Dinner, bake sale to benefit local bus driver

SAMSUNGThe West Pawlet community is holding two events this weekend to help out one of its own.

On Friday, Sept. 20, staff of the Mettawee Community School, as well as friends and community members, will put on a spaghetti dinner for the benefit of MCS bus driver and community member Cyndi Legg, who recently lost her West Pawlet home to a fire.

In the early hours of Labor Day morning, Cyndi lost her house and its contents. A neighbor discovered the blaze shortly after 3 a.m., called the West Pawlet Fire Department and alerted the neighborhood.  Within minutes, the house was completely engulfed in flames.

“With no way to communicate with Legg, who had flown to her mother’s deathbed in Florida, Cyndi pulled into her driveway in the afternoon to see a pile of debris where her house once stood. The first thing she said to her tenants was ‘Thank God it wasn’t the apartments.’ Cyndi had lost her home and everything in it; however, the first thought she had was of the safety of others,” officials said.

“Legg has been a resident of West Pawlet for many years and is known in the area for her willingness to help any neighbor in need,” officials said.

The dinner will be held at the Mettawee Community School on Route 153 in West Pawlet beginning at 5 p.m. and will continue until all are served.

The fundraising dinner menu includes spaghetti with or without meatballs, tossed salad, bread, a beverage and brownie sundae for dessert. Cost is $8 per person and takeout will be available.

Legg has been a school bus driver for the Mettawee Community School for many years and is also a longtime volunteer at the Pawlet Public Library Book Sale, as well as a supporter of other community groups.

The school community is trying to give back to Cyndi for all the times she has given to the school and its students.

For more information, please contact Kelli Lewis, Lisa Wood or Cindy Collard at 802-645-9009.

On Sunday Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., the neighbors will be holding a bake sale across from St. Frances Cabrini Church on route 153 in West Pawlet. Cash donations, as well gift cards, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, living room, and pet essentials would be appreciated.

Those who cannot attend and would like to contribute can mail donations to: Cyndi Legg, c/o Jordan Cole, 3677 VT Rte. 153, Apartment 1, West Pawlet, Vt. 05775. (Bake sale will be held at this location.)

For further information, contact Jordan Cole, who is organizing the bake sale, at 802-770-4884.




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