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Mark Your Calendar for the Chocolate, Cheese and Chili Fest

by Linda Warner

Chocolate, Cheese and Chili FestIf you love chocolate, cheese, or chili (and who doesn’t?), you’re not going to want to miss the seventh annual Chocolate, Cheese and Chili Fest on August 7 at the Landgrove Inn in southwestern Vermont. Your entrance fee of $15 (pre-purchase, or $20 at the door; children over 5 at $10) is your passport to enjoy sampling all the goodies supplied by the region’s gourmet chefs and artisan cheese makers. The event will be held in a large 6,000 square foot tent on the beautiful grounds of the Landgrove Inn.  In addition to delicious food, the event includes a silent auction, fabulous raffle prizes, music, and a cash bar. (You won’t believe some of the over 70 items offered in the silent auction – for example, a vacation package at Smugglers’ Notch, a stay at a Nova Scotia house, dinner for 4 at the Landgrove Inn, theater tickets, restaurant gift certificates, jewelry, and more.)

Chocolate, Cheese and Chili FestThe event is the premier fund raising effort for Neighborhood Connections, a non-profit organization which provides a wide range of services for residents of south central Vermont. All services provided by Neighborhood Connections are free and the organization receives no state or federal money.  It depends upon its neighbors and friends for financial support as well as the proceeds from the annual Chocolate, Cheese and Chili Fest.  Here is your chance to have a day filled with fun and delicious food while doing good for those in the community.

Neighborhood Connections, located in Londonderry, assists individuals in need of emergency medical assistance, navigating insurance issues and helping new mothers, both before and after the baby is born.  Other services include assisting with emergency housing, transportation, utility and heat issues, and food insecurity.  Both a doctor and nurse practitioner are on staff and in addition to making home visits, provide phone consultation and a great deal of health education.  The organization works with area seniors and provides activities and programs, including special outings in conjunction with Senior Solutions.  Neighborhood Connections sponsors two or three classes a week which deal with a wide range of health and wellness topics.  In addition to its medical personnel, there are two social workers on the Neighborhood Connections staff.

Tickets are available at Neighborhood Connections and the Green Mountain Pharmacy in Londonderry and the Landgrove Inn in Landgrove. For more information call 802-824-4343.

Find out how Neighborhood Connections has helped  5 month old Noah Smith and his family as he battles a rare genetic condition.

For this and other events, visit the Calendar of Events page.

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