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LETTERS: 6.2.16


Cemetery Lot Prices To Increase


Montpelier’s largest cemetery, the Green Mount Cemetery on Lower State Street, has cemetery lots — both full burial lots and cremation lots — on beautiful sites for sale. Prices for these lots will be going up in August, so if you or someone you know is potentially interested in purchasing a lot, it might make sense to contact the cemetery soon, before the price increase takes effect.

The prices of lots include funds dedicated to the perpetual care of the lots.

If you would like an information packet about lots, or a consultation appointment, please contact cemetery director Patrick Healy at 223-5352 or email cemetery@montpelier-vt.org

Jake Brown, chair, Montpelier Cemetery Commission


Volunteer to Spruce Up Nonprofit Organizations


June 21 is the official day set by the United Way as Day of Action, a day when volunteers come together and give several hours of their time and energy to assist local nonprofit organizations on projects for which they do not have the time or personnel. Green Mountain United Way is participating in this year’s Day of Action and has outlined two projects in downtown Barre at OUR (One Unified Response) House and for the Sexual Assault Crisis Team and one in the Mad River Valley. In order to make this happen, we need volunteers.

At 9 a.m. on the 21st, we will be staining the handicap ramps, painting exterior doors, sweeping and cleaning the parking area, lawn and street-facing flowerbed at OUR House. Painting materials and snacks will be provided.

Then, in the afternoon, work will include power washing their building, mowing the lawn, sweeping porches and parking area and trimming bushes and plants outdoors, and doing general spring cleaning inside. Bring a push broom, pruners, and garden gloves if you have them.

TheBreezeKickstarterWebWe have also arranged for a second Day of Action in the Mad River Valley on June 25 to do trail maintenance with the Mad River Riders on some of their trails. Experienced trail builders will be on hand to lead volunteers. Wear good work boots and gloves.

Please consider volunteering on either day and help make a difference for these local nonprofits. If your employer allows for time off for volunteering, get a group together and work as a team at one of these projects.

For full details, visit www.gmunitedway.org/day-of-action where you can register online, or contact Carrie at GMUW at 622-8056 or by email at cstahler@gmunitedway.org.

Carrie B. Stahler, Director of Funding & Program Development, Green Mountain United Way, Barre