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Sharing Memories With Bertha Perron
By Cookie Steponaitis
With a spring in her step and a gleam in her eye, Bertha Perron is not only ready to share memories, but prepared to make some more of her own. Bertha was born February 23, 1923 in Williston, Vermont and her family has lived in the Monkton, Williston and Vergennes area all of their lives. Some of her most vivid early memories involve walking one mile to the one room school in Williston and her first grade teacher Miss Kendru.  [ more ]

Local Youth Excel At Gymnastics Meet

When most Americans think of sports that require a great deal of dedication and effort, football, baseball, track and field and hockey are often the first words to leave our lips. Missing from that list, among others is the highly competitive and complex world of the sport of gymnastics. Requiring long hours of practice, intense physical training and performances on several different apparatus and events, gymnastics is a growing sport in Vermont and in Addison County. In addition to the established high school programs, local gymnastic clubs and teams compete for positions at the Vermont State Meet in March. Recently, local youth Ida Mae Danforth, Cambria Wyckoff and Katie Berthiaume were very successful in the sectional # 1 meet at Regal, which is a qualifier for the Vermont State Meet. Cambria won the uneven parallel bars and the All Around competition for her age group ( 11-12 a.) These girls train in Winooski and attend three hour practices at least three-five times a week. The Valley Voice salutes these young women and all those boys and girls around the state who devote themselves to the sport of gymnastics.  [ more ]

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