The Vermont Reading Partners Second Annual Spring Craft Fair was held on May 3, and was a great fundraising success. Vermont Reading Partners would like to extend its gratitude to the following monetary and in-kind sponsors: Vermont Country Properties, Carbone Auto Group, Synergy Gas, Frost Wells and Pumps, Hand Motors, Hoisington Realty, Rising Sun Maintenance, Manchester Carpet Care, Ye Olde Tavern, RE/MAX Four Seasons, Attorney Raymond Bolton, West Mountain Animal Hospital, TAM Waste Management, The Dorset Inn, Chili's, Price Chopper, Hannaford, Shaw's, Manchester Elementary Middle School, and the Post Family.
As the coordinator of this fundraiser, I absolutely rely on the assistance of others to pull off an event such as this. I want to give a special thanks to Gary Mears, Building and Grounds Supervisor at MEMS, and his staff who were so accommodating and helpful throughout the day. Thank you to the staff at GNAT-TV for assisting with the production of a wonderful video press release. A huge thank you to Gary Saunders and Cub Scout Pack 333 of Manchester who assisted artisans with carrying items from their vehicles to the venue during setup and pack down. And, thank you to the VRP board, family members of the board, and VRP tutors who volunteered their time to cook at the grill, booth sit, and sell raffle tickets during the day. Looking forward to seeing you all again at the third Annual Spring Craft Fair in May 2015.
Karen E. Rose