Editor, The Cheshire Herald:
Sporadic rain and wind could not dampen the spirits of the Cheshire residents and volunteers who participated in our town’s first-ever Repair Café earlier this month. We wish to thank our event organizer Pam Roach and the many volunteers who shared their computer, sewing, sharpening, cleaning, mending skills and aided over 100 residents who brought in items to be fixed at the Harmon Leonard Jr. Youth Center.
We could not have achieved this feat without our volunteer repair folks Bill Agil, Phil Blaze, T. Chen, Bradley Coop, Joe Grzybowski, Karen Hamm, Bill Heiple, Hap Jordan, John Kier, Sierra Liberatore, Emma McDonald, Joanna Miller, Natalie Roach, Erin Rosenblum, Patrick Silver, Don Walsh, and Greg Wolff. We also thank Caseus’s Crispy Melty Food Truck for providing tasty lunch items and Wry Bred for sharing their musical talents.
R. W. Hine Ace Hardware and ReRead Books & More generously supported our raffles and Buy Nothing Cheshire and Artsplace donated their time organizing sharing tables and art projects. Finally, we thank the staff at Parks and Recreation and Cheshire Rotary Club volunteers for directing participants and for Rotary student volunteers sharing their face-painting skills.
With Pam Roach’s leadership, we successfully turned this fabulous idea into reality and together kept many items out of our landfills all while having a good time — thank you Cheshire!
A. Fiona Pearson
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