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March 12, 2019

West Rutland welcomes local talent to benefit meals challenge

West Rutland welcomes local talent to benefit meals challenge

Sunday, March 17, 3 p.m.—WEST RUTLAND—The tenth annual West Rutland Variety Show will showcase local talent to raise money for the Rutland Meals Challenge. It is being held Sunday, March 17 at 3 p.m., at the West Rutland Town Hall.

Tom Leypoldt, executive director of PEG-TV, and Terry Jaye of WJJR will serve as the masters of ceremonies. Performers will include the St. Bridget and St. Stanislaus Kostka church choirs, dancers from Just Dance studio, musicians from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, along with other local acts. The event will also feature a 50/50 raffle and a bake sale. All funds raised will go directly to the Rutland Meals Challenge. For Variety Show tickets, call 802-438-2490.

The West Rutland Town Hall is located at 35 Marble St., West Rutland. Tickets are $8 for adults; $5 for seniors/children (under 12); and $20 for a family.

Rutland Meals Challenge is an annual community food packaging event and ministry of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Rutland. Every January, over 300 volunteers gather at the church to assemble bulk ingredients into packaged meals that are donated to Rutland County food shelves and the Vermont Food Bank. Since its start in 2013, Rutland Meals Challenge has donated over 241,000 meals. Rutland Meals Challenge partners with Outreach, Inc., which provides the food and supplies at $0.25 per serving.

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