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Another Successful Holiday Bazaar and Food Drive

Staff Council Social Committee and Leadership Team accept a Certificate of Recognition form the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf - Food Drive Coordinator - Bob Maritano. l-r: Jeff Bukowski, Holly Pedrini, NIcole Todd, Karen Lemire, Diann Varrichione, Bob Maritano, Jane Nevins, Marie Tiemann, Mary Parent, Catherine Symans. Absent from the photo, Robin Lockerby, Judy Riani, Diane Trono, Jessie Meyers, Eric Stadlin

The Staff Council Social Committee would like to thank the entire UVM Community for making the Staff Council Holiday Bazaar and Food Drive on Thursday, December 6, 2012 a huge success. This event is the largest put on by Staff Council and recognizies the craftsmanship and artistic talents of our community.

The proceeds from the Raffle and Bake Sale help to support the Staff Council Community Service Award program and defray the costs of upcoming Staff Council sponsored social events and activities as well discounts offered to staff like those to the Champlain Valley Fair.


To find Raffle Prize Winners and photos from the event, please visit the Holiday Bazaar and Food Drive website


There were over 600 visitors to this year's Holiday Bazaar and Food Drive.

With Non-Perishable Food and Cash Donations,
we gave 651lbs of food to the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf.
This broke all previous records by over 300 lbs of food.

Through the help of Parvin Pothiawala's Henna Tattoos,
we raised $119 for the Staff Emergency Loan Fund.

This event would not be possible without the help and support of so many amazing volunteers and bakers.
We are truly thankful for all those who helped throughout the day with move in, move out, and overseeing the Raffle, Bake Sale, and Food Drive tables. And a thank you to all those bakers who donated their delcious holiday treats.

To all the UVM community members who participated as vendors,
thank you for sharing your astounding talents with all of us.

To the Staff Council Social Committee and Staff Council Office,
thank you for organizing and executing another successful community building event.

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 * A nice hand basket was left behind at the event. If this belongs to you,
please contact the Staff Council Office at 802-656-4493.