Sarah Martel and her children organized a bake sale on December 24th, in support of the Upper Valley Land Trust's purchase of the 27.3 acre Zebedee Headwaters in Thetford. The parcel is located on Houghton Hill Road, not far from the Thetford Elementary School. Generations of Thetford children have enjoyed this property as their outdoor classroom for the study of natural sciences and ecology.
In just two hours, Thursday's bake sale netted $558. Connie Snyder of the Thetford Conservation Commission reports, "It was beautiful to see the kids jumping up and down hailing down cars and to see the generosity of people who brought goods and bought goods - many did both. No prices on any of the baked stuff - "donation - whatever you want to give" - absolutely inspired! People handed over 10 and 20 dollar bills for a bag of cookies! I've never seen anything like this before."
Thanks to everyone who participated! It's been wonderful to see the way in which fundraising efforts have evolved in support of this project. We have almost reached our goal. For more information, check out Thursday's Valley News article or this PDF.
Above: (Left to Right) Eamon Deffner, Owen Deffner, Casey MacVeagh, Alex MacVeagh, and Lily MacVeagh.