October events

Hello VSF community,

October is set to be a busy month at The Village School!  


Wednesday, October 4th - 11:30am
The Colbert County chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be hosting their annual meeting at The Village School Foundation!
Clayton Davis will be speaking about the correlation between archeology and preservation.
Ms. Paige Thomas of the Alabama Historic Commission will be speaking about Community preservation and Places in Peril.

The Chief Colbert Chapter, NSDAR invites you to be our guest for the Program on Historical Preservation!
* Lunch will be offered by Rhoda P’s for $15
*RSVP- scottiebfloyd@gmail.com 256-810-8191
A limited number of lunches will be available, so RVSP with Scottie to reserve.
Attendance to the presentation is free and open to the public.
Saturday, October 21st - 11am-2pm
Our next volunteer meet up in partnership with Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area.  No experience necessary; feel free to come by and say hi!
Saturday, October 28th - 4pm-8pm
Join us for our annual fundraiser at The Village School on Saturday, October 28th!
This year's event is Halloween themed and kid friendly!
-Charlie's Coffee and Hattie Mae's food trucks!
- costume contest
- kids zone with games and inflatable
- face painting
- silent auction
6:30-8pm - Haunted History of the Shoals Sheffield Ghost Talk with Laura Aldridge
$15 or
$10 for kids 12 and under
Ghost Stories with local historian, Laura Aldridge
A spirited evening of spooky tales steeped in Sheffield’s legends and history.
Among the stories you'll hear:
Downtown Sheffield's most haunted restaurant.
The story of the historic neighborhood where scores of Sheffield citizens met a grisly fate.
A recording studio where a session musician still haunts the living.
Homes of famous residents whose ghosts still walk the halls of their past lives.
and much more!

Tickets will are available now for the Ghost Talk portion of the event - Follow the FB event to receive regular updates!  We'll send out another newsletter ahead of the fundraiser.


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You can also save and follow us on Google Maps, as well as post photos and leave reviews; you can also share mini stories of your own memories at the school...we'd love to create an audio-archive of stories from your time living in The Village and/or attending The Village School/Brewster Elementary. Reply to us here or DM through social media.

We have a monthly giving option via Donorbox; you can gift VSF as little as $5/month!
If you'd like a receipt for your donation for tax purposes, please reply or email us.  
Every dollar and kind word of encouragement goes back into the school, helping us get this historic building restored for present and future generations.

Thank you so much for your support!  

To volunteer, donate, or participate, please get in touch

Thanks again for coming along with us for this journey in community and preservation!  As they say, IT TAKES A VILLAGE!

The Village School Foundation
A 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to restoration and preservation of this Historic Building for community use.

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