December 13, 2017

Parents and kids enjoy paint-and-sip foodbank benefit

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Families gather at Turner Toys in Essex for a paint-and-sip benefit for the Vermont Foodbank.

Williston resident Emma Moreman, 25, led a paint-and-sip benefit Nov. 18 that raised about $250 for the Vermont Foodbank and brought together parents and children for a morning of art, cider and donuts at Turner Toys and Hobbies in Essex.

Moreman combined her background in studio art and working with children with Turner Toys’ co-owner Elizabeth Skinner’s art background to organize the event.

“We knew we could pull off a wonderful event that would do a lot of good for our community,” said Moreman, noting that money raised goes further at the Vermont Foodbank than donated items.

In the one-hour workshop, adults and children worked together to create art while enjoying cider and refreshments from nearby Sweet Clover Market. Each child also received a goodie bag of art supplies to take home.

“We’ll certainly be doing something like this again,” Turner Toys co-owner Peter Sloan said.

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