LONDONDERRY, Vt. – The Mountain Towns Dine-around is a festive party to benefit the Londonderry Arts and Historical Society. It begins July 19 with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. at the Custer Sharp House, 2461 Middletown Rd. in Londonderry. After cocktails, guests will go to one of 20 area homes for dinner. Many of the dine-around hosts own historic homes in Londonderry, Landgrove, Peru, and Weston. Guests will receive their host-home assignment at cocktails.
Dine-around guests will also have a chance to bid on five unique Londonderry treasures or experiences during cocktails. Auction items include original watercolor of iconic Londonderry by Bernadine Custer; framed reproduction of the wonderful panorama of old South Londonderry that hangs in the Custer Sharp; day sail for up to six people on Lake Champlain aboard a 42-foot Hinkley sailboat with gourmet lunch; guided walk or bike ride along the West River followed by catered dinner at the Depot for 10; and “Cook’s Night Off” with lunches, brunches, and dinners at Londonderry’s restaurants.
The Londonderry Arts and Historical Society hopes to raise $20,000 with its fundraising activities. The cost of opening its buildings and managing the collections is not covered by membership contributions. LAHS has made many improvements to its buildings and improved the gallery space and archives.