Vital Communities hosts eighth annual Heroes & Leaders Celebration

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. – Vital Communities will honor individuals and organizations that have contributed to the vitality of the Upper Valley at its eighth annual Heroes & Leaders dinner. This year’s event, part of Vital Communities’ yearlong 25th anniversary celebration, will be held Thursday, May 30, at the Top of the Hop and Alumni Hall in Hanover.

Tickets are available at Proceeds from the event benefit Vital Communities’ Leadership Upper Valley program.

“It is such a great joy for us at Vital Communities to take a moment each year to honor people who have contributed to the vibrancy of the Upper Valley in significant and sustained ways,” says Rob Schultz, director of development and manager of Leadership Upper Valley at Vital Communities. “As we celebrate 25 years of working together to cultivate the region’s civic, environmental, and economic vitality, we’re especially pleased to recognize this inspiring group of leaders who have been at the forefront of significant movements for positive change in the Upper Valley. We joyfully include the founders of Vital Communities in this group and will honor them as part of the evening.”

This year’s honorees include Liza Bernard and Penny McConnell, Len Cadwallader, Delia Clark, Ivy Condon, Edgewater Farm, Jarvis Green, Curt and Sharon Jacques, Prudence Pease, Monique Priestley, Stan Williams, Doug Wise, and Chuck Wooster and Sue Kirincich.

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