Wallingford Day is encouraging residents and businesses to join a fun and safe celebration honoring our community by decorating/painting pallets for display on Wallingford Day – Saturday, July 18 – throughout town. Thanks to a donation from Tractor Supply, there are 30 pallets available starting Monday, June 15 at the town garage at 170 River Street under the sand shed. But first, please notify the town administrator at townadmin@wallingfordvt.com or Maria French at Wallingfordday@gmail.com that you will be taking a pallet so you can be added to a map being prepared by Sparkle Barn to use for a driving tour (because we hope folks in East Wallingford and South Wallingford join in).  Please notify us by June 27 if you plan to participate. You are welcome to use your own pallet, but please notify the town administrator or Maria French of the address where your pallet will be displayed so you can be added to the map. Be creative, humorous, send a message of support to the community…whatever you like. Just be sure your pallet is completed by Wallingford Day on July 18. If you have paint or Art supplies you are willing to share, please post the information on Front Porch Forum or the Wallingford Day Facebook page..or email townadmin@wallingfordvt.com or Wallingfordday@gmail.com There will be recognition for the funniest, most colorful, most patriotic, most unusual and Wallingford Spirit. Finally, thanks to the Proctor Library for initiating this idea and being supportive of Wallingford starting a similar project.

100 Miles, 100 Days Challenge: June 26-October 3

Registration is now open for Come Alive Outside’s 100 Mile, 100 Day Challenge.  This summer, this challenge is open to anyone living in North America.  Help Come Alive Outside reach their goal of getting 10,000 walkers this summer.  Sign up at https://comealiveoutside.com/mile-a-day/ to receive a free walking log booklet and be part of a community of people making time to take a walk for their mental and physical well-being.

Summer Passports Are Now Available

Come Alive Outside currently has funding to mail printed passports to families living in Rutland and Windsor Counties,  Complete all 15 activities in the passport to earn a prize!  Complete your passport and you will also qualify to win a grand prize $50 Gift Card to Dick’s Sporting Goods. This passport was designed for K-5th grade students, but anyone is welcome to participate.  To request a passport by mail or to download one go to: https://comealiveoutside.com/passports/.

Community Food Cupboard  The food cupboard at Wallingford Town Hall will be by appointment only.  Contact the Town Clerk’s Office at (802) 446-2336 with any questions.

Acupuncture. The Thrive Center is offering community acupuncture the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. with a free will donation. RSVP at (802) 446-2499 required.

Senior Lunches  Weekly lunches for seniors will be held every Monday (excluding holidays) at the Rotary Building at noon. If you plan to attend, please call Rhonda Renner (802) 779-5893 or 446-3069 by the Wednesday before the lunch. Suggested donation of $3.50 per person.

Last Friday of Each Month Breakfast First Congregational Church on South Main Street hosts breakfast for $1 the last Friday of each month from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m.

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Wallingford Town Hall Concert Series

Concerts are held on either the first or second Wednesday of the month.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020  Two Score will be performing great rock’n’roll and country hits from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s; from artists like Chuck Berry to Johnny Cash to The Eagles, as well as some originals. Members of this four piece group include Kathleen “Billie” Jones on keyboards, Greg Coolidge on drums, Butch Gearwar on bass guitar, and Bruce Duchesne on lead and rhythm guitar, with everyone contributing vocals.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 – Jeremiah McLane Trio play tunes from France and the British Isles as well as original compositions by Jeremiah McLane. The trio plays music that is alternately driving, haunting, melancholic and up-lifting.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 – Pete’s Posse returns for an encore performance. This outstanding trio received a wildly enthusiastic standing ovation following their first appearance at Wallingford Town Hall. Vermont’s own trad-roots power trio! Composed of acclaimed musician Pete Sutherland, his talented protégé Oliver Scanlon and the uber-dynamic Tristan Henderson, Pete’s Posse never fails to surprise and excite! Twin fiddles in tight, wild harmony over high-powered guitar and pounding foot percussion with mandolin, clawhammer banjo, jaw harp, rocking keyboards, and soaring vocal harmonies.

All concerts start at 7:00 p.m. with suggested donations of $10 to $15/person with all proceeds going to musicians less 10 percent to the Town.

If you would like a community event posted to this page and the calendar, please contact the Town Administrator at 446-2872 or email townadmin@wallingfordvt.com

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