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31st annual Ski and Skate Sale a success

The 31st annual Waitsfield PTA Ski and Skate Sale ran like a well-oiled machine, according to volunteer coordinator Krissa Hammond, who's run the sale for the past five years. Over 150 volunteers contributed to the PTA's largest fundraiser that covers a long list of WES programs and activities, including the winter ski program, the artists-in-residence program and the fifth- and sixth-grade trips to Boston.

Hammond said that the PTA had reached their fund-raising goal of $25,000 (the PTA budget) by noon on Saturday. Local restaurants and stores donated food to feed the volunteers and vendors free of charge throughout the course of the weekend.

"It's such a community event. We've worked really hard to get safe equipment. I think the quality of the equipment has really gotten better," Hammond said.

The core group of volunteers (Hammond, Amy Jamieson, Eva Frankel, Beth Libby and Bear Simmons) oversaw the sale that drew more than 3,000 shoppers this year.


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