Antiques & Auctions
Lions Club Restaurant Raffle
The Manchester Lions Club announces the return of the ‘Taste of the Northshire and the Mountains’ Restaurant Raffle. Only 200 tickets will be sold at $50 per ticket. One winner, chosen on September 14, 2016, will receive 13 certificates for dinner for four (52 dinners) at supporting restaurants, including The Perfect Wife, Mistrals, Marsh Tavern at Equinox, Copper Grouse at Taconic, The Reluctant Panther, The Dorset Inn, Gringo Jack’s, Season’s, Ye Olde Tavern, Raven’s Den Steakhouse, Chantecleer, Bistro Henry’s and Mulligan’s. Contact a Manchester Lion or Bruce Murtaugh at 802-362-4624 for your ticket. (Certificates do not include taxes, tips or beverages.)
Call for Vendors & Exhibitors
Preparations are under way for the annual Walter A. Wood Tractor and Agriculture Show In Wood Park in Hoosick Falls, N.Y., with the application period now open for vendors, tractor enthusiasts, hit and miss engines and horse drawn equipment. One of the unique features of the festival is the display of antique and rare tractors and vintage farm equipment, along with a morning tractor parade. Organizers are accepting applications from tractor clubs and individuals interested in displaying equipment during the event. Interested food, merchandise and farm equipment vendors also can submit applications until September 1. All spaces will be outside and power is optional. The Show will be held on Saturday, October 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Kevin O’Malley at 518-894-5035 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can make a difference as a volunteer for Turning Point Center of Bennington. Are you looking for ways to give back and enhance your recovery? By joining the team, you can help people to help themselves and connect with peers and families in recovery. Call 802-442-9700 or stop by Turning Point Center at 465 Main Street in Bennington.
Auction Items Needed
The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department is currently seeking items for its annual fundraising auction, scheduled for Thursday, August 25. For information on making your donations, call Dave Hosley at 802-645-0158.
Call for Photos and Artifacts
A photo taken in the Putnam Memorial Hospital nursery on the day your father was born. A coat hanger printed with the hospital’s name. As Southwestern Vermont Health Care prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary, they are seeking photographs and memorabilia to document the health system’s history. The cornerstone of the then-Putnam Memorial Hospital was laid in August 1916. It accepted its first patient in 1918. Since that time, the organization has changed its name twice: to Putnam Memorial Health Corporation in 1984 and then to Southwestern Vermont Health Care in 2000. If you have items to contribute temporarily or donate, contact Sarah Lewis at email@example.com to have them cataloged for potential inclusion in an exhibit or publication.