (518) 642-1417.

Dinner with local artist coming this Sunday

CAVENDISH — The Vermont Institute of Contemporary Arts will host a dinner and talk with local artist Jeanne Carbonetti at the Castle Hill Resort and Spa this Sunday.
Carbonetti is an experienced artist who strongly believes in the power of beauty through art. Her primary medium is watercolor and she has developed a unique method for emphasizing the fluidity of transparent color.
Carbonetti is the owner of Crow Hill Gallery in Chester. The talk begins at 4 p.m. and dinner follows at 5 p.m. Cost for the meal is $25 and reservations are required.
For more information or to make a reservation call 226-7222. The Castle Hill Resort and Spa is at 2910 Route 103 in Cavendish.

Final fundraising effort for country store

GUILFORD — A nonprofit group in Vermont working to reopen the Guilford Country Store is looking for one more round of community fundraising.
The group, Friends of Algiers Village Inc., says more than $590,000 has been raised, with another $90,000 needed to complete the project. Support for the project has come from the Preservation Trust of Vermont and a $65,000 grant secured by Sen. Patrick Leahy. The group also has been awarded an $11,000 Thompson Trust grant, but that depends on matching funds from the community.
The Brattleboro Reformer reports that a new floor is being installed this week, and the group has uncovered the building’s original windows. An open house is planned for Sunday to show off the renovations and kick-off the latest fundraiser.

Pig roast to mark Vermont’s Irene resiliency

Promo poster for Irene pig roast fundraiser

Vermont’s resiliency in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene will be celebrated Wednesday at an event featuring food and drink in downtown Rutland.
Roots the Restaurant and Long Trail Brewing will host a “Good Night Irene Pig Roast” at the Wales Street restaurant from 5 to 9 p.m.
The event is free, open to the public and will feature live music, dancing and children’s entertainment. Roots will serve a complimentary pig roast dinner and Long Trail will have their signature Good Night Irene on tap.
A $4 donation is suggested for each draft while donations of $1 for nonalcoholic beverages is appreciated.
All proceeds will go to Restoring Rutland, the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link and Evening Song Farm — an organic farm on Route 103 in Shrewsbury that was destroyed when the Mill River carved a new path through its fields.
A 50/50 raffle will also be held to help raise funds.
The event is being sponsored by Roots, Long Trail, Farrell Distributing, Restoring Rutland, RAFFL, Celebrations and Evening Song Farm.
For more information, contact Katye Robare Munger at 236-9350 or by email at [email protected].

Motorcycle ride to benefit David’s House

From Black River Today:

When: Saturday, August 4, 2012

Where: Registration begins from 8:30-10am at First Congregational Church on Route 5 in Westminster, VT. Registration is $20 per participant (rider or passenger). Catered lunch provided at the end site at David’s House in Lebanon, N.H.. There will also be a raffle for two (2) round trip tickets on Southwest Airlines and other great prizes. Raffle tickets are $1 a piece or 6 tickets for $5.  Continue reading

BRAM plans silent auction for July 21 gala

Black River Academy Museum is in the process of gathering a very large number of valuable and interesting objects and gifts for the silent auction that will be part of its annual gala on Saturday, July 21, at 6 PM, at the Epic Restaurant at Okemo’s Solitude Mountain area. 

Tickets may be purchased at BRAM, located at 14 High Street in Ludlow, or via its members. For additional information, call 802-228-5050 or [email protected].

To read more about the auction, click here:

Group seeks funds to reopen general store

BARNARD — A community group in Barnard is raising money to buy a Vermont general store that closed in in May after being open for 180 years.
The Barnard Community Trust wants the Barnard General Store to reopen.
Officials with the trust say they need $500,000 to buy the property, but it will take more than that to meet licensing and other costs before the store can reopen.
The group is offering a three-hour coffee service at the store allowing people to hear about their fundraising efforts and to offer an opportunity for people to catch up.
WPTZ-TV says that so far the group has raised $20,000.

Motorcycle ride fundraiser set

A motorcycle ride to raise money for a veterans home in Rutland will kick off on Sunday.
Hosted by the Red Knights of Vermont Chapter 3, the scenic ride through Vermont will raise money for the Dodge House which provides a home for displaced veterans.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Rutland Fire Department at 104 Center St. The ride begins at 10 a.m. It ends at around lunchtime at the Wheel Inn in Benson.
The cost of the ride is $20 per bike.
For more information call the Rutland Regional Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-756-8880 or go to