Highland Lodge update at Greensboro Association Annual meeting – August 10, 2012 at 7:30pm

Please join us at 7:30pm on Friday, August 10 for the Greensboro Association Annual meeting in Fellowship Hall at the United Church of Christ.  In addition to updates by the Selectboard and the Hardwick Police Department, we will have a report on Caspian Lake, a review of projects which are planned for the next year and a presentation on the status of Highland Lodge by guest speakers Willey and David Smith. The Association will also approve our budget and the slate of new officers for next year.

The Agenda

Introductions (Welcome & Overview of Agenda, Reading of Members Passed) Greensboro Reports (Police Report, Selectman Update, Greensboro Award, Fire Station Report)

Treasurer & Auditor Report Greensboro Community Project Proposal Committee Reports (Lake Update, Communications & Website, Events Committee, Membership Update, Grants and Gifts, Nominating & New Slate) President’s Report

Guest Speakers –David and Wilhelmina Smith: Highland Lodge Update

Caspian Challenge Kicks Off in Fine Form

Runners and walkers both young and old, ages 7 to 88, gathered at the ball field on Saturday, July 28 for the inaugural Caspian Challenge.  Many participants recalled the Caspian Run Around event held years ago and were eager to renew a tradition here in Greensboro.  Others were looking forward to a fun race in a beautiful setting.  While forty people pre-registered for the event, when the registration table opened at 8 AM, participants swamped volunteers to sign up for either the lake loop or the 5 kilometer run along Country Club Road.  By the time the dust settled, nearly 100 participants had completed one of the two races.  At the finish, racers enjoyed baked goods, beverages, and lots of comradeship.

For more photos, go to Karen Gowen photography.   Any profits from photos with go to the GA as a donation.   Thanks Karen for taking the photos!

Not having expected this many competitors, the organizers had some difficulties recording finishing times.  We apologize for any errors or omissions and are already working on improvements to the finish line in anticipation of next year’s event.   Please come out and join us in 2013!

Below are the winners in each of our categories:
Raffle Winner:                       Peggy Lipscomb
Craziest Outfit:                      Maya McCoy
Youngest Runner:                 Cormac Leahy, age 7
Oldest Runner:                      Alan Lukens, age 88
Largest Family Group:         The Philips and Connolly Families
each with 5 participants

5K Winners:
Under 15:      Charlie Connolly and Elizabeth Bennett
15-24:             Erin Mulvey
25-44:             Matissa Hollister and Jesper Holtenman
45-59:             Nancy Bennum and David Zalepa
Masters:         George Hall and Peggy Lipscomb

Lake Loop Winners:
Under 15:      No entries
15-24:             Emma Porrazzo
25-44:             Victoria Hill and Adrian Owens
45-59:             Dot Martin and Jim Flint
Masters:         John Martin

Prizes were generously provided by the following:
Willey’s Store
Hazendale Farmstand
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Yoga Light (Sophia Light Smith-Barsalow)
Connie’s Kitchen
Cassie’s Corner
Sumptuous Syrups of Vermont
Galaxy Bookshop
Jennifer Ranz
The Allen Family
Julie Porrazzo
Bien Fait
Cellars at Jasper Hill
Caledonia Spirits and Winery

Thank you as well to our volunteers and organizers: Gordon Auchinschloss, Laura Hill, Lucy Lukens, Stephanie and Linnea Osterhout, the Bennett Family, the Kehler Family, the Sowles Family, and the Porrazzo Family, as well as to the Hardwick Police Department for their assistance with traffic control.

Interested in helping to make next year’s Challenge a great success?  Contact the Greensboro Association to get involved!



The Funky Fourth Parade 2012

The Funky Fourth Parade came off without a hitch on Saturday July 7 – floats, antique cars, local businesses and groups, and the Bread and Puppet Theater were featured…along with the Von Trapp family singers from “The Sound of Music” and a large paper mache cow on a float from the Brown family farm – 4 generations of Greensboro farming!  In addition to distributing candy to the crowd, two local businesses threw local ice cream and Cabot Cheese!  Bread and Puppet was there in force as well.  The Chicken Barbecue at the Church went off without a hitch as did the fair and games on the Town Green!  Thanks to all who participated and helped!

2012 Community Calendar

The 2012 Community Calendar or Green Sheet is complete! A printable calendar for the summer including on-going and special events. Be sure to also check the calendar page for additions or changes.

Greensboro Association sponsors Swimming Lessons at Public Beach

The highly successful swim program at Caspian Lake returns!   There will be two consecutive one-week sessions for children of all abilities July 9 – 20 at the Caspian Lake Public Beach taught by American Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructors.  Classes will be held at 10:00-10:45 am and 11:00-11:45am.  Pupils must be at least 4 years old and live or rent in Greensboro, Craftsbury or Stannard.

Please call Lorelei Wheeler at 533-2384 to pre-register for swim lessons this summer or pick up forms after June 17th at the Greensboro Free Library.   The Willey’s Store of the Greensboro Post Office.  Please remember this program operates solely through an appropriation from the Association and depends on donations.


The 2012 Newsletter is on its way

Look for the 2012 Greensboro Association Newsletter in your mailboxes (electronic and post office) this week!   Lots of news about Willeys Store, Swimming Lessons, Fourth of July, the inaugural Community Fun Run, the Library, etc. etc.

Greensboro Funky Fourth and Fireworks date set

The Independence Day Celebrations for 2012 will occur on July 7. The Funky Fourth Celebration will include the parade, the UCC chicken barbeque, the festival and fair on Town Hall Green, and for the first year a Fun Run. Check back for further information, and join the Association for Email Updates of events.