GFC plans annual meeting, elections

BELLOWS FALLS — Greater Falls Connections (GFC) will host its annual meeting and potluck barbecue dinner on Wednesday, July 27, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Rockingham Recreation Center, 10 Playground Road. Anyone who supports GFC's vision of a healthy, nurturing, and supportive community is encouraged to attend and participate.

GFC will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs and will provide all the fixings. Community members are encouraged to bring a side dish, drinks, or dessert to share with others.

This year's annual barbecue will feature the announcement of the annual Active Community Engagement (ACE) Awards, given to individuals or organizations and a youth who tirelessly work in community endeavors to make a difference.

Additionally, attendees will vote on the slate of candidates for the Greater Falls Connections Advisory Board: Alex Stradling, FACT-TV (fifth term); Doreen Stoodley, Westminster parent (third term); Shelby Bixler (second term); Katrina Bostwick (second term); Tomas O'Flaherty, volunteer at Turning Point of Springfield (first term), and Josh Morelli, FACT-TV (first term).

Per coalition bylaws, voters not able to attend can register their opinions in writing with the chair of the board ([email protected]) or the director ([email protected]) so that their vote can be counted at the meeting.

The deadline for remote voting is 5 p.m. on Monday, July 25. Contact Laura Schairbaum at 802-463-9927, ext. 208 for more information.

To learn more about the GFC Advisory Board and how to join, visit GFC's website at New members, new ideas, and new energy are always welcome.

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