Town and Village

'Overflow the Opera House' food drive in BF

BELLOWS FALLS — It will be food instead of films when the Bellows Falls Opera House becomes the stage for the annual Overflow the Opera House food drive to benefit Our Place Drop-in Center Thursday, Sept. 21.

Beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing to 4 p.m., board members and other volunteers will be on hand curbside to accept donations of food and funds to stock the food pantry at Our Place.

Employees of Chroma Technology and Sonnax are also playing a role in making the drive a big hit by holding in-house drives and providing onsite help, and the BFOH is also a sponsor. KOOL-FM radio will be broadcasting live to encourage listeners to support the effort.

Also taking part are members of the Bellows Falls Rotary Club and the Bellows Falls Woman's Club, which are both holding in-house food drives.

Donors can visit an online site that allows anyone to "buy" a seat at the Opera House with a $20 donation.

"We're hoping to fill all 500 plus seats in the theater with either a bag of groceries or a $20 donation," said Our Place executive director David Billings. "That $20 represents a food box for a family."

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