Norwich: Around Town
Eagle Scout Project & A Record Year for Willing Hands
Eagle Scout Project
In November, Roger Danilek, an Eagle Scout from Norwich, fixed the Norwich Tennis Court fence for his Eagle Scout project. He started working on the idea in May with the Norwich Recreation Dept. He arranged some assistance and had 16 people working from 9am to 2pm on Saturday, November 23rd. He chose to lay down pipes at the base of the fence and used ties to strap the fence to the poles. Norwich tennis players of all ages are so appreciative of the fully functioning fence. Thanks, Roger!
A Record Year for Willing Hands
Willing Hands, an Upper Valley non-profit dedicated to supplying fresh and wholesome food to those in need, collected more than 500,000 pounds of fresh produce and nutritious food in 2016, surpassing all previous records. This half million pounds of food, mostly surplus fruit and vegetables from local distributors and farms, represents a 22 percent increase over food donations in 2015. Willing Hands distributed this wholesome, high quality produce and perishable food, free of charge, to more than 60 Upper Valley groups, including food-shelves, community meals, rehabilitation programs, and to families and seniors in subsidized housing. One recipient, who picks up Willing Hands produce at the VA Hospital in White River Junction said: “I have been coming to the Veterans Free Market... for just over one year. How I love this market... We don’t have much of a monthly income and couldn’t afford fresh fruit most of the time…My doctor says my health for the past year is much better.” Visit www.willinghands.org for more information.