BELLOWS FALLS — With COVID-19 restrictions, the Bellows Falls Woman's Club's May Tea fundraiser has been cancelled for the second year.
To support ongoing projects such as local scholarships and awards, women's health and domestic violence awareness, and community improvements, the BFWC says it has teamed up with Village Square Booksellers and Friends of the Rockingham Public Library to offer Wind Beneath Our Wings, a tribute to those who have helped the community through these difficult pandemic months.
Wind Beneath Our Wings provides origami paper cranes crafted by Woman's Club members. For a suggested donation of $5, donors can tag cranes with the name of an honoree. They may then then be set in flight in the window display at the Village Square Booksellers or in the branches of trees in front of the Rockingham Free Public Library.
“Who has been the wind beneath your wings this year?” the club asked in a news release. “Perhaps it's a neighbor who picked up grocery items or drove you to a medical appointment. Maybe it's your mail carrier, or your children's favorite virtual teacher.
“Perhaps it's your pharmacist delivering your medication to your car in the rain, or the health care worker providing your vaccination jab? Maybe you'd like to honor someone's bread-baking efforts, or a thoughtful daughter calling often to video chat with her growing baby.
“Here's a chance to show your appreciation in a beautiful way.”
The paper cranes are now available for purchase and display at Village Square Books, 32 The Square. They will also be available at the Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St., and as part of the Friends of the Library's Plant Sale on Saturday, June 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The members of the Woman's Club say they hope “all will pay tribute to those who have been the wind beneath our wings,” while helping the club “fund community service programs supporting the arts, conservation, education, home life, public issues, and international outreach.”
For more information on the BFWC, visit bellowsfallswomansclub.weebly.com.