Thank you from the Heath Gordon Scholarship Fund

Dear Editor,

It was a fantastic Cinco de Mayo night at the Chester American Legion, and the Heath Gordon Scholarship Fund has a ton of people to thank for their fifth annual fundraiser. The fund was able to add thousands to their bank account Saturday night and are excited about putting it to good use. All proceeds will go to a deserving Green Mountain senior or Green Mountain alumnus pursuing a college degree in either art or music.

First off, we would like to thank all of the great folks that came out to our event. This event is the backbone of our fundraising efforts, and we appreciate everyone coming out to support us. Then of course we would like to thank all the generous donors that gave us items for our auction and recognize them here. They are Mo’s Fudge Factor, Stratton Mountain Resort, Jay Peak Resort, Alchemist Brewery, Body & Sole Therapeutics, Sage Jewelry, Louanne Metcalf, Willow Farm Pet Services, Greg Pajala, George Haines, Papa John’s Syrup, Fox Meadow Farms, Salty Sista, Cottonwood Spice & Tea Co., Switchback Brewery, Jean Olanyk, Maclaomainn’s Scottish Pub, Green Mountain Union High School, Killington Resort, Hawk’s Mt. Syrup, DJ’s Restaurant, Free Range Restaurant, Stone Hearth Inn, Tracy Metcalf, Gallery at the VAULT, Tina’s Hallmark Gifts, Okemo Mountain Resort, Edgar May Rec. Center, Lew Watters, Bonnies Bundles, Boot Pro, Grampa’s Sugar House Syrup, Bob O’brien, Crown Point Country Club, Claremont Country Club, Paige Jarvis Yoga, Gail Hynes Photography, Headquarters for Men, Subway Restaurant, Lisai’s Market, Precision Pool & Spa, Woodbury Florist, Boccaccio’s Salon, Advanced Auto, Biben’s, Heritage Deli, Depot Home Center, Springfield Cinema, Peter Huntoon, Bromley Mt Fun Zone, Lucky Bug Creations, Sharon Bruce, Country Girl Diner, Bellows Falls Country Club, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Up Your Alley Bowling, Meditrina Wine & Cheese, Cuppy Kakes, Six Shooter Designs, Chester Flowers, Black Rock Restaurant, Blake Hill Preserves, Shaws, Vermont Vines, Journey Blain, Jennings & McComber, Stone Village Market, John P. Larkin Golf Club, Pinske Gallery, Rick Bliss, Benny’s Power, Jeanne Carbonetti, and Parker Posie Jewelry.

We want to thank our musicians from the Roy Brown Band: Roy Brown, William Buckley, James Ramsey, and Gary Spaulding. Then holding things all together with production, sound and light: Rob Bridge and Scott Campbell. We want to thank the American Legion and their great staff. We would like to also thank Sarah Yake and Hannah Monier for allowing us to use Salon 2000 as our unofficial headquarters in Chester. A big thank you to Drew’s for donating salsa for the evening. Thank you to Rick Bliss for doing a great job as our auctioneer. Last, but not least, we would like to thank The Vermont Journal and The Chester Telegraph for giving our fund some great event articles leading up to our event as well as some excellent ad exposure.

If we forgot anyone, we truly appreciate your support and help. Thanks to everyone for the last five years! With your ongoing support, we can continue to help the next generation of artists and musicians. “The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”


Sam Gordon

Heath Gordon Scholarship Fund

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