On April 28th, 2012, we held our third annual “Let’s Grow Together” silent auction and cocktail party at the Bennington Museum. Thanks to our sponsors, food and item donors, attendees, and volunteers we were able to raise $8,500 to support on-going quality child care programming at the Bennington Early Childhood Center.
Thank you to The Dobson Family, SVMC Pediatrics, The Bank of Bennington, and ENEE Philanthropic Fund for sponsoring this event. Thank you to the following restaurants and caterers for providing food for the event: Thyme Tables, Arlington’s South Side Cafe, The Arlington Inn, Wayside Country Store, The Cheese House, Elm Street Market, Crazy Russian Girls Bakery, Man of Kent, Kevin’s Sports Bar & Restaurant, Vermont Moonlight Cookies, and Loafers Bakery and Gourmet Shoppe. Thank you to The Gift Garden for supplying beautiful flowers for the tables. Thank you to the following individuals and businesses for donating auction and raffle items: Rick and Greer Kobik of Maple Hill Maple, Gary Harbour, Bennington Car Wash, Gringo Jack’s, Bromley Mountain, Persnickety Toys, Nova Mae Cafe, Knapp’s Pets and Hobbies, Katie Cleaver, Berkshire Museum, Mount Snow, Stowe Mountain Resort, Bennington Tennis Center, Lake Champlain Chocolates, The Chocolate Barn, Alexandra Langstaff of Hullaballoo Dance, Bennington Beledi Tribal Belly Dance, Landrover Driving School at The Equinox, Hawkins House, Bennington Bookshop, Orvis Outlet, Sea to Meadows, Who’s Phil?, Northshire Bookstore, Hiz and Herz, Manchester Health Services, Burton Snowboards, Toys in the Attic, Manchester Wood, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, The Children’s Museum at Saratoga, Montshire Museum of Science, Belizimo Salon, The Yoga Place, Barr, Sternberg, Moss, Lawrence & Silver, Kevin’s Sports Bar & Restaurant, The Gamer’s Grotto, Cambridge Candles, The Mountain Goat, Vermont Arts Exchange, Evan’s News, Kelly Fuel, Bennington Lanes, Shaftsbury Sugarworks, Panache, The Vermont Bird Place, Jay’s Art, Circus Smirkus, Bennington Subaru, Schatzi’s Performing Arts, Bennington Furniture, Leslie Paolucci & Scott Koerner, Ron Boucher, Ray Finan, The Warner Family, Malamoose Beadery, Stella Ehrich, Megan Mayhew Bergman, Camille Guthrie, Carol Warner, Abby Dora Design, Grain Surfboards, Alyson Grzyb, New Morning Natural Foods, Alan Potter, Four Chimneys Inn, Vermont Country Store, Danielle Gismondi, The VanOrden/Chenkin Family, Price Chopper, Walmart, Hannaford, Vermont Teddy Bear Co., Aliz Jones, Hubbard Hall, Battenkill Books, Country Gals Cafe, Jay Peak Resort, Erik Boucher, Jody Schade, South Street Cafe, Orvis Pets, The Clark, Evergreen Alterations, Manchester Hot Glass, Berkshire Dance Theatre, Spice Root Cafe, Water Street Books, Mass MoCA, Blue Benn Diner, Merck Farmland Center, Hemmings Motor News, Clear Brook Farm, Green Mountain Oasis, A Pretty Clean Place, Karma Cat Yoga, It’s All About the Bean, Zoe Loomis of Twinkle, Luisa Millington, Janet Epstein, Anne Hunter, Vermont Moonlight Cookies, Wing and a Prayer Farm, Elm Street Market, and JBM Carmel. Thank you also to the staff, families, and board of the Bennington Early Childhood Center. It is because of all these wonderful, community-minded businesses and individuals that we were able to have such a successful event. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!