Family Center Thanks the Community for Successful Prom Shopping Event

On April 4, 2018, area teens and parents converged on the Chester-Andover Family Center for Prom Shopping. Shoppers tried on multiple dresses from our selection of over two hundred long and short gowns. Once the perfect dress was found, the girls selected accessories to match. Guys also had a large selection of suits and tuxedos to choose from. Several CAFC volunteers were on hand to assist shoppers. Parents were especially appreciative of the quality and affordable price for all prom outfits; twenty dollars.

Area businesses supported this event by donating flowers, haircuts and manicures for a free raffle. Thank you to Seventh Heaven Salon and Spa, Woodbury Florist, Alaura’ s New Nails, Haircuts Just Around the Corner, Boccachio’ s, Images Hair and Tanning Salon,  Chester Flowers, Salon 2000 and Halliday’s Florist.

We are offering Prom Dresses and suits through the end of May for twenty dollars, so come in and check out our supply. We have short and long dresses in all sizes, styles and colors.

The Family Center is located at RT103S in Chester. Thrift Shop Hours are Thursdays and Fridays,10-4 and Saturdays, 10-3.

Chester-Andover Family Center Food Shelf Helps Put Food on the Table

Do you struggle to feed your family? Do you sometimes have to choose between paying a utility bill and buying food?  Do you know someone who could use a helping hand keeping nutritional food on the table? We can help.

The Chester-Andover Family Center Food Shelf, located at 908 VT Route 103 South in Chester, is available to residents of Chester or Andover who are in need of food assistance.

Come by during our regular hours to complete a simple Intake Form and begin getting food.  The only requirement is proof of residency, so be sure to bring your electric bill or rental lease.  All personal information is kept strictly confidential.

Food Shelf hours are Thursdays from 2:00 to 6:00, and Fridays from 10:00 to 2:00.  Recipients may “shop” once a month for food at the food shelf. Additionally, they may come in every Friday from 10-2 to pick up fresh produce and bread.

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