Listen to a holiday classic, support the food pantry

A benefit performance for the Deerfield Valley Food Pantry will be held this weekend at Memorial Hall. File photo

WILMINGTON - Relive the days of live radio and help support the Deerfield Valley Food Pantry on Saturday, December 17, at 2 pm at Historic Memorial Hall, 14 West Main Street. Inclement weather date is Sunday, December 18, at 2 pm.
Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” one of the most beloved stories of the holiday season, will be presented live as a 1930s-style radio play. Six actors portray 41 characters from Ebenezer Scrooge to Tiny Tim. Live sound effects will be created as they were done in the ‘30s.
Actors Thom Griffin, Joan Haley, Michael Haley, John Reese, Ann Steinhauser, and Brooke Steinhauser will take on several characters each in this one-and-a-half hour adaptation of an original play by Michael Haley and John Reese, who is also the director.  John Iverson will serve as technical director.
All proceeds benefit the Deerfield Valley Food Pantry, the mission of which is to see that no one in the area goes hungry or lacks the basics for personal care. As well as its resources permit, it provides food and other items to all those who ask for assistance.  It does not turn anyone away. The DVFP serves Wilmington, Whitingham, Jacksonville, Dover, Readsboro, Marlboro, Halifax, and Searsburg. DVFP relies on donations of food items, the financial support of local churches, towns, organizations, and individuals plus an annual membership drive to make sure the shelves are never empty.  DVFP is a 501(c)(3) organization and a member of the Vermont Foodbank.
This event is appropriate for all ages. Requested admission is by cash donation or nonperishable food item. Donations can be made online at
For additional information please contact Friends of Historic Memorial Hall executive director Joe Levy at

The Deerfield Valley News

797 VT Route 100 North
Wilmington, VT 05363

Phone: 802-464-3388
Fax: 802-464-7255

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