Reprinted by permission of The Vermont Standard
I almost feel guilty to still be enjoying our lovely autumn with its amazing colors when other places have been decimated by wind and rain. How dare I complain about the daylight hours shortening! Strange creature we humans…..
I admit that I have not done much snooping for local news this week. How wonderful it would be if folks would send me some! I am sure our students are doing fantastic things. There must be some birthdays, anniversaries, and achievements to celebrate.
Oh well, I will tell you about the incredible event in Hanover on Sunday to raise money for CHaD – the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth. There were thousands of people and there was something for everyone. Landon and Owen along with several young friends (including cancer survivor Nolan Alberty) ran or walked the 1 mile designated for them. Some folks participated in the half marathon, many ran the 5K and some of us walked the 5K. All of us received ovations and medals. The air was electric with good cheer and the presence of superheroes of all ages was incredible. Music of various types was played throughout the day. I was so grateful for the loud beat of uplifting tunes near the end of the walk – it kept me going at a lively pace. For those not actually participating, the green in Hanover is a wonderful place to socialize and enjoy the excitement, all for a good cause.