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Vermont Law and Graduate School Hosts Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Tuesday, October 24, 2023


SOUTH ROYALTON, Vermont — Vermont Law and Graduate School will be serving a free Community Thanksgiving Dinner to the elderly, those who are alone, and families in need from the surrounding towns of Chelsea, Tunbridge, Royalton, Sharon, Bethel, South Royalton, and Strafford. The traditional meal will be served on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, 2023, from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. in the Vermont Law and Graduate School’s Chase Community Center.

If you would like to eat in or have a meal delivered, please contact Shirley A. Jefferson by emailing or by calling 802-831-1373. Please provide your name, telephone number, and either the address of where you would like the meal delivered or if you will be attending in person. Also, you may contact Carol Greene from the Heartland Lions Club at 802-291-3750.

The event organizers need volunteers on Monday, Nov. 20, to help prepare food, and Thursday, Nov. 23, to help serve and pack meals starting at 8 a.m., drive to deliver meals starting at 10 a.m., and clean up after dinner. If you would like to volunteer for any of these activities, please use the contact information above.

This free dinner is sponsored by the South Royalton/Royalton community, businesses and churches, Vermont Law and Graduate School, the Heartland Lions Club, and residents of surrounding towns.

About Vermont Law and Graduate School: Vermont Law and Graduate School, a private, independent institution, is home to a law school that offers ABA-accredited residential and online hybrid JD programs and a graduate school that offers master’s degrees and certificates in multiple disciplines, including programs offered by the Maverick Lloyd School for the Environment, the Center for Justice Reform and other graduate-level programs emphasizing the intersection of environmental justice, social justice and public policy. Both the law and graduate schools strongly feature experiential clinical and field work learning. For more information, visit, visit Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.