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HARVEST SUPPER
Mark your calendar for the Harvest Supper on October 20. Serving begins at 5:30 pm until all are served. The meal is a reasonable $10 for adults; under 12 years, $5. Family rate, $25: two adults, two children. This is a fundraiser for the local volunteer fire department.

This is a potluck event that has the best selection of food to fit each person’s individual preferences – from mac and cheese, to chicken and biscuits, baked beans, fresh dinner rolls, a large selection of salads, and so much more. You can count on enjoying a great meal served by a variety of neighbors. No one ever leaves hungry. Come to Brewster-Pierce School On October 20 and meet your friendly firefighters and rescue folks. Want to help out? You can make a hot dish or salad. Come work in the kitchen – make dinner rolls, serve, wash dishes, clean up.. You can sign up online (click here) or send an email to heidiracht@gmavt.net

TOWN-WIDE VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DESSERT: Wed. 10/24: 6:30-7:30 pm
The Selectboard invites all Huntington volunteers & their families to the 4th Annual Town-Wide Volunteer Appreciation Dessert on Wednesday 10/24 from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Town Hall. Door prize drawing at 7 pm. RSVPs to townhunt@gmavt.net (or 434-4779) are greatly appreciated to ensure we have plenty of Krin’s cake on hand!

IRISH TEA & HARP CONCERT on October 28
A late Sunday afternoon Irish Tea to benefit HELD, a nonprofit endowment raising funds to benefit the Huntington Public Library, will be held on October 28. In addition to the selection of teas, other beverages, and sandwiches and baked goods, tea party attendees will be entertained by Mountain Lark, a local group of musicians who specialize in Irish harp music.  Stop in between the hours of 4 pm and 6pm on Sunday, October 28.  The cost for adults is $20. Children 12 and under can attend for $5.

How do you like your tea?  Whether it’s strong and black, or light and fruity, you can enjoy ‘high’ tea at the Huntington Public Library on Sunday, October 28.

TOWN TREASURER POSITION – APPLICATION DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 31, 2018
Now accepting applications for 15-20 hrs/wk Town Treasurer position managing Town & School financial accounting systems and all checking & savings accounts; collecting and keeping records of property taxes; insuring Town financial systems run smoothly; and providing Capital Plan, General Fund Budget & Audit. Minimum qualifications include Associates Degree in accounting and/or 5 years of experience as a full-charge bookkeeper; municipal financial operations knowledge & experience a significant plus. Salary range to $28,090 with starting salary commensurate with qualifications; benefit information available upon request. Click here (and look under the Selectboard heading) for a copy of the Town Treasurer Job Description. Apply with a cover letter and resume as PDF attachments to the Town Administrator (townhunt@gmavt.net / 434-4779) by October 31, 2018. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Anticipated start date is December 3, 2018, with training overlap provided by the current Town Treasurer.

OUTDOOR & FOREST-BASED RECREATION PLAN – final draft report
The Conservation Commission’s Town Forest Outdoor Rec Steering Committee presented this report to the Selectboard on October 15 . A copy of the report can be found here (look for 2018 Outdoor & Forest-Based Recreation Plan).

ELECTIONS
GENERAL ELECTION on NOVEMBER 6
Huntington will go to the polls on Tuesday, November 6, to vote for a number of statewide candidates for US Senator, Representative to Congress, Vermont Governor and other state, county, and district officers, as well as local Justices of the Peace. Click here to see a sample ballot.

The polls are open in Huntington 6:30 am to 7 pm on November 6 at Brewster-Pierce School in Huntington Center. We hope you will come to our local school and see the art work on the walls as well as experience the new HVAC system that was bonded and installed in 2017.

Early morning voters can enjoy coffee and fresh cinnamon rolls, made in the school kitchen. Sales benefit the school’s Hot Lunch Program. Throughout the day, Brewster-Pierce PIE (Partners in Education) will have a bake sale to raise money for school activities. Huntington Public Library staff will be available to sign up residents for Homecards, which enable residents to borrow books and other materials from our public library and all Chittenden County libraries, except for Fletcher Free in Burlington.

Absentee Ballots are available now. If you are unable to come to the polls, please feel free to stop by the office and pick up an absentee ballot, call the office or email huntingtonclerk@gmavt.net. Ballots are due by 7 pm on Election Day in order to be counted.

PRIMARY ELECTION on AUGUST 14 Here are the results of the August 14, 2018 Primary Election for Huntington and Buels Gore voters. Click here for the Official Returns of Votes.

OUTDOOR BURNING
You must get a permit from Huntington’s Fire Warden before having an outdoor fire, including burning brush or backyard campfires. Permits are issued over the phone by calling Ken @ 434-2389 or page him at 350-7818 and leave a call-back number. For more information click here.

DOG REGISTRATION
All dogs must be registered by April 1 (state statute) with the Town Clerk. Current rabies certificate must be on file. Rate, since it is now after April 1: $27 $19 spayed /neutered. If you have a new dog in the family since October  1, 2018, the registration fee is now : $14 or $8 spayed/neutered.

The lucky winners of the January Lucky Dip, a drawing for owners who register their dogs in the month of January are: License #25 (Sue Bacon – Daisy) and License #26 (Sarah Dumas – Macy). The winner of the January/February Lucky Dip is #69 (William & Amber Hughes – Chance). The Town Meeting Day registration Lucky Dip winner is #103 (Lauren & Zachary Jandl – Huckleberry).

EMERGENCY RESOURCES DURING THE POWER OUTAGE
Our emergency shelter at the Church in Huntington Center is available if you need access to clean water, showers, heat, cooking facilities, etc. If the church is locked & the lights are off, call Barbara at 434-5754 or page 350-6710 and we will be happy to meet you there!

CHECK OUT THE HUNTINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Huntington Public Library is open on Sundays, noon to 5 pm, as well as four other days.  In addition to a wide selection of books of all genres, the Library has wifi access and public computer terminals. Huntington participates in the Home Card program, which enables Huntington and Buels Gore residents to borrow books from participating local libraries (sorry, not Fletcher Free in Burlington). Cardholders can access a variety of online educational resources and also request books through interlibrary loan. It is located in the Union Meeting House in the Lower Village. Click here for the HPL website.

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School News
BREWSTER-PIERCE SCHOOL IS COLLECTING BOXTOPS FOR EDUCATION – When you purchase certain cereals, soup or other products at the local store, check the label. If there is a small emblem on the box top or on the side of the can, cut it out to give to the Partners in Education at Brewster-Pierce School. Each little emblem is worth ten cents when they are sent in (December and April). Drop off at the school or the Town Clerk’s Office. To read more about the program, click here for Box tops.