BFWC to begin 122nd season

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Members of the Bellows Falls Woman’s Club will begin their club year for the 122nd time on Sept. 12, with a meeting at the United Church, School Street, beginning at 1:30 p.m. The club is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, which is conducting a National Day of Service on Sept. 30, with the theme of hunger and food insecurity. Clubs across the nation will focus on this theme with various projects. The local club will participate by holding a food drive to benefit Our Place Drop-in Center, with its annual “Fill the Opera House” event held in September. Club members are asked to bring nonperishable foods to the September 12 meeting; they will be donated to the Opera House event. At the meeting, a representative of Our Place will speak to the club about its mission to address hunger and food insecurity.

Since its final meeting in May, the club awarded its Amy Searles Scholarship to Ashlin Maxfield, who has begun her college studies in the field of nursing. The club executive board met over the summer to plan programs, events, and to establish the budget for the club year.

The club is planning a public pasta buffet supper to be held on Friday, Sept. 29, from 5-7 p.m., at the United Church, School Street. The menu will include a salad bar, homemade bread, cake, and beverages. Watch for more detailed publicity.

Area women interested in joining the club and helping with its community service projects may contact Sally McGaffigan, membership chairman, at 603-445-2527, or at The club meets monthly on the second Tuesday, September-May, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Speakers on a variety of topics of local and area interest address the club at each meeting.

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