The Chester-Andover Family Center would like to acknowledge and thank the community for helping us meet our goal to provide Turkeys for our Food Shelf recipients. We distributed over 100 turkeys and other food needed to put a bountiful meal on many Thanksgiving tables. The generosity of local businesses and citizens was overwhelming and gives us much to be thankful for. The CAFC Board and our many volunteers work every day to meet our mission to “make a difference in our community by providing resources for financial assistance, nutritional food, affordable clothing and household goods.” We could not do this without our many donors and supporters. Thank you.
Stephanie Mahoney, CAFC Board President
Carla Rumrill, CAFC Board Member and Food Shelf Manager
CAFC Thanks the Community
CAFC Kicks off Annual Appeal
The Chester-Andover Family Center, as a 501c3 Charitable Non-Profit Organization, relies on donations from local citizens, friends from “away” and businesses to fund our community based social programs. Our Food Shelf serves over one hundred families a month, providing nutritious, supplemental food. Our financial assistance program provides heating assistance and help with paying bills for necessities of daily living such as rent, electricity or car repair.
Article I Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution requires that every ten years there must be an 'enumeration' of persons in the United States, commonly referred to as "The Census." For the next ten years, the numbers produced in this effort will help determine how more than 675 billion dollars will be distributed to states and localities annually through more than 65 federal programs. These programs include special education funding, school lunch programs, meals on wheels, fuel assistance, Medicare, housing rehabilitation, community economic development and revitalization block grants, early childhood education, cooperative extension offices, and more.
Town Manager Search
The Town of Chester, Vermont, seeks an engaging, collaborative, and experienced town manager. Chester is a charming and vibrant New England community located in southern Vermont near several ski areas, including Okemo, Bromley, Killington and Stratton. The town has a thriving tourist economy as well as a strong tradition of community engagement.
The town manager reports to the town’s five-member selectboard and is responsible for the town’s daily operations. The manager directly supervises approximately 25 full- and 85 part-time/seasonal employees, administers a budget of $3 million, and oversees all financial, public works, public safety, personnel, economic development, recreation, and community relations matters for the town.
On Wednesday, September 18, from 5-7 PM, the Chester Andover Family Center invites the community to join us for an Open House event. While you may have stopped into the Thrift Shop or Food Shelf to drop off donations or shop, have you ever wondered how these programs work to serve the community? While you may have heard that we provide Financial Assistance to help struggling families make ends meet, have you ever wondered about how that program works and how it is connected to our Thrift Shop and Food Shelf?
Reasons to Visit Chester
The Pictorial History of Chester, Andover, Weston, & Londonderry is a 6X9” softbound with 142 pages containing 280 high-quality vintage photographs. Drawing on the Society’s large original glass plate negative collection as well as those from other local archives and personal collections, Society President Ron Patch has compiled a selection that will please and educate all those who are interested in local history. Scanning, design and layout has been accomplished by Society member Tom Hildreth, who, along with Patch feels they have successfully captured the sights, activities, and spirit of this area as experienced a century ago.
AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING AREA LOCATIONS for $20/Ea.:
BELLOWS FALLS-Lisai’s Market
CHESTER- Chester Hardware; Erskine’s Feed Store; Framery of Vermont; Lisai’s Market; Stone House Antique Center.
LONDONDERRY- Mike and Tammy’s; and the Garden Market.
WESTON-Weston Market Place.
AVAILABLE THROUGH USPS FOR $25 Ea.:
Mail check to:
Chester Historical Society
PO Box 118
Chester, Vermont 05143
"Tiny Chester is Worth a Visit!"
The Town of Chester was featured in an article in the Boston Globe on April 17, 2019. The article highlights the many reasons why people should visit Chester, like places to stay, places to eat, and things to do. Please see here to view the article- The word is out: Tiny Chester is worth a visit