Letter, Opinion

Peony fundraiser raises nearly $5,000 for BRISC during challenging time

Dear Editor,

In the face of challenges brought forth by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Black River Independent School Committee has continued to hold fast to their fundraising goals. BRISC hosted a hugely successful peony sale over the course of three weekends from the end of June to early July raising nearly $5,000.

The fundraiser was generously supported by the community with Frost Hill Farm donating hundreds of fresh cut peonies. BRISC would also like to extend tremendous gratitude to the Kennedy family, whose countless hours of hard work caring for and transporting the peonies helped the fundraiser be so successful. Local champions Big Eyes Bakery, Homestyle Hostel and Ludlow Brewfest Beverage hosted different phases of the sale, as did the Ludlow Farmers Market and the Belmont Farmers Market. The local community as well as many out-of-state visitors enjoyed the opportunity to purchase something of beauty while supporting a worthwhile cause.

If you would like more information or would like to get involved with the Black River Independent School, please contact Sean Williams at [email protected] or Suzy Buckley at [email protected] General inquiries can be made to [email protected] or visit blackriveris.org. Donations can be made on the website or by mailing a check to P.O. Box 485, Ludlow, VT 05149.

Sean Williams and Suzy Buckley, Ludlow

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