To the Editor:

The Southern Vermont Arts Center would like to publically thank the businesses and volunteers that helped make our annual Young Picassos Pizza Party such as success this year. The pizza party celebrated the opening of our current show, "Art from the Schools," and drew nearly 500 people.

We were given generous pizza donations from Christos' Pizza and Pasta, Manchester House of Pizza, and Wood Fired Pizza Company. More delicious food was donated from Mulligan's Pub and Restaurant, The Perfect Wife, The Spiral Press Cafe, Mother Myrick's Confectionary, and Shaws. Wildflowers Florist provided a beautiful arrangement of flowers to decorate our foyer, and the Village Yarn Shop in Granville, N.Y. provided yarn for our craft table.

We could not have pulled off the day with the following people who volunteered their time and energy to various tasks from picking up food, to helping in our kitchen, to supporting our craft table, to greeting at our entrance. Thank you to Sharon O'Connor, Carol Munson, Carol Patterson, Meg Benasich, Kristin Avison, Bridgette Eichhorn, Pearl Salo, Katherine Buchmayer, Irene Cole, Emy LaVecchia, Bob Davidson, and Brooke Paxton.

The generosity and good will from our wonderful volunteers and local businesses are what allow the Arts Center to deliver such a wonderful experience for the community. Thank you all again for supporting our biggest children's event of the year.

Abby Pinkard

Southern Vermont Arts Center