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Dec. 16, 2010

Rotary Club hosts Senior Luncheon

The Williston Rotary club hosted over 90 Williston-area senior citizens at its 12th annual holiday luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 9 at the Williston Federated Church.

Twenty Rotarians served the free meal, which included turkey with all the trimmings. Guests were treated to a brief visit from Santa, as well as live music performed by five Williston Central School saxophone players under the tutelage of the school’s music teacher, Kim Thompson. The quintet’s repertoire included numerous holiday and seasonal songs.

“We look forward to this special event every December,” club President Chris Stewart said. “Seeing our guests’ smiling faces year after year makes the luncheon a lot of fun for our club.” Over 30 lucky seniors went home with poinsettias donated by the Rotary club. The event concluded with a sing-along with DJ Steve Leclair.

Andy Mikell, former Rotary president, Williston

Thankful for responders

The storm that hit Williston on Dec. 1, as reported in last week’s Observer (“Storm downs trees, knocks out power”), did a phenomenal amount of damage and disrupted electric power to a great many homes, mine included. This kind of natural disaster, as basically the storm was, reminds me once again how important it is to have good public services with dedicated, front-line responders.

Williston’s fire and police departments and public works staff, the state’s road crews and the repair teams of private companies Vermont Electric Cooperative, Green Mountain Power and Comcast all set a new standard in hard work and dedication. To return all of us residents to the level of service we expect, after such rampant destruction, these responders worked incredibly long hours and addressed a huge number of challenges.

On behalf of the many Williston residents who benefitted from this hard work, I would like to express sincere gratitude and utmost praise to all the responders who made our homes and community livable again.

Debbie Ingram, Williston
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