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The Commons
Town and Village

West River Railroad Soup Fest and Silent Auction is March 26

Originally published in The Commons issue #399 (Wednesday, March 15, 2017).

NEWFANE—The Historical Society of Windham County’s third annual Soup Fest and Silent Auction fund raiser will be held Sunday, March 26, at the NewBrook Fire Station on Route 30.

Doors open at 4 p.m., with a $5 admission. The event will help raise funds for the Historical Society’s restoration of the 1880 Newfane Railroad Station as a Museum of the West River Railroad and annex to the Windham County Museum in Newfane.

You won’t have to ride the West River Railroad’s “36 Miles of Trouble” to enjoy a variety of soups from Brattleboro to South Londonderry.

Participating restaurants from the Depot towns along the old West River Railroad are: Whetstone Station (Brattleboro), Top of the Hill Grill (Brattleboro), Rick’s Tavern (Newfane), Townshend Country Inn (Townshend), Harmonyville Store (Townshend), Dam Diner (West Townshend), Bitter Sweet Memories Cafe (Wardsboro), D&J Jamaica Grocery (Jamaica), Fran’s Kitchen (Winhall), and the New American Grill (South Londonderry).

Silent Auction bidding and the 50/50 raffle begin at 4 p.m., and end at 5:30 p.m. The soup and bread supper will be served at 5:30 p.m, followed by desserts.

The Society welcomes items for the silent auction (goods and/or services) to help make this year’s event another success. To donate an item, contact Jane Robinson at 802-896-6102 or Sally Topitzer at 802-365-7698. For information or questions on the March 26 event, contact or call 802-348-7891. For more information about the Historical Society, visit their website:

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