Summer Book Sale is Open!
Grab a book to enjoy on the beach, in the woods, or on your porch during the gorgeous Vermont Summer. Softcovers $1, hardcovers $2 and mass-market paperbacks 50 cents. Special collection of cookbooks and other books in the front library for $5 and $10.00.
We will be collecting the poems from around town on Monday, May 2. They will be at the library for the poets to pick up starting Tuesday, May 3. Thank you to the poets for your inspiring poesy for our month-long celebration and thank you to all the businesses and organizations who hosted programs and agreed to post poems in their windows. This was an extra-special PoemCity and you all helped to make it happen. We are grateful to our sponsors: National Life Group Foundation, Vermont Humanities Council, Hunger Mountain Coop, Vermont College of Fine Arts and Goddard College.
It's been a great ride and we could not have had such a successful 12 years of the Onion River Century Ride without you! The Kellogg-Hubbard Library thanks the great folks at Onion River Sports for organizing the century ride. The library was the recipient of funds raised from this fun event. We received awards from Vermont Sports as the “Best Century Ride in Vermont” and Yankee Magazine highlighted it as an event not to miss. Over the years the cyclists have told us that they loved the ride, the food and the volunteers.
It took a team of people to put on the Century Ride – and we thank everyone involved. We worked with great partners and sponsors. We had a lot of fun with Ken Squire, Tom Beardsley and Erik Michaels of WDEV and thank them for their fantastic radio coverage. Mountain View Snack Bar in Hardwick, Sugar Mill Farm in Barton and Albany Community School were great hosts for our food stops. Our sponsors: Primmer Piper Eggleston and Cramer, Twin City Subaru, Align to Health and Hunger Mountain Coop were essential to the financial success of the ride. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Last year there were 26 local restaurants, bakeries and businesses who donated food and drink for the BBQ and NECI students were phenomenal grilling the chicken and tempeh and organizing the food. The volunteers who baked goodies for the food stops were heroes to the cyclists! The other heroes were the therapists from Choice Physical Therapy who helped cyclists recover from their rides.
Over the years, organizing the ride has become increasingly complicated and as the number of other century rides has increased, the number of cyclists and money raised have both declined. We are grateful to Onion River Sports for the good run that we had.
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