May 18, 2019

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The 3rd annual Rowell Barn Dance and Silent auction will be held on Saturday May 18 at Dave Rowell’s Barn in East Craftsbury. The fun starts at 6pm, with music from 7pm-10pm. Proceeds from tickets sales, auction sales, and a percentage of food and drinks sales go to support the Craftsbury Public Library and the Craftsbury Chamber Players.


The Starline Rhythm Boys will once again be providing the musical entertainment, and keeping the crowd bouncing the barn floor!

Food Vendors

The Craftsbury General Store will be offering Brazilian steak (or tofu) sandwiches, dessert treats including mousse and sea salted brown butter chocolate chip cookies.

Caja Madera will be offering tacos such as:
Shredded Chicken, chipotle crema & pickled red onions
Smoked pork Carnitas w/ jerk pineapple salsa
Mexican Chorizo
Pinto Bean, Plantain & Salsa Roja

Cash Bar

Blackbird Bar will be hosting a cash bar featuring special drinks from supportive businesses. Lost Nation Brewing is donating beer, Vermont Wine Merchants is donating red and white wine, Caledonia Spirits is donating gin, and Green Mountain Distillers is donating spirits.

Silent Auction

The following items have been donated by generous businesses and individuals:

Handcrafted Items

Pottery Mixing Bowl from Muddy Creek Pottery donated by Heather Stearns

Two Handmade Coptic Books from Nomadic Roots Studio donated by Nancy Van Winkle

Wooden Cutting Board and Knife from Ian Compton Designs

Hand forged garden trowel donated by Lucian Avery Blacksmith

Notecards donated by Elinor Osborne

Black cherry bowl donated by Dave Brown Woodworking

Set of handcrafted accordion by made and donated by Chris McDonnell

Bobcat photo printed on metal taken and made by Renee Orzolek



Woodturning Lesson with Dave Brown Woodworking

$200 gift certificate for Closer Look Tours donated by Susan O’Connell

$25 gift certificate to The Scale House

2 lunches and 2 half-day bike rentals donated by the Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Gift certificate for aerial stunt plane ride from Upside Down VT

An Afternoon of Looning with Vermont State Loon Biologist Eric Hanson

Museum pass for 2 to the Montshire Museum

2019-2020 Bash Badge donated by Smuggler’s Notch

2 Nights at Loon Song House donated by Amelia Fritz

Local Business Products

Two new fiction books from The Galaxy Bookshop donated by Sandy and Andrea

2 gift bags of circus products from Circus Smirkus

$75 Gift Certificate to Stillmeadow Gardens donated by the Uries

Summer throw from the Whistle Emporium donated by Shari Cornish

Garden markers, playing cards, and necklace from the Whistle Emporium donated by Shari Cornish

Local Business Services

Gift certificate to the Craftsbury Garage donated by Paul

Gift certificate for Word & Web Design donated by Julia Wilk

Gift certificate to Willey’s Store


Jewelry donated by Sharon Moffat of Aquilla

Handcrafted earrings donated by Ellie Nina Roberts


High waisted underwear by Hanna Broer Design donated by Hanna Broer

Owl hoodie and paper flag set from Hawthorn Meadow Farmstead donated by Liz Echevveria


Two auctions for a ukulele and 2 one hour lessons with Don Houghton

Admission for 2 to The Music Box donated by Lisa Sammet

Health and Body Care

Enchanted Forest Kit from Beelove Herbals donated by Braelyn Gillespie

Gift certificate to Whetstone Wellness

Gift box from Green Village Soap donated by Liz Keglor


Cheese Gift Box donated by Jasper Hill Farm

$100 gift certificate to King Arthur Flour

Freshly baked pie from the C. Village Store

Maple syrup from Stannard Farm donated by Travis and Riva Reynolds

A full course Russian dinner for 2 donated and prepared by Ted Ceraldi

4Globe Trotting Dinners donated by the Craftsbury General Store

Maple syrup from Breakeven Farm, donated by Harry Miller

$100 gift certificate for a Good Eats CSA donated by Pete’s Greens

Gift certificate and syrup from Thompson Family Farm


An artist print by Lulu Wootton

4 tickets to the Craftsbury Chamber Players

3 Panel Fish Print from Bob White Studio donated by Bob Erickson