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CCCA PRESENTS MARDI GRAS 2013


Cavendish, Vt., January 13, 2013


Once again the Cavendish Community and Conservation Association will hold its annual Mardi Gras celebration to help us chase away the mid-winter blues. This year the festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 9th and will be held at Crow’s Bakery and Opera House Café on Depot Street in Proctorsville.


There will be a New Orleans Cajun style buffet dinner with choice of beverages, and dancing to the great tunes of Yankee Chank with Cavendish’s very own fiddler Bob Naess. Of course it wouldn’t be Mardi Gras without masks, so there will be a prize for the best and most creative homemade mask.


A raffle features three great prizes: a $100 gift certificate to Singleton's Market in Proctorsville – supporting local business; an art basket with a gift certificate to a weekend workshop at Fletcher Farms School for the Arts and Crafts – supporting local arts; and a carriage tour of beautiful Cavendish, with wine and cheese, in Rolf and Carol van Schaik’s horse drawn carriage. Raffle tickets are on sale now at the bakery and from any CCCA board member. The drawing will be held at the celebration.


This is a fundraiser for the CCCA, whose projects include the Cavendish Community Fund, the Annual Cavendish Calendar, and the Walk and Talk series of conservation events. So dig out your mask and dancing shoes, and purchase your tickets early. Laissez les bon temps rouler!


Dinner tickets cost $40 each and are limited, so please get yours early. Call (802) 226-7736 to reserve your tickets.



CCCA PRESENTS MARDI GRAS 2013


Cavendish, Vt., January 13, 2013


Once again the Cavendish Community and Conservation Association will hold its annual Mardi Gras celebration to help us chase away the mid-winter blues. This year the festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 9th and will be held at Crow’s Bakery and Opera House Café on Depot Street in Proctorsville.


There will be a New Orleans Cajun style buffet dinner with choice of beverages, and dancing to the great tunes of Yankee Chank with Cavendish’s very own fiddler Bob Naess. Of course it wouldn’t be Mardi Gras without masks, so there will be a prize for the best and most creative homemade mask.


A raffle features three great prizes: a $100 gift certificate to Singleton's Market in Proctorsville – supporting local business; an art basket with a gift certificate to a weekend workshop at Fletcher Farms School for the Arts and Crafts – supporting local arts; and a carriage tour of beautiful Cavendish, with wine and cheese, in Rolf and Carol Vanschaik’s horse drawn carriage. Raffle tickets are on sale now at the bakery and from any CCCA board member. The drawing will be held at the celebration.


This is a fundraiser for the CCCA, whose projects include the Cavendish Community Fund, the Annual Cavendish Calendar, and the Walk and Talk series of conservation events. So dig out your mask and dancing shoes, and purchase your tickets early. Laissez les bon temps rouler!


Dinner tickets cost $40 each and are limited, so please get yours early. Call (802) 226-7736 to reserve your tickets.

CCCA to Hold Town Meeting Information Forum in Cavendish


Cavendish, Vt. February 13, 2013


The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association will hold an informational meeting for Cavendish voters on the Wednesday before this year’s town meeting. The forum will be held on Wednesday, February 27th, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Cavendish Town Elementary School on Main Street in Proctorsville.


The meeting will address each of the issues on this year’s town meeting ballot, including both the town and the school proposed budgets and town and school officials will be present to discuss each issue. Three articles requiring a vote are scheduled for discussion. The first involves the citizens’ right to vote on the Supervisory Union budgets and was placed on the ballot by petition. This article will be voted on by paper ballot. The second asks if the voters will approve creation of a program to provide funding for homeowners to make energy improvements. And the third asks if citizens will accept the gift of the historic Universalist Stone Church in Cavendish. Those two will be voted on at Town Meeting.


Although there are few contested races on the ballot this year, all candidates are invited to attend and any candidates who are present will be asked to make short statements and to answer voters’ questions. The meeting is open to all Cavendish citizens and residents. For more information, please call Robin Timko at (802) 226-7736

CCF Accepting Applications for Spring 2013 Grants


Cavendish, Vt., February 15, 2013


The Cavendish Community Fund is now accepting applications for grants that will be awarded this spring. The deadline for applying is April 12, 2013. Applications and guidelines are available at the Cavendish Community and Conservation Association’s website: www.CavendishCCCA.org under the Community Fund tab. Hardcopies are also available at Crow’s Bakery in Proctorsville and at the Cavendish town office.


The fund inaugurated its program in 2007 of giving cash grants to organizations for educational and cultural projects, programs and events. Last fall awards were given to three organizations; to the Proctorsville Fire Department for its Junior Firefighter training program, to Stepping Stones Preschool for a nature education program, and to the Cavendish Fletcher Community Library for a town-wide CPR learning program.


Projects, programs or events must directly benefit the Cavendish community in some way. A panel of local citizens reviews all applications and recommends the ultimate grantees based on the quality and feasibility of each proposal. Grants are not expected to exceed $1,000 each and will depend primarily on the number of applications and the amounts requested.


For further information on applying, on eligibility or on any other aspect of the grant program, or for help completing the application, please call Peter LaBelle at 226-7250 or Barbara Dickey at 226-7187.