May-June 2019 Newsletter

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We have had two lively meets since the last newsletter. Participation in the circle jam has been excellent, and we have heard lots of good tunes. At the April meet Karen Hatch won the 50/50 raffle and we welcomed new member Justin Lander of East Hardwick.  At the May meet, Cindy Wooton was the lucky 50/50 raffle winner.

Circle Jam

Please note that starting with our June meet there will be a change in the way that we do the 50/50 raffle.  We will no longer have runner-up prizes, but will have a sale table where donations of crafts and baked goods will be sold to benefit NEFA.  The baked goods should be large items like pies or whole loaves of bread, not individual cookies or brownies  that might compete with the concession stand.  We are very grateful to our host venues for welcoming us without charging rent, so it is important that we do not compete with their operation.

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In the past few months NEFA has lost five lifetime members who were great friends and supporters of the club,  They will be greatly missed.
Adam Boyce had the honor of playing at the funeral of Ray Champaign in Bradford on April 5.
We got the news in April that Oscar Hill of Randolph had passed away.  He was a loyal supporter who loved to dance and enjoy the music.
The funeral for June King, wife of deceased master fiddler Fred King, was on Monday, May 6.
A celebration for the life of Avery Howe, Senior, bones and spoons player and father of fiddler, Butch Howe, will be held at the Hartland Congregational Church at 2 pm on June 6
And, a celebration of the life of Millie Gaboriault will be held on June 22 from 1 – 4 pm at the St Ignatius Parrish Hall in Lowell, VT.

Waltz for Departed Fiddlers by Alan Church