The champions of local journalism at the Friends of The Charlotte News are engaged in their annual fundraising campaign. As a nonprofit newspaper, we rely on contributions to ensure that we can keep “the voice of the town” bringing you stories that matter in your life. We’ve been at it for 58 years. Help us keep it up!
Josie Nelson (left) and Rachel Bergstein (right) set up shop at the Corner of Ferry Rd. and Wing’s Point on June 17, selling lemonade to raise money and awareness for Celiac Disease. They were very pleased that 35 people stopped during their first day and they raised $118. The autoimmune disorder, through which ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine, affects an estimated 1 in 100 people worldwide.
Keep The Charlotte News in mind as you consider your end-of-the-year donations. We couldn’t do it without you!
We are getting closer to our fundraising goal, but can’t stop here. We have raised about $14,000 for our basic expenses with a minimum goal of $25,000 before the year’s end. As my father would say, “Close only counts in hand grenades and horseshoes.”
Alas, summer is over for school kids. When they all get back to class, it’s likely their friends and teachers will ask, “So, what’d you do this summer?” Many will say they spent their summer days worry free on the shores of Lake Champlain, watching the clouds roll by the mountains, soaking up the sun between. For Charlotters Lila Taylor, 12, and Gabriel Taylor, 9, they were more concerned about what was happening beneath the surface.