CAFC Event-October 7, 2017

On Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 10:00 – 3:00, Columbus Weekend, the Chester Andover Family Center will hold a HUGE “Christmas Under the Tent” sale. Holiday items for your decorating, entertaining and gift giving needs will be available. We will have toys, gifts, items for your holiday table, artificial trees, Christmas Cards and decorations galore. Everything under the tent will be priced from $1.00-$20.00.

We will also be offering our famous “Bake Sale”.  If you have enjoyed our “election day” goodies, you will love our “Christmas Under the Tent” selection. Also featured will be a raffle for a hand -made Braided Rug.

To entertain the children while Moms and Dads are shopping, we will have a Face Painting and “reading” area with free books.

From 11:30-1:30 we will be serving a free Hot Dog Lunch to thank CAFC customers, volunteers and “Christmas Under the Tent” Shoppers.

The Family Center is a non-profit, volunteer run organization. In addition to our Thrift Store and Food Shelf, we provide financial assistance for residents struggling to make ends meet. Shopping with us on October 7, will help us raise funds to support CAFC programs that contribute to the well-being of our community.

Please join us Saturday, October 7 from 10-3, under the tent at the CAFC, for this special fundraiser and shopping event.


Check Out Latest Silent Auction Items

The Hot Dog Cook Off is Sunday and Silent Auction items are still coming in. 

Art Objects donated by Fran Morsillo,

Antique Belleek Tea Sets donated by Alice Martin,

Tsuga Studio,

DaVallia Art and Accents,

Dooney and Burke Handbag,

Misty Valley Books,

Edward Hopper Nautical Print,

Kate Spade Handbag,

Endless Creations Pottery Studio,

Three signed prints, “Looking up in Chester” by Isaac Nichols.

Hot Dog

Join us Sunday, August 14 from 1-4 PM at the Stone Hearth Inn,

Family Fun, Music, Prizes, Silent Auction, Raffle

Vote for “TOP DOG”

Help raise funds to support the Family Center Food Shelf and Fuel Assistance Program.

August 14, Hot Dog Cook Off, 50+ Silent Auction Donations


Barre Pinske – Wooden Heart,

Country On The Common – Infinity Scarf,

Country Treasures – Gift Bag,

Crow Hill Gallery – Gift Certificate,

Drew’s All Natural – Salsa and Salad Dressing,

Erskine Inc. Grain and Supply – Gift Certificate,

Fullerton Inn – Gift Certificate,

Hugging Bear Inn and Shop – Collector’s Plates,

Meditrina Wine and Cheese – Wine,

Mitch’s Maples – Maple Syrup,

Moon Dog Café – Gift Certificate,

Mountain Leather Design – Gift Certificate,

Sage Jewelry – Earrings,

Salon 2000 – 10 Tanning Sessions,

Stone Village Farmers Market – Basket of Corn,

Tater Hill Golf Club – Green Fees for a Foursome,

Free Range Restaurant – Gift Certificate,

Vermont T’s – Gift Certificate,

Benny’s Sales and Service – Gift Certificate,

Bibens – Gift Certificate,

Willow Farm – Gift Certificate,

Springfield Animal Hospital – Gift Certificate,

Woodbury Florist – Gift Certificate,

Gallery at the Vault – Gift Certificate,

Harry’s Café – Gift Certificate,

Okemo Mountain – 2 Adult Lift Tickets,

Inn at Weston – Gift Certificate,

Echo Lake Inn – Overnight Weekday Stay,

Rockingham Vet Clinic – Frontline for Cats,

The Framery – 2 Gift Certificates,

Chester Flowers – Gift Basket,

Southern Pie Company – Gift Certificate,

Seventh Heaven Salon and Spa- Gift Certificate,

Chester Hardware – Remington Electric Saw,

Crowley Cheese Co. – Cheese Basket,

The Killarney – Gift Certificate,

Made to Move Pilates – Gift Certificate,

Halladay’s – Blended Herbs,

Melody Reed Creations – Earrings and Necklace,

Black Rock Steak House – 2 Gift Certificate,

Sama Yoga – Gift Certificate,

Sunshine Acres – Gift Certificate,

Heritage Bakery and Deli – Gift Certificate for an Apple Pie,

Robert Sydorowich – Original Oil Painting,

Palmer Goodrich – One Cord of Wood,

Vermont Country Store  – Gift Basket & Card,

Ewes in Vermont – Gift Basket,

Six Loose Ladies – 4 DVDs,

Polish Pottery – Piggy Bank,

Chester Bookworm – Gift Basket

Hot Dog

Chester-Andover Family Center

Providing a Helping Hand to Persons and Families in Need

Join us at the Stonehearth Inn

August 14, 2016

1-4 PM


Opportunities at Chester-Andover Family Center

Produce Food Drop

Bake Sale VolunteersDigging Potatoes

Have you been looking for an opportunity to give back to your community? Do you enjoy working outside during the summer? Gardening? Harvesting fresh veggies? Yard work? Do you prefer inside work? Stocking Shelves? Housekeeping? Meeting and greeting? Creating displays, bulletin boards, and the list goes on. Do you have a skill or interest not mentioned that you would like to share?

The Chester-Andover Family Center is looking for volunteers! Just a few of the opportunities are: help with gleaning, vacuuming the Thrift Shop, maintaining flower beds, yard work, recycling, unloading and shelving food deliveries, and helping in the Thrift Shop or Food Shelf. Please join the Chester-Andover Family Center’s dedicated group of volunteers. For more information, call or stop by during regular Thrift Shop Hours or Fridays (11:00-1:00) at the Food Shelf.


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Prom Wear Sale extended thru May

More smiles and beautiful prom dresses.

Our Prom Wear Sale was a big hit so we are extending the sale through the end of May.

We still have a large selection of dresses and prom wear for guys. $20 for a Prom Outfit. Come on down.


CAFC Hours
Tuesday 10-4
Wednesday 12-6
Friday 10-4
Saturday 9-2