The holiday spirit is alive and well. Recently I have attended two events that happily compel me to publicly say thank you. The Rutland County Snowmobilers Club, who have been supporters and donors of Vermont Achievement Center since 1970, recently made a large donation to the Mitchell Therapy Pool at VAC. Their kindness and long-term support are very much appreciated. This fine group of people is making a difference in our organization as well as in the lives of a great many individuals in our community.
Recently, the social issues class at Castleton State College sponsored the first annual three-on-three basketball tournament for autism. The proceeds from this tournament will benefit the ARCTIC Program (Autism Recognition Care Training Information Center) at VAC. It was awesome to watch this group of young adults put this event together as well as to watch the many participants play ball.
The fact that these events happened at this time of year is really a coincidence, but the fact that there are people and groups that are willing to put forth the effort and to care enough to share their good fortune and intentions with those in need is what this season is supposed to represent. To both these fine groups of people, my heartfelt thank you for helping us help others and for showing with your actions and deeds what is the best part of the human spirit — kindness.
A very happy and healthy holiday season to all.
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