A holiday tradition in our community

For as many as 30 years, Charlotte Shelburne Rotary has donated turkeys to ensure that local families have a traditional feast atThanksgiving and Christmas. This year that generous gift meant about 120 turkeys at Christmas to meet the needs of the families served by the Food Shelf programs in Charlotte, Shelburne and Hinesburg. Even more turkeys were donated to meet the need at Thanksgiving  Last week representatives of the Rotary Club met Shelburne Food Shelf Director Val Martel at Shelburne Supermarket to begin the annual distribution. Left to right, Charlotte Shelburne Rotary President Kris Engstrom, Val Martel, Rotary member Jim Spadaccini who has been involved with the turkey donations for the whole 30 years, and Jim Blais, Shelburne Supermarket Meat Manager. Rotary photo by Lesley Graham