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CELEBRATE! Info Fair + Free Family Dance to celebration of our wheelchair lift!
March 5 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
We’re celebrating making the entire Grange Hall accessible!
Starting in January, our contractors worked to build a “hoistway”, add electrical circuits and then to install a new platform/wheelchair lift, which will bring Grange Hall users from the accessible main floor to the stage and lower levels!
The doors open at 2:00 PM, with live music by the Montpelier Senior Center Jazz Ensemble. At about 2:15, we’ll have a ceremonial ribbon-cutting and remarks by the Lt. Governor and others , with refreshments: cookies, coffee and tea.
We’ll also have an “Information Fair” with table displays and representatives from many community service organizations. These will include:
- Berlin Emergency Management (Fire & Fast Squad)
- Berlin Historical Society
- Capital City Grange
- Capstone Community Action
- Central Vermont Community Harvest
- Cub Scout Pack #777: bringing a craft project!
- Efficiency Vermont: bringing free “Energy Savings Kits” to give away–LEDs and more!
- Just Food Hub: selling fair-trade food products to benefit non-profit organizations, including the Grange–and giving out some free samples!
- Kellogg-Hubbard Library
- Kids Trade & Play
- MadDog Chapter, Trout Unlimited
- Montpelier Church of Christ
- UVM Extension Service & 4H
- VT AFL-CIO
- VT Center for Independent Living
From 3:00 to 4:30: a community dance, open to all ages and experience levels!
Well-known dance caller Luke Donforth will teach and lead dances for kids, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles–and everyone who wants to dance! Live music will be provided by the Vermont Fiddle Orchestra (who rehearse in our Hall every week).
This will be a fun way to mark a milestone in making the Grange Hall accessible and even more welcoming to all people, and we look forward to having you join us!
For more information, contact Tim Swartz, Grange President: firstname.lastname@example.org
This wheelchair/platform lift project is partially funded by a grant from the VT Arts Council’s Cultural Facilities Grant Program, which is made possible by funding from the State of Vermont. Additional funds were provided by generous donations from Grange members, Grange Hall users including the Montpelier Contra Dance community, and individuals and organizations that support our mission of providing a Community Hall for Berlin and Central Vermont.