Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel raises over $5,000 for Vermont Foodbank with 2nd annual charity sale

first_imgOn Saturday, December 10, Vermonters shopped till they dropped ‘ and raised over $5,000 to fight hunger.Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel held their 2nd annual Charity Sale in December, and the store and its customers collectively raised over $5,000 for Lenny’s chosen charity partner, the Vermont Foodbank. This morning, Lenny’s owner Mark McCarthy presented that donation to Vermont Foodbank CEO John Sayles.Lenny’s customers purchased tickets, for $5 each, to the one-day sale. With that ticket, customers qualified for substantial discounts on top gift items throughout the store. More than 550 tickets were sold, and 100% of the proceeds from those ticket sales went directly to the Foodbank. Each $5 ticket sold enabled the Foodbank to help provide 30 meals for Vermonters in need.In addition to the ticket proceeds, Lenny’s also donated a percentage of the day’s sales to benefit the Foodbank, making for a total donation of $5,148.‘We’re happy with the success of this event, and we’re so pleased to be able to make this kind of donation to the Vermont Foodbank,’ said Lenny’s owner Mark McCarthy. ‘We’d like to thank our loyal customers for their support – not only of a local business like Lenny’s – but also of the Vermont Foodbank. That’s the true spirit of the holiday season, and we’re so proud to have been a part of it. We’ll definitely be looking to do more of these sales in the future.’Barre, VTVermont Foodbank is the state’s largest hunger-relief organization, serving communities in all 14 counties of Vermont through a network of more than 280 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, senior centers and after-school programs. In FY2010, the Vermont Foodbank distributed more than 8 million pounds of food to as many as 86,000 Vermonterslast_img read more

Munster move up to third

first_img By the hour, it was all Munster as the Dragons struggled to get out of their own half at times, with Smith running in the third try unopposed after being laid off by JJ Hanrahan. The Welsh crowd had some relief when Jones landed his fourth penalty but Munster, in the shape of Hanrahan at full-back, re-discovered their tactical kicking game and forced the home side backwards. Casey got Munster’s bonus point try with his second score of the match, again from an attacking forward move, in the last five minutes and O’Mahoney rubbed salt into the wound when he snatched a grubber kick to the corner for the fifth Munster try. Hooker Duncan Casey scored two of the five Munster tries, with number eight Robin Copeland, centre Andrew Smith and wing Ronan O’Mahony all crossing the Dragons line, while fly-half Ian Keatley landed a penalty and converted all of the tries. The Dragons were reliant on full-back Geraint Rhys Jones for their points via four penalties and their performance, after some excellent displays, most notably against the Ospreys in the LV= Cup last week, was so poor the home fans booed them off the pitch. The Dragons led briefly at the start when Jones booted the first of his penalties on his second attempt, the first hitting the upright. But Munster gained the initiative and territory as fly-half Keatley played a tactically astute opening quarter, bombing the Dragons back line and sending kicks towards the home 22 which forced their retreat. From one of these attacking kicks to the touchline, Munster grabbed the first try when Keatley sent the home forwards back-peddling to their line for Copeland to pick up, drive left and dive over for the touchdown. The game turned scrappy after that although Newport went 9-7 ahead as Jones kicked a second penalty form 27 metres and added a third just after the half-hour. The Munster kicking game, which looked so good early on, started to become wayward while Dragons fly-half Dorian Jones and his full-back namesake probed the lines with touch finders. The Dragons did come close to a first-half try on occasions as the pack drove close to the Munster line but indiscretions cost them either a turnover or penalty. Keatley regained the lead for Munster with a 40-metre penalty two minutes after the break and soon the Irish side stretched their lead to eight points as they grabbed a second try. It came after livewire Cathal Sheridan had charged down a clearance kick by scrum-half Richie Rees in the home 22 and, from a line-out, Munster gained control for Casey to plough over from a few metres on the left blindside. Munster moved up to third in the Guinness Pro12 after claiming a bonus-point 38-12 victory over a tame Newport Gwent Dragons outfit at Rodney Parade. Press Associationlast_img read more