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Pittsford Village Farm reaches fundraising goal for new pavilion

The Pittsford Village Farm is going to get a pavilion for outdoor activities and entertainment. In partnership with Maclure Library the Village Farm participated in The Better Places grant program, an initiative of the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development and the Vermont Community Foundation. The statewide program “empowers Vermonters to create vibrant and inclusive public places inthe hearts of Vermont communities.”

Courtesy Pittsford Village Farm, FB

In a laser-focused campaign to raise the necessary funds to qualify for the grant, Pittsford Village Farm was given a 60-day window to secure its match. Members of the greater Pittsford community rallied to the cause and raised more than $11,000 to qualify for a $22,000 grant.

Casella Construction is donating employees and equipment to prepare the site and finish the concrete work. Joseph P. Carrara and Sons and Gagnon Lumber are providing a discount on concrete and lumber for the structure. Chuck Charbonneau is donating labor to construct the pavilion.

Construction of the pavilion will start in late September. There will be a dedication of the building in late October.

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