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South Woodstock Vermont

South Woodstock Community Day

Saturday June 19th, as part of South Woodstock’s Community Day a Chicken Barbecue with

“The Panhandlers Steel Band”

All proceeds to Help Haiti Rebuild through Habitat for Humanity International.

On June 19th a very special day of Community Wide Celebration and coming together will take place in the Hamlet of South Woodstock.

With the support and participation of the The South Woodstock Community Club, The South Woodstock Volunteer Fire Department,  The Green Mountain Perkins Academy and the South Woodstock Community Church, a day – long series of events are being planned to raise funds to help the country of Haiti rebuild. A $25 ticket donation includes admission to all three events and is tax deductible, In this effort we are pleased to be partnering with Habitat for Humanity International, having worked in Haiti for the past 10 years they are a much-respected worldwide organization

As part of this day-long Community Celebration at 5pm The South Woodstock Volunteer Fire Department and The South Woodstock Community Club’s “Chicken Barbeque Supper ”  will feature Fireman grilled half chicken, with potato salad, fresh green salad, fresh rolls and for your dining pleasure, a musical accompaniment by “The Panhandlers”, Vermont’s own very talented Steel Band.

A Saturday evening concert at 7pm will feature “The Onion River Dixieland Jazz Band” of Burlington Vermont in a New Orleans Dixieland Salute, and will be held at the Community Church here in South Woodstock.

For over 26 years, “The Onion River Jazz Band” has been presenting traditional New Orleans Dixieland Jazz which represents the roots and origin of Jazz in America The band has worked to preserve the original sound of jazz with the performance of tunes from such legends and innovators as King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Bix Biederbecke, Lu Watters and Clarence Williams.

As part of this day-long Community Celebration The Perkins Academy and Historical Association will be hosting “Old Time Rules will Prevail: The Fiddle Contest in Vermont”, a presentation by Adam Boyce of both current and historical significance, 2 pm at the Academy.

Adam Boyce of Reading, a 10th generation Vermonter and fiddler in his own right, has been giving talks throughout Vermont and New Hampshire since 2002. He has been involved with nearly every aspect of fiddle contests in New England since 1994, including judge piano backup, as well as competitor. A composer of over 100 fiddle tunes he was the 2000 Vermont Division Champion at the Northeast Fiddlers contest in Barre, Vermont, and has placed in contests throughout New England.

Again the $25 ticket donation includes admission to all three events and is tax deductible. The entire proceeds from the full day of events will benefit the efforts by Habitat for Humanity in the earthquake-devastated country of Haiti.

This will be a great time for South Woodstock neighbors, seasonal and part-time Vermonters to get together and support a great cause

Tickets will be available at The South Woodstock Country Store.

For special family pricing, to reserve tickets or for more information please call: 802-457- 2948 or 802-457-1819.

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