Morning Briefing -- Friday


Friday, Oct. 25

White Chapel Society tag & food sale

BENNINGTON -- The White Chapel Society will hold its annual tag and food sale Oct. 25 through 27 at White Chapel Church on Chapel Road.

Parkinson's support group

WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Northern Berkshire Parkinson's Support Group will hold a meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, at Williamstown Savings Bank, 795 Main St., in the lower level board room. The featured speaker is Cathi A. Thomas, RN, MS, CNS program director of the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center at Boston University Medical Center and coordinator of the APDA Information and Referral Center. Thomas will discuss the latest developments in research andd programs to assist patients and caregivers with management of the disease.

The public is is welcome and new members and caregivers are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Bob Morrow at 413-458-8522.

Food drive rescheduled to Oct. 25

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- The Fill the Bus Food Drive benefiting the Hoosick Area Food Pantry will get a second chance. The fundraiser was scheduled for the Oct. 12 football game, but due to a forfeit by the opposing school, the game was cancelled.

Hoosick Falls Central School will again host the Food Drive bus on Oct. 25 at the first sectional football game. A 32-inch TV is also being raffled off at the game. Bring your non perishables and support this local food pantry.


Empty Bowls fundraiser Food & Fuel Fund

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Empty Bowls Soup Supper returns. Members of the public have once again participated in building and painting an exciting and colorful collection of ceramic bowls in preparation for this year's Empty Bowls Soup Supper. A $10 ticket allows the participant to choose a handmade bowl to use for the evening and then take home, and includes multiple trips to the soup bar to enjoy a variety of delectable soups provided by local restaurants and caterers. A variety of soups, including vegetarian and gluten-free options, as well as breads and cookies, will be available for your dining pleasure. Diners are encouraged to arrive early for best selection! Tickets will be available at the door.

The supper will be held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. Diners will be entertained by local musicians while waiting to be served. The Soup Supper is the final event in a weeklong local initiative called Food for Thought which features a variety of events that invite reflection on the issue of local hunger.

All proceeds from the Soup Supper go to the Greater Bennington Interfaith Food and Fuel Fund. The fund, which was established in 1973, provides financial support to local families and individuals experiencing financial crises affecting their ability to procure food and shelter. The fund provides $50,000 in annual support to people in the Bennington area. The Food and Fuel Fund is a program of Greater Bennington Interfaith Community Services Inc., which also runs the Bennington Free Clinic and the Kitchen Cupboard food distribution project. More information about the event can be obtained by calling the Food and Fuel Fund at 802-379-0149.


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