We'd like to thank the 50+ people who came out to the 7th Annual Derby Day Gala to celebrate Spring, take in the Derby, and support community TV on May 5th. Over $5000 was raised for the "Building Our Media Future" campaign, which is the 3rd and final phase of the build-out of the media production and education facility in the Ludlow Community Center complex. We moved into the space in 2013, making improvements and building out the studio ever since. We are now more than half-way to the goal, thanks to proceeds from the Gala, as well as a $25,000 "Building Communities" grant from the State of Vermont and a $5000 grant from The Cricket Foundation, received earlier this year.
In addition to those who participated in this year's Derby Gala, a special "thank you" goes to Willie Dunn's Grille. Okemo Valley Golf Club, & Okemo Mountain Resort, who hosted the event, as well as to our "Circle of Roses" sponsors: Jim Alic, The Book Nook, William Raveis Real Estate / Vermont Properties, Wine & Cheese Depot / Stemwinder, Ludlow Insurance Agency, & Side Hill Cronchers.
And thanks also to John & Ida Mae Specker, who provided the music.