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Dinner to raise funds for VUHS D.C. trip

VERGENNES - Vergennes American Legion Post 14 and Vergennes Union High School are co-sponsoring a spaghetti dinner to benefit a January VUHS History Club trip to Washington, D.C. The dinner will be held Friday, Dec. 4, at the American Legion hall at 100 Armory Ln. in Vergennes.

The meal will be served from 5:30 through 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and $30 per family for a family of up to 5. Tickets can be purchased from any member of the VUHS History Club or by calling VUHS at 877-2938 and mentioning the History Cub Spaghetti Dinner.

The Post 14 is donating the use of its facilities-the hall, food and food preparation-so that all of the revenue from ticket sales will be used to help the club send its sophomores to visit the nation's capital. This effort is consistent with the Legion's mission to support youth activities while encouraging patriotism and love of county.

During the trip, students will have the opportunity to visit major buildings and monuments and will tour them with an emphasis on their history and the obligations of citizenship. Leading the tour is Cookie Steponitis, a VUHS teacher whose commitment to educating her students on the fundamentals of citizenship is regarded in the community.

In commenting on the Legion donation, Steponitis said, "The students and I are overwhelmed by the generosity of Post 14 for this dinner and all that they do to promote the education and citizenship of our students. We truly are thankful for their help."

In addition to the dinner, attendees will also have the opportunity to hear a presentation by VUHS students planning to go on the trip and to contribute further to the trip by participating in a silent auction of items donated by local merchants.

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