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BF Woman's Club Begins Fall Meetings

Submitted by the Bellows Falls Woman's Club

The Bellows Falls Woman's Club will begin its meetings on September 8 at the United Church of Bellows Falls on School Street at 1:30 p.m.

This is the 108th year of the club's existence. It is a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs of Vermont and of the national federation, which is our nation's largest women's volunteer organization.

The September 8 program on antiques will be presented by local merchant, Chris Glennon. Students who participated in last spring's Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminars will report on their experiences at the event.

The local club raises funds through a variety of means and puts the proceeds back into our area communities through donations to agencies and programs such as VT\NH Visiting Nurses and Hospice, Parks Place, Our Place Drop-in Center, Rockingham Christmas Fund, Veterans' Christmas Fund, Herricks'Cove Wildlife Festival, and Rockingham/Westminster Elder Housing.

Many youth opportunities and programs are supported by the club, including Girls' State, Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminars, Project Graduation, an annual art show at BFUHS, and projects at our local schools and at Kurn Hattin. A scholarship is awarded annually to a student beginning his or her studies for a career in health care.

Area women are invited to join the club, which meets monthly, September through May. For more information, call Barbara Comtois at 463-4290.

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