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Westport 6/12

There will be a benefit Polo Match for Molly Rascoe on Saturday, June 12 at "Polo Club Way" off Stevenson Road, starting at 1 p.m., with a rain date of Sunday, June 13. Lunch will be available.

As you probably know, Molly, a student at WCS, was diagnosed last year with a rare autoimmune disorder that has attacked her kidneys. Since then, as she's bravely kept up a very tough schedule of dialysis several times a week at Fletcher Allen, Molly has received a lot of support from her many friends in the community. If you are saving pull tabs for Molly you may turn them in at the polo field during the match and the organizers will see that they find their way to Molly.

If Molly can remain in remission till September, she'll be eligible for a kidney transplant. In that case, her best hope will be to find a living kidney donor with Type B or O blood. Did you know that we're born with two kidneys, but that healthy people can actually donate one of theirs without any adverse health effects? Studies show that kidney donors live just as long as people who keep both kidneys.

Here's a reminder about the second annual "Hills Are Alive" benefit for local student artists that will be held on Sunday, June 13 from 2-4 p.m. at the home of Vitolds Arste and Martha Swan, at 7176 Route 9N (just east of Fitzgerald Road). Funds raised this year will help support the Crown Point String Ensemble, the Shakespeare-in-the-Park Youth Program, and the Champlain Valley Fencing Club. There will be exciting performances from each of these groups, as well as drumming workshops for (nearly) all ages with multi-instrumentalist and teacher Jo Sallins.

Anyone interested in local history is invited to an open meeting on Thursday, June 17 at 7 p.m. at the Westport Library, to discuss ideas for the future of the Westport Historical Society. All are welcome. Finally, don't forget to vote on Tuesday, June 15 at the Town Hall from noon to 8 p.m. on the new municipal building.

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