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Stories About Heifer International

The dates are not clearly documented in my brain but I think sometime between the summers of 2004 and 2008 two sets of youth from the church spent about 5 days learn-ing about Heifer Interna-tional at their 270 acre teaching farm in Rutland Massachusetts.

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The group I was with was there for 5 days. Each day I was awakened at dawn by the rooster. I have slept through many sounds but the rooster was unpredictable He would crow sometimes every two minutes, sometimes every minute and a half and sometime every 30 seconds – it was never the same – no pattern! However the experience was well worth the early calls. One of the special features was time spent in one of the mock villages. The village I was a part of
modeled on a small village in Peru. The group of leaders and youth were given a hypothetical situation, money to buy food, facilities to prepare food. We spent one evening and one overnight in the mock village. An interesting experience for all of us.
Youth included Sean Beckett, Lillian Coletta, Miranda Haskell Emily Morton Asa and Noah Mease Ethan Hain Lucy Monette, and I cannot recall the name of the young fellow with blond hair.
Ashley Dubois and Trent Coletta were the other leaders.
Farm is filled with gardens and livestock, in-cluding goats, pigs, llamas and more. The farm invites visitors to take part in the hands-on, inter-active programs and activities promoting sus-tainable solutions to global hunger, poverty and environmental degradation. Day visitors are welcome …….. Donna Fellinger
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Elaine was born in Lawrence, MA. She, along with Bill, owned and operated a full service res-taurant in Rockport ME for 18 years as well as created a national mail order business from home. She has worked for the IRS in Customer Service as well as in Public Relations in NYC. Elaine en-joys being hospital volunteer, politics, opera, en-tertaining, baking, baseball (Red Sox) and football (Patriots).
Bill was

The Trustees Work on the Fellowship Attic

Gil Rodes, Will Metro, Paul Bouchard, also Don Thurston and Tony Lamb ( not pictured)

Most Wednesday and Saturday mornings, a group of folks are working to re-insulate the ceiling of the Fellowship Hall.  Insulation comes in standard widths and is expected to fill the gap between beams that run the width of areas like the Fellowship Hall.   Above the Fellowship Hall, engineered beams were used instead of standard with lumber.  These beams look like the iron I-beams we are all familiar with.  They tend to be stronger and cheaper than standard lumber.

Unfortunately, their body is narrower than the standard beam and when placed at standard widths, and insulated with standard insulation, they leave a gap making it easier for heat to escape into Continue reading The Trustees Work on the Fellowship Attic