This week for feel-good Friday, we want to feature an amazing event taking place this weekend, courtesy of Make a Difference Project founder, Chris Zizza. Chris, along with Lynn Bucossi and Kevin Ryan, are co-chairs of Friends of the Valley, an organization that provides scholarships and grants to deserving students and community members of Deerfield Valley, Vermont. This Sunday, Friends of the Valley is hosting a First Responders Appreciation Day to honor all of the hard-working first responders in the area. The event, taking place at North Star Bowl in Wilmington Vermont, will include food, bowling, music courtesy of The Peter Miles Band and much more!
Besides being an event to thank the first responders for their service, Friends of the Valley is also raffling off some exciting prizes to raise money for Deerfield Valley Rescue. Prizes include:
- Two tickets to the Jimmy Buffet Concert at Fenway Park on August 9th and an overnight stay at the Omni Parker House (2 sets available)
- Tickets to a Red Sox/Yankees Game (At Fenway Park)
- Tickets to a Red Sox/Yankees Game (At Yankee Stadium)
Raffle tickets will be on sale at the event and at the following locations:
- Dots Diner, Wilmington, VT
- Dots North, Dover, VT
- Sonny’s Cup and Saucer, Wilmington, VT
- Online at http://donate.friendsofdeerfieldvalley.org/item/jimmy-buffet-raffle-tickets
Raffle tickets are 3 for $5, 20 for $20 and 150 for $100. They will be on sale through July 9th and the winners will be announced on July 11th. Good luck!
As we prepare for the long weekend, let us not forget the true meaning of Memorial Day. On Monday, we remember all the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. While we truly believe in spreading good news and feel-good stories, we also know just how important it is to honor and support our troops.
This memorial day, please consider making a donation to the Gary Sinise Foundation. Their mission is to honor our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need through unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen and build communities.
To make a donation or find out more about the Gary Sinise Foundation, click HERE.