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VIRS would like to thank everyone who bought tickets, donated prizes and put the word out on social media for our latest raffle to help raise money for the Yolande Henry Community Fund.

The raffle concluded on Friday, September 29 with the drawing at the UVM Medical Center’s Communication Expo in Burlington.

Here are the winners of the fabulous prizes:

One-of-a-kind Handmade Cow Quilt: Karen Todd (Interpreter from West Chesterfield, NH)

$200 Gift Certificate to Stoweflake Resort: Lianne Moccia (Interpreter from Lebanon, NH)

Blue handmade batik bag: Virginia Clark (Interpreter from Gilsum, NH)

Fall colors batik handbag: Erin Sanders-Sigmon (VIRS staff & Interpreter)

Set of Fall colored handmade placemats & napkins: Amy Bombard (from Underhill, VT)

Smuggler’s Notch Bash Badge: Norma Miller (owner of White Coat Captioning from St. Albans, VT)

Badger Balm Bucket: Keri Darling (Director of DVAS)

Dunkin’ Donuts Basket: Keri Darling

Learn to Knit Basket: Kelly Decker (Interpreter lives in Underhill, VT)

Wine & Cheese Basket: Barbara Baraw (from Stowe, VT)

Kids Art Basket: Norma Miller

I’m sorry if you didn’t win this time, but stay tuned, there will be more raffles in the future!

Once again, our sincerest thanks to all!


Bridget McBride

Program Coordinator

VIRS 28 Vernon Street, Suite 412 Brattleboro, VT 05301

(802) 254-3920 (802) 275-0104 VP

VIRS is a non-profit organization that provides statewide sign language interpreter referral services for settings such as medical, legal, mental health, employment, educational, civil and recreational; anything in which a Deaf or Hard of Hearing person needs to communicate with someone who doesn’t know sign language.

If you are a business or organization that needs to find an interpreter, please call us at 802-254-3920 or email us at virs@sover.net. You can also click on “Hiring and Working with an Interpreter” on the left for more information.

If you are Deaf and want to see pictures of Vermont Interpreters, fill out your interpreter preferences or find out about the Yolande Henry Community Fund, click on “Resources for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People” on the left.

Or, you can call us on the VP at 802-275-0104 to ask any questions or talk to us about any issues you have.

Vermont Interpreter Referral Service (VIRS)

28 Vernon Street - Fourth Floor Brattleboro, VT 05301

802 254-3920 / 800 639-1519

A Program of the Vermont Center for Independent Living www.vcil.org


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