August 22, 2019

Around Town

Community room artist sought

The Williston Police Department is looking for a local artist to display work in its community room, which is located in the police station and open to the public.

Millie Whitcomb, executive assistant to the police chief, organizes the displays. For more information about displaying art, contact Whitcomb at


Cheer camp at CVU

Prospective cheerleaders in grades eight through 12 can sign up for a cheerleading camp this summer, led by a National Cheerleaders Association college-certified cheerleader. The camp, held in the Champlain Valley Union High School gym, is set for June 20–22. Michelle Filardi, CVU varsity cheer coach, will supervise the camp.

The camp costs $155, and signups end May 1. Financial assistance will be considered based on need. Contact Filardi at to sign up.


Deadlines approaching for local scholarships

Vermont Federal Credit Union is awarding four $2,000 scholarships to students with a history of academic achievement and service to the community. Two scholarships will go to graduating seniors and two to students of any age who have been accepted to or are enrolled in an undergraduate program.

Applications are due April 5 and are available at Applicants must write about their student and community leadership activities and what factors led them to choose the school they plan to attend. Applicants must also answer an essay question.

The Vermont Golf Association Scholarship Fund is accepting applications for scholarships of $1,000 annually for four years of school. Applications are due April 20 and are available at

Applicants must be in the top 40 percent of their graduating class, demonstrate financial need, be accepted as an undergraduate student and have a connection to the game of golf.

A special scholarship will be awarded this year in memory of Rutland High School senior and golf team member Carly Ferro. Applicants must demonstrate a sincere love for golf and dedication to community service, as well as intent to attend a college in Vermont. Use the VGA Scholarship Application and include a one-paragraph explanation of how you meet the intent of the scholarship request.


Big Basket Raffle donations

Donations are being collected until April 5 for the Big Basket Raffle, scheduled for April 13. The annual raffle, organized by Williston School District Families as Partners, benefits Williston schools. FAP is also looking for volunteers during the event. For more information, contact Liz Neeld at


Arts funding available 

Funding is now available for Vermont artists and arts organizations through the Vermont Arts Endowment Fund and the Concert Artists Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation. The Vermont Arts Endowment Fund awards grants up to $5,000 to support the creation and presentation of new work by Vermont artists and arts organizations. The Concert Artists Fund awards grants up to $10,000 to support organizations that present performances of classical music in Chittenden County. Applications to both funds will be accepted through May 1. Visit to learn more.

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