Letter to the editor: Many donated to school fundraiser

Many donated to school fundraiser

Over 50 local businesses contributed to the Hiland Hall School's annual fundraiser, "Soup Stock".

On March 5th friends, family and townspeople gathered at the Masonic Hall in Bennington for the Hiland Hall School's third annual "Soup Stock" fundraiser. There was music, dancing, a raffle and silent auction in addition to fantastic homemade soup, bread, cheese and dessert. The Hiland Hall School is so grateful to area businesses for their generous donations to benefit the School.

Among those contributing were Anytime Fitness, Bennington Cinemas, Bennington Potters, Bennington Subaru, Blue Benn Diner, Cake Gallery, Carpe Dolce Creations, Chocolate Barn, Ed Levin Jewelry, Equinox Spa, Full Circle Mercantile, Gift Garden, Hannaford, Hawkins House, Jay's Art Shop, Jeff Gray Jewelry, Brian Hewitt Painting, Knapps Pet's & Hobbies, Mass MoCA, Red Barn Pottery, Oldcastle Theater Company, Orvis, Panache, Price Chopper, Scarlet Creations, Seventh Generation, Shaws Supermarket, Spice and Nice, Starbucks, Rhythm Hollow Stables, Loomis Auto, Red Comb Vintage, Spiral Press Café, Vermont Arts Exchange, Vermont Confectionery, VT Teddy Bear, Whitman's Feed Store, Wing and a Prayer Farm, Earth Sky Time, Roundhouse Bakery, Cabot Creamery, South Street Café, Stewarts and Yarn for the Soul. Music was provided by the 'Across the Pond' band.

Their generosity helped to make a lively raffle and auction, delicious family friendly dinner and spirited dancing – all in support of the Hiland Hall School's mission, " to join with families in the liberation and development of the full capacities of the students entrusted to it ". Keep your eye out for another great event next year – and our sincere thanks to all those who helped to make this year's event a great success.


— Meg Cottam, director of Hialnd Hall School Bennington


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