Margo Marrone’s Plymouth Report

Republished with permission from The Vermont Standard

8/11/13

Wasn’t the weather great this weekend – hope that everyone was able to get outdoors & enjoy it!  The turnout for the Tyson Ladies Aid Bazaar on Saturday was very good, making it a successful fundraiser.  The bake table sold out as did the chicken.  Many books were purchased, so there should be lots of reading going on around the area!  Thanks to everyone who helped, those who contributed items for the baskets, & the many folks who came & supported this annual event.

Some birthdays to note.  Belated congratulations to Nick Fowler whose special day was 8/8.  Coming up on 8/25 – Danny Moyer, Bob Hayward, & Ayla Adams.  Christian Blaue’s will be 8/29.  Best wishes to one & all!

It is with sadness that I report the passing of Dave Mordecai on Sunday, 8/11.  Our condolences go out to Susan & Billy.  The service will be held at Tyson Church at 10:00 AM on Friday, 8/16, with light refreshments on the porch of the Echo Lake Inn.

Tyson Church was so pleased to have Melissa Maravell provide special music this morning & we are in the process of setting up a concert for October.  Please note that she will be performing at the Church of Our Savior off Rte 4 in Killington on Friday, 8/16 at 7:00 PM.

As Town Service Officer, I receive emails about Economic Service that I try to share.  According to the latest Hunger Free VT update:  Starting with this school year, all Vermont students who qualify for reduced-price school meals will receive free lunch, in addition to the free breakfast to which they have had access since 2008.  This was accomplished through the efforts of Hunger Free Vermont, along with the School Nutrition Association of Vermont, & the Vermont Farm to School Network.

Please note, however that the 2009 Recovery Act’s temporary boost to 3SquaresVT benefits is set to expire November 1st of this year.  This means that every family receiving SNAP (food stamps) across the country, including over 50,000 households in Vermont, will see a reduction in their benefit allotment beginning in November.  The amount of the decrease varies by household size.  It seems it will be even more important to support our local food shelves this year.  Tyson Church collects non-perishable goods that are given alternately to Black River Good Neighbors & the food shelf in Reading for distribution.

The Reach Out Luncheon will be held downstairs at Tyson Church on Thursday, 8/15  at 11:00 AM with attorney Karen Leonard of the FTC as our speaker.  The menu is a yummy variety of salads!

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