Community News & Things to Do
Arlington American Legion to Conduct Flag Day Ceremony
On Flag Day, June 14, we commemorate the adoption of the American flag. For more than 200 years, Old Glory has served as a symbol of our nation’s freedom and as a source of pride for our citizens. In patriotic parades and musical salutes, we support our local military units and recognize the significance of the stars and stripes. Flag Day is also a time to honor our nation’s veterans who have served to protect the flag and the ideals it represents. With each ceremonial fold of the flag, we recognize the principles on which our country was founded, such as liberty, unity, justice and sacrifice. A Flag Day Ceremony will be held at American Legion Post 6 of Arlington, at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14. Call 802-375-6157 for information.
Yard and Bake Sale to Benefit Pawlett Historical Society
The Pawlett Historical Society invites you to their annual Yard and Bake Sale on Saturday, June 17, between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., at the Pawlet Firehouse on Route 133 in the center of Pawlet. To drop off donations of yard sale items, stop by the Firehouse on Friday, June 16, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Items must be clean and in good condition; no clothing or electronic items will be accepted. Bring donations of baked goods to on Saturday before the sale begins. For further information, contact Steve Williams at 802-645 -9529 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wallingford Tag & Bake Sale
The Congregational Church and Saint Patrick’s Church of Wallingford will join forces to hold a Tag and Bake sale on Saturday, June 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Both churches are located on Main Street in Wallingford. While you’re here, visit the local library, also on Main Street, for a book sale from 9 to 12 noon.
Arlington Bazaar Bonanza
A big community Tag Sale will be held at the Arlington Community House on Saturday, June 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come and see all the treasurers moving and spring cleaning routs out, including housewares, toys, tools, crafts and antiques and more, for this fundraiser for this Federal-style Dutch tradition house was built in 1829, located at 3854 Main Street. The structure was deeded to the Arlington Community Club by author Dorothy Canfield Fisher, who inherited it from her aunt Martha Canfield. Conditions of the deed were that it be used as a meeting house for the citizens of the community and for space for the Martha Canfield Free Library.
Donation Yoga Event to Assist Young Mom and Family
On Saturday, June 17, at 11:30 a.m., Heart of the Village Yoga teachers Kaitlyn Zwagerman and Lindsey Cassidy will host ‘Warrior Strong: Donation Yoga for Halley’ to raise funds to support Halley Grabarz Monforte as she undergoes treatment for an anaplastic astrosytoma grade three brain tumor. The event will take place at the Riley Rink at Hunter Park in Manchester. This hour-long yoga class will be suitable for everyone; no experience is necessary. Families and children are welcome. The suggested donation of $20 can be made via cash or check. Proceeds from this event will go directly to the Monforte family, who are facing many medical, travel and food expenses. Halley and her husband, Zach are beloved members of the Manchester community. She is a mother to three children, 6, 4, and 10 months. Halley is a 2004 BBA graduate who came back in 2012 to coach field hockey. Zach is a BBA paraeducator and wrestling coach. Until her recent diagnosis, Halley was a daycare provider at Take Five in Manchester. When seen picking up her children from daycare last week, she expressed her gratitude for the love shown by the community over the last couple of weeks. In typical Halley fashion, she was upbeat, optimistic and ready to bravely face what’s ahead.
If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation, see gofundme.com/halley-montforte-fights-cancer.