Friday May 10, 2013

Southshire Community School in North Bennington held its annual Spring Gala on Saturday, April 6, to raise money for its transportation fund. Held in the basement at the Vermont Arts Exchange in North Bennington, the event featured live jazz by the Leah Carroll Quintet, a silent auction, an art show, dancing, hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar. The event raised almost $4,000 to facilitate off site learning opportunities and weekly swim lessons.

Southshire Community School’s teachers, students and parents would like to extend a deep, heartfelt thank you to the following contributors - without them none of this would have been possible: Aimee Davis; Anytime Fitness; Bakkerij Krijnen; Buxton School; Cabot Creamery; Clover Leaf Farm; Dr. & Mrs. Richard Dundas; Enable; EZ Way Rental; G. Housen; George VanHook; Green Mt. Oasis; Hersam Acorn Newspapers (publishers of the TriState Pennysaver News & Vermont News Guide); Hill Country Observer; Hubbard Hall; J&J Auto Polishing; Jessie Loomis; Katie Cleaver; Kevin & Lindy Lynch; Kirk & Sammy Fox; The Leah Carroll Quintet - Leah Carroll, Phelan Gallagher, Dave Banulis, Jeff McCrae and Dave Cuite; Longview Farm; Matthew Perry and the Vermont Arts Exchange; Otha Day; Rebecca & Jason Zimba; Samantha Corey; The Eddington House B&B; and, last but not least, all of the folks who came out for a fun evening to support the school!

Southshire Community School is an accredited, family-oriented elementary school (K-8) in the tradition of the one-room school house. For more information, call 802-442-4601, visit www.southshire.org or email school@southshire.org. Southshire is still accepting applications for the 2013-2014 academic year.

COLEEN HEALY and ANN FITZGERALD

Co-Directors, Southshire Community School

North Bennington