Community Building Party

WHAT: A Celebration of Community

Motivated by the Presidential Inauguration, Upper Valley nonprofit groups are getting together to organize A Community Celebration. The concept for the event stems from the New England Grassroots Environment Fund (NEGEF)‘s response to President-elect Barack Obama’s November 4th invitation to:”…join in the work of remaking this nation, the only way it’s been done in America for 221 years: block by block, brick by brick, calloused hand by calloused hand.” NEGEF‘s concept as adapted by local nonprofit groups is to use the occasion of this Presidential Inauguration as a way to focus on the work that Upper Valley groups do for the community
. Let’s celebrate community service in our region!

FEATURING: Dr. Burma (music), Large screen viewing of the Presidential Inauguration (taped), table displays by local nonprofit groups, snacks, cash bar, and good company! Sweet Scoops, Lui Lui, Three Tomatoes Trattoria, Cabot Creamery, The Coop Food Store, Boloco, Panera Bread, Shepard’s Pie on the Green and The Dirt Cowboy Cafe have all agreed to make generous food contributions for the party.

Suggested donation of $5 per person

Participating organizations include: Upper Valley Land Trust, Upper Valley Haven, Vital Communities, Upper Valley Educators Institute, Sustainable Food Laboratory, Enfield Shaker Museum, Northern Stage, Puppetree, Inc., Headrest, Connecticut River Joint Commissions, Hannah House, Second Growth, WISE, Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of VT & NH,, Lebanon Opera House, Everybody Wins! VT, VINS and Upper Valley United Way).

Whaleback, 160 Whaleback Mountain Road, Enfield, NH. (Whaleback generously agreed to donated their space in support of the work that local NGOs do.)

5:30-9pm, January 20, 2009

For more information contact Nora Doyle-Burr, UVLT’s Programs Coordinator:, (603) 643-6626 ext. 102.